USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
This position is located in the Executive Protective Operations (EPO) of Office of the Secretary. The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Protection Specialist (Special Agent-in Charge) and Senior Protection Specialist (Deputy Special Agent-in-Charge) for Executive Protective Operations.
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
Serves as a special agent and participates in coordinating security, communication, transportation, accommodation and logistics requirements for the Secretary of Agriculture
Participates in or assist investigations concerning threats to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Assists the Special Agent-in-Charge in planning the full range of programs and functions of executive protection
Ensures full compliance with procedures, regulatory and statutory aspects of personal security and logistics support are maintained
Participates with higher level agents on planning, developing, implementing, and executing personal protection operations which include, but not limited to, site advances, motorcade operations, route analysis and close-in protection in low to high-threat environments
50% or Greater
Some international travel is required
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A 1-year probationary period is required.
May include completion of one year probationary period
A valid drivers license is required for the position.
Incumbent may be required to work during weather related closures.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restriction, and specialized experience as defined below.
GS-09: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and which is in or typically related to the work of the position to be filled. For this position, specialized experience is experience in applying physical security principles and concepts such as analyzing operational situations, identifying and describing solutions to solve problems while dealing with a large number of people with varying backgrounds and be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
OR Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in business administration, finance, or public administration. GS-11: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is the ability to direct and oversee research of new or revised legislation or regulations that may have impact upon the office's operations; ability to report any situations that he/she feels warranted directly to the Assistant Special Agent in Charge or the Special Agent in Charge.
OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in business administration, finance, or public administration.
GS-12: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is experience in understanding the variables involved in providing personal protection to high-ranking officials in a variety of situations, while maintaining an awareness of overall ramifications of actions taken.
GS-13: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is being able to exercise a high level of tact and diplomacy to ensure the safety and security of key USDA personnel; expert in providing safe and efficient operations during the protectee's travel, as well as personal and physical security within the office.
(Note: This experience must be demonstrated on your resume/supporting documents).
ADDITIONAL KEY REQUIREMENTS
Security Clearance: The position requires access to classified material up through the TOP SECRET (TS) Clearance level. Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a security TS/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Clearance.
The incumbent for this position requires submitting to urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment. After appointment, the employee will be included in the agency's random drug testing program.
Due to the physical and vigorous requirements of this position, the incumbent must meet the established medical and physical standards/requirements set forth by USDA, as is it considered essential to perform the duties of this position.
The incumbent must qualify to obtain a Special Deputation by the United States Marshals Service; including at minimum: having successfully completed an accredited basic law enforcement training program (civilian or military); having at least one year of previous law enforcement experience; not have a break in service in Law Enforcement for over 5 years; and not having been convicted of a crime of domestic violence as defined in Title 18, USC Section 922 (g) (9) Lautenberg Amendment. NOTE: LAUTENBURG ACT: The duties, activities, and responsibilities of this position require the employee to carry a firearm and he/she must be in compliance with the Gun Control Act (Title 18, U.S.C .., 922). Any person who has been convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence is not eligible for this position per the Lautenburg Amendment. Candidates selected for this position will be required to certify they have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence prior to assuming the duties of the position. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., 10010) and may result in removal from federal service.
This position requires the incumbent to travel frequently (domestic and international) and work irregular shifts. This position requires the incumbent to be able to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
This position is FLSA Non-Exempt and eligible for Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) pay.
This position requires the incumbent to qualify semiannually with all weapons issued by the USDA and maintain proficiency.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is composed of a highly motivated and diverse team dedicated to the agency's mission - to eradicate employment discrimination. Come join us and make a difference!
We are looking for people who are interested in working to remedy the societal problem of discrimination in the workplace. As an EEOC Equal Opportunity Investigator, you will investigate cases for the lead civil rights agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability and genetic information.
