Secretary (OA)

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation, credit check, and drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period
  • To qualify at the GS-08 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to: creating and editing documents; proofreading completed work, ensuring it is free of grammatical and spelling errors; Receiving and screening telephone calls; Making travel arrangements; Preparing and processing time and attendance records; Preparing and maintaining paper and electronic files; Ordering and maintaining supplies; Receiving and sorting mail; Preparing, proofreading, and editing correspondence; Performing legal research to prepare reports and other legal documents.
    • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
    • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement
    • YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating

    There are no education requirements for the GS-08 grade level.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:

    DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Tax Division Human Resources office at 202-616-2774. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. Additional information about hiring under this Schedule A authority, as well as the documents required to demonstrate eligibility, can be found at DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at:

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after three years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. For more information on the VEOA and other hiring authorities for veterans, please see:

    Selective Service: 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. Additional information is found at:

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

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    The qualifications of all applicants will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

    • Skill in the use of a variety of office automation software.
    • Ability to make travel arrangements and organize itineraries.
    • Ability to manage an office.
    • Ability to communicate orally.
    • Ability to communicate in writing.
    • Skill in providing customer service and working well with others.
    Note: Additional candidates may be selected if additional secretarial positions become available within the various sections of the Tax Division within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness

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