Program Specialist (Property Accountability)

Expiring today

Employer
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 12, 2017
Closes
Apr 26, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following:

  • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
  • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
  • Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below)
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.



TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • 25% or Greater
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance
  • To qualify for Program Specialist (Property Accountability) position at the GS 9 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:

    A.Possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors): 1) Assisting to maintain property records for an organization; 2) Participating in completing physical inventories for an organization; 3) Reconciling personal property accounting records; and 4) Assisting with solutions to property disposal issues. Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.-OR-

    B.I have successfully completed a Master's degree or two (2) full years of graduate level study (36 semester units or the number of units your school uses to describe two graduate years of academic study) leading to a Master's degree or LL.B., J.D., in business administration, economics, accounting, governmental budgeting, public administration or other directly related field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this work. NOTE: Submit a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) to verify this claim.-OR-

    C.I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described in "A" and "B" above. If education is currently described in quarter hours, they may be converted to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To calculate percentage of qualifying graduate education, divide your number of semester hours in excess of 18 semester hours by 18 or the number your school uses to represent one year of full time graduate academic study. To calculate your percentage of experience, divide your months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. Add the two percentages. They must equal 100% to qualify using this option. NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response. You must also submit a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial).

    To qualify for the Program Specialist (Property Accountability) position at the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following requirement:
    A. I possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level or equivalent in the Federal service: 1) Maintaining property records for an organization; 2) Using established contracting methods to complete contracting activities (i.e. pre-award and post-award); 3) Applying recommended solutions to property disposal problems and projects; and 4) Providing property disposal status reports to management. Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.-OR-

    B.I have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.; or successfully completed a Ph.D.; or equivalent degree, e.g., LL.M., at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts (official or unofficial) to support your claim.-OR-

    C.I have less than one year of experience as described in A and less than 3 years of graduate level education as described in B. However, I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education beyond the Master's level that when combined, equals at least 100% of the total requirement.

    To qualify for the Program Specialist (Property Accountability) position at the GS-12 level, you must meet the following requirement:
    Possess at least one year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector): 1) Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of a property accountability program; 2) Analyzing contracting issues and recommending alternative courses of action; 3) Serving as a technical authority for the utilization, donation, sale and/or disposal of excess personal property; and 4) Providing advice and guidance to managers and employees on personal property issues. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

    For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor must indicate how each course fulfills the specific education requirement (i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned).

    NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

    Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the 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. For further information, visit here.

    Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

    Drug Test: Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position. Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operations events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

    Not Applicable