MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 804210   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-804210-SAC-039   USAJOBS Control Number: 333219600

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

804210


1. Title of Job

MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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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

09
11

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

320120003 Las Vegas, NV

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

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24. Personal Background Information

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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) employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
B. I am NOT a current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.

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 as a Management Program Specialist or Mission Support Specialist, GS-0301-07 (or higher grade level) with the federal government.
B. I have successfully completed two or more years of full-time graduate education or a master s (or higher) degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. 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.
D. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in C above that totals at least one year. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my educational claim.
E. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you chose response C or D in the previous question, you must provide the Position Title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

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

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Management Program Specialist or Mission Support Specialist, GS-0301-09 (or higher grade level) with the federal government.
B. I have successfully completed three or more years of full-time graduate education or a doctoral (or higher) degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have at least one year of experience using qualitative and analytical techniques (e.g., work measurement, productivity charting, staff to workload ratios, space planning, flowcharting, graphing, and statistical calculations) to implement/evaluate administrative or management programs; preparing finished studies of factual data, or assigned portions of larger studies; and working with counterparts in other organizations.
D. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in C above that totals at least one year. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my educational claim.
E. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you chose response C or D in the previous question, you must provide the Position Title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

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-7 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
B. No, I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 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-9 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) 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-9 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
B. No, I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 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-11 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

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

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

A. I have completed studies or evaluations of individual projects.
B. I have completed studies or evaluations of multilevel projects or organizational programs.
C. I have completed studies or evaluations of systems across organizations.

7. Indicate the extent to which you have planned, prepared, and implemented budgets.

A. I have assisted in preparing budget requests by compiling data and justification statements.
B. I have reviewed budget requests to ensure that funds are available for purchases.
C. I have identified/projected requirements for money, staff, materials, facilities, and services needed to support the organization`s mission, including determining requirements and recommending the reallocation of funds.
D. I have developed budgets and reviewed budget requests and proposed expenditures independently.

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

A. I have helped update budget data on spreadsheets or logs.
B. I have verified the costs of line items in the budget and entered costs in spreadsheets or standard forms and schedules.
C. I have monitored expenditures against execution plans.
D. I have established methods to track budget transactions such as obligations, expenditures, transfers, and reimbursements.

9. 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 the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
D. I have discussed and explained technical material, that was often controversial or sensitive. I have adapted my explanations to the level of the target audience.

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

A. Yes
B. No

11. Select the choice which best describes how you have interacted with others, to include 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 which would arise.
C. I have interacted with people from diverse backgrounds, whereby I have negotiated, mediated or led the group to reach consensus.

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

A. I have assisted in planning and developing management surveys, evaluations, or analyses.
B. 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.
C. 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.

13. 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 prepared meeting summaries and drafted responses to requests for information. I have edited the non-technical writing of others.
B. I have developed policies, procedures, training manuals, and other complete documents.
C. I have prepared project status briefings, management reviews, management reports, and conference materials.
D. I have written complex materials, such as scientific/technical reports, legal briefs, journal articles, or new laws/regulations, to include graphs, tables, appendices, references, etc.

14. Indicate the extent to which you have managed property or space utilization programs, including conducting inventories of non-expendable 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 participating 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.

15. 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

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

A. Yes
B. No

17. Have you coordinated office equipment acquisition, use, and maintenance requirements with users, vendors, etc.?

A. Yes
B. No

18. 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

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-11 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 non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively and your claim cannot be verified, you will lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of positions held, respond with a “No.”

19. 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-11 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position’s title, series, pay plan, grade level or pay band plus the grade level or pay band of its promotion potential, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position.

20. 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 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.