This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Payroll/Personnel Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:13-CRD-005 (MPP)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Tuesday, March 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from current DOJ employees on a career or career conditional appointment, plus eligible surplus and displaced DOJ employees in the local commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Department of Justice is the principal federal agency charged with enforcing federally-protected civil and constitutional rights. The Civil Rights Division's (Division) mission comprises two prongs: (1) vigorous enforcement of the criminal laws prohibiting civil rights abuses, including 'color of law' violations by state officers, trafficking in humans, conspiracy to violate federally-protected rights, and criminal interference with housing rights; and (2) defending individuals' federal civil rights through a panoply of means including civil litigation, consent orders, settlements, technical assistance, public outreach, and education programs. In support of the enforcement responsibilities of the Division, the Administrative Management Section provides a diverse array of management and technical services. These services include, but are not limited to, personnel administration, budget formulation and execution, facility services, mail and file operations, and automated systems.

Division offices are near the Metro transportation system or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other Washington, D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities. Most employees who commute by public transportation are eligible for a transit subsidy benefit.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • You must submit your application by 11:59 pm ESTon the closing date.
  • Filling this positon is subject to funding availability.

DUTIES:

This position is located in the Civil Rights Division (Division), Administrative Management Section. The incumbent performs a wide variety of technical support duties in payroll, time and attendance (T&A), compensatory time for travel (CTOT), Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (ASLRP), unemployment compensation, and professional development and training. Keeps abreast of changes in Federal, and DOJ laws, regulations, and policies relating to various administrative programs and serves as the first point of contact on these programs. As such, the incumbent performs the following duties and responsibilities:

• Serves as the Division’s Time and Attendance (T&A) Coordinator. Provides technical support to timekeepers who are responsible for T&A related matters in the various sections.

• Works with the Division’s timekeepers to ensure the effective and timely processing of the biweekly T&A process. Assists timekeepers with correcting T&A records, adding transferred leave to the employee’s leave record, resolving leave errors, and terminating the employee’s record upon separation.

• As the primary point of contact for payroll related matters, researches and analyzes individual cases to determine the appropriate solution to pay problems, coordinates with JMD, human resources specialists or other sources to solve complex problems, provide information and initiate corrective action with the National Finance Center.

• Provides general and technical advice and assistance relative to support policy, planning and procedures related to compensation of employees, persuading and influencing the decisions made by management on courses of action and their implementation.

• Manages the Division‘s ASLRP which includes accepting and reviewing applications; establishing the Division’s rating plan to evaluate the applicants, rate the applicants and provides the front office with a list of candidates by priority order. 

• Coordinates the Division’s Leadership Excellence and Achievement Program


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To qualify for the GS-9: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-7 level in the Federal service. This experience includes, but is not limited, to resolving Federal civilian payroll/personnel problems in assigned areas for a diverse customer base and interpreting and applying the appropriate procedures, regulations, and laws, , to daily payroll/personnel interactions.

OR

Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related

To qualify for the GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-9 level in the Federal service. This experience includes, but is not limited to, resolving more difficult and complex Federal civilian payroll/personnel problems for a diverse customer base and interpreting and applying appropriate procedures, regulations, and laws, or payroll financial procedures, regulations and/or laws, to daily payroll/personnel interactions.

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.



 

   

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The resume you submit for this position will be reviewed to determine whether your experience is sufficient to meet the specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement.  Your resume must reflect that you possess the competencies listed below.  Candidates who are found best qualified in accordance with established ranked will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. 
NOTE:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position will be contacted to prepare a written narrative for each of the competencies below.  Your responses to the statements below will be evaluated to determine your rating.

• Knowledge of a wide range of DOJ regulations and procedures sufficient to identify and resolve comprehensive pay    problems.

• Knowledge of a wide range of the time and attendance system sufficient to resolve comprehensive problems for the   employee and management.

• Knowledge of agency policies, practices and regulations and the regulatory provisions applied to various administrative   programs such ASLRP, unemployment compensation and teleworking sufficient to manage and furnish advice to   management and employees on these programs.

• Ability to utilize NFC payroll/personnel system to retrieve payroll and T&A data to conduct extensive records research.

• Skill in written and oral communications in order to deal effectively and patiently with employees, supervisors,   timekeepers, JMD and SARG personnel, and HR staff to answer pay questions.


BENEFITS:

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.  You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:  http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service.  If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement. When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected.  Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

Selective Service:  If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  See www.sss.gov.

In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain individuals with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For additional information, see:  http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Relocation expenses have not been authorized.

When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected.  Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security check.  Continued employment is also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation, adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

Selectees who are not currently employed by the Offices, Boards and Divisions of the Department of Justice will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

One or more positions may be filled from this announcement if identical vacancies occur 90 days from the date of the issuance of the certificate.

The Civil Rights Division participates in the E-verify program.

The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 

The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. 

The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



HOW TO APPLY:

You must submit your application so that it will be received no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of the announcement.   If all required documents are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.  See “Required Documents” for additional information.


Applicants must either fax or e-mail their application.  Please submit your application via fax at 202-514-6603 or by email to crt.vacancies-ADM@usdoj.gov If you are submitting your application via e-mail, please indicate the vacancy announcement number and position title in the subject line. 


If you are unable to fax or email your application, please contact the Human Resources Office at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement, for alternate application procedures.


Applicants unable to provide their most recent performance appraisal must provide written justification for its absence.
Application mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail will not be accepted.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit the appropriate documentation in order to be considered under merit promotion procedures, such as:

• Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).  Applicants should clearly indicate all experience [including dates (month and year) and number of hours spent per week], training, include volunteer work experience, education, and awards relevant to the qualification requirements.  Training or self-development activities must reflect course title, classroom hours completed and date(s). Do not send position descriptions.
• SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows career or career-conditional tenure, and a copy of most recent performance appraisal is required for current Federal employees.  
• DD-214 from Veterans for consideration under special Veteran appointing authorities, if applicable.
• CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.
• An unofficial college transcript, if qualifying based on education (Note: If you are selected for this position and receive credit for your education for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if your grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement, your official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
• Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Betsy Allen
Phone: (202)514-3934
Fax: (202)514-6603
Email: CRD.VACANCIES@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights Division
600 E Street NW
Room 3105
WASHINGTON, DC
20004 Fax: (202)514-6603

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

Control Number: 337607900
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