Applies experience and advanced knowledge to plan and perform administrative assignments for projects/programs. Has a broad understanding of how administrative assignments contribute to organizational activities. Typical specialized assignments may include preparing and managing correspondence; compiling, tracking. and analyzing information for a wide variety of programs; entering and tracking budget expenditures; purchasing and inventory; establishing, organizing and managing files, documents, and records; providing advanced computer assistance; scheduling meetings; managing time and attendance; providing written or oral explanations of organizational policies; coordinating the implementation of new office policies and systems; maintaining calendars and travel records and arrangements. Uses a wide variety of computer programs and software applications” including Castle, eLMS and E2. Utilizes a variety of financial applications such as DELPHI. REGIS, PRISM, PCPS, etc., as well as Excel to analyze, troubleshoot and problem solve.
Demonstrates considerable independence in planning time, and coordinates only as needed with a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee to prioritize assignments and use assigned resources. Often helps others plan and identify resources to accomplish projects/programs/tasks. Performs various analytical studies, such as space management, travel administration, overtime usage trends, leave usage, etc., with limited review by a higher level or more experienced employee. Prepares administrative directives or revisions needed to implement recommendations.
Contacts are typically internal and external. Internal contacts frequently involve managers and employees from more than one organizational unit, major subdivision, and/or LOB/SO to share information, coordinate efforts, and discuss the statuses of assignments. External contacts typically are with customers and other parties on routine matters that relate to the professional or technical occupation that is being supported.
Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow some discretion for the employee to select the most appropriate approach(es) or to recommend a new approach(es). Typically works under limited instructions that are provided by a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee. May provide recommendations to improve work process. Interprets guidelines, compiles and consolidates information, and prepares reports for assigned programs. Provides management assistance on the operations of assigned programs and the interrelationships of such programs. Has a broad understanding of how administrative, financial, and other business support assignments contribute to the activities of the organizational unit.
Resolves most problems and work issues without the assistance of a manager or more experienced employee. Identifies and informs managers and/or other employees of problems/issues that require their attention and helps them develop and recommend solutions. Ensures effective management of assigned agency property via the Automated Inventory Tracking System (AITS). Ensures internal control of property by conducting property inventories periodically by validating property assignment and locations.
Provides guidance to lower level support staff members for handling routine problems and issues. Reviews travel vouchers for administrative and procedural compliance, including proper cost accounting codes and statistical accuracy. Purchases administrative supplies or equipment/furniture assuring purchases are made through the appropriate channels. Initiates and reviews procurement requests for equipment and other items to ensure local purchases, depot orders, etc. are conducted according to policy. Ensures justifications of requested items meet criteria for expenditures. Maintains an orderly supply room and distributes supplies.
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Security Clearance
To qualify for this position at the FV-F level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to FV-E, FG/GS-7/8 level. Specialized experience is: Planning and managing the office’s daily administrative functions; maintaining automated systems to record, reconcile, validate, and track data; identifying and resolving discrepancies; performing various analytical studies; interpreting and providing guidance; and performing multiple and varying assignments in the areas of financial support, personnel matters, personal property, and travel administration.
Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
There are no educational requirements for this position.
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include work history that describes specific examples on how you meet the answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability.
Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the KSA listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Security Requirements: Low Risk (1): This position requires completion & favorable adjudication of a Tier 1 (T1) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained and approved.
Locality Rates will be added to base salary upon selection.
Oakland – 44.15%. Salary range including locality is: $62,769 – $94,157
Sacramento – 28.30%. Salary range including locality is: $55,867 – $83,804
Appointment type: Permanent Part- Time
Security: POS Sen 1 (Low Risk).
Substance Testing: Not Required.
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Interviews: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.
This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Regional Tech Ops and AEA.
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