Supervisory Administrative Support Assistant
Department Of The Interior - Elko, NV

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BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team! The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website . This position is located in Elko, NV. Information about the area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce . Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here .
  • Must be a U. S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
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  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal land.
  • Direct deposit is required.

DUTIES: The incumbent serves as a supervisor of the Administrative Team, which is responsible for providing administrative guidance and operational support to a field office staff which consists of approximately 80 permanent employees and up to 30 temporary and/or contract positions. The incumbent analyzes data and makes recommendations to management relating to program issues, develops appropriate action plans, and consults to assure mission is accomplished. This position is the liaison to the Nevada State Office, Human Resources Department, and handles all field office hiring, incentive awards program, OWCP (Office of Workers Compensation Program) paperwork, and training programs. The incumbent will provide assistance, technical advice and guidance to management, supervisors, and employees on all personnel related matters, including interpretation of current agency and OPM policies and procedures, determining recruitment options, developing position descriptions and rating plans, processing personnel actions, providing information and guidance on benefits and retirement related issues, and will manage special program/agreements, such as the Volunteer Program, Student Conservation Associates program, Hosted Workers, Etc. The incumbent will provide ongoing advice and assistance to managers and supervisors in identifying projects, recruiting volunteers, ensuring agreements are approved and signed, and programs are in compliance with written directives. This position reviews, processes and monitors the status of billings, collection and deposit of grazing fees, material sales, service charges, map sales, copy fees, land leases and sales, filing fees, monitoring fees, contributed funds, and performance and compliance bonds. This position also assists the Associate Field Manager, Support Services in preparing Annual Work Plan and monitoring current year expenses for all administrative functions and monitoring field office programs.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Specialized Experience Requirements : In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement; please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. To qualify for GS-07 you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-06) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as experience in office management and procedures; OR have one full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education directly related to the work of this position; OR an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. To qualify for GS-08 you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as, in addition to the specialized experience listed for the GS-07, experience with policies and procedures to maximize efficiencies within the office setting. Knowledge or education in the supervision of others. Knowledge of policies and procedures to maximize efficiencies with an office setting. Experience and knowledge in the supervision of others; OR have completed one and 1/2 years (27 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education in a field that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position and is directly related to the work of this position; OR have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

You can review the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions located on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website. If you are using education to qualify, you will need to clearly state your undergraduate and graduate degree(s) and submit college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades. As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-05 for most positions covered by this standard - Clerical and Administrative Support Positions; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position. KSA 1: Knowledge and skills in administrative and staff level work to provide supervision, review and training/mentoring services ot team members in the planning and implementation of various support projects and functions. KSA 2: Knowledge of personnel regulations, policies, and processing requirements in order to provide advice and guidance in aras such recruitment and staffing, worker's compensation, position management, employee benefits, employee relations, pay administration, incentive awards, and employee performance and development. KSA 3: Broad knowledge of processes and systems involved in the management of field office functions, and the ability to identify and interrelate such systems and processes to provide coordinated and responsive administrative support.

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BENEFITS: To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS .

OTHER INFORMATION: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP . If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period, if one has not previously been completed. SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website. BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. Occasional travel may be required. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

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