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Management Office

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
February 17, 2019

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Woodbridge, VA 22192

Business Phone: 703-***-****

Home Phone: 703-***-****


OBJECTIVE: To provide human resource advisory, consulting, and troubleshooting services.


Over 38 years as HR troubleshooter - using highly developed analytical skills to provide solutions to position classification, organizational workflow and process analysis, policy analysis and development, performance management, and training matters.

Seventeen years’ experience as HR specialist at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) with detailed knowledge of agency mission and operations to resolve classification and position management concerns.

Twelve years’ experience in training information management at DLA. Represented DLA on DoD-wide training information management system development team. Participated effectively in team efforts to develop an effective DoD-wide system.

Two years as Director of Workforce Effectiveness and Development at Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Implemented the then newly-implemented federal Performance Management and Appraisal System in the agency. Trained all agency supervisors in the preparation of performance standards and provided guidance on preparing written and conducting oral performance appraisals.

Two and a half years as Chief of Classification at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Hired a well-qualified staff of classifiers and restored respect for the system among supervisors and employees.

Served for two years as senior classification specialist at Classification Appeals Office of the Office of Personnel Management (then-Civil Service Commission). Prepared appeal decisions on the full range of appeals covered by that office during the period, including three nationwide appeals from Social Security Administration positions, research scientist positions, and intelligence research specialists. Reviewed the work of newly-hired specialists and provided guidance on format and organization of materials used to support conclusions. Reviewed appeals from CSC/OPM Regional Office appeals for such positions as Computer Operators in Air Route Traffic Control Centers located nationwide. Overruled a region’s decision denying such an appeal; confirmed another region’s decision granting a similar appeal which, however, did not provide a basis for its conclusion. My decisions provided for those positions to be classified to the GS-7 level from GS-6. The published standard for Computer Operators did not cover the

GS-7 level. I used a standard for another occupation and used the logic of that standard to apply to the nature of assignments and judgment and difficulty applied by the Computer Operators to fully support the higher grade.

While serving as a classification specialist with the Naval Training Device Center, classified positions of research scientists and engineers up to and including the GS-15 level. Prepared a successful proposal to promote a GS-15 Research Physicist from GS-15 to an SES-equivalent level based on his research accomplishments that exceeded the criteria published in the OPM Research Grade-Evaluation Guide.

As a contractor, served as instructor in personnel management subjects, e.g., advanced qualifications analysis, position classification, management and supervision, and performance appraisal.

Recruited and placed Assistant Federal Security Directors at major US airports for the Transportation Security Administration during the start-up of that agency.

Skilled in applying a wide range of personnel management theories, principles, laws, rules, regulations, and procedures sufficient to identify interrelated problems, draw conclusions, and recommend appropriate courses of action.

Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with and gain confidence and cooperation of supervisors and managers.

Skilled in applying a variety of analytical techniques and problem-solving methods.

Skilled in articulating, both orally and in writing, Federal human resources management concepts and practices to resolve issues and problems. Experienced in providing regular briefings to agency directorate and policy division chiefs on HR policies and procedures.

Skilled in performing task and workflow analysis to identify job skills and knowledge in support of workforce and succession planning requirements.

Skilled in conducting performance management analysis and reporting to support attainment of agency policies and goals.

Extensive knowledge of and experience in interpreting and applying Federal human resources laws and regulations in Competitive and Excepted Service environments. Have worked with Excepted Service agencies including DoD Dependent Schools, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Government Accountability Office, Architect of the Capitol, and the U.S. Capitol Police. Applied Title V and other U.S. Titles as applicable to those agencies to interpret applicable policies for program administration and to develop policies for use in administering their respective HR management programs.

Skilled in the use of automated staffing tools, e.g., HR Connect and Quickhire, to prepare vacancy announcements, rate applicants, and issue Certificates of Eligibles.

Skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint to prepare and present narrative and graphical information and reports.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts Degree (Russian Language and Literature), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


September 2018 to December 2018: Your Recruiting Company, Inc. Provided position classification services to Department of Treasury Bureau of Fiscal Services.

July 2017 to August 2018: Professional Management Enterprises (PME-Indy). Provided position classification services to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

February 2017 to December 2018: Alexander Consulting & Training, Inc. Drafted position descriptions for legal and support positions at the New York City Civil Liberties Union.

August 2016 to July 2017: Your Recruiting Company, Inc. (YRCI). Served as a classification specialist at U.S. Department of Labor reviewing and classifying position descriptions for assigned organizational components in support of reorganization efforts.

May 2015 to September 2018: R3 Government Solutions, Inc. Served as classification consultant reviewing and classifying PDs for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. Reviewed draft PDs for clarity. Reviewed and edited text for clarity. Reviewed and revised evaluation statements for compliance with USOPM published classification standards. Prepared evaluation statements to support position titles, series, and grade levels. Served as subject matter expert in the development of a training course for position classification.

March 2015 to May 2016: FPMI Solutions, Inc. Served as classification consultant rewriting PDs formerly prepared by AVUE, Inc. for the Architect of the Capitol for use under alternate classification and staffing systems.

July 2012 to December 2015. FPMI Solutions, Inc. Served as Classification Consultant at U.S. Department of Agriculture reviewing positions at Natural Resources Conservation Service. Served as Classification Consultant for Architect of the Capitol. Reviewed classification appeals and provided position management advice to management officials.

March 2012 to July 2012. HRAnew, Inc. Served as HR Consultant at U.S. Capitol Police. Performed policy review and analysis. Conducted training on position classification.

September 2009 to March 2012. FPMI Solutions, Inc. Analyzed full range of excepted service positions at Government Accountability Office for FLSA status determination. Drafted position descriptions and evaluation statements.

