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Administrative Support Assistant, ZS-0303-4 (DE/CR)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, CO
  • Expired: November 08, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Administrative Support Assistant, ZS-0303-4 (DE/CR)
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • ##### Open & closing dates
11/06/2019 to 11/19/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
ZS 4
  • ##### Salary
$45,918 to $66,107 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Boulder, CO 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
  • Duties

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This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
(OAR), Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), Chemical Sciences
Division (CSD), with 1 vacancy in Boulder, Colorado.
This position is also announced under vacancy number
OAR-ESRL-2020-0001, which is open to Status Candidates. You must
apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
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As an Administrative Support Assistant, you will perform the
following duties:
  • Provide administrative support such as holding new employee
orientation session, functioning as the timekeeper ensuring
adherence to applicable federal policies and regulations,
preparing and submitting training and personnel security
documents, and maintaining and revising the office filing system
in accordance with established records management schedules.
  • Serve as Travel Administrator for personnel in assigned office
and invitational travelers, including providing expert advice,
preparing domestic and foreign travel orders and vouchers,
securing reservations, and processing and monitoring necessary
paperwork for official passport and visa documents.
  • Collect program information from technical specialists, enter it
into electronic or manual information systems, and search for it
as requested.
  • Advises the office and answers questions on the practical and
technical aspects of office administrative in a dynamic science
and research setting.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of
This position requires a Low Risk Security Clearance.
This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel
System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and
structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan,
and pay band.**
The ZS-4 is equivalent to the GS-07/08.
\* A one year probationary period may be required.
\* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
\* This position is not in the bargaining unit.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other
Administrative Support Assistant, ZS-0303-4positions throughout
NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic
locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications and
specialized experience as indicated in this vacancy announcement).
Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a
complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the
closing date of this announcement.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on
the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification
Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards.
This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's
website located at:
EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of
specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility
to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized
experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the
particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to
successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience
need not have been in the federal government.
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.
To qualify at the ZS-4 or GS-07 level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year
(52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZS-3 or
GS-06 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include
all of the following:
  • Providing administrative and office support services for an
office, including managing correspondence, securing travel
arrangements, performing time and attendance duties, executing
micro-purchase responsibilities, establishing and maintaining
files and records, and providing information on technical and
non-technical topics to internal and external contacts.
Substitution of education for specialized experience is not
applicable to this vacancy.
Additional information
CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if
it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications
for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.
Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel
Management's Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide
to Career Transition
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal
for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation
(CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization
or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a
notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or
similar notice).
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting
current position, grade level, and duty location;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your
rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current
promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal
for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity
termination; certification from your former agency that it
cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury;
or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military
Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action"
documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade
level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of
inability to place you through RPL, etc;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your
rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current
promotion potential.
NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system
operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership
with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables
participating employers to electronically verify the employment
eligibility of their newly hired employees.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting
documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications
for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in
the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional
cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the
scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple
Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined
categories. The categories are "gold", "silver" and "bronze".
However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your
responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score
may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be
identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for
an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Boulder, CO
80305 USA