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    USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nations natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of the government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.

    Position Level 3

    This position is designed as a SES, General.  USDA structures its SES positions into position levels.  This is a position level three with a salary range of $178,958 - $189,600 per year.  Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.  SES employees are also eligible to receive bonuses and performance-based awards.  Visit http://www.opm.gov/ses/ for additional information and benefits for SES employees.

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    This position serves as the Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), Departmental Management (DM), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. The DM provides management leadership to ensure that USDA administrative programs,policies, advice and counsel meet the needs of USDA program organizations, consistentwith laws and mandates; and provides safe and efficient facilities and services tocustomers. The OHRM mission is to facilitate the attainment of the Departmentsstrategic goals and program objectives by ensuring the recruitment and retention of adiverse, highly-skilled workforce that is aligned with program needs as well as to promotea competency-based and results-oriented performance culture at USDA. OHRM isorganized into the following staffs: Office of the Director: Virtual University; Diversity,Recruitment and Work-Life; Human Resources Policy; Executive Resources ManagementDivision; Employee & Labor Relations Division; Human Resources Enterprise SystemsManagement Division; Strategic Human Resources Planning and Accountability Division;and Human Resources Operations Division

    The Deputy Director serves as the alter ego to the Director of OHRM (Chief Human Capital Officer or CHCO), provides guidance and advice to the Director on management issues, and shares with the Director in representing USDA in government-wide initiatives pertaining to human resources (HR) management. The Deputy Director also shares responsibility for providing leadership and coordination for the formulation and promulgation of Departmental policies, procedures and regulations relating to HR matters.

    The Deputy Director and the Director serve as consultants to senior Department leadership in providing advice and guidance on all aspects of HR management. Participates in the USDA Management Council to give broad discussion to management issues within the Department and to develop coordinated strategies for addressing administrative issues. Working with USDA mission areas, leads and supports the Human Resources Leadership Council to facilitate the exchange of information, to set shared goals, and to develop common approaches.

    Manages the Departments executive resources management program. This includes serving as the central point of contact for executive resources matters, advising on a wide range of executive personnel issues, administering the Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), Scientific and Professional (ST), Senior Scientific Research Service (SSRS), and the Candidate Development Program (CDP). Responsible for the administration of the SES and SL/ST performance systems and for obtaining appropriate certification from OPM for the systems in a timely manner.

    Responsible for departmental management advisory services on matters related to conduct, performance, attendance, and dispute resolution. Responsible for departmental management advisory services on relations with labor unions and the application of policy concerning labor-management relations under Title 5, United States Code, Ch. 71.

    Directs implementation of the Human Capital Accountability Framework (HCAAF) title 5, Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Part 250, which provides a systematic means by which USDA monitors and analyzes performance on all aspects of human capital management policies, programs, and activities as they support the USDA Strategic Plan, USDA Strategic Human Capital Plan, and mission accomplishment and to ensure effectiveness and efficiency, and compliance with law and regulation and adherence to merit systems principles.

    Implements the rules and regulations of the President and the OPM and the laws governing the civil service within the agency; sets the workforce development strategy of the agency; develops human capital strategies that address the Presidents Management Agenda and are linked to organizational mission, vision, core values, goals and objectives.

    The Deputy Director OHRM assists the Director in leading the work of an organization responsible for activities directly affecting the delivery of Federal HR management programs, strategies and initiatives to more than 100,000 employees in all 50 states and around the world. As provided in 7 CFR 2.92, the Director makes final decisions on HR policies and procedures throughout the Department. As Deputy Director, the incumbent provides significant input in making these decisions and shares in accountability for these decisions.

    The incumbent maintains many various and essential contacts. Provides liaison with OPM, OMB, MSPB, FLRA, GAO, Congressional Committees, and other Government organizations regarding human resources management.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Agency Discrection

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Outside the civil service:

    All groups of qualified individual. You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting your application.  Failure to follow instructions may disqualify you from further consideration.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491199000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.