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This position is located in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Office of the Director, Office of Science Management and Operations, Office of Administrative Services, Management Services Branch, in Bethesda, Md.


If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties: 

Perform general office support duties such as receiving and directing visitors; developing and maintaining filing systems; responding to inquiries and requests from senior officials and staff members and responsible for logs and reports.

Perform procurement and budgeting functions such as monitoring and acquiring office supplies for the workplace, ensuring adequate stock of all purchases, and reordering supplies as appropriate. Track procurement requests and reconcile deliveries with requests.

Provide technical assistance to the AOs in the formation and development of budget estimates.  Monitor the use and rate of expenditures of select items in program budgets.

Perform a variety of human resource related duties to include preparation of personnel packages and updates, assistance with the recruitment process, assistance with in-and-out processing of staff, and maintenance of updated reports on personnel actions in progress, as well as those actions projected to occur.  Prepare personnel actions for performance increases, awards, and other actions.

Perform various office automation tasks using various software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software to prepare documents for other employees.

Perform travel and timekeeping functions. Reconcile and maintain current records to assure accuracy, up-to-date record keeping and accountability in the event of an audit.  Advise appropriate managers of time and leave problems. Serve as the travel system representative. 

At the GS-05 or GS-06 level, you will essentially perform the same duties as described at the full performance level above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.