If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing administrative services to employees of the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa.
Job Title:Administrative Officer
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Job Announcement Number:12-SDIA-659797-DE
|$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
|Wednesday, May 16, 2012 to Thursday, May 24, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Permanent
|1 vacancy(s) - Des Moines, IA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
|United States Citizens
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.
The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See www.bestplacestowork.org.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.
The position is located in the main office in Des Moines, Iowa. As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is a hub of government action, business activity, arts and cultural affairs. With a City population approaching 200,000 and a metro population of nearly 500,000, Des Moines offers some of the nation's best schools, superb public services, and friendly, caring neighborhoods. Affordable housing, one of the nation's shortest commute times, and an increasingly diverse population, make Des Moines a wonderful place to live and work.
This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 12-SDIA-653514-MS.
To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
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If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing administrative services to employees of the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa. Typical work assignments will include:
Serving as the principal advisor to the District on administration, provides guidance on the management and use of the District's financial, manpower, and physical resources, and on administrative polices, practices, and procedures.
Supervising a subordinate staff of administrative, technical and clerical personnel.
Overseeing recruitment and placement activities to include analyzing projected manpower requirements and developing short and long-range plans.
Forecasting, preparing, and justifying budgetary requirements for funds.
Planning and providing for all management services and office support functions in the district.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Travel Required: 1-2 weeks per year
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In order to qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as the ability to manage administrative programs, e.g., budget and finance administration; human resources administration; information management; and/or contracting/acquisition.
Selective Placement Factor: A selective placement factor is determined to be essential for successful performance in this position. Those candidates who do not meet the following selective placement factor will be rated "not qualified" for the position.
Ability to manage at least ONE administrative program area at the federal, state, or local level, or in the private sector as described below:
- A Human Resources (HR) program that delivers the full range of HR services (e.g., staffing, classification, employee benefits, pay administration, performance management), OR
- A Financial Management program that includes budget, accounting, or auditing operations, OR
- A Contracting/Acquisitions program that includes contract negotiation/administration, OR
- An Information Technology/Telecommunications program that includes handling or overseeing a local area network or wide area network.
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s 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 are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. 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: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
You will be rated on the following Competencies:
Financial Management -Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization.
Managing Human Resources -Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner.
Administrative and Management -Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
Personnel and Human Resources -Knowledge of hiring, classification, benefits, labor relations, negotiation, and Federal, state, and local employment regulations.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions
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Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility 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. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) - The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
Veterans' Preference- If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation, as specified below.
•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
•In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
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 www.sss.gov.
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 the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
HOW TO APPLY:
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You may apply online or fax in your documents. Applying online is the quickest and most convenient way to process your application and track your status.
The complete Application Package to include all Required Documents listed below must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, May 24, 2012.
To begin the online process, follow these steps:
- Click the Apply Online button at the upper right hand corner of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of this process.
- To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload, complete this cover page,http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and use the following Vacancy ID, 659797 Fax your documents to 1-(478)-757-3144. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.
If you cannot apply online, follow these steps:
- Print a copy of this vacancy announcement.
- Print the Occupational Questionnaire using the link here so that you can read the questions offline.View Occupational Questionnaire.
- Print the OPM Form 1203-FX, in order to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. You may obtain the form by using this URL link, http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions.
- Be sure to double check your application before submission. Fax the completed 1203-FX, resume, and supporting documents to 1-(478)-757-3144.Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.
You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Online or 1203-FX)
Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (cover letter optional).
Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
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You must apply on-line
Emailed applications not accepted
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.
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