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Job opening: Administrative Officer

Salary: $49 025 - 87 831 per year
City: Annapolis
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is a Administrative Officer, GS- 0341-7/9 working in one of the following locations Annapolis, MD, East Orland, ME or Falmouth, ME for the R5-Maine Ecological Services Field Office or the Chesapeake Bay Ecological Services Field Office. This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R5-24-12340423-AA-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

Duties

As a Administrative Officer your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: Analyzes, evaluates, and manages accounting and control systems to maintain proper financial balances, distributes resources to all activities within planned limitations, and ensures that maximum benefits are obtained from resources. Monitors and tracks, obligations and expenditures throughout the budget execution phase and verifies that obligations and expenditures occur on a timely basis in accordance with the financial plan and regulatory controls and are within available funds. Plans and conducts limited analytical studies of organizational elements and work to identify problems and approve resource utilization, administrative support, and management effectiveness. Advises and assists in determining needs and acquiring equipment, supplies, materials, and repair services on the basis of necessity and availability of funds. Serves as an organization liaison on human resources matters by coordinating organization needs with human resources office requirements; initiating personnel actions; and facilitating the accomplishment of various human resources management programs by analyzing and advising on implications of proposed management decisions.

Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume (See "Required Documents"). Failure to provide ALL required information on your resume will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is provided on resume.
  • Eligibility and Supporting documents - You will ONLY be considered for the eligibilities that you select "yes" to AND submit the required supporting documentation, as listed in the Required Documents section.
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 04/09/2024 will be considered. In order to qualify for this position you must possess the Minimum Qualification. One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-05 in the Federal service. Experience may include:1) assisting in budget formulation, execution, monitoring, and/or tracking of expenditures; 2) entering financial and budgetary information into an automated system; 3) assisting in the development of budget estimates; 4) providing standard administrative services for an office, such as time and attendance, purchasing, processing travel authorizations and vouchers, and maintaining records and files; and 5) responding to standard questions about administrative policies and procedures. OR One full year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field, such as Business Administration or Public Administration and that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this work. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education. OR Have Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.). S.A.A. is based on (1) Class Standing, (2) Grade-Point Average, or (3) Honor Society Membership. (1) Class Standing: Upper one-third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses. (2) Grade-Point Average: A grade point average of (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B or better) as recorded on the official transcript or as computed based on four years of education, or computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; -or- (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 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 two years of the curriculum. (3) Election to Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society: Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies. Freshman scholastic honor societies cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position. NOTE: Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education. A combination of education and experience as described in 1 and 2 above which together equals 100% of the requirement. Minimum Qualification [GS-09] One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-07 in the Federal service. Experience may include 1) performing budget preparation and execution duties, e.g., estimates, projections, financial tracking, redistribution, monitoring, reconciling and reporting; 2) purchasing supplies and equipment; 3) acting as primary point-of-contact for an organization for all administrative issues, e.g., processing personnel actions, records management, time and attendance, and processing travel authorizations and vouchers; and 4) performing property management duties to receive, track and inventory high value assets. OR Possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a LL. B or J.D. degree in a related field, such as Business Administration or Public Administration and that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this work. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education. OR Possess a combination of experience and education as described above that, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. 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.

Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov)

Contacts

  • Address Division of Human Resources Division of Human Resources 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035 US
  • Name: Human Resources Staffing Division
  • Email: [email protected]

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