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Job opening: Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Salary: $122 198 - 158 860 per year
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Talent Management Branch (TMB), Human Capital Management Division (HCMD), Human Resources Office, DCO, BCOO, Rural Development, USDA. The TMB is responsible for providing a variety of instructional technology, curriculum design, adult education methodologies, training, mentoring/coaching, and employee and leadership development services in support of the program and administrative operations of the Rural Development (RD) Mission offices.


Directs, oversees, and evaluates the activities of the Branch including responsibility for the development of mission area programs, policies, and procedures relative to providing a full spectrum of human resource development (HRD) functions. Provides staff level guidance and assistance to mission area officials and employees on a variety of instructional, curriculum training, and HRD issues and activities. Identifies and implements training and workforce development policies, processes and systems across serviced Agencies. Manages the design, revision, adaptation, and implementation of a variety of systems, programs, courses, materials, devices, and aids to facilitate the instructional, training, and human resource development activities (HRD) for Rural Development. Manages the development and integration of e-learning technologies into the HRD and training program in Rural Development. As Branch Chief, serves as first-line supervisor over the Human Resources Talent Management Branch consisting of staff working both in office, telework, and remotely.


  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. For the GS-14 level: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13; or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates: Knowledge of areas of training, curriculum design, human resources development in the Federal sector to provide staff level guidance and assistance on program training issues, training activities, problems and interventions, and related human resources management goals and objectives. Knowledge of instructional technology and adult education theories, principles, practices, methods, processes, and techniques to manage the design, revision, adaptation, and implementation of instructional, training, and employee developmental systems, programs, courses, etc. Knowledge of e-learning technologies and solutions for use in adult learning environments and use in the development of instructional and curriculum programs. Knowledge of educational measurement theories, principles, methods, procedures, and practices to manage the review and evaluation of mission area. Experience providing recommendations, solutions, alternatives/flexibilities, and operational improvements to increase effectiveness of programs. Experience providing expert HR advisory services to all levels of management and personnel throughout the agency. Experience leading or supervising a staff of professionals. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-14 level. NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the GS-0201 series set forth in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards by the closing date of the announcement. A copy is available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Qualifications are based upon meeting specialized experience only. Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.


  • Address Rural Development 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20250 US
  • Name: Sharidon Daniel
  • Phone: 804-980-0841
  • Email: [email protected]

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