Human Resources Supervisor

US DISTRICT COURT   San Diego, CA   Full-time     Human Resources
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Posted on June 18, 2020

Human Resources Supervisor

The U.S. District Court is currently recruiting for a Human Resources Supervisor. The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

•              Supervises and evaluates the Human Resources staff. Clarifies roles and responsibilities of the positions, establishes performance expectations and provides support in meeting performance expectations. 

  • Evaluates continuing problems in the quantity and quality of work and recommends necessary corrective action and training needs of HR positions.
  • Directs human resources staff in day-to-day responsibilities and advise on non-routine questions.  Ensure a consistent human resources message and response to questions and issues raised my management and staff.
  • Creates on-line resources. Develops and maintains HR content on websites.  Assist with document management in the court’s document/collaboration system and on the court’s external website.
  • Identifies current and potential workflow issues; develop and or implement solutions using current technologies.  Recommend changes or improvements to automated systems.
  • Ensures technical knowledge is current and answers technical questions on human resources procedures, policies, directives, etc. and obtains needed information or decisions from the Chief Deputy of Administration on problems which may arise.
  • Provides information to all levels of staff on grievances, adverse actions, equal employment opportunity and employment dispute resolution issues.
  • Advises executive management, managers, supervisors and judicial officers and staff on human resources matters and application of relevant classification standards.
  • Updates and develops new position descriptions. Compares position descriptions to CPS benchmarks and prepares certifications for approval.  Ensures accuracy of pay grade assigned to position.
  • Drafts and prepares notices of vacancies.  Recommends and implements sources for recruitment.
  • Administers all benefits programs.  Acts as the benefits coordinator and provides advice and assistance to Judges, Clerk’s office and chambers employees, and retiring employees in all areas of federal benefits.  Advises employees of benefits of Employee Assistance Program and local Health Unit.  Remains current on new legislation   regarding benefits.
  • Advises management and employees on leave administration, leave policies and tracking issues in adherence to local leave policies and procedures, as well as those set out in the Guide to Judiciary Policy.
  • Administers the Performance Appraisal program, ensuring the proper application of step increases (WGI) and discretionary steps as outlined in the Performance Management program.
  • Develops, composes and updates a comprehensive Employee Manual containing current general office policies, procedures, and guidelines, including all relevant Human Resources matters.
  • Processes personnel and payroll actions such as appointments, promotions, separations, terminations, and within-level increases.
  • Clarifies applicable regulations and requirements for FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.  Prepares and distributes numerous regular and ad hoc statistical reports for the Administrative Office, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief Judge, Clerk of Court, and others.
  • Prepares budgetary justifications and spending requests for HR forms, equipment, supplies, advertising expenses, personnel related publications, and training tools, for the annual budget.
  • Provides necessary reports on ad hoc basis when audit documents are requested, including court unit audits, and specifically leave audits.
  • Develops, arranges, and presents seminars regarding personnel related issues, such as benefits.  Secures outside expert speakers in a particular area of specialization.

•              Performs various other duties as assigned.

Must have at least 2 years of specialized HR experience. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; four (4) or more years of HR-related work experience; experience with Judiciary human resource management systems and federal benefits programs are preferred. Salary is $68,673 - $102,104 DOE w/ full benefits.

To see specific position requirements, benefit information and the application process, visit the careers tab on for the entire vacancy announcement.   



San Diego , CA