Human Resources Assistant (Trainee)
Department Of Justice 222 reviews - Washington, DC

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. With such an important mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our team, where you can achieve your career goals and dreams and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.

Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.


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  • Assists Human Resources Specialists in conducting Delegated Examining recruitment efforts to include: posting vacancy announcements, answering applicant questions, application intake, and initial reviews.
  • Responsible for coding Request for Personnel Actions, routing for approval, and keying Personnel Action into payroll system.
  • Assists in employee on-boarding process by conducting portions of orientation, collecting paperwork, creating Official Personnel Folders, and requesting prior service.
  • Responds to requests for information from Specialists, Managers, and Section Liaisons.
To be eligible, you must:
a) Be a student, enrolled not less than half-time (this generally equates to 6 credit hours per semester but may vary among institutions) in a junior college, college, university or other accredited educational institution. You must continue to be an enrolled student to be employed through this program. Degree programs need to be related to the field of Human Resources or Public Policy.

b) Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

c) Be a U.S. citizen.

You must meet the basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

This appointment is expected to continue through completion of education and study-related work requirements. Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) employees may be noncompetitvely converted to a career or a career-conditional appointment.

GS-4: To qualify at the GS-4 level, you must have at least one full year of general experience equivalent to the GS-3 level. General experience is experience of progressively responsible, office, or other work indicating the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of general experience are: filing documents, keeping logs, maintaining files, screening visitors, answering phone calls, updating database, clerical and administrative type duties.


Education Substitution: Completed two years beyond high school which equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position.


Combination of Experience and Education: Have a combination of education and experience as described above.

GS-5: To qualify at the GS-5 level, you must have at least one full year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as: processing Human Resources Personnel Actions, auditing Official Personnel Folders, communicating in orally and in writing.


Education Substitution: Completed four years of education beyond high school which equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position.


Combination of Experience and Education: Have a combination of education and experience as described above.


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Your evaluation will be based on education and experience

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits
currently offered to Federal employees.

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Veterans Information:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National - You MUST indicate citizenship on resume to confirm eligibility.
  • You must submit a complete application package; Resume and supporting documents (See "How To Apply").
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for, or exempt from, the Selective Service. See
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial
institution of their choosing.

We will consider the first 25 applications for this position. We will cut off acceptance of applications at 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time on the day we receive the 25th application. If you are interested in applying, we strongly recommend that you do so as early as possible as, given anticipated interest, we expect to reach the cut-off number quickly.

Please submit the following documents. Failure to do so will result in non-consideration:

1. Resume - Resumes must include the following information: announcement number, veterans preference (if applicable), social security number and date of birth, as well as all experience, education, training, self-development, awards, commendations, outside activities, or other information relevant to the vacancy. Positions may be full-time or part-time. Applicants should indicate estimated availability for part-time work schedules.

2. Transcript(s) - Official or unofficial. If retrieved from online, it must be printed directly from the school's website, reflecting the url on the bottom and/or top of the page. Documentation must show that the applicant has maintained a 3.0 GPA, is currently enrolled at least half-time, and is registered for future courses (if applicable).

3. Enrollment Verification from your current school - This may come directly from your school registrar's office or you may submit a valid schedule of classes for the next semester. (Note: If the upcoming semester courses are listed on your current transcript, that will suffice).

  • An application package will not be evaluated until all three documents noted above have been received by the HR Staff.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL to The subject line should include the announcement number for which you are applying: 12-CR-ADM-SCEP-002. As referenced above, complete application packages must be among the first 50 received OR be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration, whichever occurs first.

If you do not have internet access, you are strongly encouraged to visit your local library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides internet access. If you are unable to apply online, you may call our Human Resources main telephone number at (202) 514-2811 to obtain assistance in submitting your application materials.

  • This position is in the excepted service. It is excluded from provisions of the career transition assistance program.
  • Veteran's Preference will be applied as administratively feasible. In order to receive positive consideration, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214 showing the type of discharge and dates of active duty and, if applicable, an SF-15 and VA letter certifying the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's consideration.

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