This position is part of Security and Intelligent Documents, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia.
The selectee will work shift 1 Monday
Friday and a tour of duty from 7:00 a.m.
SID designs, prints, manufactures, personalizes and delivers the most trusted credentials in Government.
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As a Foreperson, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision.
Makes assignment by instructing Secure Production Supervisors in the Passport Unit, Bindery and Press Divisions of job priorities and equipment to be used, and subordinates to be assigned.
Evaluates performance or subordinate Secure Production Supervisors in the Bindery and Press Divisions. Makes recommendations for promotions, training, and awards. Counsels employees and takes corrective action, as necessary.
Ensures that all necessary supplies and personnel are available, and that jobs are completed by priority.
Takes necessary action to see that all security work is properly protected. Enforces and is responsible for internal physical security within the Passport Division.
Recommends revised or new procedures and improvements within the Passport and Press Division. Upon approval, implements regulations.
Supervises daily inventory of production and reconciliations of figures.
Plans for the use of new or revised equipment, technology, materials, security procedures, etc. for the printing and binding of passports, and other secure documents including number and skill level of subordinates needed, feasibility of work assignments, etc. Provides feedback to the Department of State and others, as directed.
Reviews and analyzes work accomplishments, costs and utilization of subordinates to evaluate work progress, control costs, and avoid possible problems by recommending corrective action to supervisor. Provides feedback to Department of State and others, required.
Conducts in-depth studies on passport production and security and submits reports to GPO and Department of State management with a summary of findings and solutions to problem areas.
Job family (Series)
4401 Miscellaneous Printing And Reproduction
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a current Career or Career Conditional GPO employee to apply.
Selectees may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Selectee may be required to pass a drug test prior to appointment.
Selectee must obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
Physical Effort: The work is sometimes sedentary in nature, but does require prolonged walking or standing.
Working Conditions: Duties are performed in a well lighted, heated and ventilated area. The incumbent is exposed to low frequency noise generated by bindery equipment. The work is performed indoors, with no exposure to excessive heat or cold.
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
To qualify for the position, you must meet the following requirements: Applicants must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required of a Foreperson. These duties require skill in employee supervision, training, performance evaluation, and addressing conduct issues. Applicants must also have skill in production planning and execution, meeting deadlines, and adapting the production schedule when problems arise.
Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element, Job Element #1 to be considered for this position. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the online questionnaire. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT below is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. The screen-out element for this position is: Ability to supervise through subordinate supervisors.
In addition to the requirements above, GPO employees competing under merit promotion procedures must meet all of the following criteria in accordance with Federal Merit Promotion Plan, GPO Instruction 615.2C (Appendix A): 1) Have completed a formal, recognized apprenticeship or GPO journeyperson training program, or possess substantially equivalent practical experience in the trade of the position; AND 2) Have at least 1 year of journeyperson experience subsequent to completion of the above apprenticeship or training; AND 3) Have served a minimum of 1 year in a Career or Career-Conditional appointment in GPO.
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, 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.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.