MISSION SUPPORT SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 821753   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-821753-SD-672   USAJOBS Control Number: 335261800

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

821753


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

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:

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.

1. 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 successfully completed one year (or more) 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 a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in A above that totals at least one year. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my educational claim.
D. I have successfully completed all of 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: a grade point average of 30 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of my graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society. If selected, I understand that I may be required to submit proof of my claim.
E. My education and/or experience does not meet the education or experience described above.

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

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.

2. 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.

3. 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-5 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-5 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-5 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-7 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.
 

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume. It is important that your resume clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. 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. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

A. Yes
B. No

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

A. Yes
B. No

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

A. Yes
B. No

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

A. Yes
B. No

13. 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.

14. Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-9 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 responses to the following questions 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.

A. YES
B. NO

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

15. 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.