Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Position Opening at usajobs.gov in Eagle Butte, South Dakota
OFFICE AUTOMATION CLERK, GS-0326-04 *#1010085A, DOI-Bureau of Indian Affairs, *Great Plains Region, Cheyenne River Agency, *Office of the Superintendent, Eagle Butte, South Dakota***
GS-04: $29,356- $38,158 Per Annum**
(First time hires to the Federal Government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level).
INDIAN PREFERENCE:**Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA):Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veterans preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES:Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.
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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Maintains all agency mail logs; and receives incoming mail and distributes to appropriate personnel.
Greets visitors and directs them to appropriate section.
Receives and answers routine telephone inquiries and refers to appropriate members.
Serve as back-up time keeper for all agency employees.
Provides general assistance to the general public.
Schedules meetings, appointments, and conferences.
Prepares correspondence and reports as needed.
Takes notes and keeps minutes of meetings.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings and/or trainings.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY / VEOA ELIGIBLES
Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.
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0326 Office Automation Clerical And Assistance
Conditions of Employment
- US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
- A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
- APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR A TRIAL/PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
- APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information please refer to the following link: Government Wide Guidance - Fair Employment Opportunities to Applicants
DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT:As a Federal employee, you will be required to submit a signed and completed "Declaration for Federal Employment," OF-306, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check for Federal employment.
OTHER:Incumbent is required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
TELEWORK:The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions, GS-0326).
GS-4:* 1 year of general experience performing progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled OR 2 years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.) PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT:* In addition to meeting the experience or education requirements, applicants must show possession of typing and office automation skills. Applicants may meet the typing requirement by passing the appropriate test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificate by the Office of Personnel Management local office or by self-certifying their proficiency.
FOREIGN EDUCATION:If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Dept of Ed.
CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS:Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp
NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS:Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
MANAGES AND ORGANIZES INFORMATION
APPLIES TECHNOLOGY TO TASKS
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
- Required Documents
Resume showing relevant experience and education.
Work experience, must include the following:
- Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy);
- Hours worked per week;
- Salary (hourly/yearly)
Current Supervisor's Name, Address, and Telephone number,
References - List three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.
- Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.
Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.
College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).
OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment or the form can be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/of0306.pdf. (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
- Benefits for federal employees
- Healthcare insurance
- Pay and leave
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
- How to Apply
How to Apply
To Apply Online:
Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov
Click on Application Status
Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue
We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.
To Apply by Fax:
Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX Vacancy Identification Number2018137
Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed
Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
Print the US Government Application Cover Page
Include the Vacancy Identification Number 2018137, SSN,and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
Fax your US Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144
Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.
All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED ELECTRONICALLY OR BY FAX BEFORE 11:59PM EASTERN TIME, ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. If your application package is incomplete or requested forms are not completed properly, you will not be considered for this position. Extensions will not be granted, therefore, it is the applicant's responsibility to submit a complete application package BEFORE the closing date.
NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.
Agency contact information
Betty A. Kauley
BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144 XXXXX, OK
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Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
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Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
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.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481695200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 10/11/2017 to 10/25/2017
Salary: $29,356 to $38,158 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 04
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time
Appointment type: Permanent