Job Title: Education Technician, GS-1702-07Job Announcement Number: 13-1700-WE-GR-D
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: U.S. Coast Guard
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
This is a full-time position.
This is a TERM appointment limited to 4 years.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Oklahoma City, OK, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and is being advertised under delegated examining procedures.
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Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.
For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1700-WE-NC-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.
NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.
This position is located in the Registrar Office Division of the USCG Institute, in Oklahoma City, OK.
- This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent is responsible for assisting with the processing of the educational assessments and transcripts and performs the general administrative support functions for the Registrar's Office Division.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
- Serves as an initial point of contact for educational packages and official transcript requests.
- Corresponds with members, Educations Services Officers (ESOs), and all colleges regarding submitted educational packages.
- Updates and maintains various databases and files to track division activities.
- Compiles statistical data to formulate various recurring reports used by the division head for assessing adequacy of provided services to members, ESOs, and other serviced customers.
- Manages documentation and academic records management activity for the training program.
- Conducts staff assistance visits to assigned office.
- Provides technical advice and assistance to organizations regarding academic records management.
- Performs specialized duties in support of procurement activities.
- Handles or resolves a wide variety of procurement related problems and researches and assembles relevant information.
- Participates actively in the review and analysis of information.
- Develops and administers training registrations activities, including the oversight of manual and /or automated registration system.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for the GS-1702-07. Must have at least 12 months experience, education, or training which included administrative, clerical or support duties at the GS-06 level. Experience assembling data into proper formats as directed by oral or written instructions. Experience with maintaining records and establishing a filing system. Experience and ability to follow agency directives in monitoring and controlling a testing environment. Experience in developing lesson plans and assuring plans are followed. Experience obtaining training materials and setting up training equipment (i.e., audio-visual, training aids). Experience gathering data, preparing and submitting reports.
General. Progressively responsible clerical experience or other work which demonstrated the ability to acquire and to apply a practical knowledge and understanding of the program objectives, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to the work of the position.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
- Knowledge of office automation practices and use of various databases.
- Skills gained through developmental experience or relevant graduate study in applying education procedures and techniques in a specialized area.
- Ability to utilize analytical and investigative techniques in assignments.
To preview questions please click here.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
BENEFITS:Back to top
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."
Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration
Moving expenses will not be paid.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.
For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources
Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service. Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities
More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.
This is a TERM appointment not to exceed 4 YEARS.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors.
USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6299. Decisions on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement. There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application
Responses to on-line core questions
Responses to on-line self-assessment
Supporting documents, if requested
High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.
Applicants who are claiming 5-point tentative preference are encouraged to submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy at the time of application. Claims for 5-point tentative preference will only be granted based upon documentation provided or if the claim is substantiated in your application. If you are unable to provide the necessary supporting documents for veterans preference at the time of selection it may impact your selection eligibility.
Applicants who are claiming 10-point veterans preference are required to submit proof of eligibility. Refer to "Required Documents" section of vacancy announcement.
If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.
30% Disabled Veterans must submit an SF-15, DD-214 which includes Character of Service, if currently Active Duty you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service AND the VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application. If documentation is not provided you may receive 5-point tentative preference if substantiated in your application.
Other 10 point Veterans Preference Eligibles must submit a DD-214 which includes Character of Service, if currently Active Duty you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service), and an SF-15
along with the documentation specified on the reverse side of the form. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application. If documentation is not provided you may receive 5-point tentative preference if substantiated in your application.
For more information about veterans preference click here.
CTAP or ICTAP Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility consisting of a copy of your agency notice and a copy of your most recent performance rating. Applicants who have special priority consideration rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority consideration. CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85 or above.
For more information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility click here.
All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must include the vacancy announcement number on the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is (Jobs) U.S. Coast Guard, Ofc of Civ Pers, COMMANDANT (CG-1211W), ATTN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL US COAST GUARD, 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 800 STOP 7130, ARLINGTON, VA 20598-7130.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking. The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
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