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You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
You must complete a favorable Background Information Investigation (BI).
DUTIES: Back to top
As an Administrative Assistant for the TSA, major duties include: Payroll and timekeeping duties:
Answering requests from and providing advice to employees, supervisors, timekeepers, financial management specialists, and human resource specialists on rules, regulations, and procedures relating to pay.
Training staff to enter time-card data and assisting timekeepers with difficult time and attendance issues.
Certifying time-cards and corrections each pay period and conducting random audits.
Acting as the point-of-contact for TSA's HR Access service provider to assist in resolving employee payroll issues.
Word processing of documents, letters, memos and reports.
Collecting and organizing materials from several sources to support work projects.
Maintaining directories, lists, and other standard guides.
Compiling documents for routing and approval.
Interacting with internal staff, typically in more than one organizational unit, to share information or discuss status of tasks/assignments.
Interacting with internal staff and external customers to exchange information or discuss status of routine issues or schedules; May have contact with customers and other parties on routine matters such as greeting and referring callers and visitors.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
To qualify for the SV-D Pay Band (equivalent to GS-5/6), you must meet one of the qualification requirements (A, B, OR C) outlined below.
A. Experience: For those qualifying using experience, you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-C or GS-4 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Such experience will include filing and maintaining simple office records; using common office equipment such as personal computers and copy or fax machines; and performing reception duties such as answering phone calls, greeting visitors, and taking messages;
B. Education: Completion of four years of education above high school in any field. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university;
C. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of qualifying specialized experience and education that when combined equals at least 100 percent of the qualifying requirement. When using education to qualify, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable towards meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience).
Transcripts: If you are attempting to qualify based on education, in whole or in part, you MUST submit a copy of your transcript(s) from an accredited college or university (for each school attended)to establish qualifications based upon education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts may be required at a later date.
Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime .
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee. At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
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BENEFITS: Back to top
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."
Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov .
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.
SA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.
Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.
Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate unranked list.
More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
This position is within the Clerical Support category of TSA's Core Compensation Plan.
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