Payroll Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 22, 2021
Closes
Apr 30, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent of this position will occupy an entry-level Payroll Specialist position. This opportunity offers tailored learning and development activities to include: formal and informal instruction, guidance, and mentoring. The goal of this career development plan is to enable the selected individual to meet the requirement of the full performance level. At the successful conclusion of the development period, the full performance salary range increases to $66,216 to $116,087.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Payroll Services Branch (PSB) of the Court Human Resources Division (CHRD) and reports to the Supervisory Payroll Specialist. The Court Human Resources Division (CHRD) administers a comprehensive excepted service human resources program for over 30,000 employees in the Federal Judiciary. The incumbent serves as a payroll specialist for the PSB in support of the Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS), and for a variety of comprehensive payroll activities. At the entry-level, the incumbent performs professional entry-level assignments specifically designed to prepare the incumbent for higher-level professional work. The incumbent will work with direct supervision to perform the work assignments. If the position is filled at the full performance level the selectee will need to be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision and perform more
complex work assignments.

At the full-performance level, duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring involuntary wage attachments (garnishments, tax levies, child support, and bankruptcies) for assigned pay groups are entered, computed, and deducted in accordance with applicable law and authority;
  • Calculating, submitting, and tracking terminated employee over-payments and collections, processing all manual check adjustments to include check reversals, over-payments, death claims, and relocation payments;
  • Calculating and inputting LMP payments, processing payments for terminated employees, making pay adjustments as necessary, and paying death claim payments to a beneficiary;
  • Preparing and submitting assigned state/local tax deposits, coupons, returns, and reconciliations in accordance with the requirements of the state/local taxing authority; resolving any issues related to state/local taxes; completing tax vouchers and updating reconciliation spreadsheets; monitoring tax compliance with employee tax data;
  • Providing advisory services and problem resolution services to human resources specialists in both the AO and the Courts;
  • Assisting and reviewing payroll data entries into HRMIS to include, federal, state, local tax forms, direct deposit changes, allotment forms, and voluntary deduction authorizations;
  • Reviewing data entry of employee regular hours, military hours, LWOP hours, retro pay, and deduction adjustments for each pay period; and
  • Assisting with special projects or tasks as assigned.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    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 http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens . 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.

    NOTE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ALLOWS APPLICANTS TO QUALIFY USING EITHER THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION. DETAILS ARE LISTED BELOW.

    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 (1) providing a full working knowledge of payroll concepts, principles, processes and procedures in a payroll environment; and (2) utilizing client server automated payroll or human resources information management system.

    Desired But Not Required : A conferred bachelor's degree in a related, non-liberal arts field such as Human Resources, Accounting, Business Management, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.

    OR

    Education: If you are using your education to qualify for the specialized experience requirement, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of courses (which includes equivalent information from the transcript, e.g., course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade), from an accredited college or university, with a major in a field that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This information must show superior academic achievement. Superior academic achievement is defined as a 3.5 GPA in your major or an overall GPA of 2.9. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

    Evaluation of Foreign Education : Evaluation of Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants must provide the following in order for foreign education to be acceptable: A copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation; the type of education received; the level of education in relation to the U.S. education system, and state that its comparability recommendations follow the general guidelines of the U.S. National Council for the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials; the content of the education program earned abroad and the standard obtained; the status of the awarding foreign school's recognition and legitimacy in its home country's education system; information on what the evaluation service did to obtain this information; and any other information of interest pertaining to the assessment/evaluation of the foreign education. Failure to provide required/sufficient documentation will result in lost consideration.

    Education

    This job series does not requirement education to qualify; however, applicants can use their education to qualify in lieu of the specialized experience.

    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
    No

    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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