In order to qualify for GS-301-5/7, Administrative Support Specialist, you must meet one of the following:
A. Have successfully completed at least a four year course of study leading to a bachelor degree. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university.
B. Have three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level in the Federal service, receiving and screening incoming telephone calls and visitors; compiling and organizing information/materials; preparing drafts of responses to routine inquiries; arranging meetings and conferences; establishing and maintaining files; using personal computers and various software applications, etc.
C. Have a combination of the education described in "A" and the experience described in "B".
A. Have a bachelor's degree and meets one of the following three provisions for Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): 1) A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of business) at the time you apply. 2) A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum. A "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either:(a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum. 3). Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies. Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9. NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society. For more specific details on SAA, click the following link: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp#e4f.
B. Have one full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in any field of study. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 18 semester hours, or 27 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university.
C. Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-5 level in Federal service, screening visitors and telephone calls; and referring, as appropriate; responding to requests for information; making travel arrangements; updating and maintaining office budget and financial records; using a variety of software packages to prepare reports and presentations; procuring office supplies and equipment; preparing and editing written materials and reports for grammar, policy, tone; training others on administrative processes/procedures, workflow, etc.
D. Have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C."
If you are using education to qualify for this position, you MUST submit copies of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) OR a list with all your courses, credit hours, grades, and semester year by the announcement closing date.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
CONDITION(S) OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance.
2. Alternate work schedule options are available.
3. Telework may be available after you have come on board.
4. If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.
5. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
1. Ability to perform a variety of administrative and program management tasks (i.e., drafting correspondence; compiling information and materials for meetings/conferences; utilizing various software applications; establishing and maintaining files, etc.)
2. Ability to use computer hardware, associated equipment and software (e.g., word processing, electronic communications, spreadsheet, database)
3. Skill in oral communication
4. Skill in written communication