In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-05: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes: maintaining files and records, receiving and screening visitors, scheduling appointments; providing information or referring telephone calls to appropriate area.
GS-06: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes: establishing files or records, reviewing and editing written materials for content and grammatical accuracy, locating and summarizing conference arrangements, arranging meeting, and providing guidance to office and clerical staff. You must have a working knowledge of automation equipment with multiple software capabilities in order to create, manipulate, compute, report, retrieve, print and transmit data.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
GS-05: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 4 years above high school. OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
GS-06: No education substitution.
All applicants qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience are required to submit all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts, including transcripts from transfer schools, no later than the closing date of the announcement.
Typing Proficiency: A typing proficiency of 40 wpm based on a 5 minute test with no more than 3 errors is required. Proof of an acceptable typing speed must be submitted with the application in one of the following ways: 1) A current notice of test results (from an appropriate testing authority) based on a five-minute typing test which includes words per minute and error rate ; or 2) A self certification that states you type 40 wpm.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability to receive visitors and callers effectively and professionally; Ability to screen and distribute incoming correspondence and to review outgoing correspondence for format, grammar, and tone; Ability to establish and maintain files; Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of activities; Skill in the use of office automation equipment and software programs related thereto. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B, or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a rating of Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. Please go to http://www.treasury.gov/careers/Pages/ctap-ictap.aspx for more information.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. To preview questions please click here.