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Job opening: Administrative Support Assistant (OA)

Salary: $39 576 - 53 190 per year
Published at: Apr 01 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in multiple parks. The primary purpose of the position is to provide administrative information and assistance to leadership of the unit, and staff to include budgeting, acquisition and property management, human resources, and other administrative support services, and to perform staff support work in each of these areas.


This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years, or more based on any changes to regulations governing the number of years term appointments may last, without further competition. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The National Park Service retains the right to extend the duration of this appointment after selection and/or appointment, based on changes to the regulation governing the number of years term appointments may last. This change, which may be made at the agency's sole discretion and without further competition, shall not be construed or interpreted as the granting of a right to a selectee or employee to such an extension. No extension to a term appointment shall be granted to a selectee/employee to an amount of time that exceeds the maximum number of years authorized under any present or current regulation, unless such regulation expressly allows such action. (TERM up to 3 years) CAVE - Carlsbad Cavens National Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico (TERM up to 4 years) WHSA - White Sands National Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico (TERM up to 4 years) FONE (3 locations) - Fort Necessity Nat Battlefield, Farmington, Pennsylvania; Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania; and Flight 93 National Memorial, Stoystown, Pennsylvania (TERM up to 4 years) PEFO - Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona Duties include but are not limited to: Provides general administrative function support assistance to staff; prepares personnel actions in automated system for employees and new hires; and serve as primary timekeeper offering administrative services when needed. Monitors automated financial systems to help manage all financial transactions (i.e., procurement, property management, purchasing, charge cards and payments of invoices and bills). Serves as a property clerk to issue keys and badges and other property, and to assist with annual inventory and disposal of property. Serves as assistant for office and provides basic administrative support, and professional customer service to employees, and leadership and general public. Attending meetings and serving on appropriate work teams, committees and make recommendations.



All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-04/12/2024-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position performs typing and it is required. Must be able to type 40 words per minute. Certification document or self certification on resume is required. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position. - AND - To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience examples include performing administrative functions such as: answering questions and providing guidance to staff regarding payroll, personnel, travel, procurement, budget, and formal correspondence or reports; using automated systems; knowledge and application of regulatory requirements; and maintaining files. You must include hours per week worked. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of four years of education above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours) in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. You must include transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. NOTE: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year Is equivalent to I year of specialized experience. For example, I have six months of the specialized experience described In A above (50% of the experience requirement), and three years of college study from an accredited institution {50% of the qualifying education requirement). You must include transcripts. 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. Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.


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  • Name: Karen Henderson-Thomas
  • Email: [email protected]

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