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ProSidian Seeks a Administrative Assistant in CONUS/OCONUS - Honolulu, HI to support an engagement for an American agency within the United States Department of Agriculture that is committed to "helping people help the land" - their mission is to provide America's farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment but agricultural operations, too.
The ProSidian Engagement Team Members work to will assist NRCS Pacific Islands Area Staff with the assimilation of program documentation, development of correspondence, checking documents for accuracy, processing payments, maintaining spreadsheets, etc. Other tasks include monitoring and tracking commencement and expiration of agreements and prepares agreement modifications and reviewing contract obligating documents and assist in internal auditing of agreements.
Administrative Assistant Candidates shall work to support requirements for Program Support and In addition to secretarial duties (filing, taking phone calls, scheduling appointments/meetings, taking meeting minutes, and signing for incoming deliveries) this position will provide administrative support to executive staff in the state office in Honolulu, HI with office management responsibilities to include budgeting, personnel records, setting up video conferences, teleconferences and tracking tasks. The Administrative Assistant may be required to work independently on projects requiring research and preparation of briefing charts and other presentation materials. The Administrative Assistant will support the Director and other Leadership Team members as directed.
Provide support with collecting and assembling cost data and processing payment application requests and programs; reviewing a wide variety of invoices, vouchers, and other miscellaneous paperwork associated with NRCS Programs.
Assists with compiling all necessary supporting documents to substantiate payment requests, ensures that payment requests comply with provisions of long term contracting and are within obligated spending limits prior to submission of payment.
Assist with tracking producer requests for wetland compliance and highly erodible land assistance. Maintains wetland determination and highly erodible land case files including producer submitted records, conservation plans and associated maps. Tracks requests for appeals related to issued determinations.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining contracting files and producer records. This includes receiving and assembling program applications and collecting producer eligibility information. Responsible for compiling contract documentation including, but not limited to, conservation plans, maps, photographs, resource data and technical material.
Assists with driving Government vehicles to local shops for routine maintenance; tracks vehicle maintenance and mileage logs.
Provides a variety of technical information to program applicants and participants, such as specific program and land eligibility requirements.
Provides guidance to program applicants and participants on the completion of required conservation planning steps and provide basic explanations regarding practice statements of work and deliverable requirements for conservation program participation. Contractor support will defer to NRCS officials for site specific comments or questions.
Assisting agency staff with program documentation, including but not limited to preparing and processing documents and correspondence, checking documents for accuracy and completeness, gathering information, reconciling payment documents, recording data, establishing and maintaining files, and transmitting information.
Assisting staff with CONCUR (or similar system) to prepare and review Travel Authorizations and vouchers for NRCS staff as necessary. Reviews vouchers for proper documentation, and compliance with Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) and agency guidelines.
Assisting staff with travel arrangements, purchasing, records management and correspondence, mail management and distribution, and other administrative services in support of any NRCS program or operation. Assists staff with preparing reports and answering inquiries. Gathers data for reports, inputs information into databases and helps with special projects.
Contact cooperators to follow-up on the status of conservation plan progress and transfer landowners to the appropriate staff when there are concerns with acceptance of the agreed upon conservation measures.
Some interaction with the general public in an office setting. Will work directly with conservation partners, program technicians in the Farm Service Agency, and NRCS Field Office personnel. Provides a variety of information to program applicants and participants, such as specific program and eligibility requirements, guidance on completion of required program applications, Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), and System for Award Management (SAM).
Data entry in regard to processing contract documents and actions for approved contracts. Monitors and tracks commencement and expiration of contracts, contracts behind schedule, and contracts that have not completed a practice in the first year and prepares modification, termination, waiver, and annual practice reminder letters for signature. Processes annual contract reviews and various audits. Prepares documents for contract appeals and provides documents with open obligation audits. Monitors payment error rates and works to eliminate them.
The Administrative Assistant shall have consecutive employment in a position with comparable responsibilities within the past five (5) years, Must be able to use a computer to communicate via email; and proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Power point) and related tools and technology required for the position. Work products shall be thorough, accurate, appropriately documented, and comply with established criteria. The candidate shall ensure that duties are performed in a competent and professional manner that meets milestones/delivery schedules as outlined.
A Bachelor's degree is required Possess valid state-issued driver's license; *