Job Overview


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.  USAID employees must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, vist

These positions are located in the Office of Human Resources (HR), Office of Civil Service Personnel (CSP), Recruitment and Staffing Branch or Recruitment Division.  The Human Resources Assistant is responsible for a variety of personnel operations pertaining to Civil Service positions.


As a Human Resources Assistant you will:

  • Process the full range of official staffing actions and perform the full range of technical staffing projects. Apply a comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources rules, procedures, and technical methods necessary to support a staffing function.
  • Assist assigned HR Specialist by performing qualification analysis to determine basic quals on incoming merit applications, draft/ complete vacancy announcements, and coordinate/process new hire entry paperwork.
  • Advisory for e-OPF review to ensure accurate records, calculate SCD and non-federal service credit. 
  • In coordination with the Human Resources Specialist, you will  track recruitment actions from selection of the candidate(s) to entrance on duty including when security clearances are completed. Conduct orientation sessions for new employees by answering questions via telephone or in person and guide them through the paperwork process when they enter on duty.
  • Assist employees who leave the agency through the exit briefing process
  • Assists in all aspects of evaluating and managing data from automated human resources information systems. Processes all types of personnel actions, including a wide variety of unique human resources actions into the National Finance Center (NFC) personnel database and HR Connect interface. Maintains and reviews automated employee data and personnel histories in the agency personnel and payroll system. Reconciles computer errors and edit messages in real time. Reviews output in accordance with Federal and agency personnel regulatory and other policy guidelines to ensure correctness of determinations made.