position requires the skills of a qualified typist. In addition to meeting the
experience and/or education requirements, you must be able to type at least 40
words per minute. All candidates must indicate on their resume or in their
application package the amount of words typed per minute.
accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care
positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You
must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the
requirements of this position.
must have specialized experience and/or education directly related to this
position, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and
abilities to successfully perform the assigned duties. When answering the
questionnaire, remember that your experience and/or education is subject to
verification by investigation. You must show this experience in your
resume/application, you may be asked to provide specific examples or
documentation of experience or response by a practical demonstration of your
claimed ability to perform a task.
One (1) full year of specialized experience that
equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform
the duties of this position successfully that is equivalent to at least the next
lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes:
performing front office duties such as receiving and distributing telephone
calls and messages, coordinating and scheduling meetings, addressing incoming
questions and issues and referring them accordingly; participating in the
planning, developing and implementing of research efforts; maintaining and
coordinating general supplies; maintaining a supply tracking ledger; management
of an electronic and hardcopy staff resource library; performing literature
searches for research staff; preparing, proofing and finalizing complete and
accurate correspondences, memoranda, research manuscripts and presentations;
utilizing computerized office equipment and software to generate reports,
surveys and data reporting; coordinating and preparing travel authorizations;
assisting with administrative and logistical arrangements; and conducting follow-up
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills,
Abilities and Other characteristics as part of the assessment questionnaire for
ABILITY TO PROVIDE ADMINNISTRATIVE DUTIES AND TECHICAL FUCNTIONS TO MORE THAN ONE FIELD PROGRAM
SKILL AND ABILITY IN THE USE OF OFFICE AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
ABILITY TO PROVIDE ORGANIZATIONAL AND RESEARCH SUPPORT TO A VARIETY OF
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY BY COORDINATING AND SUPERVISING TELEPHONE
The work is
sedentary. Typically, the employee sits
comfortably to do the work. However,
there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as
papers, books, small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to
perform the work.
The work environment
involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions
typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, or
libraries. The work area is adequately
lighted, heated and ventilated.
information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States
Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE
ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support
your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.