Correspondence Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 08, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. EDA is seeking quality job applicants under special hiring authority provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These positions are located in our Headquarters Office.

After the closing date, applicants can still submit resumes to: EDACAREER@EDA.GOV

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the expected influx of EDA correspondence and reporting requirements related to special initiatives including the creation of written responses to inquiries by Members of Congress, Governors, government officials, businesses, community groups, nongovernmental organizations, and the general public.
  • Review, edit, distribute, and dispatch responses to correspondence, projects, and action memoranda to or from the Assistant Secretary.
  • Maintain prompt follow-up of replies to ensure that deadlines are met. Provide appropriate and comprehensive bureau information necessary to respond to Secretarial, Congressional, intergovernmental, other federal agency, and public requests.
  • Prepare responses to inquiries and correspondence regarding policy issues, program/project matters, and all other correspondence requiring signature by the Assistant Secretary or Secretary.
  • Prepare and track grant notification for announcement to congressional offices.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11 - Position is at the full performance level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).


See "Qualifications section.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications available on the OPM's website located at: https//www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

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, 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 for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify for the GS-11 grade level you must have one full year of specialized experience. You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9. Specialized experience includes:
  • Track correspondence, develop and implement programs for the efficient management of all official records and maintain correspondence and policy files.

OR

Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., in public administration, business administration, industrial engineering, industrial management, or other administrative or management fields related to this position.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education: A combination of the specialized experience as described above, but less than one year; and more than two years, but less than the required education. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)

Education

If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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 courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ .

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Please note this position is being filled under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Employees will be hired under EDA's CARES Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

See "Qualifications section.

The competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are
  • Administration and Management
  • Office Automation
  • Written Communication
  • Verbal Communication

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

See "How to Apply" section.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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