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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Security Clerk

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:14R-MP-299162-MPA-OPS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$27,400.00 to $35,618.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 10, 2014 to Monday, February 24, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0086-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal Additional selections may be made from this announcement

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

 This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility.  Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency


ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either:  (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first.  If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of  100.
    
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes.  We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.


The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Applicants must indicate typing proficiency of at least 40 wpm.

DUTIES:

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Manually and electronically fingerprints staff and transmits prints to the Office of Personnel Management.

Updates personnel security database with favorable fingerprint results and produces SI credentials for staff and affiliates.

Provides clerical assistance to security assistants and specialists by performing a variety of support functions such as organizing and creating personnel security files.

Provides assistance using office equipment to copy, fax and answer telephones.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Experience:  To qualify, you must have six months of general
experience that is progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described.  

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience.  Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Education: Successful completion of one year of education
above high school level may be substituted for the year of general experience.  A combination of qualifying education and experience may be used to meet the qualification requirements.

TYPING PROFICIENCY:  Applicants must indicate evidence of typing proficiency (speed) of at least 40 words per minute.  Applicants who do not provide a statement of typing speed on their resume or in response to any online questionnaire will not receive further consideration.   


Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

Ability to use computer equipment to process and update sensitive data to secure database for background investigations. 

Ability to perform standard administrative duties such as filing, data entry and compiling office records. 

Ability to operate office equipment to make copies, fax documents and communicate in a professional manner to accept and direct calls on the telephone.

Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.
Please Note:

  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
    OR
    You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.

  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


Your application package should include the following documents:

  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.

  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.

  • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable.

  • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.

  • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Marie Parks
Phone: 202-633-6332
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: Parksma@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:


At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt.
The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.
Additional Information:



  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.

  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.

  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).


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Job Announcement Number:

14R-MP-299162-MPA-OPS

Control Number:

361416200