Human Resources Supervisor

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 28 / CL 29
Salary Range: 
$63,402 - $122,572
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Closing Date: 
Open until filled with preference given to applications received by 5:00 PM (PST) April 14, 2017
Number of Positions: 
Vacancy Number: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

The Human Resources Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of Human Resources subordinate staff and provides a full range of human resources services to Judicial and Clerk’s Office employees. Providing high quality, relevant, and timely service to judicial officers, chambers staff, court unit executives, and all employees of the District Court is the primary objective of this position. The Human Resources Supervisor reports directly to the Director of Human Resources and works collaboratively on human resources initiatives and issues.

The United States District Court for the Central District of California is the nation’s largest federal trial court, serving seven counties and a population of approximately 19.4 million people, more than 50 percent of the entire population of the State of California.  The District has three divisional offices located, in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Riverside, 28 authorized District Judges, 9 Senior Judges, 23 authorized Magistrate Judges, and 1 part-time Magistrate Judge in Santa Barbara.  The Human Resources Department provides services to approximately 500 employees.

Representative Responsibilities: 
  • Assigns, directs, trains, and reviews work of subordinate HR staff;
  • Reviews, researches, develops, and recommends personnel policies;
  • Assists in the development and administration of procedures for recruitment and selection of applicants for employment. Screens applications and interviews candidates. Refers qualified candidates to management;
  • Provides information to staff on grievances, adverse actions, equal employment opportunity, and employment dispute resolution issues;
  • Updates and develops new position descriptions consistent with guidelines set forth under the Court Personnel System. Ensures accuracy of pay grade assigned to position;
  • Administers the performance appraisal system of each court unit and the leave management system (HRMIS Leave Tracking);
  • Provides assistance to employees and managers in federal benefits areas, including health and life insurance, retirement and workers’ compensation;
  • Responsible for processing personnel and payroll actions such as appointments, promotions, separations, terminations, and within-grade increases. This includes ensuring compliance with appropriate guidelines, policies, and approved internal controls;
  • Responsible for maintaining human resources records, including all employee-related documents, payroll, and leave records;
  • Provides guidance to managers in the areas of employee relations, discipline procedures, and leave policies;
  • Responsible for the employee background investigation process;
  • Monitors and supports good staff morale. 
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional, supervisory or managerial experience that provided an opportunity to gain (1) skill in dealing with others in person-to-person work relationships, (2) the ability to exercise mature judgment, and (3) a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, and theories of management and the ability to apply the managerial policies in the court environment.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ideal candidate has vision, integrity, and a desire to achieve and maintain a high degree of professional excellence.  
  • Skill in supervising a diverse staff.
  • Ability to influence by negotiation.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Strong organization skills to oversee and complete projects. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills required.
  • United States District Court employees are entitled to federal benefits such as: A defined benefit pension plan; a retirement savings plan including generous matching contributions; paid vacation and sick leave; 10 paid holidays per year; and choosing from an array of insurance plans including health, life, dental, vision, long term disability, and long term care.
  • Bi-weekly pay made by direct deposit.
  • Commuter subsidies are available to employees who utilize public transportation to and from work.
  • Extensive on-line training options. Travel for in-person training and professional conferences is available, funds permitting.
  • Federal court employees can pursue an on-line certificate and degree programs in judicial administration through Michigan State University, partially subsidized, funds permitting.
Application Process: 

To be assured consideration, please submit a completed application packet by Friday, April 14, 2017 (visit the court’s website at to download the job application) to:  Documents must be in PDF format, and the email should reference Vacancy No. (17-22). Complete applications packets must include the following:

  1. cover letter;
  2. resume;
  3. an application for Federal Branch Employment (visit the court’s website at to download the job application.

Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will only communicate with those individuals who will be tested or interviewed.  Expenses associated with interviews or relocation will not be reimbursed.  Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary to interview. 

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be subject to an FBI background check.  The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to a code of conduct which is available on the Court’s website at

The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement, commence interviews immediately, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which actions may occur without notice.

The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer