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Forest Service Support Services Specialist in Decatur, Texas

Summary This position is located on the National Forests in Texas on the Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. This position is responsible for accomplishing a variety of support services, including but not limited to the following: procurement of administrative supplies and equipment, tracking budget expenses, and records and correspondence management. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jeff Stoney at Jeffrey.Stoney@usda.gov or 940-366-1911. Responsibilities Provide services to include budget, travel, procurement, property management, records management, liaison, training, and clerical services to support unit (or management). Supervise services to include budget, travel, procurement, property management, records management, liaison, training, and clerical services to support unit (or management). Assist with coordination of clerical and administrative functions to ensure management priorities. Assign duties for the receipt, reading, routing, control, and dispatch of incoming correspondence; including mail, cables, faxes, plus routine and controlled documents to support unit communication needs. Supervise the formulation of unit budget, taking into account unit and functional area planning, budget proposals and directives, program/project costs and regulatory compliance. Administer cost effective methods of financial management and accounting practices for procurement activities that support unit's objectives. Handle procurement requests for office supplies and equipment needed to support unit employees. Perform general property management support services to maintain and dispose of equipment to support unit functions. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-06 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Assembled monthly expenditures for operating budget reporting; Reviewed correspondence for grammatical accuracy; Purchased, received, and distributed supplies and special order items, including reconciling purchases in a database and monitoring when additional supplies needed to be ordered. OR One full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as Business or Public Administration, or other administrative or management fields related to the position being filled). OR a combination of graduate level education that is directly related to work of the position (for example: Business Administration, Public Administration, or administrative or management fields) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For the GS-07 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06. Examples of specialized experience include: Collecting and analyzing budgetary information and statistical data for use in the formulation and execution of budget requests and reports; Purchasing supplies, equipment, and services; Creating travel orders and vouchers; Composing, typing, and proofreading correspondence and narrative and tabular material (i.e., databases and spreadsheets). OR One full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education, if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (for example: Business Administration, Public Administration, or administrative or management fields). OR a combination of graduate level education that is directly related to work of the position (for example: Business Administration, Public Administration, or administrative or management fields) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. 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, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP 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/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). 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. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met. 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. For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied or guaranteed. This is not bargaining unit designated position. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Government Housing is not available. This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/

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