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Job Title:  Administrative Officer-MP-NIEHS
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NIEHS-MP-14-1156055

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$59,749.00 to $93,098.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 7, 2014 to Friday, July 11, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Durham, NC View Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Q - Nonsensitive


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

If you have experience as an Administrative Officer, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Administrative Research and Support Branch (ARSB).


  • Occasional Travel
  • For training


  • No


  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Annual Financial Disclosure Required


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As an Administrative Officer, you will perform administrative functions for the National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  Your duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as advisor to assigned program areas in support of the following administrative services:  finance, budget, human resources, procurement, facilities, property, safety, space and contracts management.
  • Review and interpret regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of programs.
  • Provide information to program areas on administrative matters.
  • Assist in developing annual operating budget submissions.
  • Develop and prepare program statement, justifications and background documents for use in defending position on such matters as budget, personnel, travel, space, procurement and the IRTA and Visiting Program.
  • Advise staff in the preparation of requisitions and justifications for non competitive procurement.
  • Analyze foreign and domestic travel, advise laboratories and branches in the preparation of required foreign travel notification memos, sponsored travel, travel orders, meetings and conferences.
  • Control and monitor travel ceilings, approve travel authorizations and vouchers.



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GS-11 level:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level.  Examples of specialized experience include: participating in the planning, development, formulation, preparation, execution and/or monitoring of organizational budgets; reconciling monthly expenditures against allocated funding; interpreting and advising management on personnel policies and procedures; drafting specifications and statements of work for service contracts and equipment leases, including conducting negotiations with vendors; evaluating and recommending alternative methods of procurement; planning and executing logistics for office moves; developing space management requirements for an organization; OR

Completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M., if related; OR

A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

GS-12 level:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.  Examples of specialized experience include: performing a wide range of budgetary duties involving the planning, development, formulation, preparation, execution and/or monitoring of organizational budgets; providing solutions on projected budget shortfalls or unanticipated financial needs; analyzing and evaluating financial information to assess overall financial performance of an organization and making recommendations; developing acquisition plans and cost estimates; monitoring performance and compliance with terms and conditions of purchase orders; planning and coordinating details for projects involving the design, construction and modification of existing and/or new space; verifying accurate distribution of accountable property and resolving property management discrepancies; providing advice on staffing and recruitment issues including recruitment and incentive programs.

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If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


Evaluation Method


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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.


A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.


If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.


Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.


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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:


  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)



  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)


For additional information, click on the links below:


Additional Information on How to Apply


Information on Reasonable Accommodation


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The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, July 11, 2014.

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; Email CPR; or visit the National Archives Website.


Nancy Delgais
Phone: (919)541-3377
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
111 TW Alexander Drive
PO Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, July 11, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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