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Farm Service Agency Administrative Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary

This position is located in the Farm Service Agency, Iowa State Office, Administrative Branch, located in located in Des Moines, IA.

Responsibilities

Assists in a variety of personnel management tasks.

Studies administrative reports and records; identifies administrative items for corrective action; interprets and reviews instructions and data.

Provides a wide variety of administrative and technical support services.

Assists with the fiscal management program and provides input regarding budget and fiscal operations for various programs within the State Office.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date 11/30/2020 of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined. For the GS-5 level: Have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, OR Have completed a bachelor degree in any field of study. OR Have completed one year of graduate education. OR Have a master's degree or higher graduate degree with a major field of study in Human resources, social or behavioral sciences or in such fields as business, public administration, industrial management, psychology, labor relations or education. OR One full-time year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Experience that demonstrates knowledge in administrative specialties such as contracting and procurement, management analysis, human resources management, budget and financial management, support services, and work measurement. OR A combination of experience and education listed above. For the GS-7 level: Superior academic achievement (refer to the instructions for Superior Academic Achievement in this announcement) with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in human resources, social or behavioral sciences or in such fields as business or public administration or industrial management, psychology, labor relations, or education. OR One full-academic year of graduate education from an accredited college or university with a major in human resources, social or behavioral sciences or in such fields as business or public administration or industrial management, psychology, labor relations, or education. OR One full-time year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Experience that demonstrates the basic knowledge in administrative specialties such as contracting and procurement, management analysis, human resources management, budget and financial management, support services, and work measurement. OR A combination of education and experience listed above. For the GS-9 level: Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's, or equivalent graduate degree (LLB, JD, LLM, Ph.D., etc.), from an accredited college or university with a major in human resources, social or behavioral sciences or in such fields as business or public administration or industrial management, psychology, labor relations, or education. OR One full-time year (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Experience that demonstrates a fundamental knowledge in administrative specialties such as contracting and procurement, management analysis, human resources management, budget and financial management, support services, and work measurement. OR A combination of education and experience as listed above. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit with your application package evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. Education standards. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process; however, if selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for instructions on submitting the transcript.

Additional Information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) : Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Refer to PUBLIC LAW 114-47-AUG. 7, 2015 for more information. Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.

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