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

Job Title:Travel Specialist - NIAID - MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIAID-MP-13-850877

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:

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Friday, March 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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.

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

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).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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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:

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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;

 

or

 

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.

 

or

 

Possess a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

 

View Assessment Questions


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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Evaluation Method


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 850877.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, March 15, 2013.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or Email CPR, or visit the National Archives Website.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Richard Woods
Phone: (301)402-3903
Email: WOODSR@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
10401 Fernwood Road 2D19
Bethesda, MD
20892
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, March 15, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NIAID-MP-13-850877

Control Number:

339083000