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    Duties

    Summary

    As a Security Assistant (Recent Graduate) at the GS-0086-5 with a full performance level of a GS-07, you will be part of the NBIB Quality Control, Office of Personnel Management.

    Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic 1 year developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position.

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    Responsibilities

    • Reviews and evaluates lower level investigations to ensure they meet pertinent National Background Investigations Bureau Standards, OPM case requirements and quality standards.
    • Researches, collects and compiles minor information to assist other NBIB staff and investigative contractors address and improve processing for other priority workloads and investigative elements.
    • Provides administrative assistance to staff in delivering timely feedback to other NBIB elements regarding the quality of Federal and Contractor investigative work.
    • Assembles information in order to assist investigative personnel with providing feedback to customer agencies, Federal, and Contractor staff.
    • Conducts research to identify inconsistencies and/or discrepancies during case processing and collects information for program evaluation and contractor performance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

    Qualifications

    For the GS 5: You must have at least one year of experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-4 level in the Federal Service, such as experience that included providing clerical support to an organization by maintaining files; reviewing and preparing correspondence; using databases; answering and directing telephone calls to the appropriate office; plan and organize work, maintaining security of sensitive information, reviewing documents for accuracy, accurately entering information into a database.
    OR
    Successfully completed four years of post-high-school education.
    OR
    A combination of appropriate specialized experience and education.

    To meet the Recent Graduate Program Eligibility requirements, you must have obtained a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years.

    All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.

    ATTENTION VETERANS: A veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his or her release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may the individual's eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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    Additional information

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    The full performance level of this position is a GS-07.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

    If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
    If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx).

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION ELIGIBILITY:
    Program participants may be converted, without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon completion of program requirements.
    To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must:
    - Complete one continuous year of work experience acquired through a Recent Graduate Program
    - Complete 40 hours of formal interactive training
    - Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
    - Meet any agency-specific requirements specified in the Participant's Agreement
    - Demonstrate successful job performance that results in a rating of record of at least Fully Successful and a recommendation for conversion by the first level supervisor.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.

    Qualified applicants will be placed in one of four groupings:

    1. Preference eligible having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more
    2. Other 10-point preference eligible
    3. 5-point preference eligible
    4. No preference eligible
    Selection will be made from the highest available preference group, as long as at least three candidates remain in that group. When fewer than three candidates remain in the highest group, consideration may be expanded to include the next grouping.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. Your final college transcripts showing that you are a Recent Graduate to meet eligibility for this position.
    3. Other supporting documents:
      • Cover Letter, optional
      • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.)
    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)on 11/09/2018 to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    Agency contact information

    Boyers HR Customer Service

    Address

    National Background Investigations Bureau
    601 10th Street
    Fort Meade, MD 20755
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    Delivering efficient and effective background investigations to safeguard the integrity and trustworthiness of the Federal workforce.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Personnel Management, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://nbib.opm.gov/about-us//

    Next steps

    The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.

    We expect to make a job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515983100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.