MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 815970   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-815970-SD-671   USAJOBS Control Number: 334588000

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

815970


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

122010086 Miami, FL

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:

This announcement is open to applicants who meet the area of consideration as described in the vacancy announcement, under the heading "Who May Apply." Your response to the following question will determine whether or not you meet the defined eligibility criteria.

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

A. I am a current U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee in the competitive service who is serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
B. I am a current or former U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee eligible for a status appointment under an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) interchange agreement.
C. None of the above.

The following questions will 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 providing assistance to senior specialists in the evaluation and analysis of operational and administrative programs to identify quantitative and qualitative productivity standards, measures of performance and reporting procedures, and resource utilization effectiveness and efficiency; assisting in the execution of administrative programs by carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects such as updating budget data on spreadsheets, preparing routine budget requests, preparing requests for personnel action, providing orientation to new employees, coordinating office moves and telephone service requirements, monitoring usage of government motor vehicles, and collecting and analyzing information related to workflow, office procedures and control systems in support of program evaluations; identifying and recommending solutions to administrative problems and providing advice to staff on established methods and procedures.
B. I have successfully completed two or more years of full-time graduate education or obtained a Masters (or higher) degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline, and experience as described in A above, that totals at least one year.
D. My education/experience does not meet the education/experience described above.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) 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 lease one year of experience coordinating and monitoring a variety of administrative projects (e.g., budget, personnel, travel, space, logistics); identifying and recommending solutions to a wide range of administrative problems; analyzing administrative data from a variety of sources to develop trends, patterns, profiles, estimates, and studies; preparing preliminary and finished reports and documents; and representing the office in dealings with vendors and personnel from administrative support organizations.
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.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in A above that totals at least one year.
D. My education/experience does not meet the education/experience described above.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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, and/or monitored expenditures against execution plans.
D. I have tracked budget transactions such as obligations, expenditures, transfers, and reimbursements.

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

A. 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.
B. I have interacted with people from diverse backgrounds, whereby I have negotiated, mediated, or led the group to reach consensus.

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

A. Yes
B. No

9. Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have prepared final correspondence and other documents.

A. I have prepared memos, transmittal letters, and form letters.
B. I have prepared meeting summaries and drafted responses to requests for information; and I have edited the non-technical writing of others.
C. I have developed policies, procedures, training manuals, and other complete documents, and/or prepared project status briefings, management reviews, management reports, and conference materials.

10. 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.

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, and/or conducted periodic special inventories of sensitive or special items or property.
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; I have overseen the annual physical inventory of all non-expendable property and equipment, to include the reconciling of discrepancies.
D. I have conducted an annual physical inventory of non-expendable property and equipment and reconciled discrepancies.

12. 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

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

A. Yes
B. No

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

A. Yes
B. No

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

A. Yes
B. No

16. 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

17. 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 your claim.  Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY - MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

18. 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 your claim.  Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY - MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

Applicants who have held a permanent position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-11 or higher in the competitive service may be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your answer and narrative 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 based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of any position(s) you have held, respond "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

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.