Program Support Assistant (OA)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Mar 27, 2019
Mar 27, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Background Investigation required.
  • Time in Grade: For entry at the GS-07 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-06 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

    Proficiency Requirement: You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.

    Specialized Experience: In addition to the proficiency requirement,you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS- 6) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

    Specialized experience is defined as the administration of managing multiple business requirements, schedules and priority conflicts. Coordinating and planning office activities, and meeting program deadlines. Assisting in variety of research and program management activities. Sending and responding to correspondence, organizing and maintaining office files, and preparing reports.

    Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of graduate education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement when education is directly related to the position being filled. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

    To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.If you are using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit your transcripts with your application.

    These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:

    The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.

    The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.

    Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.For more benefits information please visit:

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
    • A two year probationary period may be required.
    • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY NOT be authorized.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
    • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. The view this policy, please copy and paste the following web address into your web browser:
    • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
    • Background or Security Investigation: The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. For more information see the security section of Understanding Vacancy Announcements.
    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

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

    Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Communication
    • Customer Service
    • Office Automation
    • Technical Competence

    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here:

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No

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