Assistant Human Resources Officer

District of Columbia, D.C
May 28, 2022
Jun 03, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

The incumbent will serve as the Deputy to the Chief of the Judges Compensation and Retirement Division (JCRD) and will play a critical role in providing leadership in the management of judges' benefit, compensation, and retirement programs. JCRD manages the personnel and payroll systems for retired justices and judges, and eight judges' retirement systems, including a specialized survivor benefit program. The incumbent will be responsible for managing day-to-day operational work of a staff of professional Human Resources Specialists, providing individual and team technical and program guidance, enhancing employee development, and improving on work processes.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Serving as the Deputy to the Chief, Judges Compensation and Retirement Division, and performing the full scope of management responsibilities during travel commitments of the Chief.
  • Managing the Judges Personnel and Payroll Advisory Services Team and the Judges Retirement and Advisory Services Team through team leaders to ensure process accuracy and accountability.
  • Supervising the customer service and performance expectations on a day-to-day basis. This includes planning work to be accomplished; assigning work based on priorities; developing performance standards and conducting ratings; providing advice, counsel, and/or instruction to JCRD employees; and finding ways to improve production and quality of staff work.
  • Working with staff to develop and catalog, streamline work actions, and develop standard operating procedures of work processes.
  • Making recommendations regarding strategic JCRD program and policy issues affecting the output of work products and services to the courts. This includes evaluating the Division's short-term and long-term goals and program initiatives; assisting with determining the priorities, projects, activities, and initiatives that should be initiated; and proposing changes to meet JCRD's mission requirements.
  • Facilitating communications and team building among JCRD staff, internal employees, and external staff to ensure development and implementation of work and process improvements and continued excellence in work production and efficient advisory services.
  • Researching program information and responding to retired justices, active judges, retired judges and surviving spouses on complex benefits, retirement, and annuity issues.
  • Serving as a technical liaison with outside accounting and actuary contracting firms and division staff in conducing annual financial program audits, providing information, explanations, and responses to findings, and developing and implementing corrective action plans.
  • Leading internal audits and quality control reviews to ensure program accuracy and integrity.
  • Preparing written communications and notifications to judges, court officials, AO employees, and persons external to the judiciary and assisting with preparing research and documentation in support of Judicial Conference Committees and judges' advisory group meetings.
  • Conducting briefings for judicial nominees and making oral presentations to judges as directed by the Division Chief.
  • Completing time-sensitive special projects and responding to inquiries from the White House, Congress and other high-level requests as directed by the Division Chief.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience serving in an office lead or deputy role in a dynamic and complex human resources work environment overseeing and ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and quality of internal and external customer service to all levels of stakeholders. This includes coordinating with leadership in the development, implementation, operation and assessment of retirement, compensation, and benefit programs.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated human resources management information systems to ensure data integrity of pay, benefits, and retirement information and processes and to conduct quality review of pay, benefit calculations and processes; and demonstrated knowledge providing staff guidance on responding to complex inquiries.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience supervising, leading, managing, and assessing staff performance and managing conduct matters.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.