Support Services Specialist

Department of Defense Cherryvale, KS
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: This is a Support Services Specialist, GS-0342-05/06/07 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Operations Division for the following location: Cherryvale, Kansas, This position may be filled at the GS-05, GS-06, or GS-07 grade level. If filled below the full performance level, promotion potential is to the GS-07. The full performance level of this position is GS-07. Promotion is at the discretion of management.

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* Monitor obligations and expenditures throughout the execution phase of the operating budgets.

* Analyze each cost item (labor / training/ travel/ equipment/ pay estimates for contractors / supplies/ Visa purchase, etc.) to determine proper sequence required for that action.

* Coordinate the administrative work of other clerical personnel that may be geographically disbursed, and provides guidance, direction and leadership to ensure all project administrative priorities are met.

* Oversee filing system and maintenance of sufficient records to document all Project Office activities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0342 Support Services Administration

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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.

Specialized Experience at the GS-05 Grade Level: Three years of progressively responsible general work experience with one year of that experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level, which includes Experience in an office setting 1) consolidating data for reports or budgets OR 2) maintaining office files and ordering supplies.


Education Substitution: Successful completed a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor?s degree in any field, from an accredited college or university. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

Specialized Experience at the GS-06 Grade Level: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level performing the following duties: 1) managing fund or expenditure request in an automated system; AND 2) purchasing supplies or services for an organization; AND 3) composing administrative correspondence or reports for an office staff.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).


Education Substitution: Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

Specialized Experience at the GS-07 Grade Level: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level performing at least 2 out of 3 of the following duties: 1) tracking budget allocations or expenditures for an organizational budget and 2) managing organizational staff timekeeping in an automated system AND 3) tracking contracted services for completion prior to payment.


Completed one full academic year of graduate level education related to this occupation. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Administration and Management

* Budget Administration

* Clerical

* Communications

* Financial Management


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: