Job Title:Administrative Support Specialist (DC)
Department:Department Of State
Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide
Hiring Organization:Civil Service Personnel-Civil Srvc and Iraq Jobs
Job Announcement Number:ISPO-2012-0009
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Friday, January 27, 2012 to
Monday, February 13, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Temporary Excepted Appointment NTE 13 months|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Open to all U.S. citizens|
The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency. The Iraq Strategic Partnership Office (ISPO) was established by Executive Order 13541 to perform the specific project of supporting executive departments and agencies in facilitating the strategic partnership between the U.S. Government and the Republic of Iraq, in further securing and stabilizing the country, and in continuing an effective diplomatic presence in Iraq.
The incumbent serves as an Administrative Specialist with responsibility for providing a variety of administrative support services for employees at the U.S. missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The incumbent also serves as a liaison with other State Department offices, and plans and coordinates special projects related to the delivery of administrative support to AIP posts.
The position is located in Washington, DC.
You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you
submit your application package. Your application may not get
full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as
- Must be able to obtain an ethics clearance
- U.S. Citizenship required
- Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- Knowledge of general administrative methods, procedures, and practices to provide human relations, administrative and management support to U.S. posts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Knowledge of U.S. mission goals and objectives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to provide assistance and information that supports the accomplishment of mission goals and objectives.
- Ability to draft correspondence for the signature of the office director, and the directors of ISPO and PASO on a broad range of administrative and personnel issues and to manage informal correspondence with 3161 employees with HR or management problems.
- Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels in providing information and assistance and explaining administrative policies and procedures.
- Ability to plan, prioritize, and carry out multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, and work cooperatively in a team environment under general supervision.
All candidates for employment must obtain a minimum of a Secret
security clearance from the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). Even
if the candidate has previously held a government security clearance
or still holds one, the candidate must complete a Questionnaire for
National Security Positions (SF-86), a credit/consumer report
release form, and two sets of fingerprint cards for adjudication by
the Diplomatic Security Service. Full disclosure and candor is
imperative when completing this paperwork.
Employees must receive an ethics clearance, which may require
completing and executing the Executive Branch Public Financial
Disclosure Form (SF-278). Ethics clearances are required to help
ensure that employees do not violate, or participate in any actions
creating the appearance that they are violating the law or standards
governing ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch.
Employees should read the Department of State's "Ethics Guidance for
Prospective Employees Who Are Not Special Government Employees."
If a SF-278 form is required as part of your application, a
Termination Financial Disclosure Report must be completed upon your
departure from ISPO-PASO. The Federal ethics and conflict of interest
laws and regulations are important tools intended to foster public
confidence in government.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the job specific self-assessment questions for this announcement, and a review of the documents that are requested as part of this announcement.
Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Errors, exaggerations, or omissions in your responses to the on-line application may impact your score or result in you losing consideration for the job.
If you are found to have rated yourself higher in the self-assessment than is supported by the information in your on-line resume, essay responses, and/or supporting documents, a score will manually be determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lowered score, which may also eliminate you from the best-qualified listing.
You may receive credit for unpaid or volunteer experience on the same basis as paid experience, provided it is directly related to this job. To receive proper credit, you must show, on your on-line resume, the actual time spent in such activities (hours worked per week).
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
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SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.
SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Work/Life Programs, at (202) 261-8180. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The Department of State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, political affiliation, union or non-union affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or any other non-merit factors.