POSITION: Human Resources Generalist
LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky
STARTING SALARY: CL 26 – CL 27 ($43,840 - $78,270)
Depending upon qualifications
Promotion Potential to CL 27 if hired at CL 26
CLOSING DATE: October 27, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST
No late applications accepted
This position is located in the Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court in Louisville,
Kentucky. The court also maintains staffed offices in Bowling Green, Owensboro and Paducah.
The Human Resources Generalist provides HR services for 5 judges, 4 magistrate judges and
approximately 70 Clerk’s Office and chambers staff throughout the district. The position will
also perform various administrative functions.
Process a variety of personnel and payroll actions such as appointments, promotions,
separations, terminations, within-grade increases, and changes to employee benefits.
Monitor and ensure all staffing and payroll actions are processed in a timely and correct
Reconcile bi-weekly payroll, create budget projections, and collaborate with the clerk and
budget manager regarding personnel cost.
Conduct assigned recruitment efforts, such preparing and posting vacancy
announcements, coordinating interviews, ensuring that interviewers follow hiring
guidelines, and participating in interviews as needed.
Maintain statistics for annual Fair Employment Practices System and Telework reports.
Administer background checks and investigations, take employee fingerprints, and issue
Assist in researching, developing, and recommending human resources related
procedures or policies for the court.
Assist with creating and classifying position descriptions.
Ensure accuracy of personnel information in HRMIS and leave tracking program.
Administer benefits program, including maintaining and distributing materials,
processing forms, addressing routine questions and resolving benefits issues.
Assist and advise new and existing employees on payroll information, personnel policies
and procedures, and benefit options.
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.)
Procure supplies, equipment, services and furnishings from government and nongovernment
sources through new contracts, competitive bids or existing contracts. Plan
and coordinate time and delivery of purchases.
Coordinate arranging of interpreters as needed for court proceedings.
Receive goods and services in financial management system.
Serve as Reconciliation Clerk.
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualified applicant will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a
related field. The candidate must possess a minimum of two years of progressively responsible
experience and demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability in human resources administration,
including recruitment and staffing, classification and compensation, benefits, performance
management, payroll and employee relations, that required knowledge of the related rules,
regulations and terminology to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Candidate must also demonstrate:
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people;
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail;
Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to requests on short notice.
Employees of the U. S. District Court are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s
civil service classification system or regulations, and are considered “at will” employees.
Benefits available include:
13 days paid vacation for the first 3 years of full-time employment. Thereafter, 20 to 26
days per year dependent upon length of federal service.
13 days of paid sick leave per year (unlimited accumulation)
A minimum of 10 paid holidays per year
Federal Employees Retirement System
Thrift Savings Plan
Optional Federal Employees Health Benefits
Optional Dental and Vision Benefits
Optional Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
Optional Flexible Spending Accounts (pre-tax accounts for health and dependent care)
Optional Long-Term Care Insurance
Credit for prior federal government service
On site fitness center and health unit
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
This position is regular and full-time.
Applicant must be a US Citizen or eligible to work in the United States.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit is required.
As a condition of employment, an FBI Background Check or Investigation is required.
We will not pay relocation or interview travel expenses.
Only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed.
Occasional travel within the district may be required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter describing relevant experience, resume, and three references through this posting.
Email documents MUST be PDF format for acceptance.
For additional information on the United States District Court, visit our web site at
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