Board Operations Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Executive Director of Operations (OEDO), Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), and operationally supports the Manager of Board Operations, Executive Director of Operations (EDO), Chairman, and Board Members. The incumbent is responsible for performing various administrative management functions in support of the agency, EDO, and Board Members.

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As a Board Operations Specialist GS-0301-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serves as the primary writer-editor for the agency's senior leadership and provides advice and assistance in analyzing program issues, resolving program and administrative problems, and is responsible for assuring the accuracy, responsiveness, and timeliness of all materials and correspondence related to executive staff.
  • Collects, assembles, prepares, and disseminates information to the agency, White House personnel, Congress, state and local government, and other Federal agencies. Reviews, tracks, and analyzes executive materials, correspondence, written and electronic documents, including classified material. These documents are addressed to the Executive Director of Operations (EDO), individual Board Members, the Board as a whole, or the Chair.
  • Develops communication plans, policies, and procedures. Develops general policy and procedural framework for handling all correspondence matters, including procedures for handling routine inquiries and overall policies and procedures for major action.
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence, reports, position papers, fact sheets, point papers and letters to internal and external offices in response to tasking from agency senior leaders.
  • Serves as a technical expert in writing and editing, organization-wide communications, public affairs, and external audience engagement. Responsible for assisting with internal communications across the agency, including developing and implementing communication processes between all agency Offices, the Chair, Board Members, and EDO. Assists with agency-wide or similar meeting preparations and logistics.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - To attend meetings, training, and other duties as assigned for the agency.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Will be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • Time-in-Grade: Current or former Federal employees applying under Merit Promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Specialized Experience:

GS-14 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 or higher-grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience includes:
  • Performing comprehensive evaluations of organizational workflows;
  • Preparing and tracking correspondence, reports, and/or memoranda through the various review processes;
  • Managing and analyzing internal processes and procedures; and
  • Writing and editing organization-wide correspondence.

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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


Additional information

  • DNFSB EEO Statement: The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: Equal Employment Opportunity | Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (
  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or 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. Additional information is found at: .
  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact DNFSB, Division of Human Resources. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Applicants requesting an accommodation should contact the Human Resources office at 1-800-788-4016 or 202-694-7000.
  • Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP/ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) apply for the position through this announcement; (3) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and (4) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 07/21/2021), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified or this particular position.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under Tax Division Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: 1) Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position; 2) Well Qualified - Candidates in this category possess solid skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position; 3) Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. Qualified preference eligible candidates with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of more than 10% but less than 30% (CP) will be listed above non-preference eligible candidates in the best qualified category.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). Your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of these competencies.
  • Communications and Media
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Attention to Detail
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication

NOTE: Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , National security

Required Documents

A complete application includes:
  • A resume
  • Vacancy question responses, and
  • Submission of any required documents.

  • Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

    If you are claiming a Veterans Preference eligibility:
    • When claiming VEOA eligibility or a Veteran's Preference, you must submit your last DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) form, specifically the Member #4 Copy, indicating dates and character of service and discharge type.
    • If you are a Veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more , you will need to additionally submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
    • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. See Veteran Family Preference for more information.
    • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets .

    If you are a person with a severe disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A :
    • You must submit "proof of a disability" documentation.
      • "Proof of a disability" is a letter stating that you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability.
      • You can get this letter from your doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
    • For more information about Schedule A and verification requirements, please see OPM's Schedule A site .

    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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 .

    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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