Administrative Support Assistant
Department Of The Interior - Lakewood, CO

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This position is located in the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program. The employee is responsible for various administrative functions of the office, along with a wide variety of support functions such as travel, payroll, procurement, website maintenance, property management, and budget.

DUAL CONSIDERATION: This position is also being announced for status candidates under vacancy announcement number R6-12-787773-M. Please see that vacancy announcement for specific details regarding how to apply if you are a status candidate. Status candidates are current or former competitive service employees and people eligible under special hiring authorities.

OTHER INFORMATION:
  • Promotion potential: YES (only if hired at the GS-06 level)
  • Pre-appointment background investigation: YES
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for this position will not be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. citizenship required

A background investigation may be required

May be required to complete a one-year probationary period

DUTIES:
Serves as main purchase card holder for the Program; researches vendor catalogs, previous purchases, obtains price quotes, etc.

Transcribes data, maintains databases, and generates standard database reports.

Serves as accountable property officer, satisfying accountable property requirements and regulations by maintaining office inventory and records of accountable property.

Maintains office website to serve Program information to partners and the public; uses web editing/design software to regularly update site content.

Maintains accurate budget estimates for various accounts by preparing statistics on costs, expenditure rates, fund availability, etc; compiles budget and fiscal data; analyzes historical budget and financial data for budget preparation.

Other administrative duties include: correspondence, customer service, office management, and travel.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Qualification requirements may be viewed on the OPM qualifications website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp .

Your application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position. You must meet ALL qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
GS-06: One year of progressively responsible experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-05 grade level is qualifying for GS-06) that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Performed assistant or technician work involved in carrying out administrative support activities including financial tracking, complex correspondence, website maintenance/editing, and procurement of an organization that involved application of procedures and practices within the framework of established guidelines.

GS-07: One year of progressively responsible experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-06 grade level is qualifying for GS-07) that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Performed assistant or technician work involving budget preparation and carrying out administrative support activities including complex correspondence, procurement, website maintenance/editing and design, and general office assistance of an organization that involved application of procedures and practices within the framework of established guidelines.

All required documents must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) have been identified as required to satisfactorily perform the work of this position:

Knowledge of procurement methods and procedures

Ability to design and edit websites and maintain electronic listservers

Ability to provide general office assistance

Knowledge of budget preparation and financial management

Please ensure that your responses to the questionnaire are FULLY supported in your resume. Also, follow all instructions carefully as errors and omissions may affect your eligibility.

Failure to provide sufficient information to FULLY support your responses may affect the category in which you are placed when being considered for this position.

If a determination is made that you inflated your responses to the questionnaire, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may lose consideration for this position. Errors or omissions may affect your category rating.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating combines the applicant’s total quality experience and/or education/training into a single quality category. If you meet the basic qualification requirements (including all selective placement factors) you will be placed in one of the following categories.

1. Best Qualified

2. Well Qualified

3. Better Qualified

4. Qualified

Information for Veterans: The category rating process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

BENEFITS:
The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap .

VETERANS PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you should submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you should also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter

Male applicants who were born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

If a selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the incumbent's satisfactory performance and are not guaranteed.

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