1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Secretary, GS-0318-06/07

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:LV-R9-MP-2013-0027

SALARY RANGE:

$41,325.00 to $59,704.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 to Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0318-06/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part-time (32 hours per week) - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - San Francisco, CA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current permanent EPA employees in Region 9 with competitive status  and CTAP eligibles.

JOB SUMMARY:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities.  See more about us here:  http://www.epa.gov.
 

This position is located in Region 9 Communities & Ecosystems Division, Environmental Review Office in San Francisco, CA.  
***This is a re-announcement of vacancy LV-R9-MP-2013-0018***

For more information on this office, visit their website:  http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-9-pacific-southwest

The selectee may have to take up to 79 furlough hours (unpaid time) by September 30, 2013, including the designated furlough days, May 24, July 5 and August 30, 2013.  The number of furlough hours the selectee has to take will be proportional to the selectee start date.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS


  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

DUTIES:

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You will: Maintain files and tracking systems using office automation systems.

Maintain calendar and schedules appointments.

Composes outgoing correspondence, reports and memoranda and other written communications.
 Use web-based system to arrange travel for assigned personnel.

Provides administrative guidance to division staff.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-06 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience in database entry ensuring accuracy and timeliness, and experience preparing travel authorizations and serving as timekeeper for an office.
To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience explaining administrative procedures, regulations and processes to a variety of staff and customers and experience in database entry ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
 Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  Knowledge of administrative concepts, principles and practices of a large organization.
Ability to use web-based travel and time keeping systems, and use a wide variety of software application including Word, Excel, Power point and Outlook.
Ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff to elicit cooperations and teamwork.
Ability to communicate orally sufficient to support managers and employees on a variety of administrative topics. 
Ability to communicate in writing.
Skilled in providing guidance to staff on procedures and practices.
 


You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement. This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

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 application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

NOTE:  We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs).  However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits will not change for current permanent EPA employees unless you are changing from full-time to part-time if selected. To find out more visit
Benefits
.  To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.
 

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the bargaining unit. 
Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.
 This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.
 If you have part-time work experience, read this:  (http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm)
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.


HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you
submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the
right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all
required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.   To be
considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM
Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the
USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office
listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior
to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete
application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to
http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm .

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
--Displaced Federal employees under CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
--Current EPA Employees:  You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).  If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in e-OPF to verify your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.

If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah Lafayette
Phone: 702-798-2401
Fax: 702-798-2416
TDD: 702-798-2421
Email: TeamVegas@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
89119-7528
US
Fax: 702-798-2416

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.


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Agency Information:

Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
89119-7528
US
Fax: 702-798-2416

Questions about this job:

Deborah Lafayette
Phone: 702-798-2401
Fax: 702-798-2416
TDD: 702-798-2421
Email: TeamVegas@epa.gov

Job Announcement Number:

LV-R9-MP-2013-0027

Control Number:

350355800