Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Human Resources
Full Time

The (SSB) seeks a self-motivated, highly-organized Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (working title of Operations Team Lead) to join its management team. The Supervisory HR Specialist will report to the SSB branch chief and serve an integral role in managing SSB's daily operations. The primary duties and responsibilities of the Supervisory Human Resources Specialist position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assisting the SSB Branch Chief with leading the SSB in a manner that fosters productivity, professional growth, and the provision of excellent customer service.
  • Overseeing the daily management of work assignments within SSB to ensure equity and efficiency, as well as cross-training and succession planning.
  • Ensuring compliance with AO policies for direct reports regarding leave and attendance, recruitment, performance management, travel, and employee recognition.
  • Serving as the liaison with the Payroll Services Branch, Retirement Division, eOPF Team, and HRMIS Team to resolve processing issues and implement internal controls to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Providing guidance, training, and counsel to judges, executives, HR professionals, and supervisors in highly-visible court units and FPDOs on a variety of HR matters including recruitment, position qualifications, position classification and compensation, and Judiciary appointing authorities.
  • Identifying and assisting with the creation and dissemination of resources to expand knowledge and compliance of Judicial Conference policy including but not limited to checklists, how to guides, FAQs, manuals, webinars, and trainings.
  • Assisting with ensuring timely close out of processing personnel actions by SSB for each biweekly payroll period, including independently resolving Judicial Conference policy questions related to appointments, compensation, and separation actions and processing routine and complex personnel actions, as needed.
  • Evaluating and identifying opportunities for process improvements to SSB's operations and workflows in support of quality assurance and compliance activities.
  • Collaborating with other AO staff to ensure comprehensive and efficient customer service.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert on processing personnel action requests in HRMIS, often working with other AO staff to enhance HRMIS functionality and end-user experience, and compliance with Judicial Conference policy.
  • Consistently display professional and respectful behavior when interacting with AO and other Judiciary staff and members of the public.
  • Completing special projects as assigned.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • 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 is demonstrated experience serving as an expert providing guidance to high level officials, executives, managers, and human resources specialists on a myriad of complex HR subjects.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.