This position serves as the Human Resources Officer, Office of Management, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), United States 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 Human Resources Division (HRD) is located in the Office of Management (OM) of FNS. The Human Resources Officer is responsible for human resources planning for FNS, and leads the development of programs, policies and systems that align FNS' human resources with its mission, strategic plan, performance plans, and budget. The incumbent also focuses on the strategic management of human resources.
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The Human Resources Officer is responsible for managing human resources systems, policies, and subordinate organizations. The incumbent creates and contributes to annual and multi-year plans to achieve strategically-aligned organizational objectives and determine the future direction and policies of human resources-related support for program areas within FNS.
Develops and oversees implementation of programs and services relating to human resources, and provides leadership to managers and employees in the completion of both short-term and long-term human resources tasks, duties, and responsibilities, and supervises subordinate managers and supervisors.
Directs workforce analysis and obtains input from key managers within the organization to achieve workforce planning and deployment, identify and meet future human resources needs, identify and promote the development of competencies, manage change, and determine optimal organization and geographic locations of employees.
Serves as the authoritative HR advisor to the Administrator and Associate Administrator/Chief Operating Officer regarding human resources management for FNS.
Develops and oversees the implementation of systems to ensure a diverse, results-oriented, high performance workforce by distinguishing performance levels and by linking performance measurement to FNS goals. This includes developing and overseeing programs to recruit and retain talent to meet program needs and fulfill the FNS mission by identifying mission-critical occupations and competencies.
Serves as the authoritative representative for FNS on HR related matters to the Department, and at interagency meetings concerning new developments in strategic management of human resources. Works closely with stakeholders to integrate human resources performance metrics within the strategic plan and budget.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; reinstatement eligibles; Individuals with Disabilities; certain military spouses; 30% or more disabled veterans; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.
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