MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 800242   Announcement Number: LAG-FAO-800242-VTE-070   USAJOBS Control Number: 332760400

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

800242


1. Title of Job

MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST
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

6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

07
09

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST

21. Geographic Availability

486090029 San Antonio, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


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:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status:

A. I am a current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) employee in the competitive service who is serving on a career or career-conditional appointment. I work within the ERO San Antonio Field Office Directorate, and I am assigned there on a permanent basis.
B. I do not meet the eligibility criteria as described above.

If you answered A, you must provide your agency name and dates of service (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY). If you chose any other response, indicate “not applicable.”

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least one year of experience collecting administrative data from specific sources and compiling them for the use of higher graded specialists; coordinating and tracking the progress of administrative requests; and otherwise assisting in the implementation and evaluation of administrative and management programs.
B. I have a successfully completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and claim eligibility for superior academic achievement based on one of the following: (1) class standing in the upper third of the graduating class; (2) grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; (3) grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, on required courses completed in the major field; (4) membership in a national scholastic honor society. I understand that I am required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have successfully completed at least one year of full-time graduate education in an accredited college or university.
D. I have successfully completed a combination of graduate education and experience, as described in A above, that totals at least one year.
E. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

If you answered A or D, you must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY) referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least one year of experience performing developmental assignments under the close guidance of a higher level specialist that provided exposure to a wide variety of management/administrative methods, techniques, and practices in such areas as budget, personnel, space, property, and procurement plus instruction in the collection and analysis of information in support of program evaluations.
B. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, a primary law degree (J.D. or LL.B), or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university.
C. I have successfully completed a combination of graduate education in excess of one year and experience, as described in A above, that totals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you answered A or C, you must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY) referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

4. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-05 grade level?

A. Yes. I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-05 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-05 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.

Provide your position title(s), series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

5. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level?

A. Yes. I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-09 grade level.

Provide your position title(s), series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

6. Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-09 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a noncompetitive eligible. If you are referred noncompetitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.

Have you ever held or do you currently hold a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-09 or higher?

A. Yes.
B. No.

If you answered A to the previous question, provide the position title, pay plan, series, grade level or pay band, promotion potential, and the dates (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY) you held this position. If you chose any other response, indicate “not applicable.”

Example: Legal Assistant (OA), GS-0986-07 with promotion potential to GS-08, held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.

7. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes.
B. No.
C. I am a Federal employee but I have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

8. Select the choice which best describes your ability to communicate orally with all levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.

A. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; or participated in debate or speech programs; or explained nontechnical procedures to customers.
B. I have notified supervisors, managers or offices orally of decisions, problems, or further actions needed; or I have explained the organization`s programs or services to others.
C. I have given short presentations at departmental/organizational briefings and meetings, and acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
D. I have discussed and explained technical material.

9. Select the choice which best describes how you have interacted with others, including visitors, all levels of employees, and management.

A. I have interacted primarily with individuals, such as receiving instructions from my supervisor and helping a customer/visitor to find information.
B. I have cooperated with others on tasks/projects, including others who have been uninterested or uncooperative.
C. I have been an individual contributor or facilitator on several teams which met project goals and deadlines, through helping to reach consensus on problems/issues that would arise.

10. Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have prepared correspondence and other documents, from rough draft to final, in proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and format.

A. I have completed standard forms without assistance and copied information from one source to another.
B. I have prepared memos, transmittal letters, and form letters.
C. I have prepared meeting summaries and drafted responses to requests for information; and I have edited the non-technical writing of others.
D. I have developed policies, procedures, training manuals/materials, and other complete documents.

11. Indicate the extent to which you have managed property or participated in space utilization programs, including conducting inventories of nonexpendable property (e.g., equipment, furniture, etc.).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have monitored and maintained property inventory records, and updated and input information into automated property inventory management systems.
C. I have assisted in the coordination of property management or space utilization programs, including participation in the annual property management inventory of non-expendable property and equipment.
D. I have conducted periodic special inventories of sensitive or special items or property.
E. I have conducted an annual physical inventory of non-expendable property and equipment and reconciled discrepancies.
F. I have overseen the annual physical inventory of all non-expendable property and equipment, to include the reconciling of discrepancies.

12. Indicate the extent to which you have read, interpreted, and acted upon written information while on the job.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have read routine materials/correspondence and applied this information to normal tasks (e.g., read and followed instructions to complete timesheets, reviewed packing slips to determine shipper and contents).
C. I have read materials, such as manuals, booklets, or professional articles, in order to complete parts of larger projects (e.g., read management reports to provide summaries to others, read a user`s manual to install a computer/software).
D. I have read difficult materials, such as scientific/technical reports, legal briefs, or new laws/regulations, in order to interpret their intent and impact on the organization, and made recommendations for responding to their intent and impact.

