GS-06: In order to qualify, applicants must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the federal service OR 6 months of directly related graduate education that provided the Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities to do the work of the position.
GS-07: In order to qualify, applicants must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level in the federal service OR 1 year of directly related graduate education that provided the Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities to do the work of the position.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying.
Typing Speed: A minimum typing speed of 40 wpm is required.
Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The Specialized Experience requirements for this position are:
1) Ability to review and select available guidelines that are applicable and/or appropriate to the work to be accomplished.
2) Knowledge of office administration, travel, agreements, human resources, procurement and purchasing, and/or pay and leave in order to support scientists and other administrative staff.
3) Ability to manage multiple administrative functions and ensure work is completed in accordance with established deadlines.
4) Skill in operating a personal computer, printers and scanners, and associated word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Applicants must address the Specialized Experience requirements in their resume or application documents. Applications that do not reflect the Specialized Experience requirements will not be deemed qualified.
If you are qualifying all or in part based on your education, you MUST submit a copy of your academic transcripts OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grade point average or class ranking to verify education when applying for this position. If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are selected for this position, you MUST provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and MUST have equipped you with the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to do the work.
Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying; for more information go to the Office of Personnel Management's website.
Time-In-Grade restrictions apply for ALL candidates considered under Alternative Merit Promotion.
Qualification requirements MUST be met within 30 days of the Closing Date of this Vacancy Announcement.
Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made. Selections are typically made within 30 days of the Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the basic and any additional requirements. The Agricultural Research Service uses a category rating process. Based on evaluation of all written materials submitted in your application for the position, you will be determined to be Ineligible if you do not meet eligibility and/or minimum qualifications criteria; Eligible if you meet all eligibility and minimum qualifications criteria; OR Quality if you meet quality criteria in addition to eligibility and minimum qualifications criteria.