Human Resources Officer

Department Of Justice


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This position is also being announced under 23-CAC-11874357-DE.

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* Accepting applications

* Open & closing dates

03/08/2023 to 03/21/2023

* Salary

$114,044 – $148,255 per year

* Pay scale & grade

GS 13

* Help


1 vacancy in the following location:

* Los Angeles, CA

* Remote job


* Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

* Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position for training purposes

* Relocation expenses reimbursed


* Appointment type

Permanent –

* Work schedule

Full-time –

* Service


* Promotion potential


* Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

* Supervisory status


* Security clearance


* Drug test


* Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)

* Trust determination process


* Announcement number


* Control number



This job is open to

* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

* Family of overseas employees

Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.

* Federal employees – Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

* Individuals with disabilities

* Land & base management

Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

* Military spouses

* Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

* Special authorities

Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

* Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Well-qualified surplus/displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) in the local area and current/former Federal employees in permanent competitive service positions (status candidates). VEOA eligibles and those eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authority, e.g., Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, former Overseas employees, VISTA/Peace Corps, some Land Management employees, and certain veterans, e.g., VRA, 30% Disabled. see link in “How to Apply”

Help This job is also open in another announcement to:

* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

* The public

Help This job is also open in another announcement to:

* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

* The public



As a Human Resources Officer in the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing a variety of human resources services to the United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California.

Typical work assignments will include, but are not limited to:

* Serving as the authoritative consultant and key advisor to all management officials within the District on all functional areas of Human Resources management.

* Supervising a Human Resources Staff, making final technical decisions on work problems and products.

* Reviewing work in progress or upon completion to ascertain problems in accuracy, adequacy, and adherence to procedures and takes appropriate corrective action.

* Planning, developing, and administering an effective recruitment and retention program.

* Providing guidance on position management and classification of positions.

* Providing advice and assistance on performance management and employee relations.

* Administering a benefits program.

* Administering guidance on compensation and leave.

* Initiating, coordinating, and overseeing special studies, programs, and studies and facilitating the implementation of new or revised policies and programs.



Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

* Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation

* You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

* If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

* If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

* Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

* You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

* If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.


GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 level, you must meet one full year of specialized experience as defined below:

Specialized Experience: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.

Specialized Experience must have provided the applicant with the ability to support senior management of an organization through the planning, analyzing, managing and evaluating of a Human Resources management program in the areas of staffing and recruitment andtwo or more of the following: position classification, performance management and recognition systems, compensation and leave, employee benefits or processing, records management and administration.

Examples of specialized experience include: providing management with a wide range of strategies in administering staffing and placement activities; recommending changes in recruitment practices and processes; conducting analysis of positions and determining classification; preparing responses to external classification review/audit findings and recommendations regarding sensitive issues; providing advice and assistance on the processes and procedures of performance management systems and incentive awards; researching, interpreting and applying compensation laws and regulations to individual situations and questions raised by staff; counseling employees and beneficiaries on benefit programs coverage options, coverage, and advantages and disadvantages of benefits; ensuring timely resolution of processing system errors; ensuring that personnel files and records are maintained in accordance with agency rules, Office of Personnel Management, and National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- 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:

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-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


Not applicable

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

A relocation incentive may be considered as appropriate based on qualifications.

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.

Special Employment Consideration- Persons with disabilities, veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointments. For further information, please click the link below.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

Diversity Statement: As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

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* Benefits


A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The OPM Website for definitions):

Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Managing Human Resources, Personnel and Human Resources, and Technical Competence

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.


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