The U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeks a dedicated and experienced human resources professional with excellent interpersonal skills and strong work ethic. The Human Resources (HR) Specialist provides service to clerk’s office staff, judicial officers, and chambers staff. The HR Specialist performs a wide variety of duties including training, benefits administration, payroll processing,
recruitment, on-boarding and orientation, performance management, and proactively managing all
elements of the employment life-cycle. This position requires a positive, self- motivated
individual who demonstrates professionalism, discretion, and exceptional customer service and
This position is located at the federal courthouse in Seattle and supports employees located both
in Seattle and at the divisional office in the federal
courthouse in Tacoma.
classification, workers compensation, personnel action processing, and within grade increases.
procedures and processes.
employees, contractors, and other agency personnel as needed.
processing, leave tracking, personnel projections, records management, and performance management.
compliance with appropriate guidelines, policies and approved internal controls related to human
QUALIFICATIONS * To qualify for placement at the CL-27: two years of specialized
experience including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL-25; or completion of the
requirements for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
one year equivalent to work at the CL-27, or completion of a master’s degree or two years of
graduate study in an accredited university in business or public administration, political science,
criminal justice, law or, other field closely related to human resources.
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.
highly sensitive material is essential.
Employees of the United States Bankruptcy Court are entitled to similar benefits as
other federal government employees, including:
dependent care and commuter/parking costs);
matching up to 5%);
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Applicants invited to interview must travel at their own expense.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court requires employees to follow a code of conduct which is available upon request.
Reference checks will be conducted on top candidates. A background investigation with law
enforcement agencies, including fingerprint and criminal records checks, will be conducted as a
condition of employment. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired
provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Unsatisfactory results
may result in termination of employment.
The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages.
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the
announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, 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 from the original announcement, management may elect to
select a candidate from the applicants who responded to the original announcement without
posting the position.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE Applicants should complete an Application for Judicial Federal Employment, Form AO-78 http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/AO078.pdf. Please email cover letter, resume and Form AO-78 in a single PDF.
The subject line should read: HR Specialist – Vacancy #18-08
See the Court’s Website at: WWW.WAWB.USCOURTS.GOV
Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $53,084.00 to $103,441.00 /year