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Job Title:Trust Fund Program Specialist (Trust Fund Specialist)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Job Announcement Number:MEN-2014-0012

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$49,029.00 to $63,259.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 20, 2013 to Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GL-0301-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Mendota, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All BOP employees within the local commuting area plus eligible DOJ Surplus and Displaced employees in the local commuting area.

Duty Location: FCI Mendota, CA

A RETENTION INCENTIVE UP TO 14% MAY BE OFFERED TO SELECTEE(S) WHO MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR RETENTION INCENTIVE.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution.  

The representative rate for this position is $53,773 per annum ($25.77 per hour).

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Trust Fund Department of a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional facility. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Trust Fund Supervisor. Incumbent serves as a Trust Fund Program Specialist and as such has responsibility for implementation, administration, and coordination of Trust Fund programs and operations at the facility. Primary duties encompass: Commissary services, Inmate Telephone services, Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS) services, Inmate Deposit Fund services, Institution Warehouse services and Institution Laundry and Clothing Issue services.

In support of these primary Trust Fund services, Trust Fund network/system architecture and applications must be managed and maintained on two separate Trust Fund networks operating at each institution: TRUNET, the primary network for Trust Fund applications, and TRULINCS.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on regular and recurring basis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:
Education: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide legible transcripts to receive consideration.  Transcripts must include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable).  All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.  Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  (If you are selected for this position based upon your education, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.)
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
OR
Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

  • Experience in working with the Trust Fund network systems and system administration to analyze, resolve, troubleshoot, and report problems in the system.
  • Experience in providing administration and monitoring of TRULINCS and responsible for maintenance of the system and equipment.
  • Experience in providing guidance, technical assistance, training and resolving problems regarding Trust Fund programs.
  • Experience in performing financial management administrative functions such as budgeting, accounting and procurement related functions.

OR
Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for the GL-9 grade level.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.  If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

  • Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
  • Your responses to the eligibility questions;
  • Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
  • Your supporting documentation, if required.


Time-in-Grade:  Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.  You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?
 
The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) are required:
  • Ability to develop, coordinate, apply and interpret programs related to automated systems and service oriented operational areas.
  • Planning and Evaluating.
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Information Management.
  • Financial Management.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.

The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office.  The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.  Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, marital and/or parental status, membership in an employee organization, sex, or sexual orientation.  The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Conditions of Employment Section: 
 
Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation.  All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

This position has been identified as test designated.  Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov. Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.
NOTE:  Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.
Required supporting documentation must be submitted via mail, e-mail or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A 213.3102(u) (Proof of Disability):  To be considered for this Special Hiring Authority, applicants MUST submit documents via email to GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov.  Applicants should NOT apply online unless they also wish to receive consideration as a competitive applicant (see instructions for Dual Consideration). For more information Click Here
Dual Consideration:  Status candidates who wish to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures and as a non-competitive applicant, (30% Disabled Veteran or Schedule A, 213.3102(u)) must apply online as a competitive applicant and submit a memorandum and supporting documentation via email to GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov requesting consideration for both application methods. NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.
All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation. 
Paper applications:  If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX  75051
E-Mail:  GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov
Phone:  972-352-4200     

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
  • Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary.
  • If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.
  • Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
  • Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation (within the last 13 months).
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for consideration as a 30% or More Disabled Veteran includes a Civil Service Preference Letter; or a Ten Point Preference Letter; or an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from any branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 30% or more. The document must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating.
  • CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.
  • A college transcript which includes the School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CSU
Phone: 972-352-4200
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov
Agency Information:
JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX
75051
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed. Normally, Selecting Officials will make a selection within 90-days. When deemed necessary, the selection process may be extended up to 180-days from the date the certificate(s) of eligibles (BQ/Exception Lists) is generated to make a selection.

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Job Announcement Number:

MEN-2014-0012

Control Number:

357931100