Administrative Technician (OA) - NIAID - DE
Department Of Health And Human Services - Hamilton, MT

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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

This position is located in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Office of the Director, Office of Science Management and Operations, Office of Administrative Services, Intramural Administrative Management Branch, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT.
  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES: If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

Perform general office support duties such as receiving and directing visitors; developing and maintaining filing systems; responding to inquiries and requests from senior officials and staff member and responsible for logs and reports.

Perform procurement and budgeting functions such as monitoring and acquiring office supplies for the workplace, ensuring adequate stock of all purchases, and reordering supplies as appropriate. Track procurement requests and reconcile deliveries with requests.

Provide technical assistance to the AOs in the formation and development of budget estimates. Monitors the use and rate of expenditures of select items in program budgets.

Perform a variety of human resource related duties to include preparation of personnel packages and updates, assistance with the recruitment process, assistance with in-and-out processing of staff, and maintenance of updated reports on personnel actions in progress, as well as those actions projected to occur. Prepare personnel actions for performance increases, awards, and other actions.

Perform various office automation tasks using various software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software to prepare documents for other employees.

Perform travel and timekeeping functions. Reconcile and maintain current records to assure accuracy, up-to-date record-keeping and accountability in the event of an audit. Advise appropriate managers of time and leave problems. Serve as the travel system representative.

At the GS-05 level or GS-06 level, you will essentially perform the same duties as described at the full performance level above, however duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.


You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to monitoring and maintaining office files; performing timekeeping duties; receiving and directing telephone calls and visitors; responding orally to inquiries and requests for information; and interacting with staff from administrative and payroll offices to resolve pay issues.


Have completed 4 years of education above high school.


Have a combination of post high school education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

For the GS-06:

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: researching and furnishing information for recurring questions; providing logistical assistance for office moves, telecommunications, and key/lock requests; providing various office support service and resolving problems, such as telephone services, tracking/coordinating general building service calls/requests; and tracking budgetary transactions.

In addition: This position requires the skills of a qualified typist. You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.

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If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
  • Best Qualified
  • - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria Qualified
- for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
  • Veterans
  • CTAP
  • Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Sunday, May 19, 2013 , to be considered.

BENEFITS: The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information .

OTHER INFORMATION: We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus . - 19 months ago - save job - copy to clipboard
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