13. Have you used automated systems, including entering and extracting data?

A. Yes
B. No

14. Have you collected, compiled, coordinated, and submitted information for the preparation of reports?

A. Yes
B. No

15. Have you analyzed data and extracted information to identify problems, significant factors, or trends to assist in decision-making?

A. Yes
B. No

16. Based on data that you have researched and analyzed, have you proposed solutions and made recommendations?

A. Yes
B. No

17. Select the statement which best describes how you typically plan and organize your work.

A. I have followed a schedule, goals, and guidelines prepared by my supervisor.
B. I have set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure that deadlines were met.
C. I have set goals and priorities for my own work and coordinated activities and timelines with others to ensure that project goals and timelines were met.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

18. Have you collected, compiled, coordinated, and submitted information for the preparation of reports?

A. Yes
B. No

19. Have you analyzed data and extracted information to identify problems, significant factors, or trends to assist in decision-making?

A. Yes
B. No

20. Based on data that you have researched and analyzed, have you proposed solutions and made recommendations?

A. Yes
B. No

21. Indicate the extent to which you have researched and analyzed data as part of studies or evaluations.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have completed studies or evaluations of individual projects.
C. I have completed studies or evaluations of multilevel projects or organizational programs.
D. I have completed studies or evaluations of systems across organizations.

22. Select the choice which best describes your ability to communicate orally with all levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.

A. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; or participated in debate or speech programs; or explained nontechnical procedures to customers.
B. I have notified supervisors, managers or offices orally of decisions, problems, or further actions needed; or I have explained the organization`s programs or services to others.
C. I have given presentations at departmental/organizational briefings and meetings, and acted as a liaison with other departments or organizations.
D. I have discussed and explained technical material.

23. Indicate the extent to which you have monitored or updated a budget.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have helped update budget data on spreadsheets or logs.
C. I have verified the costs of line items in the budget and entered costs in spreadsheets or standard forms and schedules.
D. I have monitored expenditures against execution plans.
E. I have tracked budget transactions such as obligations, expenditures, transfers, and reimbursements.

24. Select the choice which best describes how you have interacted with others, including visitors, all levels of employees, and management.

A. I have cooperated with others on tasks/projects, including others who have been uninterested or uncooperative.
B. I have been an individual contributor or facilitator on several teams which met project goals and deadlines, through helping to reach consensus on problems/issues that would arise.
C. I have interacted with people from diverse backgrounds, whereby I have negotiated, mediated, or led the group to reach consensus.

25. Have you advised employees, supervisors, and managers on basic administrative program policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements?

A. Yes
B. No

26. Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have prepared correspondence and other documents, from rough draft to final, in proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and format.

A. I have completed standard forms without assistance, and copied information from one source to another.
B. I have prepared memos, transmittal letters, and form letters.
C. I have prepared meeting summaries and drafted responses to requests for information; and I have edited the non-technical writing of others.
D. I have developed policies, procedures, training manuals/materials, and other complete documents.
E. I have prepared project status briefings, management reviews, management reports, and conference materials.

27. Indicate the extent to which you have planned, developed, and conducted management surveys, evaluations, or analyses for a variety of purposes.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have assisted in planning and developing management surveys, evaluations, or analyses.
C. I have set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure that deadlines were met in the evaluation and analysis of operational and administrative programs.
D. I have set goals and priorities for the work of others and coordinated activities and timelines to ensure that project goals and deadlines were met.

28. Indicate the extent to which you have managed property or participated in space utilization programs, including conducting inventories of nonexpendable property (e.g., equipment, furniture, etc.).

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have monitored and maintained property inventory records, and updated and input information into automated property inventory management systems.
C. I have assisted in the coordination of property management or space utilization programs, including participation in the annual property management inventory of non-expendable property and equipment.
D. I have conducted periodic special inventories of sensitive or special items or property.
E. I have conducted an annual physical inventory of non-expendable property and equipment and reconciled discrepancies.
F. I have overseen the annual physical inventory of all non-expendable property and equipment, to include the reconciling of discrepancies.

29. Have you analyzed and monitored procurement requests, including credit card transactions, purchase orders, Blanket Purchase Agreements, reimbursable work authorizations, and other obligations?

A. Yes
B. No

30. Have you prepared purchase orders for conventional office equipment, supplies, materials, repairs, and services?

A. Yes
B. No

31. Have you reviewed and approved purchases of services, equipment and supplies?

A. Yes
B. No

32. Have you tracked and reconciled office procurements and budget expenditures?

A. Yes
B. No

33. Have you set up blanket purchase agreements covering services, repairs, rentals, maintenance, and established user requirements?

A. Yes
B. No

34. Have you prepared purchase requests, statements of work, and sole source justifications, and ensured that funds were available for purchases that exceed delegated authority?

A. Yes
B. No