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Job Title:Office Automation Clerk (TEMP)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:R1-12-632271-KL

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$27,990.00 to $36,384.00 / Per Year


Thursday, April 5, 2012 to Wednesday, April 18, 2012




Part Time 24 hours - Temporary NTE 6 months


1 vacancy - Cheney, WAView Map


United States Citizens


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This is a TEMPORARY PART-TIME position at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, in Cheney, WA.  This position has a part-time work schedule of 24 hours per week.  This position is not-to-exceed 6 months.  The appointment may be extended without further announcement.  Maximum total appointment will not exceed 2 years.


For more information about the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, please visit


  • U.S. Citizenship and Background Investigation
  • Subject to procurement integrity requirements
  • Qualified typist required
  • Direct deposit of salary is required


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This position provides office automation and clerical support duties for the supervisor and the staff of the office.

-  Uses a personal computer to type a wide variety of materials involving different forms, formats, arrangements, preparation, and processing procedures. 

-  Develops correspondence from brief instructions as to content. Uses automation software to prepare spreadsheets, charts, graphs, etc.  Proofreads work typed personally or by others.

-  Makes travel arrangements, obtains office supplies and compiles/maintains reference aids or records.  Performs duplication and faxing.

-  Files correspondence, varied reports and records, and maintains office files. 

-  Reviews incoming correspondence, reports, and work requests to determine suspense requirements and proper routing.

-  Receives visitors and telephone callers.  Provides information or refers to appropriate person.

-  Utilizes government credit card to purchase supplies to meet unit needs within limits of delegated authority.  Accepts and reconciles collections for entrance fees and passes.


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You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. Applicable regulatory requirements, such as time-in-grade, must also be met by the closing date. 

NOTE: All applicants (including current and former employees) who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. Even if you are in or have previously held a position in the series, you must submit the required documents to be considered for this position.


TYPING REQUIREMENT: This position requires the skill of a qualified typist.  To qualify, you must have the ability to type at least 40 words per minute (based on a five-minute sample with 3 or fewer errors).  This is a screen-out factor for this position.


To qualify, you must meet at least one of the following:


A. One year of general experience that provided progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.


B. Successful completion of two full years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite.


C. Combination of the type of education and experience described above which would qualify for this position.  Experience and education are each computed as percentages of their respective requirements and must equal 100 percent when combined.



All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at

Foreign Education: You can receive credit for education earned outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution, or that full credit has been given by an accredited institution in the United States. For more information, see

It is your responsibility to provide evidence that educational provisions are met when applying.



Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your evaluation will be based on a review of your complete application package and the extent to which your responses to the Questionnaire relate to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below:

  • Knowledge of administrative support procedures
  • Skill in operation of computer software programs
  • Knowledge of correspondence procedures
  • Skill in interpersonal communications 


We will then place you in one of three categories:

  • Qualified:  Meets minimum qualifications established for the position, but fails to meet the benchmark definition for the Well Qualified category
  • Well Qualified:  Demonstrates overall competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
  • Best Qualified:  Demonstrates high proficiency and comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.

Please make sure that your responses to the questionnaire are supported in your resume. Also, follow all instructions carefully as errors and omissions may affect your score.

Note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience and/or education, OR that your application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.

Application of Veterans’ Preference:
Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans’ preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.

Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information, visit Leave Administration

Temporary employees are not eligible for life or health insurance. If your appointment is extended beyond 1 year, health insurance is available; however, you will pay the full cost.

You will earn Social Security credit while working with the government.



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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EASTERN STANDARD TIME) Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following link  The vacancy ID for this job is 632271. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this OPM Form OPM 1203 fx to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and

3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.




For this job announcement, the following documents are required: 

  1. Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume must contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.
  2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Transcripts, if you are qualifying based on education.
  4. Veteran’s documentation (DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15  and VA letter, as appropriate), if applicable;
  5. Proof of eligibility for priority placement as a surplus or displaced Federal employee under the Career Transition Assistance Program / Interagency Career Transition Program, if applicable.  CTAP/ICTAP applicants who meet the definition of well-qualified will be referred.  See

If you do not submit all the required materials, we will not be able to fully process your application, and you may lose consideration for this position.  No additional information will be solicited or accepted after the closing date.

If you have any problems submitting your application, contact the online help at


If you have questions about the vacancy, contact Human Resources at the phone number or email address listed below and reference 632271.


Kathy C. Le
Phone: (503)231-6136
TDD: 503-231-5166
Agency Information:
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
Region 1
Division of Human Resources
Portland, OR


Once you submit the online Occupational Questionnaire successfully, you will receive an email acknowledging your submission was received.

After the vacancy closes, a review of your application will be made. Within approximately 20 business days, we will notify you of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

REMINDER: It is your responsibility to maintain access to your e-mail account; undelivered e-mails may cause you to lose consideration or not receive information about your application. Be sure to include on any correspondence your full name and vacancy number (
632271) in any communication regarding this job. Please inform us of any changes in your contact information. If you decide you do not wish to be considered for the position, please notify us to withdraw your name. If we're not able to contact you, or you do not respond to requests for information, it may be grounds for not selecting you.

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