Community Supervision Assistant (OA)
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC - Washington, DC

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A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!!

Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the District of Columbia's community? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) has an opening for a Community Supervision Assistant to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to support the fair administration of justice. CSOSA presents our nation's capital with a unique opportunity to create a new level of offender supervision, which in turn will provide a safer environment for our citizens.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=MKGNN .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:
(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent is the Community Supervision Assistant and performs a variety of administrative and technical duties to support the Community Supervision programs and initiatives, and completes a wide variety of special projects. The incumbent supports Community Supervision Services management and supervision staff by providing a variety of administrative and program management assistance services.

Maintains communications with judicial support personnel, and other Court Staff; and performs related liaison activities with other criminal justice agencies and/or personnel. Responds to requests for reports from correctional agencies and other criminal justice organizations.
Organizes work and sets priorities to achieve the overall goals to obtain and provide accurate timely assignments and requests for arrest status information.
Maintains Re-Arrest files in an efficient manner.

Facilitates Agency-wide communication by ensuring that staff at all levels are fully informed on internal and Agency-wide procedures. Initiates development of new or revised administrative policies and procedures necessary for efficient administrative functioning of the organization, independently or as a member of a team.

Provides office automation advice, guidance, and assistance to staff. Works with users to define required data elements, desired format, and any arithmetic manipulation needed for the specified output. Evaluates the office automation needs of the immediate work area and suggests off-the-shelf solutions or participates in documenting the requirements for developing a specialized application.
Adapts available office automation methods to specific requirements and develops guidelines for use by others in the unit that streamline processing procedures, document uses of a variety of software applications, and/or provide instructions on availability and use of macros. Ensures that the completed documentation is prepared, updated, and distributed.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)
Ability to perform a full range of program support, administrative, clerical support duties and responsibilities required for office operations.
Ability to coordinate and facilitate the processing of administrative documents, reports, requests and instructions.
Skills in oral communications to collect, assemble, provide information, and perform liaison activities with the general public to include judicial support personnel, other law enforcement personnel, and other criminal justice agencies and personnel.
Ability to maintain automated databases, compile statistical data, and assist with the preparation of various reports.
Skill with personal computers and computer applications to gather information, prepare reports, produce law enforcement documents, and maintain special automated law enforcement data base systems.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
I certify that I can type 40 words per minute.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Grade 05: Qualifying experience for the GS-5 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples are providing general clerical support (i.e., greeting visitors, maintaining files, and typing routine correspondence); or gathering program data or information following routine search procedures.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-5 level may be met by completion of a bachelor's degree or four years of education above high school.

COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute.
Grade 06: Qualifying experience for the GS-6 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples are receiving and processing documents and data/statistical information in accordance with established procedures; reviewing documents and reports for completeness and entering information into an automated tracking system; or performing database file searches.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-6 level may be met by completion of 6 months of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute.
Grade 07: Qualifying experience for the GS-7 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples are assisting in the development and/or implementation of clerical or administrative procedures for application within an organization; or selecting and arranging data and information from files and other resources for use by others in completing larger reports and projects.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-7 level may be met by completion of one (1) year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute.

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

BENEFITS:
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OTHER INFORMATION:
LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Community Supervision Services, Investigations, Diagnostics, and Evaluations Branch, Washington, DC.
AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: If you would like to learn more about CSOSA, we encourage you to visit our website at www.csosa.gov.
Successful applicants for this position must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.
Basis of Rating: Category Rating Procedures - Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the CSOSA Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Each category is broadly defined as: Highly Qualified Category: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Well Qualified Category: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Qualified Category: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of your experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.

Names of all candidates in the Highly Qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. You will be placed in one of the categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as: breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs, increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs, successful performance on the job, and level of the job.
Drug Testing: Appointment may be subject to random drug testing after selection.
Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible - Not Covered.
How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/csosa/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: CSOSA, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.
Applicants must submit a complete application package by the closing date of this announcement.
Evaluation Methods: Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application/resume will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which verifies status and shows position title, series, and grade.
Applicants must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal. Applicants unable to provide their most recent performance appraisal must provide written justification for its absence.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate those needs. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the CSOSA Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The Agency is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.

Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.
U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

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