This position is located in the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The employee will serve as the Administrative Officer, responsible for overseeing and facilitating the efficient daily operation of the Foundation.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Oversees and facilitates the efficient daily operation of the Foundation. Assists the President of the Foundation in getting things done through knowledge of and skill in dealing with organizations, methods, funds, people, equipment, and other tools or resources of management.
Facilitates implementation of decisions made by the President of the Foundation and ensures that the decisions are reflected in legislative and policy proposals and in directives. Provides expert technical advice in carrying out a variety of important and critical assignments in the areas of fellowships, scholarships, etc.
Monitors and evaluates administrative activities to provide efficient and effective support for the Foundation's mission and to provide advice and technical assistance to various personnel on a wide variety of administrative program areas. Makes recommendations for program and procedural improvements.
Provides critical analysis of pressing issues and required recommendations. Serves as a troubleshooter for the Foundation on a diverse range of issues, projects or concerns requiring an overview of the total operation with respect to resolving significant, controversial, and/or otherwise highly charged situations.
Interacts with campus representatives, students, parents, members of Congress and their staffs and other interested parties, providing guidance, approvals and program statistics, as necessary.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening
A one year trail/probationary period may be required
Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents)
Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
Meet eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying:
Have at least one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing the following: (1) providing expert technical advice in critical assignments in areas of fellowships and scholarships for students, scholarship advisors, and financial aid officers; (2) evaluating methods and techniques on the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; (3) maintaining all systems that relate to storage, retrieval, and disposition of all documents related to the operation; and (4) connecting campus representatives, parents and members of Congress to provide statistics and program guidance.
The work is sedentary. Visits to educational institutions will be required. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items (e.g., papers, books) involved. Standing for extended periods of time may be required when making presentations or briefings. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
Work is performed in an office environment. Occasional travel may be required.
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For more information on the qualifications for this position, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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 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 rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. 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/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (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 rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating 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/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap
Active Duty Service Members - You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.
Although veteran preference points are not assigned under category rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. 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 online assessment 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. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Administration and Management
Planning and Evaluating
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.
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