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Job Title:Secretary (OA)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Accession Command

Job Announcement Number:NCDE12299020813431D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$33,181.00 to $43,131.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, December 22, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0318-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 30 SEP 2013

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bloomington, MN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is located at the Accessions Command, United States Recruiting Battalion-Minneapolis, Office of the Commander, Fort Snelling, MN  55111:  Duty station Bloomington, Minnesota

The Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion recruits quality Soldiers, both officers and enlisted, to meet the needs of an expeditionary Army. The Battalion carries out this mission with integrity so as to reflect the Warrior Ethos and Army Values.   http://www.usarec.army.mil/
Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Moving expenses will NOT be authorized.

DUTIES:

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Duties Include:

  • Preparing a variety of documents such as correspondence, memos, letter and reports
  • Arranging meetings and conferences
  • Maintaining calendar for supervisor
  • Receiving incoming mail
  • Maintaining time and attendance records
  • Maintaining files for office
  • Greeting customers
  • Screening telephone calls for supervisor
  • Providing information to visitors or callers
  • Briefing supervisor on status updates
  • Operating a personal computer


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-05

Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-05 grade level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-04 in the Federal service or equivalent pay band. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves using a personal computer and computer programs to type a variety of documents, such as memorandums, letters, reports and emails; utilizing knowledge of proper formats, grammar, spelling and punctuation to review documents for others, scheduling and making appointments for others; and composing routing correspondence.

 

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

 

·        SKILL IN WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

·        SKILL IN ORAL COMMUNICATION

·        KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE

·        KNOWLEDGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

 

OR

Education: To qualify at the GS-05 using education, you must possess at least four years of educaiton above high school. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. Must total 120 semester hours. 

OR  

Combination of Specialized Experience and Education.

     

 

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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

 

 


Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

Moving expenses will NOT be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

A personnel security investigation is required.

One year probationary period may be required.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. 

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

 

 

This position requires a qualified typist.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

·         Comprehensive health and life insurance

·         Competitive salaries

·         Generous retirement programs

·         Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Other Requirements:
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This position may be extended up to a maximum of 1 additional year

 

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

This is a Career Program Position (CP 51).

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
Application packages must include:

1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 04, 2013.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 813431.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

 

1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

 

2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

 

3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

 

4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

 

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation.  All application materials must be in English.  Please see the “Required Documents” section below for additional information.

 

The following documents are required:

 

·       Resume:  If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy.  Your resume may be submitted in any format and should describe your job-related qualifications.  For qualifications determinations, it should include your full name, address, phone number, a detailed description of your duties, salary, and must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

·       If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.

 

·       If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

 

·       Veteran’s Preference: To apply using veteran’s preference, you must submit the following proof of eligibility:

     Five Point Preference: DD214 (Member 4 copy)

     Ten Point Preference: DD214 (Member 4 Copy) and supporting documentation as      

     listed on the Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran’s Preference).      

     Click this link for a copy of the SF-15:

     http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.  Veteran’s with a service-connected

     disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later that

     shows the total percentage of disability.

  

·       If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification 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. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.  Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.  These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.  Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
W19QAA MINNEAPOLIS RECRUITING BATTALION
5600 AMERICAN BLVD WEST SUITE 650
BLOOMINGTON, MN
55437

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

 

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

 

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL


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Job Announcement Number:

NCDE12299020813431D

Control Number:

334341300