The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated Islanders.
This position is located in the U.S. Department of the Interior; Office
of the Special Trustee for American Indians; Office of the Chief Information
Officer, Office of Trust Records in Lenexa, KS .
This is a temporary appointment for which
all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered.
Appointments to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the
Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 1 year with possible extensions up to a total of
1 year without further competition.
Indian Preference Policy: Preference
in filling this vacancy is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance
with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted
with the application prior to the closing date of the announcement, if claiming
Indian Preference. Applicants selected
under Indian preference from this
vacancy will be appointed under the Excepted Service, Schedule A 213.3112(a)(7)
appointing authority. Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applications
in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles.
NOTE: This HR Office uses an automated recruitment
system. We query a question labeled Background Information in the
Occupational Questionnaire to identify applicants claiming Indian
Preference. You must answer this question. If you are claiming
Indian Preference, you must also submit your valid BIA-4432 form to verify your
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
Relocation expenses WILL NOT be authorized.
Travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Compare physical contents of boxes with the Box
Index Search System (BISS) and notates discrepancies.
Perform various clerical duties in the records
Assist with research of information and on special
Assist with input of data into an automated system
for records received at American Indian Records Repository (AIRR).
To qualify for the GS-4 level, all applicants must possess at least one
full year of general office experience. General experience is defined as
progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates
ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the
duties of the position to be filled.
OR You may
possess two full academic years (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) beyond
high school at an accredited institution.
Or a combination of education and
experience that totals 100% of the requirement for one year of general
experience. The equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is
equivalent to 6 months of general experience.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPMs website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp .
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. http://www.sss.gov .
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, indicate the type of preference you are claiming on your resume, and in the occupational Online Questionnaire Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position. Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position. The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the ( Online Questionnaire ) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Our review of your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your responses to the Online Questionnaire to accurately reflect your abilities.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to
write and edit a variety of materials accurately.
Knowledge of administrative functions to provide
assistance to personnel.
Skill in using a variety of software applications
to assist with data input, data verification, and similar tasks.
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
Important Note: Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians inspires public confidence in its fiduciary trust responsibilities by maintaining high ethical principles. If selected, you may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information will be required annually.
If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal
employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility),
or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under
this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary
Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Officer.
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.
Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competitive, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.
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