Staff Assistant

Washington D.C.
Apr 30, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Clearance.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must register with Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period under this appointment.
  • To qualify for the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is defined as:

    • Managing incoming and outgoing correspondence including drafting and reviewing correspondence:
    • Receiving visitors and telephonic inquiries;
    • Managing calendars to include coordinating meetings and scheduling conferences;
    • Preparing travel arrangements; AND
    • Evaluating and addressing office supply needs.

    OR you may qualify based on education at the following educational levels:

    A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree.


    Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


    LL.M., if related

    NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.

    If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.

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

    Upon completion of the application process in the applicant intake system, each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on his or her responses to the assessment questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your experience meets the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position that are listed below:

    • Knowledge of office management and administrative functions.
    • Knowledge of travel programs, operations, objectives and policies.
    • Knowledge of procurement operations and policies.
    • Knowledge of grammar to proofread correspondence, reports, and directives, appropriate attention to detail and maintenance of discretion and professionalism in communications.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organization (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, 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.

    To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire, qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in the vacancy announcement. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your education, qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

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    Read more Security clearance Other

    Drug test required No

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