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Job Title:Office Automation Assistant ( Assessor Clerk)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Department of Defense Education Activity

Job Announcement Number:12-WP-215I

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$35,309.00 to $45,898.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 05, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0326-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
West Point, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Must be a Current, Federal Civil Service Employee

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools at West Point, New York!

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164.  This announcement may be used for the purpose of filling multiple positions throughout the school year.  Temporary positions may be converted to permanent without further competition, but conversion is not guaranteed. This position is an Office Automation Assistant  (Assessor Clerk) with the Department of Defense Domestic and Dependent Elementary School (DDESS). The primary purpose of this position is to perform office automation work, including word processing, and a variety of clerical functions in support of the organization’s mission and functions.

THE FIRST POSITION FILLED will be a part-time 52 hours biweekly pay period.  This vacancy may be use during the rest of the school year to fill additional positions with other work schedules.

 

 Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute YOU MUST CERTIFY YOUR TYPING SPEED IN YOUR RESUME.

 

If you are not a current permanent Federal civil service employee please apply under vacancy announcement 12-WP-215E

This is an Excepted Service Position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents
  • You must complete the questionnaire
  • You must certify typing speed of at least 40 words per minute in resume
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination

DUTIES:

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The employee uses the full range of functions, including advanced processes, of one or more word processing software and/or desktop publishing applications to produce a variety of documents.  May also use various functions of other software types such as calendars, electronic mail, spreadsheets, or graphics.  The employee plans and carries out assignments with considerable independence.  The employee performs systems maintenance functions for electronic mail systems, following established procedures.  The employee provides clerical support to ensure efficient office operations.  Performs a variety of receptionist and other clerical and administrative functions, using judgment to answer recurring questions, resolve problems, and control and restrict personal information to those who “need to know”.  The employee performs a broad range of duties using one or more database software programs to include the special education software programs.  Plans and carries out assignments with considerable independence.  The employee performs a broad range of duties using one or more spreadsheet software programs.  Plans and carries out assignments with considerable independence.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must possess 1) 1 year specialized experience, or 2) 4 years post-high school level education, or 3) a combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

Specialized Experience:  Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower (GS-04) grade level.

Post-high school level education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

A qualified typist is required (40 wpm).  Applicants who fail to indicate their typing speed  in their resume will not be considered.


Must meet OPM minimum qualification standards to be considered for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements.  If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position listed.  If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligibile/not qualified.  Your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.
 
For positions with intermittent work schedules or temporary appointments lasting less than one year, benefits may not be authorized.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
 
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
 
Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  You may be eligible for MSP if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the Best Qualified for this vacancy. 
 
If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system.  Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.  Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.
 
Condition of Employment:  Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, October 19, 2012.

Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.

Step 1:  Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents.  It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions.  If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of compentency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

NOTE:  Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:

  --  Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

  --  Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  --  Highest level of education completed.

  --  Job-related training courses (title and year).

  --  Job-related skills.

  --  Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

  --  Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).

  --   Applicant must certify typing speed.

Step 2:  Answer vacancy questionnaire.  Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

Step 3:  Submit supporting documents.  Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy.  If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 761594. Fax your documents to:  1-478-757-3144.

Step 4:  Review application and click Finish.

Step 5:  Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.

If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Form 1203-FX can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf

Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 19, 2012.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  
 
  --  Online application (Questionnaire) - Required
  --  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required
  --  Eligibility documentation (SF-50, DD-214, etc.) - If applicable to you
  --  Transcripts, if qualifying based on education - If applicable to you

  --  Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience. Required
Eligibility documentation may contain: 

 

Photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts (front and back) with announcement number stated on them.  To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts (front and back) for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress.  Any transcripts submitted that are not in English or not official will be removed from the application and will not be considered. (Transcripts must be in English.)

Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit the following documents along with their completed application:
a.  Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at:
http://www.am.dodea.edu/ddessasc/employment/MSPRequestFormNov05.DOC
b.  A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating authorization of dependent travel.
c.  Copy of marriage certificate

Applicants claiming 5-point veteran’s preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (copy member 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Applicants claiming 10-point veteran’s preference must submit DD-214 and Standard Form 15, form available online under forms at 
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15.  Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

Note:  Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

VA-NY-PR CSB
Phone: (678)364-6619
Email: HR.CSB.VA-NY-PR@AM.DODEA.EDU
Agency Information:
Virginia New York Puerto Rico District
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA
30269
United States

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

12-WP-215I

Control Number:

328300100