Deputy Director, Human Resources
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: MS-201-14

Salary Range: $88,545 - $123, 963

Agency: DC Public Library

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Opening date: April 10, 2013

First Screening Date: April 24, 2013

Duration of Appointment: Career Service

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None

Tour of Duty: Full time - 40 hours per week

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Closing Date: May 10, 2013


Brief Description of Duties: Partners with the HR Director, library leadership and department heads to provide strategic human capital services, and creative recruitment/retention programs that foster an employee-oriented, high performance culture, and the development of a superior workforce.

Identifies and resolves human resources issues across all functional areas. Assists with job analysis, advertising, interviewing, and monitors all hiring to ensure legal requirements.

Works in partnership with the library's union; may participate in labor negotiations; collects, analyses and presents pertinent data on various HR topics. Provides guidance and proactive assistance to HR staff and/or employees on a wide range of HR issues. Ensures that the Library is in compliance with applicable state and federal employment laws; ensures compliance with established policies and procedures.

Advises management and supervisory staff on disciplinary issues. Keeps abreast of HR practices and trends by attending workshops/ educational programs and reading specialized literature; and recommends more efficient practices. Recommends more efficient practices in all areas of HR management.


Specialized Experience: Master's degree in Business, HR related field required and a minimum of seven (7) years or more of progressively responsible HR experience, three years of experience which must have been in a management position that includes at least three of the following functional areas recruitment/staffing, classification, organizational development , compensation or HRIS. Professional in Human Resource (PHR/SPHR) certification preferred.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Thorough knowledge of HR management and policies, practices and principles.

Ranking Factor #2: Effectively and efficiently develop, track HR procedures and projects from inception through completion

Ranking Factor #3: Research and present complex information on a variety of HR functional areas.

Ranking Factor #4: Plan, and coordinate the work of diverse staff in order to accomplish department goals and objectives.

Ranking Factor #5: Ability to successfully establish and maintain communications and effective working relationships with other staff members and members of the public.

Ranking Factor #6: Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point and PeopleSoft or other HRIS systems. .

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

How to Apply

How to Apply: Submit an on-line application with ranking factors and resume via Careers

Closing Statement

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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