About the Position:
This position is located at: 1 Mission Support Command, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 393 Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
Description of the working environment: Work is performed in an office setting
Serve as a Staff Administrative Specialist for an Army Reserve Brigade, Group, Battalion, or comparable activity.
Perform one or more of the following assignments: manage unit and individual training; manage unit personnel and medical readiness programs; manage unit supply and logistics programs and/or manage various types of financial management programs.
Serve as the military personnel technical expert for the unit.
Coordinate, monitor and evaluate significant projects and activities concerning Headquarters and Command-wide administrative issues.
Advise leadership and other staff regarding administrative matters.
Review military, administrative and personnel related correspondence to make determination on adequacy prior to submission to higher headquarters.
Provide training and technical guidance for administrative activities and personnel within the organization.
Coordinate resources for assigned programs and training events.
Evaluate administrative issues to recommend actions or develop policy to improve administrative operations.
Utilize various automation programs concerning information on readiness that impacts individual service members and the unit's overall mission or deployment readiness status.
Occasional travel - The Business Travel requirement is 15%
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
This position requires membership in the Selected US Army Reserve (USAR).
This position requires the incumbent to successfully complete the Unit Administrator Basic course within 18 months of appointment.
This position requires the incumbent to successfully complete the Unit Pay Administrator Course within 18 months of appointment.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes
interpreting military regulations, policies, principles, and procedures to
gather and analyze facts, identify problems and report findings on
organizational programs; providing administrative guidance on unit
requirements; consolidation of reports; reviewing training reports to
identify training needs and/or changes needed; utilizing automated systems
supporting various military programs. This definition of specialized
experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level
position in the federal service (GS-07).
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a
field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to
perform the work of the position, such as Organizational Management and
Leadership, Public Administration, Business Administration, and Management.
(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and
experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed
percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage,
divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your
semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year (total graduate
semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Administration and Management
Education and Training
Planning and Evaluating
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and Support position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
The duties of this position may require the incumbent to work weekends.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé 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 when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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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