As an Equal Opportunity Investigator, you will play a pivotal role in carrying out the mission of the EEOC. The work involves planning and conducting investigations of charges/complaints of employment discrimination under Federal laws that EEOC enforces. As an Equal Opportunity Investigator (trainee), you will join highly motivated and diverse team members dedicated to the Commission?s mission of eradicating employment discrimination. You will work with more experienced investigators and receive classroom and on-the-job training. Typical work assignments include:
Interviewing members of the public who contact EEOC because they believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace. Providing assistance to them in understanding the laws enforced and their rights in filing a charge of discrimination. Helping them to file a charge of employment discrimination under federal statutes enforced by the Commission and maintaining contact with them during the course of processing their charge.
Drafting written investigative plans identifying bases and issues involved in the charge, the applicable theories of law, and the scope of the investigation.
Obtaining documentary and testimonial evidence such as applications and payroll documents that are relevant to issues under investigation.
Conducting on-site investigations of employers? facilities, including reviewing their records and interviewing individuals
Interviewing witnesses and creating a record of their statements.
Investigating simple cases to determine if employment discrimination has occurred. These would involve cases with limited issues and which fall under well-established legal precedents.
Drafting written reports of investigative findings citing specific testimonial and/or documentary evidence, applicable case law, policies and precedents relied upon in support of finding.
Participating in settlement negotiations.
Responding to routine correspondence and inquiries; and
Effectively managing a case load.
You may be expected to travel for this position.
Must be a US Citizen
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Proficiency in Korean
In addition to proficiency in Korean, you can qualify for this position if you have:
A bachelor's degree with either a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale; a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) for required courses completed in your major field of study during your junior and senior years at a 4-year college or university; class standing of upper third of your graduating class in the college or university, or a major subdivision of the college or university; or membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies. OR
One full year of graduate level education in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work; OR
One year of specialized experience at the GS-5 (or equivalent) grade level working in areas requiring that you determine facts, analyze issues, and interview witnesses, such as investigating employment discrimination or other kinds of charges/complaints, labor relations, human resources or law enforcement.
Your application will be evaluated on the following Core Competencies:
Ability to interpret and apply Federal statutes which regulate employment in the public and private sectors.
Ability to elicit and analyze information obtained through interviews and examining records.
Ability to plan, organize and manage work assignments.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in Korean.
Ability to provide excellent customer service.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translate directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.
Joining the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) means leading the coordinated national effort to reduce risk to our critical infrastructure posed by acts of terrorism, natural disaster, or other emergency. In this position, you would be responsible for providing analysis of operations and critical infrastructure within the regions.
Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following:
Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below)
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.
Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Provide analysis of operations and critical infrastructure within the region.
Advise senior leadership and headquarters personnel of critical infrastructure trends in region.
Identify relevant issues and any cross-regional critical infrastructure dependencies or interdependencies.
Serve as an expert analysis on key critical infrastructure issues affecting the assigned region.
Assist senior leadership in determining regional critical infrastructure protection and resilience goals and strategies.
Tracks and analyze new and ongoing programs, projects, initiatives and/or procedural changes, and leads the analysis for impacts on critical infrastructure assets within the region.
Produces region/district-level reports based on operational and critical infrastructure analysis.
Lead the capture, reporting, and analysis of statistical data relating to regional operations and performs special studies regarding this data, as directed.
Plan, coordinate, and execute critical infrastructure security surveys and assessment activities within the region.
25% or Greater
Travel is required 1 to 5 nights per month.
U. S. Citizenship is required
You must successfully pass a background investigation
You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance
Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
Incumbent may be subject to random drug testing
Mobility agreement may be required.
In order to qualify for the GS 9 position, applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications in one of the following ways:
A. Possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-7 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) applying fact finding and investigative techniques to explain and defend decisions and/or recommendations; 2) collecting and summarizing data for use in management or administrative studies; 3) assisting with the implementation of new or revised administrative/management policies or procedures; and 4) preparing portions of management reports for review. (Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible.) –OR-
B. Have successfully completed two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education, leading to a master's degree, or equivalent degree, at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.-OR-
C. Possess a combination of experience described in "A" above and education described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then, take the number of months of experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. In order to qualify for the GS 11 position, applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications in one of the following ways:
A. Possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-9 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) assessing and improving program effectiveness; 2) applying qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing short and long- range organizational goals; 3) providing assistance in determining the need for written policies and procedures; and 4) providing written recommendations for program improvements. (Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible.) -OR-
B. Have successfully completed three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or a Doctorate or Ph.D., or equivalent degree, e.g., at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.-OR-
C. Possess a combination of experience described in "A" above and education described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then, take the number of months of experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
The assessments for this job will measure:
Accountability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Decision Making, Flexibility, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Reading, Reasoning, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, and Teamwork
Technical knowledge, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving and Written Communication
For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor must indicate how each course fulfills the specific education requirement (i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned).
NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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 here.
Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
Additional Conditions of Employment:
This position requires a Secret security clearance.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
Incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.
DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
This position is located in the Office of the Office Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Regional Office located at 201 Varick Street.
The mission of OFCCP is to ensure employers comply with nondiscrimination and affirmatives action laws and regulations when doing business with the Federal Government.
This is a student internship appointment that is expected to last for more than one year.
PLEASE NOTE: To be appointed to this position, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying academic institution at the time of appointment, and must maintain such enrollment throughout the duration of the appointment.
Upon completion of requirements for graduation and successful completion of the internship, the appointee may become eligible for non-competitive conversion, at the agency's discretion, to a term or permanent position in the competitive service in the GS-0360 series (Equal Opportunity Specialist), full performance level is GS-0360-12.
Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.
The entire duration of the internship constitutes a trial period.
The student trainee receives on the job training to develop knowledge to evaluated relatively routine cases and to determine if contractors are meeting their equal employment opportunity obligations. The duties are performed under close and constant supervision. Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Researches and analyzes data for compliance evaluations.
Assists in planning, scheduling and conducting evaluations and complaint investigations; deals directly with parties to obtain information and explains regulations and procedures.
Assists in conducting pre-award evaluations and monitoring progress reports of contractors.
Attends and participates in interviews and make recommendation to higher level specialist.
Recommends sanctions if applicable laws and regulations are not met after negotiation, mediation and conciliation efforts have been completed.
Performs mathematical and statistical functions in conducting evaluations.
Evaluates records, conducts surveys, conducts in-depth interviews and takes testimony from witnesses.
Draft reports, letters and memoranda.
Performs computer functions, utilizing all available automation
Travel frequency 5 - 10%
Must be at least 16 years of age AND must be a current student
Must provide a current copy of transcript to certify enrollment.
Appointment to these positions may require a background investigation.
In addition to being a student, applicants MUST demonstrate 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service. This experience MUST have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience: Experience interpreting and applying laws and regulations. Experience in handling inquiries, and referrals to others. Experience in recognizing problems, fact finding and taking or making recommendations based on application or interpretation of established guidelines. Skill in written and oral communication to prepare correspondence and reports and review documents for conformance with policy, format and grammatical accuracy. Experience using advanced office automation software and/or database and spreadsheet.
OR,Superior Academic Achievement: You must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND meet one of the following criteria: -Class standing - You must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university attending based on completed courses. -Grade-point average (GPA) - You have a grade-point average of: A. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR B. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society - You have membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. Transcripts must include complete GPA information.
OR, Graduate Education. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Completion of one full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university to meet the requirements for the GS-7 position. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satifying the 1 year of full time study requirement.
OR, Combining Education and Experience. A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-7 grade This can be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level, and then adding the two percentages. Total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
To be eligible for a DOL Pathways internship, you must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution, for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate. Current students must have a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Interns must maintain such grade point average throughout the duration of the internship. You must submit with your application a current academic transcript and/or other official documentation from your academic institution demonstrating your eligibility for appointment. See the “Required Documents” section of this announcement. In addition, if you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
Please review College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education information. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.
Applicants MUST meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Please reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/careers/life-uscis.
Every day, our Immigration Services Assistants (Office Automation) support the Adjudication Services Process by assisting Immigration Services Officers, providing security checks in accordance with DHS/USCIS laws and policies, research, collect, correlate and analyze data to ensure the integrity of information and prepare reports, provide direct serve to customers and their representatives, and managing files, databases and correspondence.
This position of IMMIGRATION SERVICES ASSISTANT OA starts at a salary of $32,363.00(GS-05 step 1), to $52,116.00 (GS-07 step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the FIELD OPERATIONS DIRECTORATE, OFFICE OF FIELD OPERATIONS, DISTRICT 25, TUCSON, AZ within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
For definitions of terms found in this announcement and to determine if you may be eligible to apply, please click here
This position is in the bargaining unit. This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.
Relocation expenses are authorized if you are assigned to the RAIO program and have been approved for rotation from an overseas assignment. Relocation expenses for employees assigned to an OCONUS location will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.
As an Immigration Services Assistant OA, you will be supporting Immigration Services Officers, providing security checks in accordance with DHS/USCIS laws and policies; researching, collecting, correlating and analyzing data to ensure the integrity of information and preparation of reports; providing direct service to customers and their representatives; and managing files, databases and correspondence. Your duties will include the following:
Pre-screening various applications and submissions by USCIS customers for accuracy and completeness of initial supporting documentation and scheduling applicant appointments, communicating directly with applicant and their representatives.
Performing analysis on files, reports, and information systems and databases to update information and maintain data integrity.
Producing highly sensitive and secure documents.
Identifying incoming applications that require expedited service or requests for fee waivers and channel those through the correct work process.
Editing and creating office documents and correspondence using office automation software, i.e. graphics, databases, spreadsheets and word processing and managing individual case files, accounting for the movement of files to other locations, conducting audits of files and acting as a records liaison with other agencies.
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.
Occasional travel may be required.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position
Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure
You must submit resume and supporting documentation
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Political appointees may require OPM approval before on-boarding.
GS-5: You qualify at the GS-05 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
Performing complex office automation duties using word processing to edit and reformat lengthy correspondence and reports, creating and maintaining spreadsheets and databases, responding to inquiries by phone and/or in writing, reviewing and verifying accuracy and completeness of submitted documents for benefits OR
You may substitute successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree for the experience required at the GS-5 grade level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.
GS-06: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), you qualify at the GS-06 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
Performing complex office automation duties requiring different approaches and methods from one assignment to another, reviewing and screening applications for benefits to ensure validity of documentation submitted, providing routine information and assistance on applications for benefits, maintaining subject matter files, technical instructions, and/or operating procedures.
GS-07: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), you qualify at the GS-07 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
Analyzing and evaluating cases where expedited screening or resolution of requests for immigration benefits is necessary, determining whether requests for immigration benefits sought are valid and whether applicant is eligible, reviewing and screening applications for immigration benefits to ensure validity of documentation submitted and completeness of supporting documentation, preparing a variety of reports utilizing a number of software applications, and retrieving information from other software systems (e.g., databases, spreadsheets, graphics, and word processing). Please read the following IMPORTANT information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable), as it relates to this job opportunity. Please be clear and specific when describing your work history as we cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions. Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
Employer's name and address
Supervisor name and phone number
Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
Start and end dates for each grade/pay level if you've held a federal position.
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible. Federal Experience:If you are using current or prior federal experience as a basis for qualifying for this position, the grade levels and length of employment (mm/dd/year) at each grade level must be listed in your work history. This information will be further validated if selected for this position. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):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). Volunteer work helps build criteria competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer service. Please provide the dates and amount of time/hours worked earning this experience.
COMBINING QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION (GS-05 Grade Level Only): If you do not qualify based on experience or education alone, you may be able to qualify based on a combination of your experience and education. For more information on combining education and experience, visit the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs1800/1801a.htm
Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year. The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement (Monday, October 24, 2016). Residency Requirement: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position; (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity, OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas. Typing Certification: You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute. You can self-certify by submitting a statement that you can type this speed. General Office Skills: Applicants must possess knowledge of general office automation software, practices, and procedures. Physical Demands: Applicants must be able to lift moderately heavy items such as file tubs and record boxes or bins weighing up to 25 lbs.
Note to applicants: Please include name and contact information for at least two (2) professional references in your resume and/or DA Form 3433 application when applying for jobs.
For instructions regarding submission of your application for Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) vacancy announcements, please review the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.
