Human Resources Specialist (Leader)

Washington, D.C
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time

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.

As a Human Resources Specialist (Leader), you will:
  • Serves as senior specialist and leader of a team of HR Specialists and Assistants who conduct payroll and processing administration;
  • Develops, interprets, and analyzes data extracts and reports from various HR databases and develops the most efficient and effective automated systems approach for presenting HR reports and graphics for management;
  • Functions as the Chief Counsel on-site expert HR systems. Research and resolves the most difficult and complex operational problems and system bugs. 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;
  • Lead the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; and
  • Participates in special projects, organizes, and prioritizes work, defines requirements and, oversees progress, contributes technical expertise in data systems issues and otherwise functions in a substantive capacity in meeting project goals and objectives.


Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to "Additional Information"
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National


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.
    • Current Chief Counsel Employee

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 Human Resources Specialist (Leader) 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 expert 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 and a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods sufficient to serve in a leader role; providing advice, and/or resolving issues on complex payroll/processing issues; and providing comprehensive technical and consultative services to management, understanding agency organizational structure to evaluate customer needs.

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

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).

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-bargainingunit 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).
  • 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.

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