Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer

US Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia.

USAID’s Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer (DCHCO) is an SES position in the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM). HCTM is responsible for all aspects of of human resource 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.

The DCHCO works closely alongside the CHCO and the Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrative (SDAA) in equal measure to lead the HR team 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.

How to apply

PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. USAJobs Resume Builder resumes will not be accepted for this position. You must upload all of the required documents. To apply, click the “Apply Online” button in the announcement and follow the prompts to the Career Connector website. If you are unable to apply online, call the Agency Contact listed in this announcement before noon ET on the closing date.

Along with a resume and complete online Assessment Questions, provide narrative statements individually addressing each of the ECQs and TQs, not to exceed two pages for each ECQ and no more than three pages for each TQ. The narrative statements should demonstrate the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. Keep in mind that each ECQ and TQ are unique qualifications. Do not write “Refer to Resume” or refer the reviewer to any other part of your application to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to “See Resume” will be rated as incomplete. Additionally, applications that do not include narrative statements addressing each ECQ and TQ separately will be rated incomplete. ECQ narrative statements should be written in the Challenge, Context, Action, Results (CCAR) model format, as provided by OPM’s Guide to SES Qualifications. ECQs should focus on relevant experience, education and training accomplishments gained within the last 10 years. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. For specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the CCAR model, and examples of good qualifications statements, refer to OPM’s Guide to SES Qualifications at SES Qualifications

Additional information on ECQs is available at OPM ECQs


Closing date: 11-Oct-22