Administrative Support Assistant
Department Of Agriculture - Cañon City, CO

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A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

There are two positions that will be filled located in Region Two on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands. One position is at the San Carlos Ranger District in Canon City, Colorado and the other position is at the Leadville Ranger District in Leadville, Colorado.

The position serves as a personal assistant to the District Ranger and also provides a wide variety of general administrative tasks for Ranger District personnel. Serves as the initial point-of-contact for all questions, information and problem resolution in the areas of budget, accounting, agreements, travel, human resources, file management, correspondence preparation and control, time and attendance, office automation systems, property, and purchasing/procurement.

For additional information about the duties of the positions, please contact Paul Crespin at 719-269-8701 or email to pcrespin@fs.fed.us for the San Carlos Ranger District, or Destiny Chapman at 719-553-1413 or email to dlchapman02@fs.fed.us for the Leadville Ranger District.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-02120003-1364G-KA. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service. DUTIES:

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Serves as the primary administrative business process point of contact for the unit. Responsible for the administrative oversight of various business processes, which may include processing financial, property, personnel, travel, grants/agreements, and other administrative instruments for the management unit. Develops and implements new systems or administrative processes to meet unit needs. Identifies, restructures, and recommends ways of eliminating, combining, simplifying, or improving administrative and clerical office procedures and processes. Provides training and advisory services to the Ranger District to ensure compliance with regulations. Oversees the unit's office automation capabilities and is the point of contact for procurement activities. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level; six months (9 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (for example Business Administration); and/or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level; one full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (for example Business Administration); and/or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience are: Serves as a personal assistant to the District Ranger providing general administrative tasks in the areas of budget, accounting, agreements, human resources, property, correspondence, office automation systems and procurement; performs as a point of contact for district personnel on administrative matters.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIREMENTS: May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e., the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=09be62ca-ea0e-4f85-9280-a13800ca7166

BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

. OTHER INFORMATION:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.

These positions are not bargaining unit designated positions.

This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

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