Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, in the Federal Service. For the GS-7 level, 52 weeks at the GS-6 level. Specialized experience includes skill in utilizing automated systems in order to provide clerical and/or administrative support to management and staff; screening visitors and telephone calls; and responding to correspondence for appropriate action; typing final draft of correspondence and reports; proofreading outgoing correspondence to ensure correct grammar, spelling, and formatting; maintaining an office filing system; and making travel arrangements; maintaining and scheduling appointments or meetings; preparing background materials for meetings. For the GS-8 level, 52 weeks at the GS-7 level: Specialized experience includes knowledge, skill and experience in utilizing automated systems in order to provide clerical and/or administrative support to management and staff; screening visitors and telephone calls; screening and responding to correspondence for appropriate action; typing final draft of correspondence reports; proofreading outgoing correspondence to ensure correct grammar, spelling, and formatting; maintaining an office filing system; file tracking; and making travel arrangements; maintaining and scheduling appointments or meetings; preparing agendas or other background materials for meetings.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
TYPING REQUIREMENT: Typing proficiency of 40 words per minute with three or less errors is required. Applicants must provide self-certification of your typing speed with a statement in your application/resume.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A = 90 to 100 Points
Category B = 80 to 89.9 Points
Category C = 70 to 79.9 Points
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Organizational Awareness - Knowledge of the Deputy Administrator's views sufficient to handle unforeseen problems and project viewpoints and positions on a range of administrative and programmatic MS&H issues. Clerical Administrative - Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures sufficient to identify areas of responsibility, channels of communication, delegation of authority, routing of correspondence, filing systems and storage of records and files. Technical Knowledge - Skill in operating word processors, personal computers and associated equipment such as printers. Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations. Oral Communication - Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Written Communication - Recognizes or uses corrective English grammar, punctuation and spelling; communicates information (e.g., facts, ideas or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. To preview questions please click here.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.