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Executive Assistant

Attention Federal Employees and Veterans:

Are you organized, a good communicator that’s able get along with people?  Do you have a good understanding of District and Department of Army policies?  This might be your next job.  Update your resume to show experience doing the following: 1) Overseeing and/or mentoring personnel; 2) Congressional inquiries; 3) Applying, interpreting, and/or developing regulations and/or policies; AND 4) Planning/coordinating District functions (i.e., Ceremonies, Conferences, Events, Distinguished Visitors).  Experience must be in the section of your resume outlining GS-12 or higher accomplishments.

To learn more and apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/727797000 
Open & closing dates: 05/25/2023 to 06/07/2023
Salary: $98,496 - $128,043 per year

 

Duties

  • Assist the Commander and Deputy District Engineer for Project Management (DPM) by maintaining relations with Federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Advise the District Commander regarding congressional interests which impact the District's mission.
  • Serve as the Commander's advisor and liaison to leadership on District administrative policies, monitor policy implementation and compliance.
  • Develop and maintain contacts and working relationships with Congressional staffs and other governmental and non-governmental organizations that are critical partners.
  • Arrange conferences and meetings with key partners to foster an atmosphere of cooperation and support.
  • Plan and direct initiatives to reduce duplication of efforts, increase productivity, and produce savings in the District to include participate in strategic planning.
  • Applies knowledge of Corps and Department of Army policies and District Commander's policies and preferences related to the administrative functions and external communications requirements of the District.
  • Relieves the District Commander, DPM, and Deputy Commander of routine administrative tasks and problems to the maximum extent. Manages Executive Office operations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must upload a SF 50 and/or DD 214 showing honorably discharged.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
 
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

GS-13 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which will includes experience 1) Overseeing and/or mentoring personnel; 2) Congressional inquiries; 3) Applying, interpreting, and/or developing regulations and/or policies; AND 4) Planning/coordinating District functions (i.e., Ceremonies, Conferences, Events, Distinguished Visitors). (Your resume will explain in what context you performed each of these four tasks at the GS-12 level or higher). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12 or above).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Administration and Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Planning and Evaluating

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).

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