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    This position is in the Administrative Operations branch of the Office of the Clerk of the Court. The Human Resources Section is under the supervision of the Supervisory Human Resources Specialist reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Officer. The Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, in addition to providing excellent customer service, is responsible for providing general human resources services to the Court's employees and Judges. Provides counseling to the Active and Retired Judges. Develops and implements the Court human resources policies, standards, and procedures; provides the overall effectiveness of the human resources program to make improvements. Assures that all Court's hiring and promotion practices comply with the Court's equal employment opportunity guidelines. Serves as back up to the Human Resources Specialist.

    The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to developing policies and procedures for the administration of the Court's personnel and payroll systems; monitoring policy issued by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO); and reviews new legislation, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations, and U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions to develop new or change existing personnel policies. Manages and administers the Court's performance and awards program to include quarterly and annual performance awards.

    Expert in NFC (National Finance Center) personnel and payroll systems; collaborates with NFC staff to find potential solutions for implementing automated system changes. Oversee the Human Resources Specialist regarding all HR and payroll functions. Represents the Court at NFC user group meetings. Provide special reports and incorporates training on the use of the NFC personnel/payroll system. Expert in the management of Official Personnel File and skilled in the electronic official personnel file system (eOPF) and keeping all official records updated in the system through scanning; timely release of folders for departing Court personnel; and the initiation of transfer folders for incoming personnel. Expert in leave administration and leave-related policies.

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    Knowledge in the administration of time and attendance using the WebTA system. Expert on all Federal Retirement Plans, such as; CSRS, CSRS OFFSET, FERS, FERS RAE, and FERS FRAE. Serves as the Court's Retirement Counselor, and in that capacity acts as the primary liaison with the National Finance Center and the Thrift Investment Board on the Thrift Saving Plan, The Office of Personnel Management on the Retirement Systems and policies. Responsible to the Court for the administration of the internally managed Judges' Retirement and Survivor Annuity (JRSA) program, in accordance with 38 U.S. Code 7296-7297 of Judges. As required, processes retired judges/survivor annuitants' open season elections; transmits monthly JRSA payroll through the Great Plains (GP) software; inputs annual FEHB, FEDVIP, FEGLI, and retired pay information into GP; provides retirement counseling to judges and spouses on the JRSA program. Knowledge of common recruitment and hiring practices; OPM's Human Resources Solutions and USAjobs, screening, rating and veteran's preference. Provides guidance and facilitates new employee orientations and ensures employees are appropriately entered on the Court's rolls; performs all necessary actions related to benefits; ensures information of prior Federal employment and pay have been completed; ensures proper completion of required forms; and follows up on important due dates. Ensures that orientation materials are up to date and accurate. Custodian of the Court's Workers' Compensation Program (OWCP), provides technical and advisory services to employees and management. Ensures all procedures are followed and paperwork is completed per OWCP guidelines. Provides the payroll audit portion of the Financial Statement Audit; information on all payroll exceptions and errors affecting funding. Keeps the Budget and Finance office apprised of all employee salary changes, new hires and awards.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500615100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.