Management Support Specialist
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About the Position:
This is a permanent position within U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity (HECSA), Resource Management Office.
The Humphreys Center Support Activity (HECSA) is located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, approximately 15 miles south of the nation's capital, in Alexandria, Virginia. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is extremely rich in diverse cultural activity, American history -- Civil War history in particular, excellent shopping and eating establishments, white water kayaking on the Potomac River (where the U.S. Olympic Team trains), hiking, and some of the best boating in the world, on Chesapeake Bay. For Federal wage purposes, HECSA is governed by the General Schedule of Salaries and Wages. For more information on HECSA, please visit http://www.usace.army.mil/HECSA.aspx.
This position is located on the Humphreys Engineer Center (HEC) at 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315. You will find ample free parking at HEC and also mass transit options through the Fairfax Connector bus route and vanpools.
Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to the target grade of the position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. Also, this position is being announced under announcement NCFL170810491959251 for the GS-09 full performance level. If you wish to be considered, you must apply.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
- Not Required
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Diplomas will not be accepted in place of transcripts; transcripts MUST be submitted with your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience Required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Qualification Requirements for the GS-5 Level -
- Experience: One year of specialized experience that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors; gather pertinent data and recognize solutions; plan and organize routine projects; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. OR
Three years of general experience. General experience is defined as three years of progressively responsible experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal Service, that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors; gather pertinent data and recognize solutions; plan and organize routine projects; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Some Federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job and grade level (GS-5), you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
- Education: Some Federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Successful completion of at least a full four-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. OR
Education beyond the bachelor's degree, e.g., graduate study, master's degree, LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.
- Combination of Education and Experience: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate education in excess of 60 hours (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.
Qualification Requirements for the GS-7 Level -
- Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes utilizing automated financial and accounting systems to enter and extract data; analyzing and carrying out routine projects; analyzing, reviewing, and evaluating personnel data; and responding and addressing inquiries related to payroll functions.
Some Federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job and grade level (GS-7), you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
- Education: One full year of graduate level study, or a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include business administration and public administration. (One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.)
- Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:
(1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR
(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR
(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).
- Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at -
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- A Personnel Security Investigation may be required.