Supervisory Human Resources Specialist

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Washington, D.C
Feb 18, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is located in the Administrative Operations branch of the Office of the Clerk of Court.
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The Human Resources Section is under the supervision of the Supervisory Human Resources Specialist reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Officer. As a Supervisory HR Specialist at the Grade 14, if selected, you will be responsible for managing the Human Resources Section and directing all user support activities of the section and providing direct supervision to subordinate staff human resource specialists.

The Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, in addition to providing excellent customer service, will serve as a recognized human resources technical authority and responsible for providing general human resources services to the Court's employees and Judges. Provides counseling to the Active and Retired Judges. Develops and implements the Court human resources policies, standards, and procedures; provides the overall effectiveness of the human resources program to make improvements. Assures that all Court's hiring and promotion practices comply with the Court's equal employment opportunity guidelines. Serves as back up to the Human Resources Specialist.

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to developing policies and procedures for the administration of the Court's personnel and payroll systems; monitoring policy issued by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO); and reviews new legislation, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations, and U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions to develop new or change existing personnel policies. Manages and administers the Court's performance and awards program to include quarterly and annual performance awards.

Expert in NFC (National Finance Center) personnel and payroll systems; collaborates with NFC staff to find potential solutions for implementing automated system changes. Oversee the Human Resources Specialist regarding all HR and payroll functions. Represents the Court at NFC user group meetings. Provide special reports and incorporates training on the use of the NFC personnel/payroll system. Expert in the management of Official Personnel File and skilled in the electronic official personnel file system (eOPF) and keeping all official records updated in the system through scanning; timely release of folders for departing Court personnel; and the initiation of transfer folders for incoming personnel. Expert in leave administration and leave-related policies. Knowledge in the administration of time and attendance using the WebTA system. Expert on all Federal Retirement Plans, such as; CSRS, CSRS OFFSET, FERS, FERS RAE, and FERS FRAE. Serves as the Court's Retirement Counselor, and in that capacity acts as the primary liaison with the National Finance Center and the Thrift Investment Board on the Thrift Saving Plan, The Office of Personnel Management on the Retirement Systems and policies. Responsible to the Court for the administration of the internally managed Judges' Retirement and Survivor Annuity (JRSA) program, in accordance with 38 U.S. Code 7296-Retirement of Judges. As required, processes retired judges/survivor annuitants' open season elections; transmits monthly JRSA payroll through the Great Plains (GP) software; inputs annual FEHB, FEDVIP, FEGLI, and retired pay information into GP; provides retirement counseling to judges and spouses on the JRSA program. Knowledge of common recruitment and hiring practices; OPM's Human Resources Solutions and USAJOBS, screening, rating and veteran's preference. Provides guidance and facilitates new employee orientations and ensures employees are appropriately entered on the Court's rolls; performs all necessary actions related to benefits; ensures information of prior Federal employment and pay have been completed; ensures proper completion of required forms; and follows up on important due dates. Ensures that orientation materials are up to date and accurate. Custodian of the Court's Workers' Compensation Program (OWCP), provides technical and advisory services to employees and management. Ensures all procedures are followed and paperwork is completed per OWCP guidelines. Provides the payroll audit portion of the Financial Statement Audit; information on all payroll exceptions and errors affecting funding. Keeps the Budget and Finance office apprised of all employee salary changes, new hires and awards.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
14 - GS-14.


Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be subject to a one-year probationary period.


An applicant must have one year of specialized experience at the lower grade level.

CS Grade Level: 14
Years of General Experience: 3
Years of Specialized Experience: 3

General Experience: Progressively responsible administrative, technical, professional, investigative, or other responsible experience which provided an opportunity to gain: (a) general knowledge of management practices and administrative processes; (b) skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships; and (c) the ability to exercise mature judgment.

Specialized Experience: Progressively responsible supervisory experience which provided an opportunity to acquire a knowledge of managerial principles, policies, and practices.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient with NFC Systems.
  • Proficient with electronic Official Personnel File, eOPF.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources.
  • Knowledge of the Judiciary and Office of Personnel Management policies and procedures.


Possession of an undergraduate degree is preferred.

Additional information

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, or political affiliation.

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 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. Highly qualified candidates will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents


-Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306);
-Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50); and
-Copy of College Degree (if applicable).

If applicable:

-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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