Company: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Posted on: March 26, 2020
Join the Team! This position is located in the Division of
Resources Management and Fast Track, Office of Compliance and Field
Operations. The Office of Compliance and Field Operations (EXC)
identifies and investigates potentially hazardous products and
enforces mandatory standards and regulations. The Resources
Management staff provide administrative support the Office's
Learn more about this agency
The Administrative Officer is responsible for establishing and
operating systems that provide for administrative management,
financial accountability, and fiscal integrity of transactions of
the Directorate of the Office of Compliance. The Administrative
Officer assists Office of Compliance management in conducting the
day-to-day operations of EXC by providing the complete range of
administrative services, including procurement, financial
management, budget preparation and monitoring, personnel
management, property and space management, and records
- Participates in operating budget formulation and execution, and
maintains and prepares financial records;
- Procures goods and services and maintains procurement
- Prepares administrative documents, including travel
authorizations, position descriptions, personnel actions, property
transfers, and prepares correspondence;
- Performs timekeeping functions;
- Serves as property manager, including ensuring proper
utilization of space, property, and equipment;
- Receives and tracks sample consumer products, and arranges for
transfer of samples within the agency and auditing of samples;
- Coordinates processing of personnel actions;
- Processes training requests;
- Oversees and processes travel requests;
- Arranges meetings and conferences, and arranges for supporting
services, including invitations, logistics, and room and venue
- Job family (Series)
0341 Administrative Officer
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Background Investigation Required
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position
requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot
obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable
period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues,
the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.
If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify
that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are
exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please
see http://www.sss.gov for more information.
Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal
Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate
background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal
employment. False statements or responses on these forms can
jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to
disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that
requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form. We will
compare employment eligibility verification from information
provided on the I-9 Form to records available to the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee's
identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more
about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Depending on your status, this position may require serving a
1-year probationary period.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent
to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the
candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
perform successfully the duties of the position.
Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within
thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the
1) exercising judgment when handling confidential sensitive
information associated with personnel matters, budgetary matters,
investigations, and litigation; 2) developing written methods and
standard operating procedures (SOPs) for administrative support
functions or program operations; 3) managing, drafting, and editing
documents (SOPs, policies, plans, audits, forms, correspondence,
etc.) to ensure adherence to guidelines, policies, and grammar; AND
4) managing an Office's financial records, budget preparation, and
Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by
detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your
resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills,
knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.
Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when
describing your experience.
GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a
degree or LL.M., if related or 1 year of specialized experience
equivalent to a GS-9.
If you are qualifying based on education, you MUST provide
transcripts. Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are
acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of
All education claimed by applicants will be verified.
CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process,
please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this
Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the
work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by
checking reference and through other means, such as the interview
process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or
attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you
or for firing you after you begin work.
Additional selections may be made through this vacancy
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package
to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the
position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to
the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be
reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the
self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. The
best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the
hiring manager and may be invited to an interview.
ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they
have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by
attaining at least a rating of 90.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
Your package must be complete and submitted in the manner specified
in this section. Packages that are submitted in any other manner
without prior approval from the agency point of contact will not be
A complete application includes: 1. Resume; 2. Vacancy question
responses; and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note
that if you do not provide all required information, as specified
in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position
(or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be
A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel
Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure
(codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the
competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a
non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest
grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained
competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade
for which applying. Indicate on your application the highest
permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your
current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this
grade. If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment appointment
(VRA),submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that.
Veterans or military spouses who are preference eligible or who
have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable
conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term
(not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their
current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214
(member copy 4)to be considered under this authority. You can find
additional information about Veterans' Preference at
ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility. You must annotate
your questionnaire to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP
If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement, please indicate
this when you apply, and submit documentation for proof of
All supplemental documents must be submitted electronically before
the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three
choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
1. Download from your USAJOBS account; or
2. Upload your file(s); or
3. Fax using the online Fax Cover Sheet.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to
be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in
this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
CPSC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: paid
vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, life and health
insurance, Long Term Care insurance, dental and vision insurance,
flexible spending account program, and retirement savings and
investment plan similar to 401(k) (Thrift Savings Plan).
CPSC also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and
services to employees such as, flexible work schedules,
teleworking, transit subsidies, fitness center, and employee
assistance and wellness programs.
Review our benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
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