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Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement Assistant (OA) in Fort Thompson, South Dakota

Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, District 1-Crow Creek Agency in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. This is a Bargaining Unit position, for more information see USA Jobs What are bargaining units? Responsibilities Performs program support functions for the Agency office programs and activities. Serve as a technical lead for lower graded assistants and clerks and is responsible for ensuring continuity and uniformity of clerical procedures Performs work involving the collection, compilation, and/or tracking of data and statistical information in support of the Agency's program operation. Maintain automated system of program specific-data to track items such as progress reports, funding accomplishments, compliance strategies, etc. Coordinates the receipt and processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, refers requests to proper personnel and follows up with the status of the request. Tracks and monitors grants, service contracts, purchasing agreements with vendors and interagency cooperative agreements. Maintain the Agency budget and serve as a liaison to the budget office. Review the Agency's budget submissions for technical accuracy, completeness, and adequacy of funds. Order and purchase supplies and equipment for the Agency office and process supply transactions such as receipt, shipment, and/or adjustment documents. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards ). Minimum Qualification for GS5: To qualify at the GS-05 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria: A. Specialized Experience - To qualify at the GS-05 grade level, you must have one year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level performing office automation work for an office. Experience at this level may include reviewing correspondence, reports and similar documents ensuring proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and format is used; answering telephones and greeting visitors; utilizing standard office equipment, such as a fax machine, copier and computer; and maintaining office files and/or records. Or B. Education - Four full academic years (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) beyond high school at an accredited institution. Or C. A combination of education and specialized experience that totals 100% of the requirement. Minimum Qualification for GS6: In addition to experience at the lower grade level, to qualify at the GS-06 grade level, you must have one year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level performing clerical functions for an office. Experience at this level may include scheduling travel and reconciling travel vouchers for staff; coordinating office meetings and preparing meeting materials; using a computer to collect and track data; and maintaining office supplies that includes ordering routine office supplies from vendors. Minimum Qualification for GS7: In addition to experience at the lower grade levels, to qualify at the GS-07 grade level, you must have one year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level performing administrative support functions for an office. Experience at this level may include performing time and attendance functions for an office; analyzing performance data to assess developments, trends and results; developing recommendations to improve administrative policies and procedures for an office and; assisting with the development of an office budget. Minimum Qualification for GS8: In addition to experience at the lower grade levels, to qualify at the GS-08 grade level, you must have one year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level serving as an administrative lead for an office. Experience at this level may include independently completing assignments in accordance with office practices and procedures; advising managers; performing support functions in financial management, property management, purchasing, personnel administration, data processing and records management; and independently planning, coordinating and prioritizing tasks, workloads and schedules. IF YOU ARE QUALIFING BASED ON WHOLE OR PART ON EDUCATION YOU MUST SUBMIT COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS. SEE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. Office Automation (OA) Selective Factor: Applicants for this position must show possession of the following skill: Ability to type 40 words per minute. This position requires Office Automation (OA). Candidates must have the ability to type a minimum of 40 words per minute. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date. Education If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION Addition Information: SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY: Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENT: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment. Additional Information All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2023 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Fort Thompson, South Dakota. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. The full performance level of this position is GS-8. Promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework. CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT: If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50) and performance (references and/or performance appraisal). Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.

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