Administrative Officer

Agricultural Research Service - Department of Agriculture

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. GS-09 Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-09 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-07 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing a variety of administrative-related duties such as producing and reviewing official documentation or reports; monitoring the expenditure of funds and budget; and reviewing and recommending personnel actions. OR Education: Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or JD., if related. OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described above GS-11 Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience coordinating administrative procedures related to human resources or budget; identifying and develop administrative management policies, procedures, and operations; and managing contracting or procurement actions. OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described above. 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.
This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Food Research Systems Unit in Burlington, VT. In this position, you will be responsible for providing leadership in the management of business functions in support of research programs at the Food Research Systems Unit. You will be responsible for working closely with the locations management team to efficiently and effectively carry out all administrative operations.