April 2005 to September 2009. STG International, Inc. Analyzed and drafted HR-related policies at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security.

July 2004 to February 2005. FPMI Solutions, Inc. Provided classification and staffing services to Environmental Protection Agency. Used QuickHire to prepare and publish vacancy announcements, review resumes, and create certificates of eligibles.

February 2004 to July 2004. B&W Human Resources Specialists, Oxon Hill, MD. Provided staffing and classification services to US Department of Energy. Used QuickHire to prepare and publish vacancy announcements, review resumes, and create certificates of eligibles.

August 2003 to July 2004. The HR Source, Greenbelt, MD. Eight hrs/wk. Position Classification Specialist. Provided classification services to Military Sealift Command.

May 2002 to February 2004. B&W Human Resources Specialists, Oxon Hill, MD. Co-taught pilot advanced staffing course to Navy Construction Command. Provided staffing services to Transportation Security Administration supporting the rollout of Federal passenger and baggage screening at airports throughout the U.S. Performed application analysis to qualify and refer for hiring noncompetitive candidates for airport management positions. Set pay using established guidelines.

April 2001 to May 2002. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Ft. Belvoir, VA. GS-13. Personnel Management Specialist. Senior Human Resources Development specialist. Provided advice and consulting services to supported organizations.

March 2001 to April 2001. DLA. GS-13. Personnel Management Specialist. Project manager for Executive Development and Professional Enhancement Programs. Served as HQ HR office representative to Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP).

November 1989 to March 2001. DLA. GS-13. Personnel Management Specialist. Project manager for agency training information management system. Represented agency on DoD project teams to develop DoD-wide information system specifications. Served as Co-chair of Information Technology Core Competency Working Group. Served as point of contact with Army Logistics Management College on DLA's participation in the Joint Course on Logistics. Served as HQ HR office representative on team which designed and deployed agency-wide distance learning program. Represented HQ DLA HR on Business Process Review teams evaluating and redesigning DoD training processes.

May 1985 to November 1989. DLA. GS-12/GS-13. Position Classification Specialist. Provided classification advisory services to assigned directorates. Developed classification guidelines for use in grading positions throughout DLA. Prepared decisions on classification appeals and in response to management requests. Conducted organizational studies during reorganizations.

July 1983 to May 1985. Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, DC. GS-12. Position Classification Specialist. Classified positions in assigned organizations. Drafted instruction on position management, a new concept in that agency. Served as point of contact with ADP office to coordinate changes in data management system and to correct errors in information management reports.

August 1982 to July 1983. Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. GS-11. Management Analyst. Conducted organizational studies to improve organizational effectiveness and to establish optimal resource requirements.

March 1982 to August 1982. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Washington, DC. GS-13. Position Classification Specialist. Classified positions in assigned organizational units. Evaluated positions and advised managers on position management implications of actions and reorganization proposals.

March 1980 to March 1982. FCC, Washington, DC. GS-14. Supervisory Personnel Management Specialist. Supervised staff of three Employee Development Specialists and one Employee Development Assistant. Managed agency's training, incentive awards, and employee assistance programs. Served as EAP counselor. Advised supervisors on formulation of employee performance standards. Personally trained all agency supervisors and managers in the performance appraisal system.

May 1979 to March 1980. DoD Dependents Schools, Alexandria, VA. GS-13. Position Classification Specialist. Developed, implemented, and monitored policies, programs, and procedures in position and pay management for excepted-service educator personnel.

November 1976 to May 1979. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. GS-13. Supervisory Position Classification Specialist. Managed position and pay management program for Army medical center. Supervised eight classifiers, one assistant, and one secretary. Conducted supervisory training courses on position and pay management.

May 1976 to November 1976. Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD. GS-13. Management Analyst. Served on Office of Advanced Systems (OAS) staff as liaison between unit chiefs and personnel management support staff in Office of Administration and Management. Developed and revised organizational functional statements and position descriptions for OAS positions.

February 1974 to May 1976. U. S. Civil Service Commission (USCSC), Washington, DC. GS-12/GS-13. Position Classification Specialist. Adjudicated classification appeals from Federal employees in DC area. Reviewed regional office decisions on requests for reconsideration from employees nationwide. Advised other CSC offices on classification issues involved in adverse actions and reductions in force. Served as instructor in interagency classification courses. Conducted training on development of performance standards.

June 1973 to February 1974. USCSC. GS-12. Personnel Management Specialist. Responded to inquiries and complaints from Federal employees and applicants for employment. Provided advice and guidance on employment, grievance, or appeal rights. Wrote letters in response to written inquiries and conducted personal interviews with callers or walk-ins. Referred cases to other offices as appropriate, e.g., retirement or health insurance inquiries.

November 1972 to June 1973. Howard University, Washington, DC. GS-12 equivalent salary. Personnel Analyst. Served as coordinator between Director, Freedmen's Hospital and university's central administration during the planning for transition to the new HU Hospital. Developed a questionnaire to be completed by hospital managers to identify new procedures and techniques to be included in the design of the new facility and which might require skills not already present in the workforce.

January 1971 to November 1972. USCSC. GS-11. Classification and Wage Specialist. Classified full range of positions in agency. Served as upward Mobility Program Coordinator. Served as instructor in interagency training courses on classification and upward mobility programs. Assisted in testing of prototype classification systems.

January 1970 to January 1971. Naval Training Device Center, Orlando, FL. GS-7/GS-9. Position Classification Specialist. Classified positions in assigned organizations. Participated in management analysis reviews. Drafted activity's first affirmative action plan in response to CSC and Navy Department EEO program requirements.

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