Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

District of Columbia, D.C
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 21, 2019
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is located in the Judges Compensation and Retirement Division (JCRD) within the Human Resources Office (HRO). The JCRD is responsible for managing the personnel, payroll and retirement systems for retired justices of the United States Supreme Court, judges of the United States and their surviving spouses.
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Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

1. Supervising a staff of professional human resource specialists and providing individual and team technical and program guidance, leadership and
direction on daily operations and work processes;

2. Overseeing the work of Division staff to ensure performance accountability and effective and efficient information services;

3. Developing and implementing process improvements and enhancements to ensure continued excellence in work production and efficient advisory services;

4. Assisting the Division Chief in responding to inquiries and providing guidance on judges' benefits, retirement and surviving spouse benefits to justices, judges and other high-level judiciary employees;

5. Overseeing annual audit process with outside accounting and actuary contracting firms and Division staff to provide explanations and responses to audit findings;

6. Working with the Divisions' Judges Personnel and Payroll Advisory Services Team and the Judges Retirement and Advisory Services Team to develop and catalog standard operating procedures of work processes;

7. Preparing written communications and notifications to judges, court officials, AO employees, and persons external to the judiciary and assist with preparing research and documentation in support of Judicial Conference Committees and judges' advisory group meetings;

8. Conducting briefings for judge nominees and making oral presentations to judges as directed by the Chief of the Division;
9. Learning the Social Security and Medicare programs in detail and serving as primary point of contact for responding to inquiries;

10. Completing time sensitive special projects and responding to inquiries from the White House, Congress and other high-level requests as directed by the Chief of the Division;

11. Completing performance reviews, coach and coordinate staff training staff as needed to support Division work

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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 Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that 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 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 .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must 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.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.

  • 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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