Program Support Assistant (OA)


Vacancy ID: 788106   Announcement Number: ARS-X13W-0012   USAJOBS Control Number: 331345400

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 788106
1. Title of Job

Program Support Assistant (OA)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you are willing to accept for this position. 
06
07

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Please review the descriptions of the specialty codes listed below in order to determine how you would like to be considered for this position.  You may make more than one selection as applicable.  You will only be considered under the options you have selected, so please choose carefully.

001 – ALL U.S. CITIZENS:  You may apply under open competitive procedures if you are a United States citizen or national.

002 - ALTERNATIVE MERIT PROMOTION:  You may apply under Alternative Merit Promotion if you meet the requirements for one of the following categories:

1. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional status applying for promotion or transfer to a position at a higher grade level than your current permanent position in the competitive service.

2. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional  status applying for reassignment, transfer, or change to lower grade to a position that has greater promotion potential than currently or previously held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

 

3. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional status applying to a temporary promotion in excess of 120 calendar days to a higher graded position or one with higher potential than position previously held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

 

4. Former competitive service Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility applying to a higher grade or position with greater promotion potential than a position previously held on a permanent basis in the competitive service. 

 

If applying based on #1-4 above, you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing tenure group 1 or 2 in block 24.  You should also submit your most recent performance appraisal.

5. Veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).  You must submit a copy of your DD-214.

003 - NON-COMPETITIVE: 
You may apply under non-competitive procedures
if you meet the requirements for one of the following categories:

1. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional status who hold a position with the same or higher promotion potential as the position applying for; or former competitive service Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility who held a position with the same or higher promotion potential as the position applying for.  You must provide a copy of the SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing the same or higher promotion potential as that of the position applying for (i.e. initial hire action, promotion action or reassignment action.)  Do not submit SF-50s for awards, within grade increases or pay adjustments.

2. Veterans eligible for a
Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA).  You must submit a copy of your DD-214.  NOTE:  VRA only applies to positions at the GS-11 level and below.

3.
30% or more disabled veterans.  You must submit your DD-214 and a completed SF-15.

4. Military spouses whose active duty military spouse:  1) receives a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty.  For further information and eligibility criteria, please visit: 
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx#msaa.

5. Persons with disabilities eligible for a
Schedule A appointment.  You must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. 

 

6. Former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers.  You must provide documentation as proof of non-competitive eligibility.

7. Employees in the excepted service under an OPM approved
Interchange Agreement.   

 


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Alternative Merit Promotion
003 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


312830109 Lincoln, NE

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions are used to determine your eligibility under Alternative Merit Promotion. If you requested consideration under Alternative Merit Promotion (in the Occupational Specialties section) and do not provide answers to these questions, you will be rated ineligible.

1. Are you a current competitive service Federal employee with career or career-conditional status, or a former competitive service Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility? If you answer yes, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Block 24 MUST include Tenure Code 1 or 2 and Block 34 MUST include a 1).

A. Yes
B. No

2. Are you a veteran eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)?  To be eligible, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge), AND you MUST be either:  a preference eligible or a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of continuous active service.  If you answer yes, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214.

A. Yes
B. No

The following questions are used to determine your non-competitive eligibility. If you requested consideration under non-competitive procedures (in the Occupational Specialties section) and do not provide answers to these questions, you will be rated ineligible.

3. Are you a current or former competitive service Federal employee with career or career-conditional status who holds/held a position with a full performance level of GS-07 or higher?  If you answer yes, you MUST submit a copy of your SF-50 (Block 24 MUST include Tenure Code 1 or 2, block 34 MUST include a 1, and the Full Performance Level of your position MUST be documented).

A. Yes
B. No

4. Are you a veteran eligible for a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)?  You are eligible for a VRA appointment if you:  are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition, OR are a disabled veteran, OR are in receipt of an Armed Forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation, OR are a recently separated veteran (within the last 3 years), AND separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge). If you answer yes, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214.

