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WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? As a Human Resources Specialist, you will serve as a Human Resources Specialist in the Special Processing Branch of the Centralized Activities Employee Conduct and Compliance organization. As such, you will have the responsibility for the interpretation of the validity of court-ordered documents, procedural methods, and the implementation, monitoring and record-keeping of court-ordered wage garnishments for all Internal Revenue Service employees.
As a Human Resources Specialist, you will:
- Research the TIMIS (Treasury Integrated Management Information System) database to determine court order's applicability to an employee's wages (i.e., employment status, any prior wage garnishments in effect, aggregate disposable earnings available for withholding, etc.).
- Analyze the factual validity of the court order documentation for the case. Make determinations about the length and the amount of payroll deductions based on disposable pay. Initiates wage withholding with National Finance Center (NFC).
- Utilize TIMIS database, i.e., PRES (Payroll/Personnel Remote Entry System) to implement payroll documents of all Internal Revenue Service employees for family support orders.
- Provide notification of status of court-ordered documentation to the impacted employee, court, attorneys, labor relations, and any other appropriate party within specified time frames. May serve as a point of information relative to various questions/issues raised as a result of the documentation.
- Maintain database records in eTrak for all incoming court-ordered documentation received. Also maintain various records concerning court-ordered deductions affecting IRS employees (i.e., payment logs, contact logs, files, etc.).
- Ensure strict adherence to the Privacy Act and all provisions contained in disclosure laws concerning the release of information impacting Criminal Investigation employees, as well as disclosure rules pertaining to all other IRS employees and their families.
- Initiate oral and written communications for review with courts, attorneys, General Legal Services (GLS) staff, National Finance Center (NFC) employees, Workforce Relations Advisors, and other individuals concerning the status of court orders, employment status, disclosure issues, payroll deduction amounts, and other related issues concerning assigned cases.
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-07 LEVEL: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Specialized experience is experience in applying the basic principles and practices of the Human Resources (HR) specialization(s). Examples of qualifying work experience include: interpreting and applying laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the interrelationships of human resources programs sufficient to provide customer service; Experience communicating factual and procedural information clearly, orally and in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions regarding HR processes. OR
Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor’s degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. OR
At least one (1) academic year of graduate education in a field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields.
GS-09 LEVEL: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying work experience include: interpreting and applying laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to employees impacted by court-ordered wage garnishments; Experience using consulting methods and techniques and communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly, orally and in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions regarding HR processes. OR
A master’s or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields. OR
Two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields. OR
LL.B. or J.D., if related
For Grades 07 THRU 09: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).