SPECIAL ASSISTANT, GS-0301-13/14

Employer
Department Of The Interior, I...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 02, 2017
Closes
Mar 23, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

NOTE: This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.

SPECIAL ASSISTANT, GS-0301-13/14,

Bureau of Indian Education,

School Operations Division,

Washington, DC

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

The incumbent serves as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for School Operations on issues and problems concerning the full spectrum of administrative support functions and programs evolving from day-to-day operation, and need attention or fast responses. School Operations provides comprehensive administrative support to Bureau of Indian Education, including financial management, budget, facilities management, human resources, acquisition, grants management, information technology, and other administrative support functions.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies 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 if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.  Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.


THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS UPDATING YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work requires travel away from the duty station on field assignments. Travel involves transit via airplane and motor vehicle

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be authorized in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations, with the exception of real estate expenses under the contractor-provided home sale contract.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 1 YR TRIAL/PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
  • EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-0301).

    GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level that included reviewing and analyzing a variety of problems and issues that need immediate attention; developing detailed plans and objectives and/or processes to accomplish the work; conducted policy studies on organizational administrative programs; interpreted data and developed executive level briefings; prepare papers, policy proposal and interpretations for implementation; and providing counsel, guidance and services on a wide variety of critical, high-profile, time-sensitive and often controversial issues related to the management and administration activities.

    GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level that included providing assistance to executive level staff on issues and problems concerning a full spectrum of administrative support functions and programs evolving from day-to-day operation and needing attention or fast responses; providing comprehensive administrative support to management, including financial management, budget, facilities management, human resources, acquisition, grants management, information technology, and other administrative support functions; providing counsel and guidance, and services to management on a wide variety of critical, high-profile, time-sensitive and often controversial issues, related to the management and administration of the school operations programs and activities.

    SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.

    FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS: Incumbent will be required to file an OGE-450 Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.

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