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.
If any required course work is not easily recognizable on transcripts, you must submit written course descriptions from the school (e.g., from the school catalog, official course syllabus, or course description verified by the school) for those classes to be credited.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet either A, B, or C below:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level of the Federal service, which is in or related to Office Assistant work and which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes performing administrative timekeeping, preparing correspondence in final forms, organizing file records, and greeting and/or referring visitors to appropriate staff.
B. Successfully completed four full year of education above the high school level from an accredited college, university, business, secretarial or technical school in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite.
C. Combination of college education and experience as described in A and B 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.
TYPING REQUIREMENT: This position requires the skill of a qualified typist. In addition to the basic qualification requirement above, you must have the ability to type at least 40 words per minute (based on a five-minute sample with 3 or few errors). This is a screen-out factor for this position.
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 http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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 http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
It is your responsibility to provide evidence that educational provisions are met when applying.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 communication
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.