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Job Title:  School Support Assistant
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  13-KNO-073

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$34,907.00 to $45,376.00 / Per Year
Friday, May 17, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Knox, KY United StatesView Map
Current permanent Federal civil service employees and reinstatement eligibles


Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools at Fort Knox, Kentucky!

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164.


The purpose of this position is to perform material management and support services, providing adequate and timely logistics support to the students, staff, and faculty of the Fort Knox Schools.


Who may be considered
· Current, Permanent Federal Civil Service Employees

· Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement Eligibility
· NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement Eligibles
· Family member employees eligible under Executive Order 12721


You must answer ALL Suitability Questions in the Vacancy Questionnaire, numbers 3-8 with a yes or not. Failure to answer ALL Suitability Questions will result in your application being considered incomplete and your application will not receive consideration for the vacancy. This is an Excepted Service Position.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents
  • You must complete the questionnaire and/or knowledge, skills &
  • abilities/competency statement
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination


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Serves as property custodian maintaining a perpetual inventory of non-expendable property and supply records for durable items in the school. Verifies and records serial numbers upon receipt of goods, bar code items, and adds items to the accountable item listing in the automated material management system. Issues accountable items to faculty, school staff, contractors, parents, guardians, and students against sub-hand receipts. Conducts special, joint, or annual inventories of hand-receipt accounts in conjunction with the hand-receipt holder and adjusts records based on findings. Ensures adequate controls for accountable property are maintained by property holders by periodically inspecting classrooms to match serial/tag numbers against the sub-hand receipts. Turns in to or receives excess property from the servicing Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO) and arranges appropriate transportation. Assures all supply transactions are recorded in an automated system and that copies of documents are filed appropriately to maintain an adequate automated and hard-copy audit trail. Sets or revises stock levels for authorized items available through the supply system for school stockage. Compiles financial data to forecast the budget for replenishment of supplies and equipment and equipment repair. Monitors base-level support provided under the interservice support agreement including service contracts for school equipment, maintenance and repair, utilities, etc. As designated Government Ordering Official, uses GPC to purchase supplies and services for the school. Receives requests for GPC purchases from teachers, administrators, and other school staff. Make approved purchases by phone, catalog, Internet, or over-the-counter. Makes arrangements for unofficial travel through use of GPC. Reconciles monthly GPC statements.


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For the GS-06 level: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Education is not substitutable or creditable.


Specialized Experience - Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular competencies necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-04. The normal full-time work week is 35-40 hours and the normal work year is 12 months. Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience. An applicant
demonstrating 20 hours per week for a 12-month period would be credited with 6 months of experience.


Part-Time or Unpaid Experience - Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

At the GS-06 level, education is not substitutable for experience.

Must meet OPM minimum qualification standards to be considered for this position.


Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position listed. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligibile/not qualified.


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Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here


Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  You may be eligible for MSP if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the Best Qualified for this vacancy. 
If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system.  Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.  Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.


All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.
Condition of Employment:  Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.


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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, May 31, 2013.


Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.

Step 1: Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents. It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume.
NOTE: Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:
-- Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid or unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying. You MUST include the hours per week that you worked in each specific position.
-- For each position listed in your resume, include a description of your duties and accomplishments to include the following:
  • Employer’s Name
  • Employer’s Address
  • Supervisor’s Name
  • Supervisor’s Phone Number
  • Salary
-- If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
-- Your resume must show the highest level of education you have completed.
-- List any job-related training courses (title and year of completion).
-- List any job-related skills.
-- List any job-related certificates and licenses (current only).
-- List any job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates, but do not send documents).
-- If you are a current or former Federal employees, please list your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment.

Step 2: Answer vacancy questionnaire. Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.

Step 3: Submit supporting documents. Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID . Fax your documents to: 1-478-757-3144.

Step 4: Review application and click Finish.

Step 5: To check your status: Once you have submitted your application package, you should log into your account in USAJobs to check the status. You will be able to see all documents you have submitted as well as any required documents that have not yet been received. It may take up to two business days for faxed supporting documents to be uploaded.

Step 6: Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.

If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Form 1203-FX can be found at:  Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 05, 2012. You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.

-- Online application (Questionnaire) - Required
-- Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required
-- Eligibility documentation (SF-50) - Required


Eligibility documentation may contain: Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience.


If submitting transcripts, please submit a photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts (front and back) with announcement number stated on them. To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts (front and back) for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress. Any transcripts submitted that are not in English or not official will be removed from the application and will not be considered. (Transcripts must be in English.)

Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit the following documents along with their completed application:
a. Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at:

b. A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating authorization of dependent travel.
c. Copy of marriage certificate


Note: Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.


CSB Kentucky
Phone: (678)364-6619
Agency Information:
Kentucky District
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA
United States


Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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