The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Budget and Program Coordination in Sterling, VA.
This position involves the performance of records and information management work which includes planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other activities involved with respect to records creation, maintenance and use, and disposition in order to achieve adequate and proper documentation of the policies and transactions of BOEM as well as effective and economical management of bureau operations.
At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Plays a lead role in activities supporting records dispositions (destructions and transfers) and files management.
Serves as the authoritative expert in maintaining the bureau records inventory database.
Conducts program outreach in order to locate additional records repositories, expand and enhance the records inventory database, and ensure that bureau personnel are knowledgeable about records management principles and requirements.
Supports the bureau's modernization from paper and physical records management processes to mainly electronic records management practices.
Provides assistance to program offices with the development and implementation of standardized file taxonomies and naming conventions.
Provides advice and guidance to records liaisons on records and information management lifecycle requirements in order to identify records eligible for disposition.
Works with the Bureau Records Officer in developing and enhancing records management guidelines and practices.
Salary Range Information:
$72,030 - $93,638
$86,335 - $112,240 per annum.
First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.
This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMAA-20-KS-020(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.
Occasional travel - 1-5 nights may be required.
Job family (Series)
0308 Records & Information Management
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
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 http://www.sss.gov/.
Security Clearance Required:
You will be required to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Background Investigation if you are selected and hired for this position.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position, you must meet the Specialized Experience OR Education for the series/grade to which you are applying.
For the GS-11 grade level only:
you must the description in either A, B, or C to qualify for this grade level.
GS-11 Specialized Experience:
To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
1) experience performing core records management functions such as; destructions, transfers, applying records schedules, and files management;
2) experience utilizing a records management database and software applications such as; Excel, Access, Oracle, Share Point, and/or Office 365 Google Suit);
3) experience applying standardized file taxonomies and naming conventions; and
4) experience providing program outreach and guidance regarding records management concepts to a variety of customers and stakeholders.
Successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.M., if related.
Combination of Education and Experience:
combination of graduate level education and experience that equals 100% of the total requirement for this grade level.
If you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you MUST submit a copy of your unofficial or official transcripts to verify that you meet the education. Failure to provide this information will result in your receiving an “INELIGIBLE” rating.
At the GS-12 grade level, education cannot be substituted for experience. Only experience will be creditable.
GS-12 Specialized Experience:
To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
1) experience in interpreting and applying records and information management laws, regulations, and policies;
2) experience in the creation of guidance and policies to ensure the protection and proper management of both physical and electronic records throughout their life cycle;
3) serving as a subject-matter expert on a records inventory database and other records tracking software and tools;
4) serving as the organizations clearinghouse for all records inquiries.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
Attention to Detail – Skill and ability to be thorough and accurate when accomplishing core records management functions, database management, and when developing and providing training.
Outreach – Skill in providing positive programmatic outcomes for records liaisons, program subject-matter-experts, IT POC’s, National Archives contacts, and various program stakeholders.
Records Management – Knowledge and skill with records management laws and regulations and with applying records management theories, practices, and activities for both digital and physical formats.
Customer Service- Skill in providing efficient and effective responses and solutions to customers and stakeholders affected by the program.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume
Your application package must include:
(1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest Full Potential Level (FPL) position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.
Applicants claiming eligibility under VEOA or VRA, must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).
Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability, you are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 30% or more.
You will find additional information on the following topics:
(1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/.
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.
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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