<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Who may apply:</strong> Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Federal Employees -Competitive Service, Individuals with disabilities, Military Spouses, Peace Corps and AmericCorps Vista, Special authorities, Veterans<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as a Lead Administrative Support Specialist for DFAS Headquarters front office administrative and correspondence activities reporting to the Executive Support Office Supervisor, Chief of Staff Office.</li> <li>Serves as a lead liaison for all administrative and technical issues, which directly support the DFAS Director and Principal Deputy Director (DIR/PDD).</li> <li>In conjunction with the supervisor, communicates the organization's mission, vision and values to the team of Administrative Support Specialists; ensures they are integrated into team goals, objectives, work plans, products and services.</li> <li>Participates in the work of the team, coaches and facilitates the selection and application of problem solving techniques or work methods, and assists team in identifying solutions, priorities in and organizing to accomplish the work.</li> <li>Distributes assignments among team members in accordance with workflow, skill level and specialization.</li> <li>Provides expert guidance and assistant to the DIR/PDD and staff personnel regarding mission related functions and action items. Keeps the DIR/PDD informed of critical developments; providing advice regarding aspects of various problems/situations.</li> <li>Maintains understanding of the views/policies of the DIR/PDD as well as familiarity with DFAS doctrine, staffing procedures and protocol.</li> <li>Reviews all correspondence and other materials prepared for the information/signature of the DIR/PDD for appropriate content, coordination and format.</li> <li>Maintains the DIR/PDD's calendars; keeping the DIR/PDD informed daily on their schedule, projected meetings, and advises as changes occur.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S Citizen or National</li> <li>Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment</li> <li>Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.</li> <li>This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.</li> <li>Time in Grade Requirement – see the Qualifications field below for more details.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-12) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized Experience is defined as providing executive-level administrative support and communicating with senior level staff and high-ranking internal and external officials.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade:</strong> Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-12 or higher grade in Federal Service. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .</li> <li>Moving expenses willbe paid.</li> <li>Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.</li> <li>We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition.</li> <li>Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.</li> <li>A two year probationary or trial period may be required.</li> <li>We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date.</li> <li>This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.</li> <li>Travel requirement is 15% or less<strong>.</strong></li> <li>This position is not covered by a bargaining unit.</li> <li>Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives )</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>IMPORTANT NOTE</strong> – YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.<br /><br />All information included in the resume and Occupational Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be further evaluated based upon information you provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. If a determination is made that the work experience described in your submitted resume does not support your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire, your score may be reduced, and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are already a DFAS employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, if you are found to have exaggerated, embellished, inflated, mischaracterized, or falsified your resume or qualifications.<br /><br /><strong>The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:</strong><br /> <ul><li>Administration and Management</li><li>Attention to Detail</li><li>Communication</li><li>Leading People</li><li>Office Automation</li><li>Political Savvy</li></ul><br /><br />You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10530886 <br /><br />DFAS recognizes the value of competencies gained through formal education and professional certifications. To ensure that consistent credit is given for these credentials in the selection process, DFAS has developed standard selection criteria to be used when filling positions in professional and administrative series. Selections for professional and administrative positions will be based on four categories of selection criteria: Experience, Other, Education, and Certifications . <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. <strong>Resume:</strong> You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools .<br /> 2. <strong>Complete Assessment Questionnaire: </strong>Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.<br /> 3. Other <strong>Supporting Documents</strong>.<br /><br />The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement.<br /> 1. <strong>Transcripts and/or Certifications:</strong> You must submit documentation if you are substituting education for experience. For additional information on acceptable documents or to see if you must submit documentation click here Transcripts and Certifications . You must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume.<br /> 2. <strong>SF-50:</strong> With the exception of current permanent DFAS employees, current or former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis, tenure and appointment type.<br /> 3. <strong>Veterans Documentation:</strong> Click to review these authorities and documents verifying eligibility for a VEOA, VRA and/or 30% or more disabled veterans hiring authorities .<br /> 4.<strong>Military Spouses: </strong>Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license and the Self-Certification form are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. <br /> 5. <strong>ICTAP Eligibles:</strong> A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.<br /> 6. <strong>Other Special Hiring Authorities:</strong> Click here to review these authorities and the documentation you are required to submit.<br /> 7. You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.<br /><br /><strong>WARNING: </strong>Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST)<br /> 07/08/2019, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.