This position is located in the Operations division of the Human Capital Management Office, Office of Executive Director, Federal Trade Commission, and involves technical work in support of several human resources specializations.Learn more about this agency
The selectee will perform technical support work related to staffing, recruiting, position classification, pay administration, personnel action processing, and employee benefits. In this regard the selectee:
- Advises employees about basic personnel matters, and conducts research and provides technical answers to inquiries from employees and officials about their pay, benefits, or other personnel/payroll consideration. This may require examining any of the myriad, interrelated records in the Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS), the electronic system owned by the Department of the Interior and used under contract by FTC, and/or contacting FPPS program managers in Denver to identify problems and coordinate resolution of issues.
- Determines employee benefits entitlements and options, and counsels employees accordingly; resolves problems and discrepancies in employee records;
- Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding personnel-related actions; reviews, codes, and processes personnel requests/forms relevant to the assignment;
- Reviews, monitors, and processes personnel actions through FPPS;
- Resolves difficult personnel and pay problems and provide advice and assistance employees and to specialists;
- Establishes, maintains, and purges, as appropriate, Official Personnel Files, Employee Performance Files, and office subject files;
- Coordinates with other agency offices as necessary to accomplish employee in-and out-processing;
- Coordinates with other agencies as necessary to locate, acquire, and transfer OPFs and EPFs, and to review and consolidate information and take appropriate action (such as re-computing Service Computation Dates);
- Provides clerical and technical support in recruitments;
- Recommends new or improved procedures to facilitate office efficiency, prepare periodic or special reports, and perform a variety of other duties as assigned.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date of this vacancy.
- This position is subject to a background investigation.
- Males born after December 31, 1959 must register with Selective Service.
- You may serve a one-year probationary period under this appointment.
- You must meet time in grade requirement within 30 days of the vacancy closing.
- You must submit a copy of your last performance appraisal with your application package.
- Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level) within 30 days of the vacancy closing date.
- This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions in the organization.
QualificationsGS-5: One year of specialized experience in maintaining administrative files; responding to telephone and personal inquiries; and preparing and typing various reports and routine correspondence equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in Federal Service or equivalent.
Or Four (4) years education above high school is required. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements or two (2) full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to one (1) year of specialized experience.
Education Required: This position allows you to qualify and be considered based on your education. You must provide a copy of your TRANSCRIPT. Failure to provide Transcripts will Result In Loss for Consideration for this position. Foreign Degree Note: All foreign degrees must be evaluated by a nationally recognized Accrediting Agency. You must submit proof of such evaluation and/or conversion.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.
GS-6: To qualify at the GS-6 level you must have one year of specialized experience in maintaining administrative files; responding to telephone and personal inquiries; and preparing and typing various reports and routine correspondence equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. In order to meet minimum qualifications, applicants must also identify experience, which demonstrates that the candidate meets the following selective factors. Candidates who do not show such experience on their resume will no longer receive consideration for the position.
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.
This position has no educational requirement.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:
For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
- Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
- Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
- Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
- Other Special Appointment Authorities
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are found qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
- Cover Letter, optional
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
- DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
- Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
- If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact at or to obtain an alternative application.
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20580
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. For one hundred years, our collegial and consensus-driven agency has championed the interests of American consumers. We challenge anti-competitive mergers and business practices, and ensure that the market works according to consumer preferences. If you would like to become a part of an innovative, dynamic, team dedicated to advancing consumer interests while encouraging innovation and competition in our dynamic economy, then consider joining the FTC team! To learn more information about the FTC please visit https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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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/533856700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.