Payroll Technician

Washington D.C.
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Full Time

This announcement is open to applicants who live int he Washington D.C ,metropolitan or commuting area and/or current employees of the Federal Judiciary.

The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.

AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service. Salary is commensurate with experience. Most AO employees are eligible for full Federal and Judiciary benefits.

The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • All non-Judiciary appointees must serve a one-year trial period.
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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 year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in ONE of the following:

    (1) Entering and verifying employee data in a human resources information system to include input of W-4 forms, state and local tax forms, direct deposit forms, and voluntary deductions; OR
    (2) Preparing, reconciling, and submitting state and/or local employer tax returns, and associated tax deposits.


    1. 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.
    2. Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at 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.
    3. A background security investigation is required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to a successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. A background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
    4. All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
    5. 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.
    6. If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
    7. Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.
    8. The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station outside the advertised area.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    The Payroll Technician position is located in the Payroll Services Branch (PSB) of the Court Human Resources Division (CHRD) and reports to the Supervisory Payroll Specialist. The Courts Human Resources Division (CHRD) administers a comprehensive expected service human resources program for over 30,000 employees in the Federal Judiciary. The incumbent serves a payroll technician for the PSB in support of the Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS), and for a variety of comprehensive payroll activities. The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

    1. Verifying and entering employee data related documents into HRMIS, including Federal tax forms, state tax forms, local tax forms, direct deposit forms, allotment forms, Combined Federal Campaign deduction and taxable or non-taxable benefit adjustments;
    2. Recording hours worked for Hourly (WAE) employees and enters LWOP hours as requested by the court units. Utilizes HRMIS worklist to perform actions related to employee hires, rehires, and terminations. Verifies final pay for terminated employees;
    3. Reviewing pay period queries to verify all employees in supported circuits are properly paid, and set up for the proper state or local tax withholding as necessary;
    4. Preparing and submitting assigned state/local tax deposits, coupons, returns and reconciliation in accordance with the requirements of the state/local taxing authority. Completes tax vouchers and updates reconciliation spreadsheets;
    5. Monitoring PSB Team email box and respond to court unit inquiries and respond to written employment verification request;
    6. Performing administrative and clerical duties including serving as receptionist, answering telephones, maintaining files, reviewing and sorting PSB mail and distribute it properly and timely; and
    7. Assisting with any special projects or task as assigned.

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