2023-04 Human Resources Administrator
Exciting Human Resources Career Opportunity
United States Probation Office
District of Nevada
Announcement Number Job Title
2023-04 Human Resources Administrator
Number of Openings Type
One (1) Las Vegas, Nevada Regular, Full-Time
- Compensation (Depending on Experience) Promotional Potential
$67,535-$109,790, CL-28 Promotional potential to CL-29 without further competition.
Opening Date Closing Date
February 24, 2023 April 3, 2023 (applications are reviewed on a rolling basis)
Apply To Required Documents
Submit application as a single.pdf file (preferred) to:
Incomplete application packets will NOT be considered.
For consideration, applicants MUST submit:
- Cover letter (summarizing background and interest) and
Pay is only part of the generous total compensation package you receive while working for the federal Judiciary. Employees also receive 13 days of vacation for the first three years (which increases with tenure), 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays, retirement benefits, pension plan, and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) including a government match of up to 5%. Optional benefits include health and life insurance, dental and vision insurance, long-term care insurance, a Flexible Benefits Program which includes health, dependent care, free parking, and an in-house fitness facility. Also included is the Federal Occupational Health (FOH)/Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). Student loan forgiveness is available to qualified individuals, pursuant to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
The U.S. Probation Office, District of Nevada, is accepting applications for the position of Human Resources Administrator. We currently employ a staff of 50+ professionals dedicated to supporting the court’s mission. The duty station for this position is Las Vegas, Nevada.
We also have a satellite office in Reno, Nevada, and occasional travel is required.
The purpose of this role is to closely partner with the court unit executive, managers, and staff to provide administrative and technical support for HR programs, policies, services, and systems. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with appropriate guidelines, policies, and approved internal controls related to human resources management.
More than its famous strip, which provides endless entertainment opportunities for locals and tourists from all over the world, Las Vegas, Nevada also offers a family-friendly environment with wonderful neighborhoods, affordable living, warm weather, outdoor wonders (hiking, climbing, snow-skiing, boating, sightseeing), professional sports, and world-class restaurants. Las Vegas is also home to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is just a few hours away from beach destinations in Southern California, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and National Parks and ski resorts in Utah.
Reno, Nevada is an outdoor lover’s paradise with year-round recreation. Known as the “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno is famous for maintaining its small-town charm while offering big-city amenities. Lake Tahoe, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, is just 45 minutes away, and the Tahoe region also includes nearly twenty world-class ski resorts. With its beautiful campus, the University of Nevada, Reno has ranked in the top tier of “Best National Universities” for the last decade. Reno is just a few hours away from San Francisco, California.
Nevada is among the most tax-friendly states in the U.S. with residents enjoying no state income tax, no county income tax, lower property taxes, and no inheritance tax.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Human Resources Administrator performs a full range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
- Review, research, analyze, recommend, and develop local human resources polices ensuring adherence to the Guide to Judiciary Policy, internal controls, and the Human Resources Manual.
- Develop and maintain the local human resources procedural manual.
- Research and track employment practices, trends, and other statistical data to determine the effectiveness of human resource programs, including the Employee Recognitionand Awards Program.
- Provide guidance and advice to the management team related to employee performance, coaching and mentoring, discipline, and other employee relations matters.
- Provide informal counseling and assist with grievance and adverse action procedures.
- Develop and administer procedures for recruitment and selection of applicants for employment. Screen applicants and refer qualified candidates to management.
- Conduct research and develop expertise in performance appraisal systems. Administer performance appraisal plan and coordinate policies throughout the district, ensuring all employees are routinely evaluated. Analyze performance management data for trends that require correction, adjustment, or training.
- Prepare and schedule appointments, separations, retirements, promotions, and WGI’s for staff based on a thorough understanding of the classification standards for the Court Personnel System (CPS) and the Judiciary Salary Plan (JSP).
- Process all personnel actions using automated payroll system (HRMIS) within established deadlines.
- Create and update position descriptions and postings of job vacancies. Develop and maintain all recruitment related records, including position announcements, interview information, applicant’s demographic statistics, and recruitment files.
- Coordinate and conduct new-hire orientation and training for new employees including payroll information, automated systems, personnel policies and procedures, and benefits.
- Manage Employment Suitability Program including background and credit checks, drug testing and fingerprinting. Complete and electronically file necessary forms, track, and report the results to judges and managers.
- Supervise Facilities Access Card (FAC) Program for employee court ID’s and building access for all court staff.
- Prepare various quarterly and annual reports including Taxable Parking, Worker’s Compensation, Telework, and Fair Employment Practices.
- Maintain local personnel files, including payroll, leave records, time and attendance, and other accountability documents for audit purposes.
- Administer and utilize human resources automated systems including HRMIS, local personnel program, leave tracking, benefits, personnel budget projections, electronic records management, fingerprinting system and FAC system for employee ID’s.
- Serve on the district-wide human resources committee to prepare and deliver human resources related events, benefits training, and promoting employee wellness to all court agencies. Plans and organizes annual benefits open season and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
- May supervise the work of other staff, write performance evaluations, and perform other duties related to the supervision of staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
To qualify for the position of Human Resources Administrator, an individual must possess the required years of progressively responsible specialized experience (earned after the completion of a bachelor’s degree).
CPS Grade Level Years of Specialized Experience
CL 28 2 Years
Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible experience in at least one, but preferably two or more, functional areas of human resources management and administration (classification, staffing, training, employee relations, etc.) that provided knowledge of the rules, regulations, terminology, etc. of the area of human resources administration. Education Substitutions: Completion of a master's degree or two years of graduate study (27 semester or 54 quarter hours) at an accredited university in human resources management, business or public administration, political science, criminal justice, law, or other fields closely related to the subject matter of the position. Note: A degree that relies primarily upon credit for life experience rather than academic course work is not considered qualifying for substitution of educational experience for actual work experience under this section.
Although not required, the court unit prefers the following:
- A minimum of 3 years professional experience in human resources administration.
- Unquestionable integrity, trustworthiness, character, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; sound and mature critical thinking and problem-solving skills; good judgment in handling sensitive material; professional and positive demeanor and a customer-focused attitude.
- Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrable initiative, attention to detail, and highly motivated to succeed; strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to handle a wide range of program areas including classification, recruitment, interviewing, staffing, training, development, employee relations, salary and benefits administration.
- Professional certification or designation (SHRM, SPHR or PHR).
Conditions of Employment
This position is classified as “High Sensitive;” therefore, the successful applicant is required to submit to an initial OPM background investigation for the previous ten years (including a criminal history and fingerprint check), and every five (5) years thereafter. The United States Probation Office, District of Nevada, is part of the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanently eligible to work in the United States. The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages. Judiciary employees serve under excepted appointments (not civil service) and are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct.
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