Supervisory Human Resource Specialist (Branch Chief, Payroll and Proccessing)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 22, 2021
Closes
Oct 27, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America's taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.
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Responsibilities

The Associate Chief Counsel (Finance & Management) (F&M) supports the administrative, financial, and managerial programs of the Office of Chief Counsel and provides advice to the Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel on all management matters for the organization nationwide. F&M also has field responsibility for all administrative functions and personnel across the country.

The Payroll and Processing Branch plays a pivotal role in ensuring all Chief Counsel employees receive a pay check. The Branch processes payroll documents and leave records, various benefits, awards, insurance, taxes, etc.; handles all pay issues, researches complex processing and payroll issues, maintains official personnel records, and serves as Counsel's contact with the National Finance Center.

The Supervisory Human Resources Specialist serves as Chief, Payroll and Processing Branch of the Human Resources Division. He/she plans, directs, controls office activities and programs through a staff of GS-07 and GS-12 Human Resources Specialists and serves as the recognized senior advisor on all issues related to payroll and processing.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
As a Supervisory Human Resource Specialist, you will:
  • Plans, directs, assigns and reviews the work of the Payroll and Processing staff for technical accuracy, including establishment and maintenance of records pertaining to various reporting responsibilities; and participation in and completion of special projects.
  • Provides senior level and authoritative advice to all levels of management in the application of HRM principles, techniques and procedures related to payroll and processing matters and serves as the recognized expert to the HR Division and program managers on Branch issues.
  • Accesses employee data bases used to track, generate and/or document personnel actions (TIMIS) to develop complex reports in response to management requests for personnel data/statistics; to oversee the input of new database records and the updating of existing databases; to develop and update operating instructions; and to otherwise ensure the overall integrity of input and output data.
  • Performs system quality control reviews to check the accuracy of input and output information and to ensure that appropriate corrections and changes are implemented to improve the integrity of the systems. Handles all history correction update packages required by staffing and assists HR Specialists with sinq error corrections in the different automated systems.
  • Handles various leave issues including the Military Reservist Differential, restored leave, etc. and performs leave audits. Resolves complex and difficult time and attendance and leave issues.
  • Investigates payroll issues and monitors back pay cases and retroactively correct items that may affect wages, Thrift Saving Plan, social security, state taxes, etc., to ensure that they meet statutory and regulatory requirements.
If selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform the following but limited to the following duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to "Additional Information"
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See "Required Documents" for a list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
    • Career Transition Assistance Program
    • Competitive Reinstatement/Transfer
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management
    • Non-Competitive Federal Employee
    • OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
    • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

To qualify for this position of Supervisory Human Resource Specialist you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement:

For GS-13:

Specialized Experience: Your resume must detail at least one year of specialized experience which includes: Having a broad knowledge of and experience with, the processing of personnel/payroll actions, as well as an operational knowledge of and experience with federal payroll/personnel systems; a broad knowledge of HR program areas including, but not limited to, FEHB, FEGLI, TSP and leave administration; experience applying principles, laws, regulations and guidelines of payroll/processing, providing advice, developing policy, and/or resolving issues on complex payroll/processing issues.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

For GS-14:

Specialized Experience:
Your resume must detail at least one year of specialized experience which includes: Specialized experience for this position includes having expert knowledge of and experience with, the processing of personnel/payroll actions, as well as technical knowledge of and experience with federal payroll/personnel systems; an expert knowledge of HR program areas including, but not limited to, FEHB, FEGLI, TSP and leave administration; experience applying principles, laws, regulations and guidelines of payroll/processing; and a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods sufficient to serve in an authoritative role, providing advice, developing policy, and/or resolving issues on complex payroll/processing issues; developed and maintained working relationships with other organizations or major components within your organization; trained, mentored, or motivated others.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-13: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-14: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).

Education

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
Conditions of Employment Continued:
  • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Subject to a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. You will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: HR Information Systems, Managing Human Resources, Oral Communication, and Technical Competence. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

Current and Former Federal Employees - Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.- Submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Documentation If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

Special Hiring Authorities Documentation
If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Documentation If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

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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