Administrative Officer (Chief)

Veterans Benefits Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:10/03/2023. TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. To verify your eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50 (SF-50). The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status, and shows Time in Grade (for example, you were a career or career-conditional employee) and identifies your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must also submit your most recent promotion or within-grade increase in addition to your recent SF-50. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. DO NOT submit Award SF-50’s and/or General Adjustment SF-50’s as they cannot be used to prove time-in-grade. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: GS-13 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of Specialized Experience which is equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is demonstrated by having performed duties related to administrative functions which include planning, directing, and coordinating supportive services of an organization. Additionally, candidates must show experience in two of the following areas to be considered minimally qualified: experience overseeing maintenance of buildings, grounds, and/or equipment; experience in facility projects such as renovation of existing space, relocation of a team and/or office, facility improvements, workspace adjustments, minor construction, etc.; experience in administering government regulations relating to environmental, health, safety, and/or security standards; experience with procurement, contracting, and/or lease administration; experience in one or more supportive services of an organization such as records management, property management, inventory of supplies and/or equipment, vehicle management, mail distribution, etc.; providing advice to management officials based on analysis of space and facilities, safety and security inspections, minor construction budgets, etc.; successful completion of a leadership program such as Emerging Leaders Program, Station Leadership Candidate Development, Leadership Enhancement and Development Program, etc. or any equivalent program if not completed through the VA; experience in leading which would have been gained as a supervisor, team lead, coordinating several major work assignments, recognized as a de facto team leader by peers, project management, etc. Volunteer Experience: 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://://
The incumbent will work as a member of the Support Services Division at the Baltimore Regional Office (RO) in Baltimore, MD to provide oversight of all administrative and finance activities of the Baltimore RO and the NCRBO.