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Job Title:  Human Resources Assistant (OA)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  12-PTC-251

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$40,534.00 to $52,698.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 19, 2012 to Monday, December 03, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Peachtree City, GA United StatesView Map
Current Permanent Federal Civil Service Employees. Must be a U.S. Citizen.


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!

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, for position(s) at the Area Service Center in Peachtree City, Georgia.


This position is in the excepted service.




1)    If you are not a current permanent Federal civil service employee, do not apply under this vacancy announcement.  This position is only open to current Federal employees.

2)    You must be able to type 40 words per minute to be considered for this position.


  • 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 and/or knowledge, skills &
  • abilities/competency statement
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination


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Explains processes and procedures to be followed in proposing and submitting a wide variety of Request for Personnel Actions (RPAs) and other requests for service by the DDESS Human Resources Office.  Personally initiates requests when warranted by circumstances.  Provides first level of technical service related to such request, such as drafting job announcements and crediting plans for AD/GS/WG/WS (AD/GS-8 or below or equivalent positions) for the servicing organizational units.  Processes applications for local recruitment substitute teacher and AD/GS-08 or equivalent lower graded positions.  Maintains advertisement files.  Issues vacancy announcements.  Retrieves list from manual or automated applicant system for each occupation and specialization.  Issues referral list to managers.  Notifies selectee and non-selectees.  Works closely with HQ DoDEA HR and/or DLA to assure correctness of information entered into Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS).  Reviews Notifications of Personnel Actions to assure documents contain no errors.  In-processes new employees, including conducting new employee orientation.  May assist in coordinating and administering local job fairs.  Counsels employees on Federal life and health insurance programs, retirement, Thrift Savings Plan, and benefits.  Provides advice and assistance regarding the basic procedural requirements for position classification, including when and how to request position reviews and the use of standardized position description, where to refer pay inquiries, etc.  May assist employee and labor relations in administrative capacity. 


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For the GS-07 level:  1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, is required.  Education is not substitutable or creditable at this grade level.


Typing Proficiency Requirements: In addition to meeting the experience and/or education requirements, applicants must include a certificate of proficiency or self-certify that they can type at least 40 words per minute. Your resume must support your self-certification of your typing ability. Otherwise you may not meet the minimum qualifications requirements for this position.

Specialized experience is 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.  Such work as experience in researching federal personnel policies, procedures and regulations; experience with the federal staffing procedures; knowledge of allowances and benefits applicable to federal employees, for example, will be considered qualifying.   

Education is not substitutable for experience.

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


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. 


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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


Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
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.


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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 Monday, December 03, 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:
-- Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid or unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying. You MUST include the hours per week that you worked in each specific position.
-- For each position listed in your resume, include a description of your duties and accomplishments to include the following:
• Employer’s Name
• Employer’s Address
• Supervisor’s Name
• Supervisor’s Phone Number
• Salary
-- If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
-- Your resume must show the highest level of education you have completed.
-- List any job-related training courses (title and year of completion).
-- List any job-related skills.
-- List any job-related certificates and licenses (current only).
-- List any job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates, but do not send documents).
-- If you are a current or former Federal employees, please list your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment.

Step 2: Answer vacancy questionnaire. Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, 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 using
the following Vacancy ID 686789. Fax your documents to: 1-478-757-3144.
Step 4: Review application and click Finish.
Step 5: To check your status: Once you have submitted your application package, you should log into your account in
USAJobs to check the status. You will be able to see all documents you have submitted as well as any required documents
that have not yet been received. It may take up to two business days for faxed supporting documents to be uploaded.
Step 6: 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:  Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, December 03, 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
   --  SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Required
  --  Transcripts, if qualifying based on education - If applicable to you
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.)

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.


DDESS Staffing
Phone: (678)364-6852
Agency Information:
Area Service Center DDESS
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA
United States


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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