Indian Health Service Program Assistant (OA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. This position serves as a Program Assistant (OA) located at the Albuquerque Area Office. The incumbent performs a variety of technical, clerical, and office automation duties. The incumbent reports to the Director, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering. The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Area of Consideration: Special area of consideration limited to Local Commuting Area - Management determines in advance of the announcement that there is likely to be an adequate number of qualified applicants in the local commuting area. Non-Indian preference candidate outside this area will not be considered.

Duties
  • Receives and routes incoming and outgoing materials.
  • Prepare documents such as correspondence, forms, and reports.
  • Receives calls and visitors from within and outside the department.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative tasks.
Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

05

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Your resume must demonstrate at lease one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level.

Specialized Experience such as performing a full range of administrative support assignments consisting of related steps, processes or methods; responses differ in nature and sequence; exercises initiative in completing recurring assignments; uses judgment in selecting appropriate guidelines and procedures from among a number of specific references; handling incoming and outgoing correspondence.

OR

4 years above high school. Successfully completed education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite is creditable. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial, or technical school, junior college, college or university.

Proficiency Requirements: In addition to meeting experience or education requirements, applicants for this position must possession of Office Automation skills and must have typing proficiency of 40 words per minute.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, July 21, 2017

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BENEFITS

You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

Other Information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474537300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-21

Salary: $32,930 to $42,814 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05

Series: 0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

Appointment type: Multiple Appointment Types

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IHS-17-AQ-1987531-ESEP/MP

Control number: 474537300