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    The Office of Human Resources (OHR) leads and supports the Smithsonian’s museums, research and education centers in hiring, developing and retaining a talented, dedicated and diverse workforce.  This position is in the Recruitment, Staffing and Classification branch which provides recruitment and placement and classification services to all elements of the Smithsonian except for senior level positions.  

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    The incumbent provides comprehensive technical and administrative supervision over the classification section.  The incumbent will also perform the following duties:

    • Delegates responsibility to subordinates for accomplishing their respective functions and assures their compliance with established policies, standards of operation and production requirements.
    • Provides advice, counsel or instructions on both work and administrative matters and assistance to employees on work and explains difficult or unusual work requirements. 

    • Advises supervisors in developing accurate position descriptions and assumes responsibility for their technical adequacy for classification purposes. 

    • Provides managers with authoritative interpretations of classification, compensation and position management procedures, practices, policies and guidelines when the issues involve new, highly controversial, precedent-setting and/or involve more than one area of human resources policy.

    • Reviews and drafts new or proposed classification, wage administration and position management policies, procedures and guidelines for SI-wide use, such as implementation of automated systems. 

    • Provides expert and authoritative advice on complex classification issues and problems within the SI.

    • Provides expert advice on major organizational planning issues, such as the expected impact of reductions in workforce, reorganizations, or other mass changes or situations involving a broad perspective on complex, interrelated actions. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613889900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.