We proudly serve Starbucks at three Coffee Zone locations on Fort Rucker! Enjoy your favorite coffee shop beverages from The Landing Zone, The Soldier Service Center, or Lyster Army Health Clinic. As an Operations Assistant there is an incentative pay plan increase with continued employment and satisfactory performance.
Pay Incentive Plan
6 Months $9.00
1 Year $9.50
2 Years $10.00
- Make a variety of coffee beverages for customers - Monitors operations to ensure smooth running of the business operations. - Provides information concerning services and prices. - Opens and closes the facility. - Assumes responsibility for cash during tour of duty "cash collected" checks, check cashing. - Conducts inventory at beginning and end of tour.
Other duties for this position can be viewed in Position Description #AK089 https://acpol2.army.mil/naf/search_fs/pd_output.aspx?id=2219&jobnum=AK089
Direct Deposit is required
Social Security Card is required
No experience required. Best Qualified:
Possess one year experience working as a Barista.
**Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications AND best qualified criteria will be referred to the selecting official first**
Conditions of Employment:
1. This is a flexible position that there are no guaranteed hours. A flexible employee serves in a continuing position on a scheduled or as needed basis. 2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements. 3. A completed and signed copy DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty. 4. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check. 5. Appointment is subject to completion of favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.
6. Attend Team Member Orientation within the first 30 days of employment.
7. Must be available to work days, evenings and possible weekends.
8. Must provide Proof of Citizenship with one of the following: a birth certificate, A Report of Birth Abroad, a valid US Passport or a Certificate of Naturalization. NOTE (1): Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check. Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.
Salary Information: The salary range listed above includes locality pay of 14.35%. The current starting hourly rate for this position is $15.13.
Hiring: TSA may apply a gender-specific (male or female) hiring preference to fill TSO positions in order to meet security mission and same gender pat-down job-related requirements. At airport locations where it is necessary to apply the hiring preference, candidates of the needed gender will be provided preference in the scheduling of the computer based aptitude test, airport assessments, processing and selection.
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Securing Travel, Protecting People-At the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. Across the nation, you will be on the front line of the Department of Homeland Security's TSA team as they secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.
Realistic Job Preview: The Realistic Job Preview gives you an honest, objective and vivid portrait of what it means to work as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) and provides employee testimonies about both the good and the challenging aspects of being a TSO. To view the video, please Click Here.
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Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) provide security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft in a courteous and professional manner. This includes:
Operating various screening equipment and technology to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft.
Performing searches and screening, which may include physical interaction with passengers (e.g., pat-downs, search of property, etc.), conducting bag searches and lifting/carrying bags, bins, and property weighing up to 70lbs.
Controlling terminal entry and exit points.
Interacting with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries.
Maintaining focus and awareness while working in a stressful environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery and people, crowd distractions, time pressure, and disruptive and angry passengers, in order to preserve the professional ability to identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass destruction devices, and to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
Engaging in continuous development of critical thinking skills, necessary to mitigate actual and potential security threats, by identifying, evaluating, and applying appropriate situational options and approaches. This may include application of risk-based security screening protocols that vary based on program requirements.
Retaining and implementing knowledge of all applicable Standard Operating Procedures, demonstrating responsible and dependable behavior, and is open to change and adapts to new information or unexpected obstacles.
A minimum of two (2) weeks of travel in a full-time duty status will be required to complete TSA’s New Hire training. New Hire training and travel requirements vary by duty location and may require up to six (6) weeks of full-time duty status travel. This training will occur away from the employee’s airport of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy. While employed with TSA, other occasional travel may be required.
Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National at time of application submission
Be at least 18 years of age at time of application submission
Pass a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation
Pass a background investigation including a credit and criminal check
No default on $7,500 or more in delinquent debt (but for some bankruptcies)
Selective Service registration required
Applicants must meet these qualifications in order to be further evaluated in the TSO hiring process:
Have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) credential OR at least one year of full-time work experience in the security industry, aviation screening, or as an X-ray technician
Be proficient in the English language (i.e., able to read, write, speak, and comprehend)
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met at the time of application submission.
