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Administrative Officer

Veterans Benefits Administration Fort Harrison, MT
  • Expired: October 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Administrative Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration
VA Regional Office

  • ##### Open & closing dates
10/04/2019 to 10/18/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 12
  • ##### Salary
$74,596 to $96,978 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Harrison, MT
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes The Dept of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station
(PCS) relocation of a household due to government convenience in
connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more
info go to
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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**\\Relocation expenses, are authorized for this vacancy
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Learn more about this agency
The Administrative Officer directs a broad and multifaceted program
of services and management programs in the Regional Office. The
Chief plans, manages and evaluates the administrative and finance
sections through subordinate supervisors. The Administrative Officer
is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing,
controlling and evaluating the activities of these sections and
informing key officials on all phases of administration and finance
functions of a Regional Office as follows:
  • Keeps the Director informed on matters that affect the station
or require attention;
  • Gives advice and recommendations on the administrative
feasibility of operating plans, suggestions, and proposals;
  • Reviews existing support services programs and recommends
modifications for improvement as needed;- Develops, recommends
and implements a variety of programs, the failure of which would
have extreme adverse impact on the overall operating capacity of
the office serviced;
  • Presents regular briefings to the Director, providing workload
status, progress on projects, and making upper management aware
of all issues or problems with which he/she should be acquainted
or must become involved;
  • Conducts detailed studies and analysis of organizational
functions and work processes during all phases of RO activities
and provides appropriate recommendations;
  • Oversees the financial and budgetary operations through the
subordinate supervisor and is responsible for coordinating and
managing the exchange of information between the Finance staff,
the Director's Office and the operating divisions;
  • Acts in an advisory capacity to the Director relative to
availability of funds for personnel additions, procurement of
equipment and significant expenditures for contractual services.
Promotion Potential: This position is being announced at the
full performance level.
Work Schedule: Standard 5 day, 8 hour, full time (40 hrs a week)
schedule; Hours may vary to effectively carry out the mission.
Telework: Ad hoc may be available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD\#: Administrative Officer/375280
Financial Disclosure Report: Required
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Travel may be to other VA locations, for training and conferences
and to effectively carry out the mission.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0341 Administrative Officer
  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
  • You may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial
probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 10/18/2019.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal
employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks
must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of
this announcement. The grade may have been in any occupation, but
must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your
time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application
  • For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11.
  • If you are a current VBA employee seeking reassignment or change
to lower grade via this vacancy announcement, you must currently
hold the GS-12 (or higher) and the promotion potential of your
current position must be at least GS-12.
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11, in the
normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Specialized Experience is experience in a multifaceted program
of services, management programs, and budget/fiscal and
administrative operations for a Federal office. Your experience must
demonstrate the following:
  • Preparing administrative study findings, recommendations, plans,
and reports;
  • Providing advice on programs and procedures pertaining to
facilities, budgets, security, safety, and other administrative
program functions;
  • Presents regular briefings to management, regarding workload,
project progress, programs, and operational issues;
  • Conducting independent evaluations of administrative functions;
  • Preparing and monitoring complex budgets and resolving financial
management issues.
Candidates must also have demonstrated in their work experience or
training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the
qualities to successfully supervise subordinates/teams and to
responsibly direct and supervise the administrative work necessary
to manage a successful Fiscal/Administrative program area.
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; religions; 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.
Note: *A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of
work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of
time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to
receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature
of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number
of hours a week spent in such employment.*
Physical Requirements: This position is primarily sedentary with
some walking, standing, bending, stooping and carrying of
lightweight items (i.e. folder, claims files).
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit
the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
Additional information
Supervisory Probationary Period: This is a
supervisory/managerial position. If appointed to this position you
must serve a one-year probationary period, unless you have already
completed one as a supervisor or manager.
Relocation Expenses Authorized: In consideration of the payment
of expenses for travel and transportation, the selectee must sign an
agreement to remain in federal service for a minimum of twelve (1yr)
months following the date of transfer. Failure to complete all
conditions of the obligated service agreement will result in
repayment of these expenses.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible
displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority
over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be
qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the
agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most
recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty
location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or
more) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP eligibility is on
OPM's ...

Veterans Benefits Administration


Fort Harrison, MT
59636 USA