Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Retention Program Technician in Lawrence, Kansas

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Summary

This position is part of the Haskell Indian Nations University, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Retention Program Technician you will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Student Success Center. The Student Success Center is designed to carry out and promote student engagement, retention, and graduation.

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Responsibilities

As a Retention Program Technician GS-0303-7, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Provide referrals for students and coordinate the paperwork for support assistance.
  • Provide referrals for tutoring, counseling and guidance services to students.
  • Maintain security or confidentiality of student records, equipment, or computer access.
  • Assist with surveys by gathering, compiling automating and organizing information and data pertaining to grades, attendance and retention rates.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel Description: Occasional work requires travel away from the duty station for professional reasons.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

7

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0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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Conditions of Employment
  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
  • BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES
  • APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 2 YR TRIAL OR 1 YR PROBATIONARY PERIOD
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE
  • VALID STATE-ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
  • CAREER SEASONAL POSITION FOR PLACEMENT IN NON PAY STATUS A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS PER YEAR.
Qualifications

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization, such as program planning, program support and follow-through to completion a variety of administrative and/or program support responsibilities necessary for management and control of programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to: providing detailed information of guidelines; conducts interviews; prepares referrals for students; provides tutoring, counseling and guidance services; maintains files; maintained automated system of program-specific data; scheduled day-to-day office plans and staff schedules; assisted in correspondence control; maintained time and attendance reports; and finalized documents using software applications as electronic mail, desktop publishing, calendar, spreadsheet, database and graphics.

GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level providing assistance for program planning, program support and follow-through to completion a variety of administrative and/or program support responsibilities necessary for management and control of programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to: prepared requisitions; maintained automated system of program-specific data; scheduled day-to-day office plans and staff schedules; assisted in correspondence control; gathered financial data for review and comparison; made travel arrangements and prepared travel authorizations and vouchers; maintained time and attendance reports; and finalized documents using software applications as electronic mail, desktop publishing, calendar, spreadsheet, database and graphics.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

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CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position: a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b); b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration); c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL; d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area; e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area; f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area; g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.); h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework.

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Administration and Management
  • Customer Service
  • Manages and Organizes Information
  • Reading
  • Written Communication

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Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Yourresume (include the following):
  • Work Experience:
  • Position title
  • Dates of employment (include month/year)
  • Hours worked per week
  • Salary
  • Current supervisor's name and telephone number
  • Duties (Please be specific and include any accomplishments)
  • Education
  • References (include complete name and telephone number)
  • Employer - must be with the past 5 years
  • Personal - three (3)
  • Other supporting documents:
  • Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • DD-214 (member copy 4), SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) NOTE:Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. **ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

DRIVING REQUIREMENT (Required only at time of appointment):** Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.

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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
  • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process, or an applicant with a disability, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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Agency contact information
Mona Franklin
Phone

(785) 749-8448

Email

mona.franklin@bie.edu

Address

Haskell Indian Nations University 155 Indian Ave, Box #5021 Lawrence, KS 66046 US

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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified by email of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510517900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/11/2018 to 10/01/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 7

Salary: $41,626 to $54,113 per year

Appointment type: Seasonal

Work schedule: Full-Time