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Program Associate

Company: US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organ
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Summary

This position is located in the Department of the Chief Executive Officer, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in Sacramento, CA.

NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women ages 18-26. The program is designed to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Corps members are assigned to one of four campuses, located in Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA.

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

12/23/2022 to 01/11/2023


* Salary

$49,017 - $50,648 per year

This salary range does not include any proposed 2023 Federal pay increase. If a 2023 pay raise is approved, salaries will be adjusted accordingly.


* Pay scale & grade

NY 2


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Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

* Sacramento, CA




* Remote job

No


* Telework eligible

Yesas determined by the agency policy. This is not a remote position.


* Travel Required

Not required


* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


* Appointment type

Term - 4 Years Note: This appointment may be extended for 1 additional year.


* Work schedule

Full-time -


* Service

Excepted


* Promotion potential

2


* Job family (Series)

0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant


* Supervisory status

No


* Security clearance

Other


* Drug test

No


* Announcement number

AC-22-306-11782149


* Control number

696759300



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This job is open to

* Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.


* Federal employees - Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.


* Individuals with disabilities


* Military spouses


* Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista


* The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


* Veterans



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Duties

The Program Associate provides a variety of administrative, logistical and technical support to facilitate the work flow of the Region to which assigned. Responsibilities include supporting the programs and operations of the Region by accomplishing such activities as: scheduling and arranging meetings, assisting with travel arrangements, conducting research, preparing correspondence and communications, and accomplishing general administrative activities. Primary duties include:

* Coordinates a wide range of logistical requirements that support administration and operations in general.
* May execute recruitment and outreach activities and/or conduct briefings or training sessions.
* Conducts general research and completes an array of assignments in support of mission accomplishment.
* Works in online data management systems to compile reports.
* Provides general administrative support for the Region to include: ordering supplies, ensuring equipment is in working order, and establishing and maintaining subject matter files.
* Makes logistical arrangements for meetings and events like scheduling meeting room, preparing agendas, and producing meeting or conference materials, as necessary.
* Prepares letters, reports, briefing and presentation materials and other documents utilizing a range of software programs with a particular emphasis of Microsoft Office Suite.
* Contributes as a team member to the development, support and implementation of special initiatives.
* Schedules travel and prepares vouchers.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* You must be a United States Citizen
* A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
* Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
* Satisfactory completion of a background investigation is required
* Must be telework ready.

Qualifications

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-01 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-6 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: 1) updating and maintaining data system(s); 2) work experience making arrangement for conferences and training sessions; 3) proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software; and 4) work experience providing general administrative support for an organization.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

Education

If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have one full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement as defined by being in the upper third of your graduating class; or possessing a 3.0 GPA or higher over four years of education; or possessing a 3.5 GPA or higher during final 2 years of education. Such education must be from an accredited institution and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. You must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

As required by Executive Order 14043, all Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021, regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement, e.g.,telework, remote work, etc.,and subject only to such exceptions as required by law. Therefore, even if you are selected for a position on or before November 22, 2021, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency. If you are selected, your offer letter will contain additional information regarding how to request a reasonable accommodation legally required exception from this requirement to the vaccination requirement based on medical or religious factors.

This Term Appointment will initially be for a four-year period, but may be extended for a total of five years. Should the need arise, this position may be made permanent without further competition.

As an employee on a Term Appointment, you will not acquire competitive status and you will not be covered by the agency's Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from AmeriCorps (formerly CNCS) to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government. More information about interchange agreements can be found HERE.

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

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* Benefits

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.



How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

1. Administrative and Technical Expertise

2. Communication

3. Interpersonal Skills

Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:

1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and

2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

* Benefits

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


* Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

* Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
* Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
* For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
* Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


* How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. You may view the questionnaire here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11782149. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 01/11/2023 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Charlene Alexander

Phone

000-000-0000

Email

calexander@cns.gov

Address

AmeriCorps

250 E Street, SW

Washington, DC 20536

US

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Next steps

Once the occupational questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, however, you must also include a resume and any other documents that are applicable to you under the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status via email. Please be aware that emails could reside in your "junk," "bulk," or "spam" mail folder, depending on your filters. You will be notified of the final outcome.


* Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
* Reasonable accommodation policy
* Financial suitability
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
* Signature and false statements
* Privacy Act
* Social security number request



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Required Documents

* Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
* Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
* For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
* Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. You may view the questionnaire here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11782149. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 01/11/2023 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information

Charlene Alexander

Phone

000-000-0000

Email

calexander@cns.gov

Address

AmeriCorps

250 E Street, SW

Washington, DC 20536

US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Once the occupational questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, however, you must also include a resume and any other documents that are applicable to you under the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status via email. Please be aware that emails could reside in your "junk," "bulk," or "spam" mail folder, depending on your filters. You will be notified of the final outcome.

Read more

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
* Reasonable accommodation policy
* Financial suitability
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
* Signature and false statements
* Privacy Act
* Social security number request

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

12/23/2022 to 01/11/2023


* Salary

$49,017 - $50,648 per year

This salary range does not include any proposed 2023 Federal pay increase. If a 2023 pay raise is approved, salaries will be adjusted accordingly.


* Pay scale & grade

NY 2


* Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

* Sacramento, CA




* Remote job

No


* Telework eligible

Yesas determined by the agency policy. This is not a remote position.


* Travel Required

Not required


* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


* Appointment type

Term - 4 Years Note: This appointment may be extended for 1 additional year.


* Work schedule

Full-time -


* Service

Excepted


* Promotion potential

2


* Job family (Series)

0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant


* Supervisory status

No


* Security clearance

Other


* Drug test

No


* Announcement number

AC-22-306-11782149


* Control number

696759300



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/696759300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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