To qualify for this position you must meet both the proficiency and experience requirements described below.
A. Proficiency Requirement in Typing and Office Automation
Applicants for this position must meet the Typing and Office Automation proficiency requirements identified below. Applicants who do not possess both of these requirements, will not receive further consideration for this position.
1. You must be a qualified typist with a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute with 3 or fewer errors based on a five minute sample. To demonstrate that you meet the typing requirement, you may either submit a certificate of proficiency attesting to your typing skills, or you may self-certify yourself. (Note: To self-certify, your resume must show your typing speed.)
2. You must have experience and/or training using word processing, database management, electronic spreadsheet, electronic mail, electronic calendar, and/or other types of office automation software, for composing, drafting and finalizing documents, accessing files, formatting reports, tracking time and attendance, and/or creating directories and logs. (Note: your resume must clearly show you have experience or completed training in using office automation systems).
For the Grade GS-04:
A. You have at least one year of progressively responsible general experience doing clerical, office, or other work that indicates your ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position. -OR
B. You have completed 2 years of education above high school. (You must include a copy of your transcript(s). -OR
C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements met and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond the first year by 30. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify). You must include a copy of your transcript(s).
For the Grade GS-5
A. You have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level; You have experience reviewing documents with legal implications for accuracy and completeness (e.g., court documents, real estate documents, contract, insurance or benefits claims, mortgage or loan applications, tax forms, or other types of legal documents); typing and formatting correspondence and forms; maintaining file systems; and obtaining needed information from files or general reference sources. -OR
B. You have successfully completed 4 years of education above the high school level from an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university (in any field). You must include a copy of your transcript(s). -OR
C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have completed more than 60 semester hours but less than 4 years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements met and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education in excess of the second year by 60. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify). You must include a copy of your transcript(s).
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points or apply the rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Attention to Detail
- Oral Communication
- Applies Technology to Tasks
- Written Communication