Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />These positions are located in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, in the Visitor & Resources Protection Division.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Distributes and processes mail.</li> <li>Maintains logs of checks received.</li> <li>Monitors and reports on pool vehicle utilization.</li> <li>Coordinates travel, prepares authorizations and vouchers.</li> <li>Purchases park office supplies and maintains supply inventory.</li> <li>Troubleshoots office equipment and calls for repairs.</li> <li>Maintains office files and records.</li> <li>Prepares reports and permits.</li> <li>Serves as timekeeper and prepares PARs.</li> <li>Property inventory coordinator: tracks and reports on property in the park.</li> <li>Enters data into a variety of systems.</li> <li>Budget Work: Tracks obligations, expenditures, and accounts receivables, and reconciles in-house records with accounting reports.</li> <li>Coordinates and prepares reports on Park housing.</li> <li>Processes special park and commercial use applications. </li> <li>Guides special park and commercial uses through the review, compliance, and approval process. </li> <li>Assists the Chief Ranger with the special park uses program.</li> </ul> <br /> Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel to and from other work sites and/or other division in the park for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 7 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required.</li> <li>Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.</li> <li>Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.</li> <li>Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.</li> <li>You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.</li> <li>If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.</li> <li>Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:<br /><br /><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong> At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as:administrative support services to enable efficient operation of a business or program, tracking and reconciling purchases using a government credit card, preparing and following up on purchase orders and contracts, writing and sending official correspondence and orienting new employees, prepare travel documentation, and timekeeping and payroll administration.<br /> -OR-<br /> <strong>EDUCATION:</strong> Successful completion of at least four years of education above high school, (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.<br /> -OR-<br /> Combination Education and Experience: Experience 6 months of experience (50% of the requirement) and two years above high school (50% of the requirement). Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward 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.<br /><br />In addition to meeting experience or education requirements, applicants must be able to type 40 words per minute. Applicants may meet these requirements by passing the appropriate performance test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificates by the Office of Personnel Management local office, or by self-certifying their proficiency. Performance test results and certificates of proficiency are acceptable for 3 years. Agencies may verify proficiency skills of self-certified applicants by administering the appropriate performance test.<br /><br /><strong>Volunteer Experience:</strong> Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.<br /><br />If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.<br /><br />Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Demands:</strong> Work requires sitting at a desk, standing, bending, reaching, walking and lifting.<br /><br /><strong>Working Conditions:</strong> Work is performed primarily in an office setting but may be performed out in the field.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information . <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 />A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.<br /><br />Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:<br /><br />Those eligible for special/non-competitive appointing authorities, who have been determined to meet minimum qualifications requirements will be referred for consideration on a separate non-competitive certificate of eligibles. <ul> <li><strong>Best Qualified </strong>- applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position</li> <li><strong>Well Qualified -</strong> applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job</li> <li><strong>Qualified -</strong> applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.</li> </ul> <strong>You will be evaluated on the following competencies:</strong> <ul> <li>Technology Application</li> <li>Customer Service</li> <li>Communication</li> <li>Interpersonal Skills</li> <li>Problem Solving</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/17/2019: <li><strong>Resume</strong> which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week . If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.</li> <li>A complete <strong>Occupational Questionnaire</strong></li> <li><strong>Other Supporting Documents</strong>, if applicable, such as: <ul> <li> Veterans Preference Documentation : <ul> <li>If you are a <strong>Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran</strong>, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .</li> <li>If you are a <strong>veteran within 120 days of discharge</strong>, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.</li> <li>If you are a <strong>Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or</strong> <strong>Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran</strong> , you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Applicants who are eligible to be considered based on a Noncompetitive or Special Hiring Authority (i.e. Schedule A, VRA, Peace Corps, Americorp Vista, former PLC member, certain Military Spouses, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Pathways Interns who have met the eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion, etc.) must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.</li> </ul> </li> <li>College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.</li> <li>Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.</li> <li>Noncompetitive/Special Hiring Authorities – You must provide documentation of eligibility for appointment (i.e., Schedule A letter, DD-214 [showing character of service], a letter from the military branch of service/Department of Veterans Affairs certifying permanent service-connected disability/temporary disability dated within 12 months from the date of application, noncompetitive eligibility letter , etc.), in addition to selecting the appropriate eligibility/eligibilities in the Assessment Questionnaire.</li> <strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package.</strong> Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices. <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.


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