To be eligible for this position, you must possess the basic requirements and qualifying specialized experience as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.
You must meet the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, (OPM), Operating Manual Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. The OPM standard is available in any Federal personnel office for review and also on the OPM web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-5 LEVEL:
Specialized Experience: Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience such as the operation of computerized information systems to perform personnel, purchasing, property management, files maintenance, budget tracking, and preparation of a variety of forms and reports. To be creditable, your experience must have involved the performance of various office duties, including typing correspondence, memos, reports, and forms from rough drafts, and notes.
OR Education: For the GS-5 level you must have four years above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours).
Combining experience and education may be used to meet total experience requirements at grade GS-5.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-6 LEVEL:
Specialized Experience: Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include the following with little or no supervision: providing a wide variety of administrative support services to enable efficient operation of a business or program office; the independent operation of computerized information systems; tracking and reconciling fiscal data for programmed accounts versus actual expenditures; preparing and following up on purchase orders and contracts; using computerized personnel systems for personnel actions and administering payroll and time/attendance; preparing a variety of forms and other administrative paperwork; and performing property management work.
OR Education: For the GS-6 level, as a general rule, education is not creditable for an Administrative Support Assistant position; however, graduate education of 9 semester hours may be credited where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position such as Business Administration or similar studies.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position requires the ability to type 40 words per minute.
ADVANCEMENT TO POSITIONS UP TO GS-5. Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to GS-5 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: GS-6. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This requires applicants who have held a GS position at any time within the past 52 weeks to have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for this occupation.
EDUCATION: To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution by the closing date of this announcement, or you will not be considered for this position. They must include your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
1. You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
2. You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
3. Appointment is subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
4. In accordance with PL 104-134, new employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
5. SELECTIVE SERVICE: To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. To ensure registration or to register, go to http://www.sss.gov/.
6. Incumbent will travel occasionally.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 (KSAs)/competencies required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
- Ability to plan and organize work.
- Ability to perform administrative duties to include mail, purchasing, property, payroll and personnel.
- Knowledge of desktop computer systems and associated software programs.
- Ability to process budget documents, record expenditures and reconcile budget.
- Ability to communicate effectively/Interpersonal skills.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".