Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Chief, Court Human Resources Division)

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2021
Jan 31, 2021
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Division Chief for the Court Human Resources Division (CHRD), which provides human resources management, advice and services for the judiciary on a wide range of topics including position management & classification; employment, recruitment, and placement; employee compensation and payroll services; automated Human Resources Systems; and human resources policy and programs.
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Through subordinate supervisors, the incumbent provides management oversight, leadership, and direction of both program and staff. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Providing management, direction, and oversight of operational human resources and payroll services programs for a population of approximately 30,000 employees.
  • Developing, analyzing, assessing, and providing guidance and advisory services on human resources management issues including organizational design, workforce restructuring, performance management and recognition, leave, telework, and employee relations.
  • Developing, managing and advising on the policies and procedures for classification, qualifications, and compensation systems for court positions covered by the Judiciary Salary Plan and the Court Personnel System.
  • Managing and advising on judiciary-wide staffing and recruitment issues, the personnel security investigation program, and law enforcement integrity program.
  • Assessing court human resource management, policies, and operations through court reviews.
  • Listening to, analyzing and assessing HR community concerns and organizational mission requirements to research, develop, and draft policy initiatives for the Human Resources Advisory Council and policy agenda recommendations for the Judicial Resources Committee and its Diversity Subcommittee.
  • Writing policies and procedures for the Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures, developing and communicating operational guidance, as well as developing internal controls and procedures.
  • Serving as subject matter expert on the development and delivery of operational and interpretive guidance and human resources training and educational programs for the courts.
  • Identifying the need for new or modified Human Resource Management Information Systems requirements to meet changing program requirements, overseeing testing and working with information technology experts to ensure program and customer requirements are met.
  • Building and managing a workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs; ensuring employees are appropriately recruited, selected, trained, appraised and rewarded, and action is taken to address performance and conduct problems. The organization consists of approximately 60 staff and contractors and is managed through subordinate supervisors.

  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    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 statute), 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.
  • 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. This does not apply to current federal Judiciary employees.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

  • 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 demonstrated experience in:
  • Leading, managing and ensuring proper internal controls for a comprehensive human resource program in a complex organization. Experience at least at the first level supervisor level is required;
  • Communicating complex human resources information in writing by policy and position development, and through presentations; and
  • Providing human resources solutions and operational and policy guidance to a complex organization that provides technical HR expertise in:
    • Position Management and Classification
    • Employment, Recruitment, and Placement
    • Employee Compensation
    • Payroll Services
    • Automated Human Resources Systems
    • Human Resources Policy and Programs

  • Education

    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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