Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant – Denton
Job Title: Administrative Assistant GS-303-07
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency
Job Announcement Number:MG-2012-90664-LN-614080CORE
SALARY RANGE: $41,002.00 to $53,307.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to Tuesday, March 06, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0303-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Temporary NTE 2 Years
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) – Denton, TX
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while
building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to
prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration
laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The
vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse
workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you.
Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times
of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and
recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation,
reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine
basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.
Who May Apply
All U.S. Citizens
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
This position is being announced under FEMA’s CORE Program (Cadre of
On-call Response/Recovery employees). These positions are authorized
under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded
from the Disaster Relief Fund. Appointments are excepted service,
temporary appointments. This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: For all nonbargaining unit positions, the
following applies: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring
emergency management responsibilities, though not every position
requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are
subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations,
which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than
the official duty station, and may include duties other than those
specified in the employee’s official position description. Travel
requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in
nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require
employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and
operationally challenging conditions.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
You must be able to obtain a Public Trust, security clearance.
You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
Direct Deposit is mandatory.
Males born after 12/31/59 – Selective Service Registration required.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security,
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region VI, Mitigation Division,
Risk Analysis Branch. The primary purpose of this position is to
directly support the Risk Analysis, Mitigation Planning program and
provide administrative support toward the successful accomplishment of
the goals and objectives.
Assist Risk Analysis, Mitigation Planning staff in compiling and
maintaining basic program authorities, guidelines, plans, work plans,
studies, and related documents and data.
Attend meetings and assist in preparing reports for such meetings.
Knowledge of common and FEMA-specific computer software programs so as
to become proficient in inputting and retrieving data pertaining to the
work of the Mitigation Planning program area.
Conducts audits as requested.
Compose basic administrative reports, letters, and related documents
for the Mitigation Planning program area.
Maintain the Mitigation Planning program area database for tracking the
review and approval status of all State, local and tribal Mitigation
plans for Region VI.
You qualify for this position at the GS-07 level if you possess one of
the following: One full year of specialized experience. Specialized
experience is described as experience that equipped the applicant with
the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties
of the position, and that is in the related work of the position to be
The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30
calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission,
DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet
those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully
pass a background investigation for a Public Trust Level as a condition
of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial
issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as
well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All applicants will be evaluated based on responses to the Job
Questionnaire for the announcement. Once the application process is
complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet
the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a
review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and
compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
If you are qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for
consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the
Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package,
including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance;
retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible
Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and
paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work
schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies;
uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.
DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of
employee training and developmental opportunities. For more
information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.”
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
HOW TO APPLY:
Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, March 06,
To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and
follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online
questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required
Documents section for more detail.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online,
you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting
documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX,
document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View
Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found
Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions
Are you a current or former Federal employee? Submit a copy of your
most recent SF-50,
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Louise L. Noyes
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
PO Box 9900
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and
training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those
applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and
interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has
been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout
the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account,
click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We
expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for
applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a
suitability/security background investigation.
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