Test Administrator
Department of the Army 26,829 reviews - Visalia, CA

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Who May Apply : All U.S. Citizens

This position does NOT provide guaranteed work hours each week, and work will be assigned on an intermittent "as needed basis", for a maximum of up to 40 hours a week. This position will NOT lead to a full-time position.

Travel is required to various testing sites. Personally owned vehicles must be used to travel to the testing sites.

Travel reimbursement is authorized.

Intermittent employees are NOT eligible for benefits. Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

Permanent Change of Station ( PCS) allowance is NOT authorized.

Salary for this position translates to approximately $13.41 per hour to $17.43 per hour.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license.

50% Temporary Duty (TDY) is required

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

DUTIES:
Administers written tests in the local commuting area of this announcement and up to a 100 miles radius when necessary, using own vehicle to transport test material. Maintains security and inventory of test materials. Must reside within the local commuting area or travel to the commuting area at own expense. Requires early morning travel and extended periods of standing, walking, and sitting. Some work may be performed from your residence prior to arriving at the test site. Must be able to carry 1 to 5 cases of test materials each weighing an average of 10 to 35 pounds to and from examination locations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
General Experience :To qualify, applicants must possess one year of general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of an Information Receptionist. Examples of qualifying general experience include answering phones, greeting visitors and filing.

Education Substitution : Must have completed two (2) full academic years of undergraduate level education beyond high school which equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. If you answered "Yes" to this question, you must submit transcripts with your application package.

Combination of Experience and Education : Must have a combination of undergraduate education and experience as described above. If you answered "Yes" to this question, you must submit transcripts with your application package. Where specific course requirements are not indicated , the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. Take total months of experience and divide by 12; take total months of post-masters' education and divide by 18 or equivalent of one year of post masters' per institution attended.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S.Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Security Information : Because the positions are subject to working with minors, it is a Public Trust position, requiring Criminal History Repository checks for each state where the selectees have resided for the past five years upon appointment to the Testing Administrator position.

You must have or be able obtain a current personnel security clearance prior to employment.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

Must be able to carry 1 to 5 cases of test materials each weighing an average of 10 to 35 pounds to and from examination locations.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using Category Rating procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, based on your possession of job-related skills, your resume 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.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
OTHER INFORMATION:
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

You may claim Veterans Preference.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted:
If you claim 5-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form214 (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any) and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.
If you claim 10-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA), or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that you have a service-connected disability of 10-30% or 30% or more along with your application/resume package.

For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veterans.asp .

You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
Applicants claiming Military Spouse Preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on your resume/supplemental data submitted:
Copy of an SF-50 documenting current or previous appointment(s) if currently working or previously worked for the Federal government.
Copy of last performance appraisal if currently working for the Federal government.
Executive Order 12721 paperwork showing eligibility IF returning from the overseas area.
DD 214, Member 4 copy of the sponsor.
PCS orders documenting sponsor's assignment.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor

To be eligible for ICTAP, applicants MUST submit proof of eligibility which includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 which show your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate on your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

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