USAID's Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer (DCHCO) is an SES position in the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management. HCTM is responsible for all aspects of human resources management and development in the Agency. This position is primarily responsible for the effective internal operations of HCTM and for assisting in administering the Agency's human resources program.
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The DCHCO works closely alongside the CHCO and the Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator (SDAA) in equal measure to lead the HR team and serve the Agency in its most fundamental and imperative of operational needs. The DCHCO's primary role is to provide continuity and direction in human resources expertise, communications, and strategy for the Office as a whole.
Responsible for all aspects of human resources management and development in the Agency, including three distinct personnel systems: Foreign Service, Civil Service, and Foreign Service Nationals, in addition to a wide array of other workforce populations including but not limited to, Administratively Determined (AD), Foreign Service Limited (FSL), Private Service Contractors (PSC), Institutional Support Contractors, among others. The activities of the Foreign Service and Civil Service systems, including recruitment, selection, placement, position classification, training, employee relations and labor relations must complement each other.
USAID has initiated a series of major internal reforms in accordance with Executive Order 13781. The primary aim is to make USAID more efficient, effective, and accountable. To implement the objectives and strategic priorities of these reforms, the functionality and/or location of this position within the agency is subject to change to meet the needs of the mission.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required
Job family (Series)
0201 Human Resources Management
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance
- Position requires incumbent to file OGE-278, Executive Financial Disclosure
- May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), applicants MUST possess progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the competencies outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs) below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Applicants must provide detailed evidence of experience for each of the ECQs and TQs listed below. These ECQ and TQ statements will assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to refer to the selecting official. Qualifications and experience determinations will be based only on the information you submit. FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY ECQS AND TQS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION .
**If you can claim Noncompetitive status-you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB)- you are not required to respond to the ECQs . However, you MUST submit supplemental statements addressing all mandatory TQs. Current and reinstatement eligible SES must include with your application a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting your SES Career Appointment. CDP graduates must include a copy of your OPM CDP graduation certificate or other proof that your ECQs have been QRB certified.**
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below. Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements to be eligible for consideration for this position.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS - MANDATORY
You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE
This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Core Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE
This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Core Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN
This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Core Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN
This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Core Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS
This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Core Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating
The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS - MANDATORY
You will be evaluated on the following Technical Qualifications:
TQ1 - Demonstrated executive-level experience in the design, execution and delivery of human capital strategies, programs, policies and procedures that are flexible, innovative and efficient, incorporating industry best practices (public and private sector), with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and data-driven decision making for a large, geographically dispersed organization .
TQ2 - Demonstrated expertise and extensive experience in leading and managing a complex Human Capital Office responsible for the full scope of strategic vision and operational programs such as recruitment, staffing, classification, employee and labor relations (including Union interactions) , benefits and compensation, executive resources management, and career development for a complex organization with a technically diverse and multi-national
There is no education requirement for this position.
Failure to submit a complete application package will cause your application to be rated "ineligible."
USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries around the world, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes; when rights are repressed; when hunger, disease and poverty rob people of opportunity; USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse and adhere to USAID's 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 Human Trafficking . For more information about USAID, visit USAID .
Veteran's Preference: Veterans preference does not apply to positions within the SES OPM FAQ
Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position: SSS .
EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor: EEO.
Reasonable Accommodation: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate: Policy .
The selected candidate will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers made to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employee, please indicate this in your resume. Serving on a Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES appointment WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A preliminary review of applications will be made to determine if minimum qualifications as defined in this announcement are met. Those meeting minimum qualifications will then be evaluated by a Rating and Ranking Panel to determine the "Highly Qualified" applicants, based on the degree to which the ECQs and TQs are met. The Rating and Ranking Panel will refer the "Highly Qualified" for initial consideration and possible interview by the Hiring Office.
As a prerequisite for an initial career appointment to the SES, the selectee's ECQs must be certified by OPM's QRB.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or eliminate you from consideration.
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Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security
Please upload the following documents:
- ECQ Narrative Statements
- TQ Narrative Statements
- Complete online Assessment Questions
- If claiming Noncompetitive status, SF-50 showing SES Career Appointment or CDP Graduation Certificate from OPM
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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