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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Human Resources Specialist

Department:Judicial Branch

Agency:Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Job Announcement Number:13-OHR-809471

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $118,815.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 03, 2013 to Thursday, January 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0201-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States.  The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts. 

 

AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Most AO employees are eligible for full Federal and Judiciary benefits.

The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government.  We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.  

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • Selectees may be subject to a one-year trial period.
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Office of Human Resources, Judges Compensation and Retirement Services Office. The incumbent serves as a benefits and retirement specialist. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

 

1. Managing retirement cases for justices and judges of the United States;

2. Independently calculating pay and annuities for judges and survivors of judges;

3. Providing in-depth counseling and advice to inquiries and providing advice to justices, judges, and judicial survivors' annuitants on the Judicial Retirement System, Civil Service Retirement System, Federal Employees Retirement System, the Judicial Survivors' Annuities System, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to include TSP catch-up contributions, Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program; The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; Social Security and Medicare; Flexible Benefits Program, Long-Term Care coverage, Dental and Vision Coverage; and other benefits;

4. Writing and updating Judicial Conference policies and procedures, and policies and procedures relating to new benefit programs in the Judiciary's Guide to Policies and Procedures and in all other judge publications relating to judges' pay, benefits and retirements;

5. Researching and following proposed legislation impacting judges' pay, benefits, and retirement;

6. Conducting benefit and retirement programs to groups of judges and their spouses;

7. Writing and updating program materials for inclusion in the judges benefits and retirement programs; and

8. Entering critical data into the automated personnel and payroll  system for retired justices, judges, and annuitants.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

 

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is experience which has provided the applicant with the ability to calculate pay and annuities through use of strong math skills; provide counsel and advice on retirement and/or benefits related matters; research, develop, write, and implement HR policies and procedures and make oral presentations.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  1. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for nonselection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  2. All information is subject to verification.
  3. Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process.
  4. Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States plus proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/noncitizensemployment.asp. 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, available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.
  5. If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if selected, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
  6. All new employees of the AO must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  7. If selected for first-time appointment to the Federal government, you may be required to serve a trial period.  Failure to complete successfully the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  8. If selected for a supervisory or managerial position, you may be required to serve a probationary period.  Failure to complete successfully the probationary period can result in return to a position comparable to the one held immediately before upervisory assignment, or if you were not a Federal employee before the assignment, then you may be moved to a position one level below the supervisory position.  An employee serving a trial period may be removed from employment under provisions of the AO's trial period policy.
  9. If this position is temporary, management may have the discretion of converting this position to a permanent position depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  10. Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if specifically authorized by the Director of the AO.
  11. The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station within or outside the Washington DC metro area. Accordingly, pay will be set based on the locality area/official duty station assigned.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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The AO offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.   The Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington , DC has an on-site fitness center, health unit, credit union, day care center, and cafeteria.  Located in the Capitol Hill area next to Union Station, the AO is accessible by public transportation, including Metro and the MARC and VRE commuter trains.   As an AO employee, you may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs:  http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/Careers/aopd/AO_Benefits.pdf

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

 

  1. Your Resume
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 17, 2013.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status".  

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID Number: 809471. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf  and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Do not use a separate cover page.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 



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.  
  • 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. 
  • 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.  

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-delivery.  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, and phone number.  

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Hong Hoa Ly-Gonzalez
Phone: (202)502-1274
Fax: (202)502-4688
Email: HONG_HOA_LY@AO.USCOURTS.GOV
Agency Information:
Administrative Office of the US Courts
AO Personnel Division
One Columbus Circle NE
Suite G-200
Washington, DC
20544
USA
Fax: (202)502-4688

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your eligibility and referral to the hiring official if determined qualified.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-OHR-809471

Control Number:

333917600