Position Information

HR Specialist
Position Summary
This position is located in the District Court headquarters office in St. Louis, MO. The Human Resources Specialist provides administrative and technical support for human resources programs, personnel transactions and training activities in accordance with approved procedures and policies.  The incumbent performs in a consolidated human resources office providing support to both the District Court and Probation Offices and reports to the Human Resources Manager.
Summary of Representative Duties and Responsibilities
  • Process a variety of human resources and payroll actions such as appointments, promotions, separations, terminations, within grade increases, and changes to benefit elections.Prepare and utilize spreadsheets to track personnel actions.Process Workers Compensation claim forms.
  • Conduct assigned recruitment efforts, such as preparing vacancy announcements and ensuring positions are advertised according to the needs of the unit; review applications for completeness. Coordinate interviews, administer employment tests and maintain recruiting and hiring statistics for the Fair Employment Practices Report.Create and maintain applicant log for each vacancy announcement.
  • Administer background checks and investigations and issue credentials and identification cards.
  • Assist in researching, developing, and recommending human resources relatedprocedures or policies for the court.
  • Assist with creating and classifying position descriptions.
  • Maintain and monitor human resources records, including payroll and leave records.Track and enter time sensitive data, such as employees’ promotions, performance evaluations, and step increases.Maintain and audit leave and timekeeping records.
  • Ensure accuracy of personnel information in HRMIS program.
  • Assist with benefit program coordination, including maintaining and distributing benefits materials, processing forms, and addressing routing benefit questions and resolving benefits issues.
  • Assist with employee recognition programs.Coordinate Human Resources related events.Assist with intern programs.
  • Assist with training activities related to human resources matters within the court unit, such as maintaining training records, assisting with preparing materials and resources, and scheduling resources (e.g. meeting rooms, web-based resources, etc.)
  • Assist with preparation of local and national required reports and other HR metrics.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position: HR Specialist
Organization: U.S. District Court
Location: St. Louis,  MO 
United States
Salary: $36,994-$73,149
Posting Start Date: 6/11/2018
Date Posted: 6/11/2018
Requirements Minimum Qualifications and/or Educational Requirements
The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
  • Knowledge of human resources procedures and practices.
  • Skill and accuracy in data entry and ability to process human resources paperwork and electronic transactions.
  • Knowledge of human resources management such as staffing, classification, and compensation.
  • Ability to become familiar with federal employee’s benefits programs, leave, pay policies and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill, including the ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups to provide information regarding human resources and training matters.
  • Skills in gathering and analyzing information to process and perform human resources activities according to policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Ability to handle a variety of persons, problems, subject areas and transactions while tactfully maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to assist in the review of organizational functions and make recommendations on staffing, structure, and other human resources matters.
Government human resources experience preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field with a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to work in a CL-23 level is required.  Specialized experience is defined as:  progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience that provided knowledge of the rules, regulations, practices and principles in the area of human resources.

Background Investigation Requirements
This is a High Sensitive position within the Judiciary. Employment will be considered provisional pending successful completion of an OPM background investigation and credit check and a favorable suitability determination. Investigative updates are required every five years. A social media inquiry may also be a condition of employment.
Application Procedure and Information
Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States. Appointment is contingent upon providing proof of United States citizenship or proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Applicants may be asked to participate in proficiency tests.
Qualified persons are invited to submit:
  • a letter of application,
  • current résumé,
  • completed application for judicial branch employment, form AO-78 (available at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/AO078.pdf )
  • contact information for three professional references
Application materials may be submitted via mail or e-mail to the following address:
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Missouri
Attn:  Nicole Rode (HR-618)
Room 3.300
111 South 10th Street                                    
St. Louis, MO 63102
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.  In the event that a position becomes vacant in a similar classification, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the Clerk of Court may elect to select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without re-posting the position.  Employees are required to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct, which is available to applicants for review upon request.                              
Equal Opportunity Employer

Status: This listing expires on: 7/11/2018
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Organization Information
U.S. District Court
111 South 10th Street

St. Louis,  MO 63102
United States
Nicole Rode