Office Automation Assistant
Department Of The Interior - South Wellfleet, MA

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Who May Be Considered: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. Position Information: This is a permanent full-time position that is subject to furlough. Additionally, applicants are required to be able to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.

Subject to Furlough: This position is career-seasonal in nature and does not provide employment on a year-round basis. You may work a minimum of 26 weeks but generally not more than 48 weeks a year. Actual work schedule and period of furlough is contingent upon funding and operational needs.


U.S. Citizenship Required

Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

Must be able to type 40 words per minute.

Valid state driver's license required.

Position is located in the offices of the Superintendent, and operates to collect and organize data and respond to information requests in support of Cape Cod National Seashore Planning and Management. Incumbent serves the role of technical support for park planning primarily in the areas of land management and environmental compliance.

Responds to initial information requests concerning public and private properties within the National Seashore to determine what reply may be needed and to request additional information needed for follow-up action by Planner and Superintendent. Prepares for review and signature permits for use of government property. Makes entries and tracks projects in the NPS Planning, Environment,and Public Comment (PEPC) program. Participates in public and professional meetings as technical assistant to professional employees, helping to set up, greet, and answer questions regarding meeting purpose and format. Sets up meeting and makes contact with attendees regarding logistics. Collects and organizes data. Works cooperatively with other employees at all grades in gathering, organizing and portraying data and project proposals. Uses computer equipment including spreadsheets, power point, and word processing, and software and web information, to prepare text, graphs and tables for assigned work. Prepares letters and reports in standard format and maintains files and correspondence.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Primarily office environment.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Cape Cod National Seashore is located in Outer Cape Cod, MA. The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's residents and visitors. The duty station for this position is headquartered in South Wellfleet, approximately 30 miles from Hyannis, and 100 miles from Boston. Small residential communities adjacent to the seashore provide basic amenities, including grocery and specialty shops, medical services, libraries, and schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. A hospital, shopping malls, and Cape Cod Community College are located in Hyannis. The Outer Cape has abundant cultural and outdoor activities, including community theaters, art galleries, museums, music, whale watching, fishing, bird watching, swimming, and boating. Airline and ferry service between Boston and Provincetown is available. Private rentals in the community are comparably priced, but year round rentals are often difficult to obtain. Homes are available for purchase in all nearby communities; purchase prices are considered high.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, June 15, 2012 . Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

QUALIFICATIONS : To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.

A. Experience - One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS4 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the performance of various administrative functions such as payroll, personnel, travel, and/or correspondence; using office procedures and equipment; and meeting and dealing effectively with others; OR

B. Education - Completion of four full years above high school in an accredited technical school or university; OR

C. Combination of education and experience.

Additionally, applicants must meet the following Selective Factor:

Must be able to type 40 words per minute.

Education - if qualifying based on education you must provide transcripts with your application. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE .

Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.

You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE .


1. If new to Federal Civil Service, you will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

2. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

3. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.

4. Upon review of all qualified applicants, a tentative offer will be made pending the favorable outcome of a background investigation.

5. Park housing may be available.

Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)/competencies that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.

Please Note : All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies.

Selective Factor - Ability to type 40 words per minute.
Ability to perform a wide range of duties using office automation systems.
Provides a wide range of clerical support in the areas of project planning, permitting, and purchasing.
Processes and assures that all administrative transactions are completed in accordance with current rules and regulations and monitors for discrepancies.
Performs a wide range of clerical procedures that require the ability to communicate with staff, landowners, and their representatives, vendors and partners verbally.
Performs a wide range of clerical procedures that require the ability to communicate with staff, landowners, and their representatives, vendors and partners in writing.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.

Order of Consideration : Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more, best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Such as:

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Insurance


Life Insurance

Long Term Care Insurance

Retirement Program

1. CTAP/ICTAP: If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. 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. For additional information go to

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3 . If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach legible a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. You must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm your claim, or you will NOT be given veteran's preference. Additional veteran's information is found at

4. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement. For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit:

5. Relocation expenses have not been authorized, but may be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the current Federal Travel Regulations; however, there will be no guaranteed home sale. Expenses may be limited in some cases if new to the government.

6. Number of Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.

7 . NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge. Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

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