29 days old

Human Resources Specialist

U.S. District Court
Seattle, Washington 98101
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking an articulate and self-motivated individual to join our Consolidated Administrative Services department.


Consolidated Administrative Services is comprised of human resources, budget, procurement, and space and facilities professionals. We serve the entire Court family: judicial officers, chambers staff, clerk’s office staff, and probation and pretrial services officers and staff. The HR Specialist performs a wide variety of duties including training, benefits administration, payroll processing, recruitment, on-boarding and orientation, and performance management, proactively managing all elements of the employment lifecycle. This position requires a positive, self-motivated individual who demonstrates collaboration, professionalism, discretion, and exceptional customer service and communication skills.


This position is located at the federal courthouse in Seattle with the option to schedule regular work days at the federal courthouse in Tacoma and/or satellite probation and pretrial services offices. Frequent travel within the district is required.

Representative Duties: 

  • Facilitate and deliver training on a variety of HR related topics, including modifying or developing training materials.
  • Manage full recruitment cycle including advertising, interviewing, and orientation.
  • Assist with performance management process, including annual evaluations and performance improvement plans as needed.

  • Process a variety of human resources and payroll actions such as appointments, promotions, separations, and terminations utilizing a national database. Maintain automated personnel records system. Prepare and utilize spreadsheets to track personnel actions.

  • Advise and educate staff in all areas of federal and judiciary benefits.

  • Serve as a resource on personnel issues for staff, self-directed teams, supervisors, and management, coaching and facilitating as needed.

  • Advise judges, unit executives, supervisors, and court staff on human resources matters, procedures, and processes.

  • Issue new employee credentials and identification cards. Assist with fingerprinting new employees, contractors, and other agency personnel as needed.

  • Assist with emergency preparedness processes and procedures.

  • Manage workers compensation claims, including tracking and reporting nationally.

  • Participate in other human resources responsibilities and initiatives as needed.



  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources administration, training, recruitment, benefits, and other experience that provides knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures, and practices of human resources.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, demonstrate sound judgment, and the ability to handle highly sensitive material is essential.
  • Training and group facilitation experience.
  • Collaborative work style, with a strong focus on building consensus within diverse groups.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and professionally with judges, staff attorneys, law enforcement officers, and operational and administrative staff.
  • Ability to maintain composure under stress, while adapting to unanticipated problems.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHR or SHRM-CP
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Human resources experience with the federal government
  • Proficiency with a wide range of technology, including Microsoft Office and SharePoint



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