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    Summary

    This position is located in the Department of Congressional and Public Affairs (CPA), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

    Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-9, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 5 which is generally equal to GS-9.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assists with scheduling, note-taking and tracking follow-up actions; and monitors and ensures timely preparation and submission of periodic office status reports.
    • Produces CPA Tracking, Calendar and related processes using SharePoint.
    • Serve as back-up on time reporting (QuickTime), processing of and assisting staff with travel, including authorization development and assists with vouchers, e-Country clearance, Visa requirements, passports, immunizations, etc.
    • Serves as Contracting Officer Representative for CPA contracts, compiles and prepares contract background documents including statements-of-work, market research, independent government costs estimates, department purchase card procurement including reconciliation in Oracle.
    • Provides assistance on external events in coordination with the Public Affairs or Congressional and External Affairs POC, keeping both informed of potential issues and concerns.
    • Provides advice and guidance to managers and employees on administrative services provided.
    • Conducts research on a variety of documents in order to gather, correlate, analyze, determine, and recommend solutions to resolve internal management problems and improve efficiency.
    • Provides oversight and support of the new staff onboarding processes.
    • Manages and directs calls to the appropriate staff, and responds to requests.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid
    • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
    • Some domestic and international travel maybe required

    Qualifications

    To qualify for pay band 5 you must meet the following:

    Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 5 (GS-7) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as; experience providing administrative advice and support which includes managing calendars, appointments, making international and domestic travel arrangements, including e-Country clearance, Visa requirements, passports and immunizations; experience with MS Word, Excel PowerPoint, MS Project, and Web-based management information systems (e.g. SharePoint) to produce documents, reports, and to track and follow-up on programs and projects; experience conducting research and analyzing information to prepare reports and to respond to requests for information; and, experience preparing, editing and reviewing documents for accuracy. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

    OR

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for Applicants may also qualify based on completing requirements master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related to the work of this position.

    OR
    Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    Time-in-Grade: Time-in-grade requirements apply. You must have one year of Federal service equivalent to pay band 5 or GS-7 to be eligible for pay band 5.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.

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    Additional information

    • The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
    • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
    • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
    • Promotion Potential: If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
    • DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
    • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
    • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
    • Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Technical Competence
    • Writing


    Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

    If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

    • Resume - Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder (http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
    • Unofficial college transcripts - if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) if applying under VEOA or VRA. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
    • Copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (such as promotion, reassignment, within-grade increase, or new appointment which shows your tenure/status, current grade, salary/pay).
    • If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must submit proof of eligibility. If applicable, see Other Information.
    • Persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (e.g., service with the Government Accountability Office {GAO}, Peace Corps, etc.) should indicate the type of appointment on your application and provide supporting documentation as provided by that authority.

    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.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-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

    • Candidates MUST use USAJOBS-formatted resume using Resume Builder to apply to this position and to ensure that you have submitted a complete application. For tips on preparing your resume see: (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include).
    • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Once your application is ready, you'll be sent from USAJOBS to the application system. Follow the prompts to complete your application and the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure that you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
    • Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait to ensure they have cleared the virus scan.
    • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 10597040. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
    • The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/19/2019.
    If you cannot apply online:
    1. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
    2. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentations to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    Agency contact information

    MCC HR-Applications

    Address

    Congressional and Public Affairs
    1099 14th St NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    US
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    If you are looking to be a part of a dynamic team environment then MCC is the place for you! Visit our Website at http://www.mcc.gov to see the life changing projects our staffs are undertaking. MCC's mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth.

    Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Millennium Challenge Corporation, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.mcc.gov/

    Next steps

    Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will assess your experience and transcript(s) (if appropriate), identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interview. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work.

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/544772200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.