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Business Services Support Specialist (COTA)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
American, Samoa
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M2-20-10840173
SALARY RANGE: $45567.0 to $59233.0/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2020-06-23 to 2020-06-30

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. This position is located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP), Atlanta, GA CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Incumbent serves in a developmental capacity as a Business Services Support Specialist, GS-0301-07. Duties and responsibilities are identical to the target position, except the major differences involving the incumbent's level of supervision and the amount of independence in day-to-day assignments. The full performance level for this position is GS- 301-11 (09SP101626).

'As a Business Services Support Specialist you will: Conduct the purchase of a wide variety of supplies, equipment, and services needed to support the operations of the office using Integrated Contracts Expert (ICE). Prepares obligating and/or adjustment requests for task order contracts. Conduct general administrative activities such as ensuring that telephone lines are covered during core business hours, processing time and attendance, sorting incoming mail, ensuring that supply levels are adequate, data entry, communicating monthly usage readings with copy machine vendor to ensure accurate maintenance billing, logistical support for meetings, and filing. Provides support for personnel matters by maintaining personnel records, tracking job requisitions, researches and coordinates vacancy postings with appropriate Center staff.' ]

US Citizenship is required. Background Investigation may be required. One-year probationary period may be required. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: Yes/No Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Screening Required: No Research position: No. Promotion potential: Yes, this position has promotion potential to GS-11. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied. Supervisory position: No. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required.

Currently work for the CDC/ATSDR serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and are eligible to be reassigned or changed to a lower grade to the GS-07. THIS IS A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TRAINING AGREEMENT (COTA) POSITION. Under the COTA program, applications will be accepted from individuals who do not fully meet the basic qualifications requirements for this position, if the applicant has demonstrated the basic skills and competencies necessary for development and successful performance in the position being filled. Under the COTA program, applicants that lack some portion of the qualification requirements will be assigned to a trainee position and placed on an individual training plan to make up for the difference between his/her own qualifications and the qualifications required for the target position. Applicants may only enter COTA positions through lateral reassignment or voluntary change to lower grade (not by promotion). Pay retention is authorized, if applicable. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: This is a Career Opportunities position with non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11. Although promotion is neither guaranteed nor automatic, successful performance in the trainee position and completion of the training program will enable the trainee to be eligible for promotion to the target position (and each intervening grade level, if applicable). COTA Eligibility Requirements: Employees must have federal civil service status or be currently serving under certain specified excepted appointments without time limitation (such as persons with mental or physical disabilities). LENGTH OF TRAINING: Length of training will vary based on the development and ability of the individual to perform assigned duties and tasks at each grade level in the developmental plan as determined by the supervisor. DEVELOPMENTAL PLAN: A training plan (covering the entire training period) will be designed for the individual selected. The plan will specify the developmental assignments involving on-the-job training as well as formal training courses, if applicable. The training plan will correspond to the particular needs of the individual selected in order to meet the requirements of the target position (and each intervening grade, if applicable). For more information on the COTA program, click here http://intranet.cdc.gov/hr/Employment/cota.htm Documenting Experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
Administrative ManagementOral Communication


To Remain An Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer Join more than 6,500 highly qualified public health professionals as part of the U.S. Public Health Service. Overseen by the Surgeon General, you will be part of an elite and diverse team of professionals essential to public health leadership and exemplary clinical service. PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Commissioned Corps, you are welcome to apply and receive a courtesy referral. Note that a courtesy referral is not a competitive civil service process and does not provide civil service status for the selected employee. Click Here for the comparison chart of Commissioned Corps ranks to civil service, which advises you on potential billet rankings. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov). Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10840173 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/30/2020 of this announcement to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. If you cannot apply online: You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Additional Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (The SF-50 should include your tenure code in Item Number 24 of the document), if applicable Transcripts (if required)* Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal). *Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position. For Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers Submit your latest Personnel Order (PHS-7063) as an USPHS Active Duty Commissioned Officer Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA US 30333
Telephone: (770) 488-1725

LOCATIONS: Atlanta-Georgia Washington-D.C.-District-of-Columbia Dededo-Guam American-Samoa


Posted: 2020-06-24 Expires: 2020-07-24

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