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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Human Resources Assistant (OA)

Department:National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Agency:National Endowment for the Arts

Job Announcement Number:NEA-KMc-13-928800 (MP)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37,983.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Thursday, July 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0203-06/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

 The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.

This position is located at the National Endowment for the Arts, Office of the Deputy Chairman for Management and Budget, Office of Human Resources in Washington, DC.  

 

Applications will be accepted from current and former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible for consideration under a special appointing authority (e.g., VRA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, etc.).

 

Applications will also be accepted from a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has separated from the Armed Forces under Honorable conditions after approximately 3 years or more of continuous active service.  Additional information on veteran’s preference is available at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

 

If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee in the competitive service or former Federal employee who has competitive service reinstatement eligibility, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action” and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service, or you will not be considered under the Merit Promotion process.  Also, you should submit your most recent Performance Appraisal.

 

This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a generous benefits package; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health and life insurance, and excellent retirement package.

 

Visit our website at http://www.arts.gov/  for more information about the NEA.

 

This link will provide information on how to prepare a resume for Federal positions http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized.
  • This position does not require overnight travel.
  • Time-in-Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • An SF-50 MUST be submitted for this position.

DUTIES:

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As the Human Resources Assistant (OA) your responsibilities will be:  

·        Ensure accurate and timely processing of a wide variety of HR actions utilizing the National Finance Center personnel/payroll system.

·        Induction processing of new employees including providing accurate initial explanation of pay, leave, benefits and building facilities.

·        Ensure transmittal of Agency time and attendance data to the National Finance Center via Kronos webTA application. 

·        Provide assistance to time keepers with data problems and/or leave regulation questions and provides periodic updates/refresher training to Agency timekeepers.

·        Researches and resolves pay related issues and/or errors.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position at the GS-06:  Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 determining steps necessary for processing a variety of recurring HR actions under different situations; identifying appropriate regulatory codes, nature of action, and pay step to be entered on HR actions; and conducting new employee orientations. 

 

To qualify for this position at the GS-07Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level receiving, reviewing and processing a wide variety of personnel/payroll actions, ensuring appropriateness and accuracy using an automated personnel/payroll system(s); resolves processing issues affecting employee pay, SCD, etc.; and coordinating time and attendance data and ensuring proper transmittal of such data using automated system(s).   

 

Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by  Thursday, July 25, 2013.

 

 


The questionnaire has been developed in line with the following competencies  and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):  

  • Automated Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Attention to Detail
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Flexibility

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your online questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Candidates with the highest scores will be identified as the Best Qualified.  The online questionnaire should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. 


BENEFITS:

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The NEA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.

Special Employment Consideration:  Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointment.  If you are eligible for and would like to be considered for one of these non-competitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions when applying. You must submit proof of this eligibility by TAG:Closing Date in order to receive consideration.

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration.  The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station.  To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority of this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

A background investigation will be required for this position.  Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veteran preference is not applicable to Merit Promotion.

Information on veterans’ preference is available at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

If you are selected for this Federal position, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).

The application contains information subject the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a).  The information issued will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. Section 3302 and 3361.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex,  national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.

EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by 11:59 P.M., Eastern Time, on the closing date of Thursday, July 25, 2013.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the online questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login and click UPDATE APPLICATION in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): 1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov.pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 928800 2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you are unable to apply online, you must FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to              1-478-757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf), document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.    A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).

2.    A complete Online Questionnaire

3.    An SF-50. Showing title, series, grade, FPL, duty station and Competitive status

4.    Most recent Performance Appraisal (if a current or recently separated Federal employee)

5.    Other Supporting Documents:

·         College transcript(s) (if qualifying on education)

·         Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable)

·         Veteran Documents, (if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)

·         ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)

·         Miscellaneous (as required by position)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kathy D. McDuffie
Phone: (202)682-5470
Fax: (202)682-5708
Email: MCDUFFIEK@ARTS.GOV
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Arts
The Nancy Hanks Center
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 223
Washington, DC
20506 Fax: (202)682-5708

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will evaluate your resume and your responses to the online questionnaire to determine if you are among the Best Qualified for the position.  Candidate with the highest scores may be referred for further consideration.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If you are referred for further consideration you will be notified each time your name is sent to a hiring official.  You will receive notice via email, once the evaluation process is completed (generally 30-45 days).


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Job Announcement Number:

NEA-KMc-13-928800 (MP)

Control Number:

347825200