Human Resources Specialist (Talent Acquisition/Recruitment)

Washington, D.C
Jul 28, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time


This position is located in the District of Columbia Courts, Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB) of the Human Resources Division. The TAB Human Resources Specialist will serve as a strategic human resources specialist for vacant non-judicial positions in the DC Court of Appeals, DC Superior Court and Court System.

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The following list provides a snapshot of the duties:
  • Serves as a strategic human resources specialist for recruitment and related areas
  • Provides a broad range of Human Resources advisory and consultative services to managers, supervisors, and employees in the area of recruitment
  • Utilizes automated Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and automated Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to access information and send correspondence
  • Develops recruiting strategies with hiring managers by gathering information concerning staffing needs and specifications for announcements
  • Sources, screens and refers qualified candidates to hiring managers
  • Checks references and makes job offers
  • Performs human resources quality review of candidates, ranks applications, composes vacancy announcements and creates selection certificates
  • Initiates and sends non-selection letters and dispositions candidates
  • Facilitates testing when required for a position
  • Assists with special projects and initiatives

Please note: This position will only participate in interviewing of candidates if selected to be on an interview panel.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • A background and security investigation is required.
  • A probationary period of one (1) year.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (copy of high school diploma or GED, college transcript or college degree)
4. List of three (3) professional references

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


Minimum Qualifications:

A High School diploma plus seven (7) years of experience in Human Resources and of those seven (7) years at least two (2) years of specialized experience in talent management. Working knowledge of an automated Applicant Tracking System. Must have performed minimum qualification review of resumes. Attention to detail, exceptional customer service and time management skills are paramount.

Preferred: Experience working with Monster Government Solutions or similar software; Federal Personnel Payroll System and Workforce Transformation Tracking System.

Education Substitution:

Bachelors degree plus three (3) years experience in Human Resources and of those three (3) years at least two (2) years of specialized experience in talent management.

Documentation of education must be submitted with your application, or your application will not be considered.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts is required. If you are selected for this position, a criminal history record check will be conducted.


To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, the list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of high school diploma or GED, college transcript or college degree)
4. List of three (3) professional references

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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