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Job opening: Administrative Officer

Salary: $103 666 - 134 769 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Reno
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Please read the entire announcement! The Administrative Officer (SSD Chief) directs a broad and multifaceted program of services and management programs in the Regional Office. The SSD Chief plans, manages and evaluates the administrative and finance sections. The Chief is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling and evaluating the activities of these sections and informing key officials on all phases of administration and finance functions of the Regional Office.


Keeps the Division Chiefs and Director informed on matters that affect the station or require attention. Give advice and recommendations on the administrative feasibility of operating plans, suggestions, and proposals. Reviews existing support service programs and recommends modification for improvement as needed. In partnership with the Director, develops, recommends, and implements a variety of programs, the failure of which would have extreme adverse impact on the overall operating capacity of the office services. Presents regular briefings to the Division Chiefs and Director, providing workload status, progress on projects, and making upper management aware of all issues or problems with which he/she should be acquainted or must become involved. Conducts detailed studies and analysis of organizational functions and work processes during all phases of RO activities and provides appropriate recommendations. Oversees the financial and budgetary operations through the subordinate supervisor and is responsible for coordinating and managing the exchange of information between the Finance staff, and operating divisions. Acts in an advisory capacity to the Director relative to the availability of funds for personnel additions, procurement of equipment and significant expenditures for contractual services. Serves as Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Official who manages the PIV issuance process at the Regional Office and is responsible for the total scope of the chain trust of the process. Promotion Potential: This position is being advertised at the full performance level. Work Schedule: Standard 5 day, 8 hours, full time (40 hours a week) schedule; Hours may vary to effectively carry out the mission. Telework: Available per station policy Virtual: This is NOT a virtual position Position Description/PD#: Administrative Officer/ #37527-0 Financial Disclosure Report: Required-Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, under 5 CFR 2634.904(a) prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A Relocation Incentive of $21,000.00 and Relocation expenses and services (Permanent Change of Station - PCS) are authorized for this recruitment. PCS is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with the transfer between duty stations or facilities. In consideration of the payment of expenses for travel and transportation, the selectee agrees to remain in federal service for twelve (12) months following the date of transfer. Failure to complete all conditions of the obligated service may result in repayment of travel/transportation expenses. Click here for more information.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a Supervisory probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/20/2024. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing that you are in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess (1) year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates (1) year time-in-grade.General Adjustment and Award SF-50's cannot be used for time-in-grade verification purposes. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is experience in a multifaceted program of services, management programs, and budget/fiscal and administrative operations for a federal office. The experience must demonstrate the following: Preparing administrative study findings, recommendations, plans, and reports; Providing advice on programs and procedures pertaining to facilities, budgets, security, safety, and other administrative program functions; Presenting position papers and technical presentations to top management or the public involving administrative program issues; Conducting independent evaluations of administrative functions; and Preparing and monitoring complex budgets and resolving financial management issues. Candidates must also have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities to successfully supervise subordinates and to operate and manage a successful program operation to include making and/or approving selections and promotions; preparing performance ratings and awards; making decisions on non-routine training needs, training requests, extensive overtime and employee travel. SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must also demonstrate experience or training they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision as follows: 1) Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training; 2) Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time; 3) Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively; 4) Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work; 5) Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations; and 6) Develop improvements in, or design new work methods and procedures. 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; religions; 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. Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week. Physical Requirements:This work normally involves mental rather than physical exertion. This position is primarily sedentary with some walking, standing, bending, stooping and carrying of lightweight items (i.e. folders, claims files). For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.


  • Address Reno Regional Benefit Office 5460 Reno Corporate Dr Reno, NV 89511 US
  • Name: Josue Cintron
  • Phone: 515-323-7575
  • Email: [email protected]


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