To be eligible for this position, you must possess the basic requirements and qualifying specialized experience (and/or education) 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, Friday, February 15, 2013. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
GS-05 GRADE LEVEL: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the federal service.
Specialized experience for this position is experience such as performing administrative functions (e.g., payroll, personnel, travel, and/or correspondence), using office procedures and equipment, organizing and analyzing numerical information, typing correspondence, memos, reports, and forms from rough drafts, and notes, answering telephone calls, filing, and meeting and dealing effectively with others.
successful completion of four years of education above high school in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. The education must have been attained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours. PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualifying for the position based on your education, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts;
a combination of specialized experience and education as described above which total at least one year. For example, 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the specialized experience) and three years of education above high school (50% of the education) would qualify an applicant for this position. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e. beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .
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.
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 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 drivers license.
2. Applicants Selective Service Registration Status: If you are required to register with the Selective Service System, you are required to provide evidence of such as a condition of appointment prior to appointment, visit the Selective Service website to obtain the required documents: http://www.sss.gov/.
3. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
4. If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).
5. New employees of the Dept. of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
6. Employee will be required to wear the NPS uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.
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, 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 questions in the assessment.
Knowledge of administrative procedures, including but not limited to payroll, personnel, travel, budget, property, procurement, etc.
Skill using desktop computer systems and associated office automation software programs.
Knowledge of clerical procedures and ability to handle a variety of administrative support duties.
Ability to communicate effectively/Interpersonal skills.
Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying. 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".
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.
Order of Consideration: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more, best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.
Further information on Veterans Preference: Preference will be given to eligible veterans who: Submit a DD-214 showing honorable or general discharge, that they entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Preference will be granted to the eligible veterans who provide a SF-15 and appropriate documentation as listed on the SF-15 who are disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran. You must submit the appropriate veterans preference documents by the closing date to be granted preference.