Veterans' Preference: TSA will provide employment preference to eligible veterans by applying veterans' preference as defined in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (PL 107-71) and to those eligible under the provisions of Title 5, United States Code (USC), Section 2108.
Selective Service Registration Requirement: TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. To find out if you initially meet the Selective Service registration requirement for TSA employment, please Click Here.
Credit: Applicants must not have delinquent Federal or State taxes, past due child support payments, and must not have defaulted on $7,500 or more in delinquent debt (except for some bankruptcies).
E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed twenty-four (24) months). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.
The position is located at the South Central region 3B, Baton Rouge Veterans Center with the Program Support Assistant serving in the readjustment Counseling Services, located at the Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans, LA. Duties include, but may not be limited to:
· Provides administrative and programmatic assistance to the Team Leader of a Veterans Center, readjustment Counseling Service, independently creates letters, reports, memorandums, reference slips and other communications from handwritten, or rough draft material; i.e., administrative, clinical fee contracts, and special purpose site visit reports, conference call minutes, travel arrangements, requests, etc.; primarily with the use of computer hardware and software.
· Receives contact from and provides assistance and consultation to all levels of state and federal government representatives, and various civilian personnel, i.e., representatives of service organizations, private physicians and attorneys, etc. located in the community.
· Supports the oversight and administration of personnel to include the preparation of personnel actions, position descriptions, performance standards/appraisals, wards and other personnel actions as directed by the Team Leaders Tracking the flow of these actions and follows up on specific matters.
· Assists in fiscal operations and provides input in the preparation, budget projections and analysis of budget plans.
· Utilizes computer hardware/software for data management, word processing, and electronic communications.
· Compiles and prepares recurring and special productivity reports from information received form Vet Centers, and provides RMO officials with statistical data on numbers of new veterans seen, demographics, visits, services provided and follow-up, etc.
· Compiles, analyzes and prepares a monthly statistical and community outreach activity report from information received from all staff.
· Develops, maintains, and designs filing system for administrative, clinical resources and training information which includes a variety of records, materials, i.e. curriculum and faculty for regional and local training programs, crisis intervention manuals, and directories within guidelines.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm (night, weekend, and holiday hours will be required).
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Background investigation may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-6: Applicants must have one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: knowledge of duties, priorities, commitments, policies and goals of Readjustment Counseling Services; computer hardware/software in the management of administrative and technical duties; ensures proper maintenance of respective files and develops effective data-base files for use in program operations and data-management; understanding of recruitment procedures, preparation of personnel actions, position descriptions, performance plans/appraisals and awards; contracting for hotels, leases, maintenance, faculty, etc. and the preparation of fiscal obligations; and the preparation of official correspondence, responses to Congressional inquiries, investigations, and other transcription activities.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· ABILITY TO WORK AS A TEAM MEMBER AND INTERACT INDEPENDENTLY WITH A BROAD RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS IN A COURTEOUS AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER.
· ABILITY TO WORK WITH MINIMUM SUPERVISON AND TO MANAGE GENERAL OFFICE FUNCTIONS, SET PRIORITIES, MEET DEADLINES, AND COMPOSE NON-TECHNICAL CORRESPONDENCE.
· ABILITY TO UTILIZE AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING (ADP) COMPUTER METHODOLOGIES, INCLUDING USE OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS, AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN WORD PROCESSING, and SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT.
· KNOWLEDGE OF AGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROCEDURES SUCH AS THOSE ESTABLISHED FOR OBTAINING AND MONITORING THE USE OF SERVICES, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT OR PERSONNEL.
· ABILITY TO ASSIST IN BUDGET DEVELOPMENT AND TO MONITOR AND MAINTAIN FISCAL RESOURCES.
· ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A FILE SYSTEM.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is mostly sedentary, but requires an individual of high energy who can respond quickly and adapt to changing situations, and demands. The Program Support Assistant must be able to carry up to twenty (20lbs) pounds of items, such as files, training materials, laptop computers, etc., and be able to walk from the veterans Center and VAMC or other facilities as required. Additionally, the Program Support Assistant must possess a valid license and maintain a good driving record as he/she may be required to drive GSA vehicles for official business.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.