Job Overview


As a Supervisory Human Resources (HR) Specialist in the Office of Human Resources, Civil Service Personnel, you will manage and organize multiple functional areas within Human Resources including staffing and classification. You will serve as an agency expert on classification and change management initiatives for USAID's program.

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.

USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit For more information about USAID, visit

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • Develops strategic Human Resources plans and goals as a consultant in supporting management officials in designing and planning a future workforce that is responsive to dynamic changes in mission and business practices.
  • Serves as a lead on USAID-wide initiatives and oversee ongoing program management review activities across the organization.
  • Develops and presents work products that consist of clear and comprehensive guidance that enables decision-makers to take action of major significance that serves as the basis of new USAID systems, legislation, regulations, or policies.
  • Serves as the Branch Chief on recruitment, staffing, and position classification policies, programs, and procedures; providing expert and authoritative advice on staffing and classification initiatives related to General Schedule, Foreign Service, Senior Executive Service, and Federal Wage System positions.
  • Supervises a staff of Human Resources Specialist performing the full range of supervisory duties to include balancing workloads, approving leave, assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, assessing training needs, etc.
  • Serves as the lead classifier on complex classification issues and problems with agency-wide impact; advises senior level management on classification processes, procedures, and policies; and collaborates with HR Specialist to ensure that the application of position classification standards is accurate and consistent.