Administrative Officer, GS-0341-12 (DEU-PERM-CNS)

Department Of The Interior Jamestown, ND
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Are you an Administrative professional looking for a position in the Federal workforce? Do you have a passion for serving as a senior staff member, supervising, acting as a liaison, providing financial management, strategic planning, and other administrative and advisory services? Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking incentives? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?

Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

GS-12 Salary: $73,375 (Step 01) to $95,388 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

This position is being advertised concurrently with the following announcement:

Open to current or former Federal employees: DEN-2018-0234

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As an Administrative Officer within the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

* Supervises administrative staff including performance management, discipline, recruitment, training, development, and daily guidance on administrative matters.

* Provides financial management including formulating, coordinating, and administering budget; oversees operating budget, financial agreements, and working capital funds; advises senior management with status reports promoting sound decisions on budget; and ensures an orderly operation and closeout of the fiscal year.

* Represents administrative issues in strategic planning exercises; seeks efficiencies in operations and implements measures to reduce redundancies; interprets policies and advises senior management on changes needed for compliance.

* Provides management and advisory services through authoritative advice to senior management on administrative and operational issues; recommends methods for implementing and enforcing requirements; represents the Center on committees/work groups within and outside the bureau.

* Manages human resources needs, procurement, travel, and budgeting; manages resources guiding staff on executing administrate processes and communicating administrative needs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 2 nights per month may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to… U.S. Citizens

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0341 Administrative Officer

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

* Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.

* Selectee may be subject to serving a 1 year probationary period.

* Selectee may be subject to serving a 1 year supervisory probationary period

* More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

* This position requires completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

* Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.

* A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

* Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

* If selected for this position, you may be required to file one or more financial

statements upon reporting and annually, some of which may be subject to public disclosure.


* For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following:

* Applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-12 level:

One year of specialized experience in or directly related to this position that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of GS-11 level work: 1) Formulating and executing annual operating budgets; 2) analyzing budget/fiscal reports; 3) communicating with a variety of personnel at all levels in administrative management and support; 4) working with staff in interpreting human resources policies and directives; 5) reviewing and approving procurement activities; and 6) communicating and providing guidance to staff on issues.

* You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.


* 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.

* Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: