Government Information Specialist- Department Of The Treasury- Washington DC

Job Title:  Government Information Specialist
Department:  Department Of The Treasury
Agency:  Treasury, Departmental Offices

Job Announcement Number:  16-DO-416-P

$43,684.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 14, 2016 to Monday, March 28, 2016
Career/Career Conditional – Full-time
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 16-DO-415. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.



About the Agency

It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 75th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 3/28/2016; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

Ignite your career in public policy and information management by joining the best team in the premier federal agency! The Treasury Office of Privacy, Transparency, and Records (OPTR) is inventing the new digital government by bringing cutting edge technology together with innovative public policy. Imagine a world where government information is accessible to those who need it, available for public scrutiny when appropriate, and fully protected from unauthorized access. Come make it a reality at Treasury.

Successful candidates to this one-of-a-kind team will be versatile leaders who:

  • Enjoy the challenge of a diverse portfolio
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment
  • Have a passion for getting it done

Hone and broaden your information management expertise as well as your communication, leadership, and innovation skills with OPTR’s continuous career advancement program (CCAP). CCAP is supported for all GS team members and includes multiple opportunities for:

  • Cross-disciplinary training
  • Developmental assignments
  • Intra and interagency rotational assignments
  • Opportunities for career diversification and advancement at every level.

    If you are passionate about good government, protective of your constitutional liberties, crave technology solutions and want to have fun while you do it all—OPTR is the place for you!


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  • Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”
  • Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying.


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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-11. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provides assistance in the development of Department-wide policies, directives, procedures, and other guidance relating to PTR program areas.
  • Develops and maintains current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies, and other guidance as needed to provide specific support to all PTR program areas.
  • Supports the implementation of policies, procedures, as needed to meet PTR requirements and responsibilities
  • Communicates proactively and effectively with internal and external PTR customers in order to provide status updates, clarify requirements, troubleshoot problems, and answer questions, as appropriate


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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Working in a team environment and providing customer service with an information management focus;
  • Knowledge of one information management policy (Federal Records Act, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and other related policies and guidance);
  • Performing and completing a wide range of assignments that includes electronic information management initiatives, electronic recordkeeping, document management and other solutions revolving around information governance; AND
  • Using project management methodologies to assist in planning and tracking projects.

OR 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement

OR You may qualify based on the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

Specialized experience: For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:

  • Working in a team environment and providing customer service with an information management focus
  • Knowledge of one information management policy (Federal Records Act, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and other related policies and guidance)
  • Performing and completing a wide range of assignments that includes electronic information management initiatives, electronic recordkeeping, document management and other solutions revolving around information governance
  • Used project management methodologies to assist in planning and tracking projects to assist in participating, planning and tracking project or program activities.
  • Experience with writing policies or procedures

OR a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR You may qualify based on the equivalent combination of education and experience.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical, Project Management and Communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified” to receive special selection priority.
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– We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
– Relocation expenses will not be paid.
– This is a non-bargaining unit position.
– We may offer opportunities for telework.
– We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

– A one year probationary period may be required.
– Must successfully complete a background investigation.
– Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
– If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
– Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
– Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.


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DO has partnered with the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service’s responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement’s closing date.

DO provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the “Apply Online” button and follow the prompts.

You will be re-directed to DO’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.


A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions.


Applicant Call Center
Phone: 304-480-7300
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Departmental Offices (DO)
Please see “How to Apply” section
Parkersburg, WV
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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