Posted on September 6, 2023

Human Resources Technician
Full-time/Regular, Excepted Service
Roanoke, Virginia
Submissions received by September 20, 2023, will receive first consideration.
$ 41,368 – $67,231 (CL-24)
Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications/experience.

Promotion potential to full working grade of CL-25 without further competition.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia seeks a Human Resources Technician to provide a full range of administrative and technical support for human resources programs and activities in accordance with approved procedures, policies, and internal controls. The Human Resources Technician is a member of the shared administrative services team that provides support for the 8 judicial officers and approximately 116 employees of the Western District of Virginia’s six divisional offices (Abingdon, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke). Occasional travel, including overnight, within and outside the district is required.

• Assist with processing a variety of human resources and payroll actions such as appointments, promotions, separations, terminations, within grade increases, and changes to benefits elections. Assist with processing activities for the intern/extern program.
• Assist with recruitment efforts, such as preparing and distributing vacancy announcements, coordinating interviews, and conducting reference checks. Assist in administering background investigation checks and issuing credentials and identification cards.
• Maintain and monitor human resources records, including payroll and leave records, using the Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS), ensuring accuracy, and adhering to national and district guidelines. Enter and track time sensitive data. Maintains leave and timekeeping records.
• Assist with benefits program coordination including maintaining and distributing benefits materials, processing forms, and addressing routine benefits questions and resolving benefits issues.
• Assist with employee recognition programs and coordinating human resources-related events. Communicate human resources policy information.
• Collect data for required reports and audits, such as fair employment practices.
• Assist with training activities, such as coordinating and scheduling training, maintaining training records, and scheduling resources (e.g., meeting rooms, web-based resources, etc.)

The successful applicant must have one (1) year of progressively responsible experience in clerical or administrative work that provides knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures, and practices of human resources administration, and involved in the routine use of automated human resources systems and other automation systems such as word processing, spreadsheets, or database applications.
The ideal candidate will possess the initiative and ability to demonstrate sound ethics and judgment; can work harmoniously with a variety of staff at all levels of the organization; possesses excellent oral and written communication skills; understands the importance of the confidentiality issues inherent in the job; and always maintains a professional demeanor.

As part of a generous total compensation package, the federal judiciary offers a diverse group of benefit programs, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, paid holidays, annual and sick leave
accrual, participation in flexible reimbursement accounts, and retirement benefits. For more information, visit the
Benefits page on the United States Courts’ website.

Must be a U.S. citizen or meet the citizenship requirements for employment in the Judiciary. Visit the Court’s web site at

for additional information on citizenship requirement. Selectees are subject to a background investigation, including fingerprinting, and subsequent favorable suitability determination. This position is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer (direct deposit) for payment of salary. The Court requires employees to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judiciary Employees, which is available for review on the Court’s web site at

Qualified candidates must submit:
1. A letter of interest.
2. A detailed resume.
3. Contact information for three professional references.
4. The Judicial Application for Employment – Form AO78.

Application packets should be submitted as a single PDF via email to and reference Human Resources Technician #2023-13 in the subject line. Only complete application submissions will be considered. Complete application submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Due to the anticipated high volume of applications expected to be received, the Court will communicate only with those individuals who are invited for a personal interview. Unsuccessful applicants will not receive notice.
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the job announcement, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice.
Participation in the interview process will be at the applicant’s own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided. Applicants scheduled for an interview should advise the Court if a reasonable accommodation will be necessary. The United States District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.