ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (OA), GS-0303-07/08, Census-DE-WD

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 26, 2019
Closes
Mar 26, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Typing proficiency of 40 words per minute required.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements.  Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility.  If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see DSD-2019-0006, Administrative Assistant (OA), GS-0303-07/08, Census-MP-WD.

    A probationary period may be required.

    This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

    This is a BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses may be paid.

    Minimum Education Requirement: To be minimally qualified for this position, applicants MUST have a typing proficiency of at least 40 words per minute with three or fewer errors based on a five-minute sample. 

    In addition to the above requirements, you must also meet the following requirements.


    Specialized Experience:

    For the GS-07, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes: having assisted in the preparation of administrative documents, such as budget planning documents, procurement requests (e.g. requests for phone and equipment service/repair), and maintained personal property control and inventory of office supplies, and equipment; reviewed and maintained time and attendance reports and notified timekeepers of problems/discrepancies to be resolved; received/distributed mail; maintained and updated operating procedures and manuals; maintained employee records; reviewed travel orders and vouchers; scheduled meetings; developed and maintained an office tracking system; and proofread, edit, and prepared correspondence.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    For the GS-08, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes: work experience having updated and maintained automated systems; assisted with the preparation and planning of projects; researched information for assigned projects; assisted in the preparation of policy and procedures; scheduled meetings; developed and maintained an office tracking system; assisted in the preparation of administrative documents, such as budget planning documents, procurement requests (e.g. requests for phone and equipment service/repair), maintained personal property control and inventory of office supplies and equipment; receiving, tracking, and responding to facilities complaints; reviewed and maintained time and attendance reports and notified timekeepers of problems/discrepancies to be resolved; received/distributed mail; maintained and updated operating procedures and manuals; maintained employee records; reviewed travel orders and vouchers; and proofread, edited and prepared correspondence.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    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.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility:  Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.

    Preference eligible with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of office procedures to support correspondence control system.
    • Knowledge of office programs sufficient to screen requests for information, personally provide information from records, advise on procedures, and refer requests to appropriate staff member.
    • Knowledge of time and attendance procedures, and travel regulations procedures.
    • Knowledge of filing systems, office procedures, and internal reference manual.

    For more information on category rating, please go to:
    http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


    To preview questions please click here.

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    Drug test required No


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