Job Title: Travel Specialist - NIAID - MPJob Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-MP-13-850877
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Monday, March 11, 2013 to
Friday, March 15, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current Permanent Title 5 National Institute Allergy and Infectious Diseases employees and individuals under CTAP only.
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This position is located within the Management Services Branch (MSB), Office of Science Management and Operations (OSMO), Office of the Director (OD), Office of Administrative Services (OAS), of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
- Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
DUTIES:Back to top
If selected for this position, you will serve as a NIAID Travel Specialist. You will perform the following functions and duties:
- Provide advisory and counseling services to NIAID organizational components regarding Temporary Duty Travel (TDY, Permanent Change of Station (PCS), long-term training, as well as all other travel-related issues such as foreign-flag carriers, non-contract carriers, premium class tickets, cash tickets, and sponsored travel. Provide advice and information on allowable exceptions to existing travel restrictions and special travel situations. Ensure that NIAID Travel Delegations of Authority are being adhered to throughout NIAID.
- Provide assistance in researching and interpreting travel policies and procedures that supplement that Federal Travel Regulations (FTRs), HHS Travel Manual, and the Joint FTRs for NIAID staff. Keep up-to-date on changes in NIH and HHS travel policy.
- Function as a NIAID Help Point of Contact (HPOC). Assist the senior Travel Specialist in ensuring that each administrative branch maintains HPOC positions and that these individuals provide accurate travel guidance on their programs.
- Serve as a Point of Contact (POC) within NIAID for the transition to new automated travel systems such as e-Travel and has responsibility for disseminating information to the NIAID travel community on these new systems, as well as acting as a trouble shooter for problems/questions relating to the new system.
- Assist travelers with securing first-class/business-class approval authorizations for NIAID employees who travel first-class/business-class due to impairments, handicaps, etc.
- Serve as a NIAID program coordinator for the Government Travel Credit Card Program. Organize meetings designed to assist NIAID Administrative Officers (AOs) to interpret guidelines and procedures regarding the Government programs.
- Develop and present "brown bag" briefings and training sessions regarding NIAID travel policies, procedures, and best practices as well as changes/updates to NIH/HHS/FTR travel policies and procedures.
- Collaborate with the NIH's Travel Management Center Project Officer in the resolution of travel problems involving ticketing, hotel arrangements, and rental car arrangements.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an L.L.B. or J.D., if related;
Possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing guidance on travel regulations and policies; reviewing domestic, foreign, and sponsored travel documents; assisting travelers with securing first class and business class approval authorizations; resolving travel problems involving ticketing, hoteling, and rental car arrangements; reviewing Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders; reviewing requests for approval of cash tickets and premium class tickets; reviewing travel card expenditures to determine potential cases of misuse.
Possess a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
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If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
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