For the GS-07, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level or equivalent band. Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting with administrative policies, devise and implement office practices, and foresee and address administrative problems and requirements; interpersonal skills with all levels of clients and customers; correspondence standards, document management application systems, and timekeeping systems, and time, attendance, and leave policies and practices; tracking action items in a database; and, in the use of Microsoft Office Suite to create research documents, presentations, graphs and charts for meetings.
Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility : Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
1. Knowledge of correspondence standards and document management systems.
2. Knowledge of administrative concepts, practices, and polices relating to time and attendance records, to include verification and audits, and property custodian.
3. Skill in use of Microsoft Office Suite to research and create correspondence, reports, documents, presentations, charts and graphs.
4. Ability to order supplies and reconcile Bank Card.
5. Ability to make travel arrangements, including preparation of authorizations, completion of expense vouchers, and making reservations.
For more information on category rating, please go to:
http://hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf To preview questions please click here.