Job Title:Administrative Officer, GS-341-15 (DEU)
Department:Department Of Education
Agency:Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Job Announcement Number:OSERS-2013-0002
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, December 06, 2012 to
Thursday, December 20, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full time -
|Few vacancies in the following location:|
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|One or more vacancies may be filled through this announcement. This announcement is open to all U.S. citizens. The area of consideration for this position is "All Recruiting Sources" for Non-status candidates. Announcement OSERS-2013-0004 is open concurrently with an area of consideration of "Federal Agencies" for status candidates. Applicants with non competitive eligibility (i.e. VEOA, Sch. A, etc) should also apply under announcement OSERS-2013-0004.|
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on Americas schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!
This position is located in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Office of the Assistant Secretary, Management and Support Staff. The Administrative Officer (also known as the "Executive Officer") reports to the Executive Administrator for OSERS. The Executive Officer has administrative responsibilities in the areas of: administrative budget formulation and execution; financial management (e.g., use and internal control of fiscal and accounting systems); implementation of staffing and workforce development plans; administering human resource policies and procedures; processing of travel; management of OSERS' facilities and other general services activities; and supervision of staff in the Executive Office. This position requires extensive experience interpreting and applying federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures in the administrative areas identified above and a strong customer service orientation.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Must complete a background investigation and fingerprint check.
- Must complete a one-year Probationary Period.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- Drug testing (if applicable)
DUTIES:Back to top
Provides technical direction and assistance to senior program managers located in OSERS three program units: Office of Special Education Programs; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; and Rehabilitation Services Administration. Advises management and program officials on the design, assessment and improvement of management systems and processes that affect the three program units and their customers. Applies comprehensive knowledge of the range of applicable administrative and program laws, policies and regulations and a comprehensive knowledge of the relationships of the programs.
Plans and directs requirements analysis, assesses future needs for the program budget and personnel staffing activities, and develops and maintains program plans. Works closely with senior staff on all long-range and program budget and personnel planning needs. Supervises the planning, formulation, and execution of the administration budget for OSERS and the staff involved in this activity.
Oversees the provision of all administrative support and human resource services for OSERS. Supervises a staff engaged in carrying out these functions such as the travel and human resources teams, information technology and facilities management, and the procurement of supplies and other services. Performs the full range of supervisory and management duties for the personnel involved in these activities.
Independently initiates, and as requested by the Executive Administrator or the Assistant and Deputy Assistant Secretaries, background papers, information memoranda, and other analyses on highly sensitive topics which identify policy issues; suggest priorities for consideration; provide justification for these priorities; and review and analyze existing studies, reports, evaluations, and other information related to these issues. Develops and assesses alternatives in areas where previous efforts have been unsuccessful. Projects long-range effects of the different options and evaluates their likelihood of success.
Advises senior staff on proposals and issues which involve exceptional controversy, intensive outside interest, or significant long-range effects on the program or on other organizations. Such controversial or significant issues may emanate from the disability community, advocacy groups, and constituents.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
(GS-15) 52 weeks of specialized 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 work of the position to be filled. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government. Examples of such experience include: planning, directing, and coordinating policy; analyzing the effectiveness of program operations in meeting goals and objectives; making recommendations based on analysis; analyzing programmatic or administrative problems and policies; serving as an authority on a program; evaluating, recommending and implementing new approaches to address problems; managing complex analyses of legislation and regulations to determine their impact on a program; and serving as a consultant to senior management on a key program.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs): 1. Knowledge of the range of applicable OSERS program laws, policies and regulations and a comprehensive knowledge of the relationships of the programs. 2. Knowledge of program management, organization systems and processes, and evaluation principles, concepts, and techniques is required sufficient to provide leadership in the evaluation, assessment, and improvement of programs and management systems. 3. Knowledge and thorough comprehension of the Federal Government budgetary process, including budget execution and the development of operating plans, allotments, allowances, the reprogramming procedures, budget formulation and the presentation of budget justifications to the Department, OMB and Congress. 4. Skills in effective oral presentation and in rapidly producing written analyses, reports, and other materials of high professional quality.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible. Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three (3) categories as
described below: 1 - Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "Q" score between 70 and 84.99 meets the specialized experience outlined in the Minimum Qualification Requirements section of this announcement. 2 - Well Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "WQ" score between 85 and 94.99 exceeds the Minimum Qualification Requirements based on review of resume and vacancy specific questions. 3 - Best Qualified Category - Applicants who have a "BQ" score between 95 and 100 Outstanding level based on review of resume and vacancy specific questions. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.
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