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Job Title:STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Reserve Command

Job Announcement Number:NCDE12185864796446D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,960.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 03, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0303-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 12 Months

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Buchanan, PR United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

You could experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the United States Army Reserve Military Technician Program.  As a Citizen Soldier, you are employed by the Department of Army as a civilian working a normal full-time workweek with all the benefits available to a Federal service employee to include health and life insurance, retirement and Thrift Savings Plan, and accrual of leave (annual, sick and military).  When duty calls, you can proudly put on the uniform as a military service member of the United States Army Reserve and receive the pay and benefits associated with the military assignment.  As a member of the United States Army Reserve, you are required to perform military duty one weekend a month and at least fourteen days a year of annual training. In your civilian position, you perform work in direct support of the US Army Reserve in an administrative, professional or maintenance related position.  As a US Army Reserve Military Technician, you are a vital link in the chain of command of the United States Army Reserve and civil service, working with professionals like yourself at locations around the world or as close as next door.  As a civilian Military Technician you are one of the most important keys to combat readiness; as an Army Reservist you have the opportunity to perform military duty to defend and to serve your country by performing military duty when needed.

About the Position:

 

This Position is located at: 1st Mission Support Command,

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 166 Regional Support Group, Fort Buchanan, PR.   

 

 

This position is under the supervision of: Supervisory Staff Administrator.

 

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • THIS POSITION REQUIRES MEMBERSHIP IN THE U.S. ARMY RESERVES (USAR).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Moving expenses will NOT be authorized .

DUTIES:

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·         Provide Administrative Support

·         Records Management Officer

·         Review and Process Personnel Actions

·         Process Pay Actions

·         Prepares and Review Correspondence



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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 GS-08:

Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-08 grade level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-07 in the Federal service or equivalent pay band.  Specialized experience is defined as work that involves general administrative functions and military procedures within a unit or activity.  Skill in development and dissemination of administrative directives, consolidation of reports, management of correspondence, records, and mail, and the preparation of military personnel actions.

 

 

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

 

·          Skill in Office Automation

·         Organization Objectives

·         Knowledge of Military Personnel

·         Oral and Written Communication

 

 

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).


Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

One year trial period may be required.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

This position requires a SECRET security clearance. 

 

 

Moving expenses will NOT be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

 

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. 

Applicants claiming veteran's preference should clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

 

Conditions of Employment: 

 

 

This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR). If you are

not willing or are ineligible to join the USAR, please do not apply to this

announcement.  If selected, you MUST be or become a member of the Selected

USAR. Generally, retired military service members are not eligible for

Selected USAR membership.

 


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

·         Comprehensive health and life insurance

·         Competitive salaries

·         Generous retirement programs

·         Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time



OTHER INFORMATION:

Other Requirements:
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Obligated Position: This position is obligated. An obligated position is one to which an employee has statutory restoration rights based on active military service, compensable injury or disability when fully recovered, or return rights based on having served an overseas tour(s).  In accordance with 5 CFR 353 or AR 690-300, Chapter 352, the previous incumbent has reemployment rights to this position.  Occupancy of this position is limited to the return of former incumbent with statutory reemployment rights under 10 USC 1586.  I understand this means I may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.

 

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you should provide a complete Application Package.
Application packages should include:

1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you may not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 14, 2012.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the 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, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 796446.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

 

1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

 

2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

 

3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

 

4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

 

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation.  All application materials must be in English.  Please see the “Required Documents” section below for additional information.

 

The following documents are required:

 

·       Resume:  If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you may not be considered for this vacancy.  Your resume may be submitted in any format and should describe your job-related qualifications.  For qualifications determinations, it should include your full name, address, phone number, a detailed description of your duties, salary, and must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

·       If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you should submit your college transcripts with your application.

 

·       If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you SHOULD submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. 

 

·       Veteran’s Preference: To apply using veteran’s preference, you should submit the following proof of eligibility:

     Five Point Preference: DD214 (Member 4 copy)

     Ten Point Preference: DD214 (Member 4 Copy) and supporting documentation as      

     listed on the Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran’s Preference).      

     Click this link for a copy of the SF-15:

     http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.  Veteran’s with a service-connected

     disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later that

     shows the total percentage of disability.

  

·       If you are currently serving on active duty: You SHOULD submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

If you fail to provide these documents, you may be marked as having an incomplete application package and may not be considered any further.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.  Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.  These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.  Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA NCR Fort McCoy
Fort McCoy
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center ATTN
2187 South J Street
Fort McCoy, WI
54656-5161

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application process is complete, 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 occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

 

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. 

 

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL


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Job Announcement Number:

NCDE12185864796446D

Control Number:

332295600