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Company: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Location: Columbia
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary The incumbent of this position serves as the Business Services Specialist within one of the Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Assistant State Conservationist-Management & Strategy(ASTC-M&S) unit, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The incumbent performs a wide variety of duties and assignments in support of business operations and administrative services necessary to accomplish the mission responsibilities of the State or Area office and the NRCS. Responsibilities Provides support, and guidance in planning, managing, coordinating, evaluating, and reporting on a variety of business operations and locally-based administrative services. Functions as the point of contact on various business operations and administrative functions, including Civil Rights and Ethics, Safety Officer, Wellness Ambassador, Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) requests. Coordinates the administration of facility services including cleaning and pest control; coordinates physical security for buildings, warehouses, and other structures. Acts as Property Management Officer (PMO) for the organizational component. Participates in conducting internal reviews and studies to evaluate the effectiveness of management practices and procedures. Functions as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, conducting ADA compliance reviews, reviewing and facilitating reasonable accommodation requests, and providing training and other informational materials. Coordinates the implementation of Federal, USDA, and NRCS Fleet initiatives. Exercises responsibility for overseeing and managing various business operations and administrative services. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Applicants must meet the following Minimum Qualifications Requirement to be considered Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. (e.g. one year at the GS-11 grade level for consideration for the GS-12 grade level). Specialized Experience for the GS-12: To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: performing administrative duties supporting natural resources conservation; managing a variety of business operations and administrative services to support day-to-day operations; serving as the business and administrative services point of contact and/or representative; coordinating procurement and purchasing; coordinating fleet initiatives and facilities services; analyzing management, analytical, and operational activities and special projects designed to improve business operations and administrative services. Note: There is no education substitution for the GS-12 level. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click Administrative and Management Positions. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Physical Demands: Work is primarily sedentary in nature, and requires no unusual physical demands. Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment with adequate light, heat, and ventilation. The incumbent may be required to travel to attend meetings or conferences. PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of filling these positions as efficiently as possible, we are requiring the following: If called for an interview, applicants must be available to interview within 3 business days of being contacted. If a tentative job offer is extended, selectee will have 2 business days in which to accept or decline. This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the position and other flexible work arrangements. Current USDA policy includes telework for an 8 hour work day, 4 days per week; other flexibilities are possible dependent upon availability and/or the position and its associated duties. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor. Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized.

Keywords: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Columbia , BUSINESS SERVICES SPECIALIST, Other , Columbia, South Carolina

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