<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http: www.justice.gov/usao/ .<br /><br />As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing support on payroll and personnel systems. These advisory and technical services affect approximately 12,000 employees in 94 U.S. Attorney's Offices (USAOs). These offices are geographically dispersed throughout the continental United States as well as offices located in Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the North Marianas Islands. Appointments are made in both the excepted and competitive service, and pay for United States Attorneys (USAs) and Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) is set according to an administratively determined (AD) pay system as well as the General Schedule and other miscellaneous pay plans (e.g., ES, SL). Typical work assignments will include:<br /><br />-Serve as a senior specialist on the Human Resources Payroll Systems Team and provide a variety of technical and advisory support services on human resources systems including the National Finance center (NFC) personnel and payroll systems, EmpowerHR, and WebTA.<br /> – Perform quality analysis of data output to assure processing accuracy. Determine causes of errors or problems and develop procedures to correct operational problems.<br /> – Perform complex analysis to determine appropriate courses of action for payroll problems and specific NFC processing requirements.<br /> – Analyze and administer a variety of NFC reports used to support personnel administration processes.<br /> -Apply knowledge of other human resources systems to provide guidance to other users in USAOs and perform a variety of administrative functions to support these and other systems.<br /> – Representative program operation assignments including: Commercial Garnishments, Educational Loans, Bankruptcy, Debts to the U.S. Government, Alimony and Child Support, and Leave Balance Adjustments. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen or National</li> <li>Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required</li> <li>You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable</li> <li>If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.</li> <li>Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><b> GS-11: </b> To qualify for the GS-11, applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements lised below: Specialized Experience, OR Education, OR Combination of Education and Experience:<br /><br /><b> A. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: </b> Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in federal service. Specialized experience is defined as <b>providing technical advisory services related to federal payroll systems including Nation Finance Center (NFC), WebTA, EmpowerHR or similar federal payroll systems; </b><b>providing advice and assistance related to payroll processing; and develop recommendations that coordinate and integrate personnel management information and processing.</b><br /><br /><b> B. EDUCATION: </b> Possess an LL.M degree; OR a PH.D or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, (e.g., Human Resources); OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.<br /><br /><b>C. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: </b> A combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. ( Only graduate education in excess of 2 full years is creditable .)<br /><br /><strong> GS-12: </strong>To qualify for the GS-12, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in federal service. Specialized Experience is defined as <b>providing technical advisory services related to federal payroll systems including Nation Finance Center (NFC), WebTA, EmpowerHR or similar federal payroll systems; advising on pay related topics such as garnishments and/or other various payroll deductions, and providing leadership and training to users on federal payroll systems.</b><br /><br /><strong> Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- </strong> 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 the 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 receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility 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/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .<br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-</strong> The 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 receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking 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/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ . <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />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. <br /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br />You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):<br /> Attention to Detail, Information Management, Problem Solving, and Written Communication<br /><br />The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:<br /> <strong>-Required:</strong> Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).<br /> <strong>-Required:</strong> Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).<br /> <strong>-Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: </strong>a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.<br /> <strong>-Required, if applicable:</strong> CTAP/ICTAP documentation <strong>(a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility </strong>for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.<br /> -<strong>Required, if applicable:</strong> VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).