This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Supervisory Administrative Support Assistant

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:NV Merit-2013-0319

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, September 14, 2013 to Monday, September 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0303-07/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

The work schedule is full-time. - This is a permanent appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Elko, Nevada

WHO MAY APPLY:

All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area, Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team! The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.  For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Elko, NV. Information about the area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce.  Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here.
 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U. S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal land.
  • Direct deposit is required.

DUTIES:

The incumbent serves as a supervisor of the Administrative Team, which is responsible for providing administrative guidance and operational support to a field office staff which consists of approximately 80 permanent employees and up to 30 temporary and/or contract positions. The incumbent analyzes data and makes recommendations to management relating to program issues, develops appropriate action plans, and consults to assure mission is accomplished. This position is the liaison to the Nevada State Office, Human Resources Department, and handles all field office hiring, incentive awards program, OWCP (Office of Workers Compensation Program) paperwork, and training programs. The incumbent will provide assistance, technical advice and guidance to management, supervisors, and employees on all personnel related matters, including interpretation of current agency and OPM policies and procedures, determining recruitment options, developing position descriptions and rating plans, processing personnel actions, providing information and guidance on benefits and retirement related issues, and will manage special program/agreements, such as the Volunteer Program, Student Conservation Associates program, Hosted Workers, Etc. The incumbent will provide ongoing advice and assistance to managers and supervisors in identifying projects, recruiting volunteers, ensuring agreements are approved and signed, and programs are in compliance with written directives. This position reviews, processes and monitors the status of billings, collection and deposit of grazing fees, material sales, service charges, map sales, copy fees, land leases and sales, filing fees, monitoring fees, contributed funds, and performance and compliance bonds. This position also assists the Associate Field Manager, Support Services in preparing Annual Work Plan and monitoring current year expenses for all administrative functions and monitoring field office programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Specialized Experience Requirements : In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement; please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
To qualify for GS-07 you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-06) in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is further defined as experience in office management and procedures; OR have one full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education directly related to the work of this position; OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above.
To qualify for GS-08 you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as, in addition to the specialized experience listed for the GS-07, experience with policies and procedures to maximize efficiencies within the office setting. Knowledge or education in the supervision of others; OR have completed one and 1/2 years (27 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education in a field that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position and is directly related to the work of this position; OR have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. 
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.  Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement. 


You can review the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions located on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website. If you are using education to qualify, you will need to clearly state your undergraduate and graduate degree(s) and submit college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades. As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-05 for most positions covered by this standard - Clerical and Administrative Support Positions; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points.  In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.  The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.  The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1:  Knowledge and skills in administrative and staff level work to provide supervision, review and training/mentoring services ot team members in the planning and implementation of various support projects and functions. 
KSA 2:  Knowledge of personnel regulations, policies, and processing requirements in order to provide advice and guidance in aras such recruitment and staffing, worker's compensation, position management, employee benefits, employee relations, pay administration, incentive awards, and employee performance and development. 
KSA 3:  Broad knowledge of processes and systems involved in the management of field office functions, and the ability to identify and interrelate such systems and processes to provide coordinated and responsive administrative support. 
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.  
If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period, if one has not previously been completed. 
May require completion of a one year probationary period.
SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.  
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.  
Occasional travel may be required.  
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

HOW TO APPLY:

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.  If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.  If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.  Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.  If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (775) 861-6431 or email us at nvjobs@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If qualifying based on education, all Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution see OPM’s policy regarding Foreign Education.  All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of ‘official’ transcripts.  
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).  

Veterans Special Appointing Authorities: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A VEOA eligible who is separated 30 days or less prior to completion of the three-year active duty service requirement is eligible to receive consideration for BLM vacancies Submit documentation to support your claim for VEOA or preference veteran (DD-214 that shows discharge as honorable or general, SF-15, Veterans Administration Letter). If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proved your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your application. For more information on veterans' preference, please go to OPMs website at: Feds Hire Vets.  
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP and ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other non-competitive Special Appointing Authorities, you must submit proof of eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. AUTO-REQUESTED FAX: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.  UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
  
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.  Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: 775-861-6431
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: nvjobs@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Nevada State Office
NV-953
1340 Financial Boulevard
Reno, NV
89502-7147
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.  You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.
 

Control Number: 351669400
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