Management Analyst

Washington, D.C
Mar 04, 2021
Mar 11, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Human Resources Office (HRO), Policy & Strategic Initiatives Division (PSID) within the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO). PSID provides a wide range of strategic planning, research, and policy analysis support to the Committee on Judicial Resources (JRC) and the Human Resources Advisory Council (HRAC).
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The JRC is a committee of judges appointed by the Chief Justice to consider all issues of human resources administration including the need for additional Article III judges and support staff, and oversee the operation of statistical systems and the development of methodologies for human resource needs assessment and allocation. The HRAC is a collection of senior court executives that provide advice to the AO on the needs and views of court and federal public defender organization constituents concerning crosscutting judiciary-wide human resources matters, including operational personnel management, core and supplemental benefits administration, training, work measurement, employee relations, fair employment practices, and statistics. The ideal candidate will possess multi-faceted skills including strong communication experience (both oral and writing), experience analyzing HR data and metrics using spreadsheets, a history of building interpersonal and collaborative relationships in a professional environment, and a demonstrated ability in the management of projects and processes. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Writing issue papers, talking points, and other narratives for use by AO senior managers, JRC members, and court unit executives in the consideration of judiciary policies;
  • Monitoring changes to HR policies in the judiciary and managing the process to see that agency policy documents are updated in accordance with set AO standards, timelines, and procedures;
  • Providing guidance to AO program offices implementing policies and programs stemming from HR issues considered by the JRC and approved by the Judicial Conference;
  • Conducting workforce planning, research, and data analysis as directed in support of HR issues being examined by the JRC and/or the HRAC;
  • Serving as lead staff for the HRAC which includes developing the semi-annual meeting agendas in coordination with HRAC members and HRO senior managers; participating in coordination meetings with AO program offices. Coordinating the development of read-ahead materials and PowerPoint presentations for HRAC semi-annual meetings. Coordinating review of the meeting summary reports by AO staff and HRAC members. Managing the membership and the appointment process of court unit executives to the HRAC, including the development of memos, letters, and orientation materials;
  • Providing on-site staff support for the JRC and HRAC meetings to ensure that all facilities, audio-visual, web services, and security requirements are fully satisfied; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

  • 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 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 all of the following areas:
  • Drafting substantive issue papers and working with reviewers at all levels of an organization to edit and modify the papers into a finished product for decision makers;
  • Briefing senior executives and managers on policy, program, and functional issues;
  • Extracting and analyzing human resources data using spreadsheets and databases; and
  • Presenting results, findings, and recommendations to senior executives and managers.

  • 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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