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Job Title:Secretary, CG-318-06

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2012-HQD-B0150

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$40,427.00 to $63,700.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Tuesday, November 27, 2012




Competitive Service, - Term Appointment not-to-exceed 2 years; may be extended up to an additional 2 years.Full-Time




1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA, USView Map


All United States Citizens.     

(Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion ann# 2012-HQ-B0154.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)  


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Legal Division, Litigation & Resolutions Branch, Professional Liability & Financial Crimes Section, Professional Liability Unit, Arlington, VA of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of Professional Liability.



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- Serves as secretary and performs administrative support duties for the Supervisory Counsel and other attorneys, and, as need dictates, performs typing and related assignments for other staff members. - Receives and places telephone calls for supervisor; receives and assists personal callers, makes appointments and maintains appointment calendar. - Obtains files, records, and other information, and selects data for the supervisor's use. - Reviews outgoing correspondence and reports for accuracy, form, punctuation, and conformance with Corporation policies and procedures. From oral instructions and/or on own initiative, prepares routine correspondence and memoranda and assists supervisor in preparation of more complex material by verifying information and checking various source materials. - Prepares reports and basic data for studies undertaken by the supervisor to facilitate the administration of office operations. Types legal documents, letters, memoranda and other technical and non-specialized material relating to the functions of the Section. - Assists and advises clerical support personnel on reporting correspondence and office procedures. Maintains and updates various office files and records. Has knowledge of general duties and procedures of other secretaries in order to assist them during peak periods and to relieve them during absences. - May serve as the section's designated timekeeper or backup timekeeper.


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Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 5 level or higher in the Federal service serving in a position that served as the primary office support and which required a knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and requirements in a legal setting, various office skills, and the ability to apply such skills in a legal setting. There is no substitution of education for the required experience qualification requirements above. Candidates eligible for CTAP or ICTAP will be determined to be well-qualified if they achieve a score of 85 points or higher. More information on:

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 1. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with individuals at all levels within government agencies, outside law firms and/or the general public. 2. Knowledge of office routines and administrative procedures. 3. Knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and format. 4. Skill in operating a PC using word processing software and Excel and other software to develop reports and charts. You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.



To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees. These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors. To find out more, click here.

Relocation benefits may be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.  


If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.
To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here. EEO Policy Statement click here. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement, click here. Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement, as allowed by regulation.




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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process. You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue. You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and what document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Sharon Pearson
Phone: 703-562-2162
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status."

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