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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Inventory Support Technician

Department:Department Of State

Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:OBO/PSC-2013-0032

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2001-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Non-Permanent, Temporary Non-Status Position - 1 year renewable for 4 years.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. citizens

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

JOB SUMMARY:

THIS IS A NON-STATUS, NON-PERMANENT POSITION. YOU DO NOT ACQUIRE A COMPETATIVE OR EXCEPTED SERVICE STATUS FROM THIS POSITION.

The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America's diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide. Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities - there's something for everyone!

This position is located in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Operations Directorate (OPS), Office of Area Management (AM), Program Management Division (PM). AM provides comprehensive and timely customer service support to Posts and links OBO and Posts by acting as a practical, effective, and results-oriented ombudsman, explaining posts needs and limitations to OBO and OBOs policies and procedures to Posts; manages OBOs maintenance/repair accounts and oversees repair and improvement projects in support of the best possible officer and residential facilities for Posts; and represents Foreign Service interest to OBO in a positive manner so as to engender increased dedication to providing safe, secure, and approapriate facilities for our collegues serving abroad. Within AM, PM manages implementation services (purchasing, tracking, warehousing, invoicing, shipping, custom clearance, delivery and installation) to support the Division's Furniture and Furnishing program; administers the Overseas Office Furniture Program; monitors capital and non-capital budgets, schedules, and progress of projects for interior design and furnishing of new, leased, and renovated office buildings for interior design and furnishing of new and existing representational residences; develops and maintains project planning and management systems within the Division; and manages the Representational Supply Program.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

DUTIES:

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  • Prepares annual input for acquisition of expendable supplies necessary to support the activity's administrative functions and provides special support to the Overseas Office Furniture Program (OOFP), backing up the manager of that program and proofing orders and responding to inquiries and assists with other general management and analysis projects as that support the overall mission of the office as assigned;
  • Interrogates the database to obtain accurate and pertinent data on which to base decisions on item descriptions and end-item applications; and adjusts account records to reflect routine interventions required by changes in usage rate, pricing, additional vendors, and other similar activities; in addition to supporting procurement activities of the Division, maintaining procurement tracking reports and records; establishes and maintains material status information; develops and analyzes statistical data related to specific segments of logistics support; 
  •  Maintains continuous liaison with vendor contacts, dispatch agents, designers, contracting officers, procurement personnel, warehouse personnel, contractors, and finance office personnel to verify requirements and coordinate phasing of procurements or deliveries and determines project-specific funds are used as intended in appropriations, e.g., commodity transportation, and Working Capital Funds costs; 
  • Reviews, analyzes, and ensure that AM/PM purchase orders and related acknowledgements and receiving reports are entered into the Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS).


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.  Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet one of the following
requirements:

A. Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07
level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

***Experience initiating and maintaining effective personal contracts with a variety of technical and functional specialist both within and outside of their organization.

***Experience using computers to develop technical inventory date for reporting purposes as well as managing inventories and stockpile and facilitating communication throughout various departments. 

***Experience in preparing annual input for acquisition of expendable supplies necessary to support the activity's administrative function.

OR

B. Have a master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B or J.D. from
an accredited college or university.  This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled;

OR

C. Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as
described above), which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. This experience and education together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Combination of Experience and Education: When an applicant has less than
one year of specialized experience as described in the announcement, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements.  Generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department
determine what constitutes 1 full time year of graduate study).  The percentage of specialized work experience and the percentage of graduate study must total at least 100%.

Note:  All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of
educational requirement.  If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for this position.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

1). Knowledge of well-established and commonly applied inventory management principles, concepts and methodologies requiring the application of some judgement and analysis to provide services or resolve problems associated with inventory management systems and processes.

2). Knowledge of supply management techniques and systems

3). Ability to search for and analyze information; traces sequences of transactions to resolve questions; prepare entries for supply records systems; provide supply information, reports, and services; and recommend actions to eliminate problems involved in delivering services to supply customers or in implementing policies.

4). Ability to perform credit card reconciliations

5). Demonstrate expertise in working with private sector warehousing personnel on receiving furniture and furnishings.

6). Ability to weigh the impact of variables such as cost, existing policies and procedures, data processing requirements, and other issues that influence the course of action taken.


Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity.  In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  This information should be clearly identified in your resume.  Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.  For tips on writing your resume, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

If, after reviewing your resume and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be eliminated from consideration for this position.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement.  Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.


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BENEFITS:

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The Overseas Building Operations (OBO) has a program that allows for Personal Service Contract (PSC) employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during the period of performance. The program pays up-to-5% of the employee's base salary or up-to-50% of the insurance premium cost (not to exceed 5% of the GS-15/Step 10 salary equivalent) towards either an individual policy or a family policy. To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the employee must provide proof of insurance coverage and the cost of the premium for which s/he is responsible. Employees who are covered under another federal health insurance coverage are not eligible for reimbursement. Former Military Service and Federal employees Annual Leave Accrual Rates: PSC employees entering on duty with prior military service and/or federal civilian service can credit their years of service for higher annual leave accrual rates. Please submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 and/or SF-50 for consideration for higher annual leave accrual rates. Annual leave is provided for vacations and other personal use. The number of hours earned will depend on your work schedule and the length of time you work for the government. For additional information, see the fact sheet, http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/html/ANNUAL.HTM Full time permanent employees earn up to 13 days of sick leave annually. Part time employees earn leave on a pro rata basis. Time may be used for medical appointments, personal illness or injury and caring for sick family members. For additional information, see http://www.opm.gov/ica/leave/html/sicklv.htm



OTHER INFORMATION:

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.  Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8180.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Please carefully read all the instructions before you begin the application process.

To apply for this job opportunity, you must submit a resume and an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  This information will be transferred to the Department of State's Gateway to State Automated Application System.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button and follow the instructions to register or sign into USAJOBS.

STEP 2: Submit a detailed resume or any other written format you choose documenting your job-related qualifications, experience, and education (if applicable).  Cover letter is optional.  If you submit a cover letter, you must also submit a resume.  Please see the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for specific information that should be outlined in your resume.

STEP 3: Answer the job-specific self-assessment questions on-line through the Gateway to State automated application system.  These questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications and experience for this job opportunity.  

STEP 4: Submit all required documentation, applicable to you, listed in the Required Documents section of this job opportunity to the Department's automated application system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of this announcement.  For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click here.

Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET

 

ALTERNATE APPLICATION PROCEDURES

NOTE:  If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax.  Contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

1. Resume - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section.  Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".

3. Transcripts - if you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application.  If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

All documentation, applicable to you, must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.  If the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility or you fail to submit any of the required documents, it will disqualify you from being considered for this job opportunity.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Andral Butler
Phone: 703-812-2457
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: butlera@state.gov
Agency Information:
U.S. Department of State
SA-6 Room L200
Arlington, VA
22209
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.  After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and or security background investigation.
 
You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate is issued.
4. After final selection is made.

For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click here.

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Job Announcement Number:

OBO/PSC-2013-0032

Control Number:

337324200