Officer-In-Charge

Compensation

: $70,220.00 - $99,450.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Bilingual/Interpretation/Translation



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Officer-In-Charge
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##### Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Marketing Service

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

11/18/2019 to 11/25/2019

- ##### Service

Competitive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 12 - 13

- ##### Salary

$102,040 to $132,649 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

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Bronx, NY

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties
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### Summary

As the Officer-In-Charge(OIC) at an Agricultural Marketing
Services(AMS), Specialty Crops Inspection(SDI) area office, the OIC
has the responsibility for carrying out SCI Division programs,
including grading, inspection, certification, and audit-based
activities covering fresh and processed fruits and vegetables and
related products; and supervising office activities and personnel.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

- The duties described are for the full-performance level. At
developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited
scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Provides administrative and technical supervision to all
personnel assigned to the office, including supervisors,
trainers, office staff and graders in field assignments.
- Supervises the sampling, inspection and certification of fresh
and processed fruits and vegetables and related products for
quality, condition and grade in accordance with official
standards
- Assists in the establishment of performance standards of
subordinates and evaluates their performance.
- Receives and resolves complaints of subordinates.
- Identifies training needs for all area office employees.
- Provides a direct link between inspection personnel in his/her
area and SCI management.
- Resolves complaints from the industry on grade determinations
made by subordinate graders.
- Maintains oversight and control of inspection program through
supervisory visits, review of certificates, reports, and
correspondence.
- Establishes in-plant or in-house inspection services for
qualified applicants

### Travel Required

75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

##### Supervisory status

Yes

##### Promotion Potential

13

- #### Job family (Series)

1980 Agricultural Commodity Grading

- Requirements
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### Conditions of Employment

- You must be a US Citizen or US National.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered
or exempt.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation
and/or fingerprint check.
- Subject to one year supervisory/managerial probationary period
unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must
successfully complete all components of the required training
program before the end of their probationary period.
- Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are
required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to
their financial institution.
- In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations
concerning conflict of interest, the incumbent will be required
to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their
effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.

### Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements
by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade
restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined
below.

**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.

**FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL:** Applicants must have one year of
specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have
been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state,
Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
- Apply grading standards and/or inspection regulations to make
difficult, controversial, and borderline determinations and to
recognize and identify extremely rare commodity defects and
diseases.
- Serve as technical expert performing final grading on reviews,
making appeal determinations, or providing broad technical
guidance on difficult and controversial grading inspection
problems.
- Providing technical supervision to personnel regarding sampling,
inspection and certification of fresh and processed fruits and
vegetables and specialty crops. Reviewing and directing the work
of self and others.
- Communicates logically and concisely in both oral and written
form when rendering decisions and/or interacting with
management, employees and industry.


**FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL:** Applicants must have one year of
specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have
been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state,
Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
- Apply grading standards and/or inspection regulations to make
difficult, controversial, and borderline determinations and to
recognize and identify extremely rare commodity defects and
diseases
- Serve as technical expert performing final grading on reviews,
making appeal determinations, resolving controversies, or
providing broad technical guidance on difficult and
controversial grading inspection problems.
- Providing oversight, direction and coordination to operational
activities. Providing technical supervision to personnel
regarding sampling, inspection and certification of fresh and
processed fruits and vegetables and specialty crops. Developing
new initiatives and processes when programs change. Reviewing
and directing the work of self and others.
- Communicates logically and concisely in both oral and written
form when rendering decisions and/or interacting with
management, employees and industry.

Note: There is no education substitution for the GS-12/13 grade
levels.

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

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

### Additional information

- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority
List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
(ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply
as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection
priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet
the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors.
CTAP/ICTAP 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/ICTAP
applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a
possible 100.
- This position is eligible for telework within the local
commuting area of the duty location of the position. Employee
participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position
as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you
described in your application package, as well as the responses to
the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you
possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed
below:


- Accountability
- Commodity Grading
- Conflict Management
- Developing Others
- Human Capital Management
- Leveraging Diversity
- Specialty Crop/Fruit and Vegetable Grading

Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire,
will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification
requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the
job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your
responses to all the questions addressing experience and education
relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum
qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best
qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for
consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some
special hiring authorities need only meet minimum qualifications to
be referred.

Note: If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting
documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your
qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more
accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal
documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action
up to including removal from the Federal service.

To preview the application questionnaire, please visit:


### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Not Required

##### Drug test required

No

- Required Documents
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The following documents are required for your applicant package to
be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible
software, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted documents
will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents
may result in loss of consideration.

- Resume that includes:1) personal information such as name,
address, contact information;2) education;3) detailed work
experience related to this position as described in the major
duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of
employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) all
supervisors' phone numbers and if they may be contacted; and 5)
other qualifications.
- If education is required or being used to qualify, you must
submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is
sufficient if it includes your name and all course information.
If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to
entering on duty. Education must have been obtained from an
accredited institution. Education completed in a foreign
institution must include an evaluation by an organization that
specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs that
it was deemed equivalent to an accredited U.S. education
program. For further information, see: Foreign Education
Evaluation. All transcripts must be in English or include an
English translation.
- Current and former career/career-conditional Federal employees:
- Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action
(SF-50) showing you are/were in the competitive service
(block 24 must contain a 1 or 2 and block 34 must contain a
1), highest grade held (or promotion potential) on a
permanent basis, position title, series and grade. If your
current grade is not your highest permanent grade, submit an
additional SF-50 showing your highest grade.
- Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months)
showing the official rating of record, signed by a
supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is
unavailable (e.g., length of time in current position). A
performance plan is not an acceptable substitute.
- Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL priority
must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice,
notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function
or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of
disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation
(as applicable), last performance appraisal, and the most recent
SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

- Benefits
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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply
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Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you
begin. You must complete this application process and submit all
required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on
the closing date of this announcement.

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you
during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday -
Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency
Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate
method. All hardship application packages must be complete and
submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the
announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its
closing.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to
request this.

**Step 1:** Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have
one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your
profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when
the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up
this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your
USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.

**Step 2:** Create a Resume with USAJOBS or upload a Resume into
your USAJOBS account. You may want to customize your resume to
ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that
are directly related to this position in order to verify that
qualifications are met. In addition, your resume must support your
responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online
questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will
Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).

****Step 3:**** Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to
complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional
documents that may be required. You can update your application or
documents anytime while the announcement is open. Simply log into
your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the
position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.

**NOTE**: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous
submission, which means the previous document is no longer available
to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than
replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old
document and the new document. You must verify that uploaded
documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system as
there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be
transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will
have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Applicants may
combine all like required documents (e.g. SF-50s or veteran docs)
into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application.
Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files
will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of
the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC
or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital
signature, or other encryption to open.

### Agency contact information

### APHIS Human Resources

##### Phone

612-###-####

##### Email

...@aphis.usda.gov

##### Address

Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA APHIS MRPBS
250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN 55401
US

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the
eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to
issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further
evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in
to your USAJOBS account to check your application status.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551828700. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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