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Posted by: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations on Sep 29, 2021


, VA

Job Description:


Open and Close Dates: Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 05, 2021 Marketing Statement:

The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America's diplomacy. Personal Services Contractor employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide. Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities - there's something for everyone!



This position is located in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Deputy Director for Resource Management (RM), Office of the Executive Director (EX), Management Support Division (MSD), Administrative Support Branch (ASB). MSD provides essential general and administrative services in support of OBO’s worldwide mission and continuity of operations.

Major Duties:

As a Government Information Specialist assigned to the Administrative Support Branch of OBO/RM/EX/MSD, the incumbent performs a wide range of records management functions in support of the overall records management program of the Bureau that assist the principal records management specialist and EX management officials with efforts to develop and implement information life-cycle management in the Bureau. In furtherance of these responsibilities, the incumbent performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

Conducts research into best practices in records management and assists in the formulation of records management policies and guidelines for the Bureau;
Advises Bureau management officials and staff regarding the creation, maintenance, retrieval, and disposition of official information and records, and in applying policies, standards, and guidance;
Works closely with primary records management specialist to ensure that records management processes and programs are meeting legal and Departmental business requirements, and that OBO records systems are in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
Provides technical and programmatic assistance for transactions relating to transfer, retrieval, and disposition of Bureau records;
Assists the primary records management specialists in formulating the records portion of Continuation of Operations Plan (COOP) and in the conduct of records-related emergency preparedness and recovery planning and activities related to vital records and essential information.
Who May Apply: Job Status: Full-Time, Non-Permanent, Temporary Non-Status Position Duration Appointment: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years Conditions of Employment: U.S. Citizenship is required.Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.Incumbent will be may be subject to random drug testing.Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.


Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience with records management programs and the disposition of records.
Experience with specialized automated information and record systems for the storage and retrieval of records.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.monster.com/job-openings/government-information-specialist-va--4d09a749-d209-4ddb-99f8-6b55d01dd54c?_ref=uknunjr3pt0

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

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About U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is the single real property manager for all overseas diplomatic properties. OBO sets the worldwide priorities and allocates the resources for acquiring, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, leasing, or disposing of U.S. diplomatic properties around the world. Mission: OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support the Department’s achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad. Vision: These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustain-ability, art, culture, and construction execution. We hire: • Foreign Service Construction Engineers and Facility Managers to work overseas • Civil Service and PSC positions in a wide range of professionals in the Washington, D.C. area to include engineers, architects, real estate professionals, project managers, construction managers, cost managers, policy and budget analysts, safety and health professionals, art curators, historic preservationists and more! Please see www.careers.state.gov/obo for more information on the Foreign Service opportunities. Foreign Service and Civil Service opportunities are posted on www.usajobs.gov. Personal Services Contractor positions are posted on www.monster.com Follow OBO on our social media sites: • Twitter: twitter.com/state_obo • Facebook: facebook.com/stateobo • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/showcase/usdos-obo • Instagram: Instagram.com/state_obo

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