Records and Info Mgmt Specialist

Washington D.C.
Apr 26, 2019
Apr 26, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


U.S. Citizenship is required.

All qualification requirements must be met by 04/25/2019. Your application package will not receive consideration if it lacks any of the required documents under the "Required Documents" tab.

Probationary Period: One-year probationary period may be required.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

Background Suitability Investigation: Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance. If selected, you may be offered tentative employment until the background investigation has been fully adjudicated.

Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time-in-Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of Federal Service at the next lower grade GS-13.

For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the specialized experience* as described below:

Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position typically in or directly related to the overall management of an organization's records and information management program, and is equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade level.

To be qualified for this position at the GS-14 grade level, you must demonstrate in your resume one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level of Federal service such as: performing records information management work including planning, controlling, organizing, and training to achieve adequate and proper documentation; implementing the principles and concepts of information governance of various phases of records and information management; and applying records management laws, regulations, rules, policies and procedures to activities involving records creation, records maintenance and use, and records disposition.

Specialized experience must meet 52 weeks equivalent to the next lower grade level. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Records Management:
Understands all aspects of the creation, distribution, research, use, storage, maintenance, retention, and disposition of federal records.

Information Management:
Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; collects from one or more sources and distributes that information to others; and organizes and manages information.

Legal and Regulatory Guidance (Records Management):
Has expert knowledge of laws, practices, government regulations, executive orders, and rules relating to records management matters.

Written Communication:
Effectively communicates information related to records and information management in an organized manner; able to produce written information that includes technical material appropriate for the intended audience.

*Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (i.e Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. 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.

Education may not be used as a substitute for experience at this grade level.

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off*, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the 3-tier Federal Retirement System. The STB also has work/life-balance flexibilities that may be right for you. We offer:

Flexible Work Schedule options: Two flexible work schedules, the Flexitour Option and the Compressed Work Schedule. Employees on the Flexitour may schedule fixed arrival and departure times around established core hours and work 8 hours plus a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. Employees on the Compressed Work Schedule may work 8 9-hour work days and one 8-hour day (plus the 30-minute unpaid lunch period) in each biweekly pay period and receive one scheduled day off; OR may work 4 10-hour days with one week day off each week;

Limited Telework opportunities upon supervisor approval and in accordance with the Employee Work Schedule policy;

Employee Assistance Program: The program provides employees with free confidential assistance for help with personal issues that may be affecting work life. The program also provides consultation to supervisors who are trying to best help an employee with performance and/or attendance problems. More information on the Employee Assistance Program can be found on the Federal Occupational Health website;

*Annual and Sick Leave (paid time off): Employees of the STB accrue both annual and sick leave depending on years of service with the Federal government. Annual leave may be used for vacation or other personal reasons. Sick leave may be used when you are ill, when you have a doctor, dental, or optical appointment, or when you need to provide care to an ill family member. More information can be found on OPM's website;

Fitness Center: STB employees, at no cost, have access to the fitness center conveniently located in the building featuring state of the art weight training and cardiovascular equipment;

Extensive Training programs and tools supportive of enhancing organization effectiveness and employee development;

A monthly transit subsidy for a portion of your commuting costs to help defray the commuting costs of employees who use mass transportation, including commuter bus, Metrorail or Metrobus, or commuter rail systems; and

Student loan repayment or recruitment bonus, when applicable.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Applicants will be evaluated on their resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

Candidates who are eligible under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified means, you must meet the basic qualification standards and eligibility requirements for the position, including medical, suitability, and minimum educational and experience requirements; meet all selective factors where applicable and appropriate quality ranking factor levels; is physically qualified, with reasonable accommodation where appropriate, to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying condition(s) that OPM has approved for the position; and is able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit documentation described in the "Required Documents" section. For more information regarding veteran's preference please go to

If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
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Drug test required No

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