Human Resources Manager – Kansas City




Position Title:                  Human Resources Manager – Vacancy # KC 20-03

Location:                          Kansas City, Kansas

Opening Date:                May 15, 2020

Closes:                              open until filled; priority consideration given to applications received by May 29, 2020

Salary Range:                   $61,984 – $73,718 (CL 28/1 – CL 29/1)*

*Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and based upon Court Personnel System (CPS) guidelines. Advanced in step placement up to CL 29/61, $119,820 may be available for exceptionally qualified candidates or current or prior federal employees.

Promotion Potential:     Up to CL 30

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity in our workforce.


The Human Resources Manager is the member of the Human Resources Department responsible for the supervision of other departmental staff, with a commitment towards the development, execution, and continuous improvement of HR policy and procedures. Human Resources is a function within the consolidated court administration group which serves three court units. The incumbent will create and implement strategies for talent acquisition and retention, staff training and development, performance management, and managing the personnel budget. Occasional travel to divisional offices in Topeka and Wichita is necessary, as well as out-of-state travel to attend training and other national programs.


  • In compliance with national guidelines, develops and recommends local personnel policies on topics such as EEO, worker’s compensation, grievance procedures, and employment conditions
  • Guides administrative and operational departments in their recruitment and selection efforts
  • Oversees the administration of compensation and benefits, ensuring the court is in compliance with established judiciary policy
  • Assists in managing the court’s personnel budget by tracking the status of funds and projecting potential personnel expenditures
  • Responsible for management and execution of the employee recognition program
  • Develops and implements staff training on compensation, benefits, orientation, policies and procedures, ethics, management training and EEO, as well as other HR related topics
  • Advises unit executive, managers and supervisors regarding all personnel actions including, hiring, promotion, discipline and performance evaluation
  • Oversees the timely execution of all personnel actions
  • Manages various significant court-wide special projects for the court



  • A high school diploma plus three years of general experience,
  • Two years of specialized experience*, including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL-27;
  • Have specialized experience that includes progressively responsible administrative, technical, professional, supervisory or managerial experience that provided an opportunity to gain:
    • Skill in developing the interpersonal work relationships needed to lead a team of employees,
    • The ability to exercise mature judgment, and
  • Knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, and theories of management and the ability to understand the managerial policies applicable to the Human Resources Department


  • Have at least one year of experience at or equivalent to the next level below the level appointed

* Specialized experience can be substituted with Completion of a master’s degree or two years of graduate study (27 semester or 54 quarter hours) in an accredited university in business or public administration, political science, criminal justice, law, or other field closely related to the subject matter of the position


The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of HR principals, a professional track record of effectively leading staff, and an advanced degree in business or public administration. Court or other federal government experience in the HR field is ideal.


  1. 13 days paid vacation for each of the first three years
  2. 20 days paid vacation after three years, 26 days after 15 years
  3. 13 days paid sick leave
  4. 10 paid holidays
  5. Choice of healthcare coverage, including dental & vision coverage
  6. Life insurance options
  7. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System
  8. Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (tax deferred retirement savings plan)
  9. Participation in the Long Term Care Insurance plan
  10. Participation in the Flexible Benefits Program
  11. Free parking
  12. Free onsite fitness center



To apply for this position, please submit the following items combined into a single, pdf document:

1) a cover letter,

2) a resume, and

3) AO 78 Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment and District of Kansas Supplemental Form*


*current District of Kansas employees do not need to submit the AO 78 application form.

  • Complete applications should be submitted by email to:
  • The Application for Employment form is available on the Court=s website under the Forms/Employment tabs. Please note that there are separate forms for PC and Mac users.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The subject line of the e-mail must include both the position title Human Resources Manager and the position number KC 20-03




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. This position is subject to ongoing mandatory favorable background checks. The U.S. Courts require employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Due to the volume of applications received, the Court may only communicate to those individuals who will be interviewed for open positions. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.

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U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas