Administrative Support Assistant – Department of the Interior – Worland, WY

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Job Description


    • Summary
      This announcement is limited to the first 50 applicants. If the applicant limit is reached prior to the closing date, the announcement will close at midnight EST on that day.

      Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our greatest natural resource.

      For additional information about the BLM, please visit
      Our website

      This position is located in the Wind River/Big Horn Basin District with a duty location of Worland, WY. Information about the city of Worland can be found at
      or at
      Worland Chamber of Commerce

      Physical Demands: The work is typically sedentary. May require periods of walking, standing or bending. May frequently lift light boxes and other similar materials.

      Work Environment: Work is typically located in an office environment.

      This position will serve as the Administrative Support Assistant working with the District Fire Business team. The position performs a full range of administrative support functions such as initiating travel authorizations and vouchers; operating office equipment, establishing and maintaining records and files for training and fleet and personnel time-keeping.

      Travel Required
      Occasional travel – Occasional Travel may be required.

      Supervisory status

      Promotion Potential

      Who May Apply
      This job is open to…
      All U.S. Citizens – Open to Public, No previous Federal Service is required.
      Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

    • Job family (Series)
      0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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    • Requirements
      Conditions of Employment

      • U.S. Citizenship is required
      • Be sure to read the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” Sections
      • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
      • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
      • Direct Deposit Required
      • Background Investigation Required

      To qualify for the GS06 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS05) level in the federal service.

      To qualify for the GS07 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS06) level in the federal service.

      Specialized Experience Requirements:

      In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement – please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. Examples of Specialized Experience for the GS-06 level are: using standardized rules and procedures of business management; processing time and attendance; maintaining records. Examples of Specialized Experience for the GS-07 level are: using standardized rules and procedures of business management; processing time and attendance; maintaining records; processing travel documents.

      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.

      You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcment.


      Additional information
      SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the
      Selective Service System website

      May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

      Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

      Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM’s Career Transition Resources website at
      . If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

      CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

      Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

      This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement# WY-Merit-2018-0049 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

      The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

      How You Will Be Evaluated
      You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

      1. Skill in performing office functions.

      2. Ability to communicate with a variety of groups and individuals.

      3. Ability to manage records systems and data.

      4. Knowledge of automated systems for time and attendance and travel.

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      Background checks and security clearance
      Security clearance
      Q – Nonsensitive

    • Required Documents
      Required Documents
      Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

      In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

      Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”

      Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the level of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

      • For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans’ preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
      • For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
      • For 10-point veterans’ preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.

      For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit

      Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility – this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

      You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

      Auto-Requested Fax:
      allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

      Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

      Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

      Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
      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.

    • Benefits
      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.

      • Benefits for federal employees
      • Healthcare insurance
      • Pay and leave

      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 benefits offered.

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