You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp
You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
In addition to meeting the typing proficiency requirement, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 or equivalent level. Specialized experience includes performing a wide variety of administrative support functions such as selecting the most appropriate office automation software (word processing, spreadsheet, and databases); retrieving, manipulating and sorting electronic data; preparing, editing and formatting of complex documents and reports; making travel arrangements; reviewing mail and preparing draft response prior to routing to appropriate person; files management and customer support/telephone coverage; OR providing a variety of support services such as updating and maintaining automated information systems, software updates, equipment configuration, user access support, and related functions.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
You may substitute six (6) months of graduate level education which is directly related to the work of the position. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or is recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
Highly Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
Qualified: Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.
Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools and techniques.
- Ability to locate, assemble, and compose information for routine reports.
- Ability to use and maintain computer system equipment and software, including analysis of software and/or hardware problems to determine solutions.
- Knowledge of general office procedures and processes (i.e., timekeeping, making travel arrangements, processing vouchers, processing mail, managing files, and covering telephones).
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.