Job Title: Program Support Assistant(OA)Job Announcement Number: UK830495-ARS-AD
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Term NTE 13 MONTHS
2 vacancies in the following location:
Albany, CA United States
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER "HOW TO APPLY" BEFORE YOU BEGIN.
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) works to ensure that Americans have reliable, adequate supplies of high-quality food and other agricultural products. ARS accomplishes its goals through scientific discoveries that help solve problems in crop and livestock production and protection, human nutrition, and the interaction of agriculture and the environment.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TERM APPOINTMENTS: These positions will be filled as a term appointment not to exceed (NTE) 13 months but may be extended up to 4 years.
- Possess a typing speed of 40 words per minute.
- Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
- Registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- Meet specialized experience requirement.
- Complete the Occupational Questionnaire/submit resume/supporting documents.
This position serves as a personal assistant to the Research Leader or Center Director and other professional staff, coordinating a wide variety of administrative and clerical tasks essential to the program administration of the Management Unit.
Major responsibilities include:
- Providing technical and procedural advice in support of research program administration by identifying and analyzing issues and taking or recommending action using established guidelines.
- Serving as the initial point-of-contact for all questions, information and problem resolution in the areas of budget and accounting, agreements, travel, human resources, files management, correspondence preparation and control, time and attendance, office automation systems, and purchasing/procurement.
- Assisting the Research Leader/Center Director with program management and administrative duties.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
You may start at the GS-7 grade level if you have the following qualifications:
- One full-time year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level of the Federal service or private sector equivalent. This experience is in or related to the line of work of this position and has equipped me with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to independently perform a full range of technical and administrative support functions in an office. My experience has demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge providing administrative support and program management for budget and accounting, agreements, travel, human resources, files management, correspondence preparation and control, time and attendance, office automation systems, and purchasing and procurement.
Typing Requirment: You must posses a typing speed of 40 words per minute.
The substituion of education is not qualifying for the this GS-7 position.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.
Note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education OR that your application is incomplete may result in receipt of a lower or ineligible rating.
For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens - If you meet the qualification requirements based on the extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position and your responses to the automated scoring system, your application will be placed in one of the three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.