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you retired from active military service with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more OR do you have a rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs showing a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more? If you answer yes, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214, a completed SF-15 and supporting documents.

A. Yes
B. No

6. Are you eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on an authority that is not described in the three previous questions (i.e. persons with disabilities, military spouse, returning Peace Corps volunteers, employees covered by an OPM approved interchange agreement, etc.)?  You must provide documentation as proof of non-competitive eligibility.

A. Yes
B. No

7. Are you able to type at least 40 words per minute?

A. Yes
B. No

Your responses to the questions below will be used to evaluate your qualifications for a Program Support Assistant (OA) position. Your resume and application materials MUST support the level of experience and/or education you claim in this questionnaire. If, after a complete review of your application package, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications, you may be rated ineligible for this position.

8. Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience for the GS-06 grade level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is fulfilled by the following: (1) Ability to review and select available guidelines that are applicable and/or appropriate to the work to be accomplished. (2) Knowledge of office administration, travel, agreements, human resources, procurement and purchasing, and/or pay and leave in order to support scientists and other administrative staff. (3) Ability to manage multiple administrative functions and ensure work is completed in accordance with established deadlines. (4) Skill in operating a personal computer, printers and scanners, and associated word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

B. I have ½ year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position and demonstrates that I possess the knowledge, skills and abilities described in option A above.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience and directly related graduate level education as described in options A and B above, such that the percentage of required experience plus the percentage of required education equals 100%. To calculate, first determine your total number of graduate semester hours, and divide that number by 9. Next, divide the total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify based on your combination of education and experience.

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

9. Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience for the GS-07 grade level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-06 grade level. Specialized experience is fulfilled by the following: (1) Ability to review and select available guidelines that are applicable and/or appropriate to the work to be accomplished. (2) Knowledge of office administration, travel, agreements, human resources, procurement and purchasing, and/or pay and leave in order to support scientists and other administrative staff. (3) Ability to manage multiple administrative functions and ensure work is completed in accordance with established deadlines. (4) Skill in operating a personal computer, printers and scanners, and associated word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

B. I have 1 year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position and demonstrates that I possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities described in option A above.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience and directly related graduate level education as described in options A and B above, such that the percentage of required experience plus the percentage of required education equals 100%. To calculate, first determine your total number of graduate semester hours, and divide that number by 18. Next, divide the total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100% for you to qualify based on your combination of education and experience.

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

10. Do you have one or more of the following: (1) a GPA of 2.7 or higher for a high school diploma or a degree from an accredited junior college, college, university or other baccalaureate institution; or (2) a GPA of 3.0 or higher in your major field of study for a degree from an accredited junior college, college, university or other baccalaureate institution; or (3) a GPA of 2.7 or higher for at least 24 semester hours of directly related course work (i.e. business administration, business law, or business math) above the high school level? If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your transcripts.

A. Yes
B. No

11. Are you a member of a national honor society (other than a freshman honor society) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered yes to the question above, provide the name of the national honor society in the space below.

12. Have you completed all requirements for an advanced degree (beyond the baccalaureate) in a directly related field from an accredited institution? Directly related fields of study include business administration, business law, or business math. If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your transcripts.

A. Yes
B. No

13. Do you have experience tracking documents electronically to ensure they are completed/submitted in a timely manner, or using information systems to track and monitor projects (such as agreements), or planning and arranging foreign travel, or developing and/or maintaining financial plans (consolidate information, research information, monitor spending)?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered yes to the question above, please indicate in the space below where this experience may be found in your resume (i.e. employment dates, employer, and position title).

14. Are you a veteran with a compensable, service-connected disability of 10% or more? If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your DD-214, a completed SF-15, and supporting documentation.

A. Yes
B. No

15. If you are a status candidate applying under Alternative Merit Promotion procedures, have you received a Superior or higher performance rating for work directly related to a Program Support Assistant (OA)? If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your performance appraisal.

A. Yes
B. No