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The mission of the Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is to improve public safety and give court-involved youth the opportunity to become more productive citizens by building on the strengths of youth and their families in the least restrictive, most homelike environment consistent with public safety. DYRS administers detention, commitment and aftercare services for youth held under its care in its facilities or residing in the DC community. 

The Human Resources (HR) Specialist (Payroll is located within the Department of Youth Rehabilitation’s (DYRS) Office of Human Resources (OHR). The purpose of the OHR is to provide personnel and management advisory services regarding DYRS' human capital resources in support of programmatic operations to achieve operational goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Human Resources Specialist will serve as a liaison between relevant external stakeholders such as the Office of Pay and Retirement Services (OPRS), the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), and the Department of Human Resources (DCHR), regarding time and labor issues. The Payroll Specialist will serve as a Quality Assurance Liaison (QAL) for the agency and will review and reconcile time entries for accuracy; resolve payroll issues; communicate with employees and managers in case of any issues that arose after payroll has been processed and completed. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for completing Bi-weekly overtime audits, payroll closing audits, investigate and identify issues, resolve or provide recommendations. The incumbent also will generate off cycle checks where necessary with supervisor’s approval, use advanced excel skills to investigate payroll issues and complete retro payments and backpays as appropriate. Work with the FMLA, Workers Compensation and Employee Relations teams in analyzing leave audits and provide expert advice to resolve complex payroll issues, leave abuse cases etc. Conduct refresher payroll trainings for current employees and managers. Train new hires on payroll and benefits during new hire orientation.

The incumbent is also responsible for monitoring the timely initiation of personnel action requests; coordinates with DCHR to identify any problems in processing and endeavors to resolve those issues in support of the department, office or business unit. The incumbent will also research, compile, organize information and data; prepare periodic statistics and reports upon request and in support of workforce planning for DYRS.

Qualifications and Education

Individual must possess at least one-year (1) of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience can include performing payroll functions for large organizations, performing overtime audits, preparing statistical reports, performing technical functions (v-look-up, trend analysis, etc.), serving as the initial point of contact for payroll related matters; performing payroll functions for large organizations, performing overtime audits.  

Experience working in a unionized environment is highly preferred; Experience utilizing analytical tools, Microsoft Excel, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) is highly preferred.

Licensures and Certifications

Professional Human Resources (PHR) and/or Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) is preferred.

Work Conditions and Environment

The work is performed in an office setting.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: M-F during normal work hours between 8:30am-5:00pm *Times are flexible pending department needs and supervisory approval*

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-0201-12

Salary Range: $76,126.00 - $97,375.00; based on available funding

Type of Appointment: Career Service - Regular Appointment

Promotion Potential: No known promotion potential 

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not a part of a Collective Bargaining Unit.

Area of Consideration: Open to the public   

Position Designation: This position as been designated as security-sensitive under the guideline of the DC Personnel Manual. Incumbents of this position are subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC personnel regulations. Accordingly, incumbents must successfully pass a criminal background and consumer credit check as a condition of employment and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of their tenure.

Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

The mission of the Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is to improve public safety and give court-involved youth the opportunity to become more productive citizens by building on the strengths of youth and their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021

Salary

$76,126 - $97,375

Benefits

The District offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, please visit https://dchr.dc.gov/page/employee-benefits.

The District offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, please visit https://dchr.dc.gov/page/employee-benefits.

Location

On-site
Laurel, MD, USA

How to Apply

To officially apply, please visit the following link and enter Job ID-13729:

https://careers.dc.gov/psc/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Action=U&Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=idealist

To officially apply, please visit the following link and enter Job ID-13729:

https://careers.dc.gov/psc/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Action…

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