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Job Title:STAFF ASSISTANT, CG-0303-6/7

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2012-HQD-0216

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$40,427.00 to $73,417.00 / Per Year


Friday, December 21, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013




Competitive Service, Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington, DCView Map


All United States Citizens.     

(Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement 2012-HQ-0214.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Strategic Planning & Resource Management, Headquarters of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in information technology, budget, planning and reporting, administrative and human resources management matters, and nationwide Risk Management Supervision operations for the Strategic Planning and Resource Management Branch.



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  • Maintains control log and filing system of all correspondence received in the Branch for signature or action.
  • Reviews incoming correspondence and action documents assuring proper order in accordance with Division procedures, and advises on matters that require expeditious handling.
  • Proofreads all responses prepared for the Associate Director's signature to ensure responsiveness, typographical accuracy, grammar, punctuation, tone, and format.
  • Assists in all aspects associated with entering, tracking, and compiling projects and correspondence within the Branch and in producing, on a periodic basis, reports for the Associate Director.
  • Frequently contacts, on the Associate Director's behalf, other staff members of RMS to convey instructions, information, or ascertain conformance with office wide administrative policies and procedures. Also contacts the Regional Offices to obtain and compile information, including confidential human resources and management information, requested by the Associate Director.
  • Maintains the Associate Director’s calendar and schedule. Has exclusive control over the Associate Director’s appointments, with authority for commitments of time. Makes arrangements for such meetings by reserving space, contacting all parties involved, arranging for transportation and lodging for participants, if necessary, and providing all pertinent material.
  • Establishes and maintains records, files, and workpapers, in both hard copy and electronic forms, as required.
  • Coordinates with management officials and researches and obtains information from files, records, projects, reports, and other Corporation staff and presents findings to supervisor. This information includes confidential human resources and privileged management information.


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CG-6:  Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 5 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience serving in a position that was an office support position performing duties such as drafting correspondence, managing mail, managing supervisor's calendar, arrangement travel, tracking activities and project completion, preparing various reports, filing records, receiving callers to the office, and using word processing and computer software programs to prepare written materials and generate reports.

CG-7:  Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 6 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience compiling information for weekly or monthly activity reports; establishing or updating budget tracking, personnel or records management systems; completing administrative forms, such as those for travel and time and attendance; and explaining resources, services, and administrative processes.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here.

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required. 

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1. Knowledge of the automated systems to enter, correct, and retrieve factual information, compile reports, produce charts and graphs, or monitor project or program status.

2. Skill in dealing with persons at all levels of the Corporation and government, requiring sound judgment, tact, and perception.

3. Skill in operating a word processor, typewriter, computer, Word and Excel software, and Windows.

4. Ability to respect the confidentiality of sensitive or controversial issues.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.
To find out more, click here.

Relocation benefits may be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.  


If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Shardonah Walters
Phone: 703-562-2158
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status."

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