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Job Title:Administrative Technician (OA) - NIMH - DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIMH-DE-13-719484

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37,983.00 to $60,765.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 26, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0303-06/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

8

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)!  For more information, visit http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

 

This position is located in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Division of Intramural Research Programs, Office of Intramural Research Administration, Intramural Administrative Services Branch. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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The candidate selected for this position will:

 

  • Act as a liaison between the Administrative Officer and the Division and staff personnel by providing accurate and timely advice on a myriad of administrative directives, instructions, procedures, and requirements;
  • Review administrative correspondence, documents, and forms prepared for the signature of, or requiring coordination by the Administrative Office for conformance with regulations, prescribed format, and special policies;
  • Serve as the technical and central authority on both domestic and international travel, maintain database of travel costs, and provide analysis of travel costs to the Administrative Officer;
  • Provide general advice and assistance to employees on personnel-related matters such as leave, job announcements, training, continuing education, award procedures, performance evaluation procedures, health benefits, etc.;
  • Maintain a wide range of records and statistics to prepare analyses and reports concerning personnel matters.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification Requirements:

 

To qualify for the GS-6 level, you must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  researching and furnishing information for recurring questions; providing logistical assistance for office moves, telecommunications, and key/lock requests; providing various office support services and resolving problems, such as telephone services, tracking/coordinating general building service calls/requests; and tracking budgetary transactions.

 

To qualify for the GS-7 level, you must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  coordinating travel activities and maintaining reports on travel activities for the organization; coordinating the logistics for special events; gathering, monitoring, and accessing data for use in budget allocations; reviewing expenditure of funds; identifying and developing methods to track budget expenditures or other related data; and providing guidance and advice in various administrative areas.

 

To qualify for the GS-8 level, you must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  coordinating and training others on activities controlled by strict guidelines, such as travel or procurement, and maintaining reports on them for the organization; coordinating the logistics for special events; gathering, monitoring, and accessing data for use in budget allocations; reviewing expenditure of funds; identifying and developing methods to track budget expenditures or other related data; providing training and guidance in various administrative areas; and developing new administrative procedures to meet changing needs of the organization.

 

For all grades:  You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.

 

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Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm of the closing date, Friday, November 30, 2012, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses. 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.  The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 719484.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, November 30, 2012.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Aurelia Spencer
Phone: (301)594-7589
Email: SPENCEAU@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, November 30, 2012, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NIMH-DE-13-719484

Control Number:

331646200