To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.
GS-09: One (1) year of Specialized Experience Equivalent to at least the Grade 07-Level.
GS-09: Masters or Equivalent Graduate Degree; Or two (full) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.B or J.D., if related degree.
Combination of Education and Experience:
An equivalent combination of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned, when substituting education for the GS-9 grade, you may only use completed education beyond the first year of graduate school. Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-9 level. Unofficial transcripts required whenever qualifying based on experience.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Administrative Officer, and that is typically in or related to the Administrative Officer position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Specific examples of qualifying specialized experience include but are not limited to: Knowledge of extensive rules, procedures, or operations applied to the position to be filled. Specialized experience would include skill in budget development and monitoring; skill in providing overall administrative management for an organization; skill using electronic and database applications for record keeping, research, and reporting; developing detailed plans, goals, and objective for long-range implementation and administration, knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and precedents applicable to procurement/contracting and contract administration; knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods for analysis and problem resolution applicable to administrative and budgetary work; knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations, policies, and precedents related to human resources management. Experience as a property and supply manager responsible for the accounting of equipment from multiple locations. Management of a large scale travel management system, to include auditing travel vouchers, ensuring payments are made, and providing dispute resolution. Experience developing, or assisting in the development of short and long term personnel planning, workforce shaping, evaluation of current workforce to ensure proper personnel are in place both in numbers and with proper skillsets.
SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed below:
A. Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training.
B. Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time.
C. Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.
D. Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.
E. Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations.
F. Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.
IN ADDITION to the abilities required above, candidates must also possess, or have the potential to develop, the ability to:
1) Deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
2) Adjust work operations to meet emergency or changing program or production requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quantity of quality work.
3) Establish program objectives or performance goals and to assess progress toward their achievement.
4) Coordinate and integrate the work activities of several organizational segments or several different projects.
5) Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical solutions.
6) Represent the activity both within and outside the organization or agency and to gain support for the agency's program goals.
Personal Attributes: Candidates for all supervisory/managerial positions must demonstrate all of the following personal qualities:
a. Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
b. Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
c. Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view;
d. Capacity to "see the job through;"
e. Understanding of the ability to work with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Monday, April 28, 2014
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:
- Analytical Duties
- Problem Solving
- Interpersonal Skills
You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.
The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Monday, April 28, 2014, to be considered.