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Job Title:Safety and Health Clerk (Office Automation)

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-NY-OSHA-13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$33,408.00 to $43,427.00 / Per Year


Saturday, January 19, 2013 to Monday, January 28, 2013




Full time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Marlton, NJ, USView Map


U.S. Citizens; ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.


Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is located in the Marlton, NJ Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This position has no known promotion potential. This position is inside the bargaining unit. Applications for this vacancy will be accepted on-line by clicking the Apply Online button below. Please read the "How to apply" and the "Required Documents" sections of the announcement carefully to ensure submission of a complete application package.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Typing proficiency of at least 40 words per minute.
  • Appointment to this position will require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.


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Performs hands-on microcomputer operations, which includes maintenance and update of system software. Responsible for start of day processing including receiving, transmissions, and distribution of error reports to users and transmitting daily work to host computer at end of the day. Retrieves periodic reports from computer in connection with inspection activities for Area Director. Responsible for computer updates such as letters, closing reference dates, informal conferences and penalties using word processing and data entry software. Perform other duties as assigned which may include providing backup micro-computer training to other staff members. Process reports for information received under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act.


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Applicants must meet either the specialized experience or substitution of education for experience described below. Specialized Experience Requirements: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level which includes such experience as: - Providing clerical support to Compliance Officers or investigators in a regulatory compliance agency which required an understanding of the program; - Providing general and/or technical information to the public regarding policies or procedures; - Experience or education that provides a general knowledge of Freedom of Information Act or the Privacy Act; - Using personal computers to prepare investigative documents with complicated formatting such as headers, footers, tables or charts. Or SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may substitute their education for specialized experience. Applicants who use education to qualify must submit a copy of their college transcript - non-official transcript is acceptable. FOR GS-5 : 4 years above the high school level in any field of study.

Typing proficiency of at least 40 words per minute and word processing experience is required. Indicate typing speed on your application.


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 - Best-qualified.
Category B - Well-qualified. 
Category C - Qualified.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):

-Organizational awareness - Knows how social, political, organizational, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them. This includes the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the work or organization.

-Provides clerical support - provide a variety of clerical support to office staff.

-Applies technology to tasks - Selects and understands procedures, machines, or tools that will produce the desired results; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other technologies as they are related to performing tasks. -Manages and analyzes information - Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.

-Communication skills - Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing. Uses correct English grammar to organize and communicate ideas in words that are appropriate to listeners and situations; uses body language appropriately.

-Self-management - Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; monitors progress and is motivated to achieve; manages own time and deals with stress effectively.

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.

To preview questions please click here.


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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. Employees on Part-Time work schedules receive all of these benefits on a prorated basis. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM. For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.


The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES


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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Submit your documents by following the instructions provided in the "How to Apply" section or go to and click on "How To Submit Supplemental Documentation". You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if 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. - Veterans Documents (if applicable): In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming 10-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans' preference is available in the Vet's Guide at: - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility. - Applicants with disabilities (SCHEDULE A) applying under the area of consideration must submit proof of certification by counselors, State vocational rehabilitation agencies or the Veterans Administration. - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.


Thien Vu
Phone: 646-264-5015
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin
201 Varick Street
Rm. 815
New York, NY
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate. To check the status of your application: Click here. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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