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Working at the Smithsonian

Office of Human Resources
  • The Smithsonian’s central Human Resources office is located in Washington, DC along with Smithsonian Enterprises' Human Resources Office. There are also two full-service offices in Cambridge, MA and Panama. The HR office is the focal point for all recruiting, employee and labor relations, training and development, benefit administration and human capital projects. Many HR professional staff have Bachelor's degrees. HR assistants use specialized software to maintain and update a variety of recruiting, compensation and position classification records and data. With experience they can move on to higher level Specialist positions.
  • The department also employs Attorneys in Employee & Labor Relations and Employee Benefit Specialists that come from both the private and federal sectors.
  • Staff with expertise in human capital manage our training, employee development and performance Management programs. Knowledge of federal HR policies and procedures is a plus in most positions.

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