Program Support Assistant
Department Of Agriculture 499 reviews - Atlanta, GA

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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.

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These positions are being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-60010002-0195G-KD. 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. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service. DUTIES:

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Enters data from hand written field notes and field computers into new and existing databases and manages data for report retrieval. Handles office correspondence and prepares a variety of recurring and one-time reports. Consolidates information and prepares a variety of recurring and one-time reports. Prepares quarterly, midyear, and annual budget reports and revision and prepares funds requests. Assists with the formulation of the budget and interprets budget instructions and provides Program Managers with data necessary to prepare annual budgetary input. Performs staff support and advises on the practical and technical aspects of office administration.

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-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4. Examples include: Performing general clerical support such as greeting visitors, maintaining files, and typing letters; assisting in the analysis of incoming routine and controlled correspondence, including mail, facsimilies, and documents; reviewing sections of agency or organizational directives and procedures to perform routine tasks such as correspondence work, filing and processing mail.

GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5. Examples include: Establishing and maintaining official program files from initial receipt of materials to closeout and disposition of the files; completing support work in the area of human resources or correspondence control; assisting with scheduling and monitoring of procurement transactions for the full range of standard items and services to meet the organization's needs.

GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6. Examples include: Making recommendations for procedural changes to established procedures used in clerical or administrative work processes, such as correspondence control methods, or office workflow improvements; serving as an organization's focal point for coordination of all procurement activities with central administrative staff; planning and coordinating a variety of office support services; assembling and preparing routine written products; assisting in researching or analyzing well-established or procedural program issues by performing duties such gathering background information or preparing standard reports; reviewing program records and data.

To rececieve consideration for this postion, you must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of closing date of the announcement.

Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

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

No Additional Requirements.

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.

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:

Government housing is not available.

Forest Service affiliated child/day care facilities are not available.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

This is a bargaining unit designated position.

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.

Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

  • 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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