Administrative and Human Resources Assistant
Administratively Determined, Term-Appointed Position (The initial term of appointment is one year and is renewable at the Commission's option. The position is not covered by provisions of 5 USC that apply to Executive Branch employees regarding appointment, termination, competitive service selection, and pay related rules and regulations.)
Please note: The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is a Legislative Branch entity and only uses Pay Plan/Series/Grade information as a point of reference.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.
In accordance with its mandate, the Commission focuses its work and study on the following eleven areas: proliferation practices, economic transfers, energy and natural resources, foreign investment, military and security affairs, cyber activities, economic conditions, foreign affairs, compliance and enforcement, freedom of information, and product safety.
You can review the Commission's mandate in detail at http://www.uscc.gov/about/uscc-charter.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- Candidate with a bachelor's degree is desired; however, all candidates with relevant administrative experience will be considered.
- General office and administrative experience.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, to include the ability to draft and edit letters, reports, memoranda, and other official documents
- Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-moving environment, setting and meeting deadlines, and adapting to new priorities.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and collegial demeanor.
- Strong computer skills, to include proven experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with Adobe Acrobat is a plus.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age.
The Commission will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start. Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment.
As federal government employees, Commission employees are eligible to participate in federal employee benefits programs, to include: health insurance (multiple carriers & multiple options); life insurance (FEGLI-multiple options); retirement (FERS or CSRS if applicable); and the Thrift Savings Program (TSP-multiple options), the federal government's tax-deferred savings program. Employees accrue and may use annual and sick leave in accord with Commission policies and procedures.
This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/about/job-opportunities.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Commission will conduct internal evaluation based on applicants' cover letter and resume, to include qualifications and relevant experience. The Executive Director and appropriate staff will interview the top candidates. The Chairman and/or Vice Chairman may interview the final candidates. The final hiring decision will be made by the Executive Director.
Interviews will consist of two parts: 1) an in-person interview with the Executive Director and appropriate staff; and 2) a writing test, to include written responses to interview questions and demonstration of drafting and editing skills. Interviews will take approximately two hours.