Administrative Assistant (Recent Graduate)

Washington D.C.
Apr 01, 2019
Apr 01, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position.
  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
  • Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
  • Transcripts are required at the time of application.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service. See additional information section below for further details.
  • Unofficial college transcript must be submitted at time of application to receive consideration.
  • To be considered for this Recent Graduate position, applicants must have completed all requirements of an academic course of study leading to an associates, bachelor's, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or qualifying certificate program from an accredited educational institution within the 2 years preceding the closing date of this announcement. Preference-eligible veterans who, due to military service obligations, were precluded from applying to the program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period are entitled to a full 2-year period of eligibility upon release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may the eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the preference eligible veteran completed the requirements of an academic course of study. Proof of education must be submitted with your application package and received by the closing date of the announcement.

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7), which is directly related to this line of work.

    Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Specialized experience for this position is defined as demonstration of the following: (1) Knowledge of and skill in using a central accounting and financial management system; and (2) Thorough knowledge of Federal and State Department regulations and procedures pertaining to fiscal operations, travel, contracting and procurement, purchase cards, time and attendance and staffing.

    All applicants must have completed program requirements for a bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the past two years. (Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation, begin their 2 year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. However, eligibility cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree (or certification) was completed.

    Proof of Recent Graduate eligibility: A copy of your transcripts showing degree conferral. An unofficial copy is sufficient at time of application, however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty. Copies of degrees, certificates and diplomas are not considered acceptable documents to determine Recent Graduate Program eligibility.

    Foreign Education:
    If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the course at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    The successful applicant is placed on a one year Excepted Service appointment and receives training and professional development, completes an Individual Development Plan (IDP), and is assigned a mentor. Under the formal training program, applicant will be provided a mentor and execute and Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations. Participant who successfully completes the program may be converted to term or permanent positions, however, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed.

    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduate must:

    • Be a United States citizen;
    • Have successfully completed at least one year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the program.

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

    Once your resume or application is submitted, a review of your qualifications will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.


    • Database Management Systems
    • Oral Communication
    • Strategic Thinking

    Possession of competencies may be addressed in a cover letter and/or resume. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:
    Qualified Category
    Well Qualified Category
    Best Qualified Category

    Application of Veterans' Preference: Category Rating does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.

    Read more Security clearance Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required No

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