Program Support Assistant (OA) GS-0303-06

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
BUREAU-WIDE/INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES/CURRENT STATUS OR FORMER CAREER STATUS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY/VEOA ELIGIBLES Permanent Full Time
NOTE: This position is covered by the bargaining unit.
The Bureau of Indian Education''s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.
The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University, a land grant institution, is to serve members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native nations as authorized by Congress and in partial fulfillment of treaty and trust obligations. With student learning as its focus, Haskell embraces the principles of sovereignty and self-determination through a culturally based holistic lifelong learning environment that promotes and upholds respect, rights, and responsibility.
The incumbent contributes to the mission of this office by providing the necessary office automation, clerical, and administrative support to the Supervisory Information Technology Specialist, and the staff. Ensures the clerical and administrative portions of the Supervisor's work are accomplished effectively in accordance with established procedures, allowing him/her to concentrate on professional and managerial duties.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) : Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible,click here.
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION REQUIRED FOR ALL HIRES APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID APPT MAY BE SUBJECT TO 1 YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD
Performs a variety of administrative support duties, such as making travel arrangements, making arrangements for conferences, composing complex but non-technical correspondence, locating and assembling information for various reports, briefings, conferences, etc.
Prepares and processes travel authorizations and vouchers for Supervisor and assigned staff.
Implements correspondence tracking system; maintains a record of assignments and critical dates that involves response, distributes written assignments to subordinates; biweekly reminds staff of due dates, and records completion dates of assignments; compiles monthly accounts for the division for submission to Supervisor; quarterly updates on priority ranked projects, and other critical program reports.
Serves as timekeeper and payroll coordinator for CIO office.
Makes reservations for meeting rooms and notifies all individuals of meeting purpose, time and location.
Prepares vehicle requests, prepares and coordinates the approval of DI-2000 forms for CIO.
Serves as the POC for all training classes for employees in CIO and the university.
Supports CIO with credit card procurements and receives office supplies requests from the staff and units.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in theOPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA''s) to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.
GS-06: 1 year experience equivalent to at least a GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service.
Examples of qualifying experience include: providing program and administrative support such as assisting with budget and procurement activities; compiling and preparing automated reports; processing time and attendance records; maintaining office filing systems; and ensuring that all requests for action or information are acted upon and due dates are met.
Status applicants MUST meetTime-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Monday, May 26, 2014.
PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicants for this position must show possession of Office Automation skills and must have typing proficiency of 40 words per minute. Applicants must meet these requirements by passing the appropriate performance test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue certificates by the Office of Personnel Management, or by self-certifying their proficiency.
SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Administrative and Program Support
Manage and Organize Information
Customer Service
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.
Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.
To Apply Online:
Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go /
We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to by following the steps below.
To Apply by Fax:
Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.
Combination Online/Fax:
Log into or create your Application Manager account at /
ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
Print the United States Government Application Cover Page
Include the 1119287 , SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to
Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.
All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by 11:59PM EST Monday, May 26, 2014 .
1. Your R sum - Must contain the following:
Job Announcement Number
Work Experience: Position Title; Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy) ; Hours worked per week ; Current Supervisor's Name and Telephone number; and Duties
Education
References
2. A complete View Occupational Questionnaire
3. OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment
4.Applicant Screening Questionnaire
5. Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.
6. Other supporting documents:
Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
Copies of your College transcript(s).
Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran''s preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran's preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
CTAP/ICTAP : Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered _well-qualified_, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans'' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans'' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans'' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
OTHER: The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
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