To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service; experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to: applying a full range of administrative rules and regulations to coordinate and perform all the clerical and administrative functions of an office; experience that demonstrates knowledge of grammar, punctuation, format and style to prepare correspondence, memorandums, and other documents utilizing word processing and other automated systems; and responding to requests for information, receiving calls, greeting visitors, and providing directives, and serving as a focal point of contact in an office; and experience maintaining and troubleshooting computer systems, and preparing travel vouchers.
There is no educational substitution for this position at the GS-06 level.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements, applicants must possess the necessary typing skills. Applicants must be able to type forty (40) words per minute with three (3) or fewer errors, based on a five (5) minute sample. Applicants may meet this requirement by self-certifying their proficiency in the Occupational Assessment provided. Performance test results and certificates of proficiency are acceptable for 3 years. Agencies may verify proficiency skills of self-certified applicants by administering the appropriate performance test.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. This training and/or experience MUST be reflected by descriptions of your experience in your resume.
- Ability to plan and complete tasks thoroughly with attention to details in order to meet fluctuating deadlines.
- Ability to explain laws, rules, and written guidelines to customers.
- Ability to prepare statistical reports utilizing a variety of computer software applications.
- Ability to communicate orally (to screen calls, handle visitors with internal and external clients from a variety of backgrounds and with varying levels of understanding.
- Ability to communicate in writing (respond to email requests, prepare correspondence, memoranda, reports, etc).
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Note: Evidence of your experience must be supported by detailed documentation of like duties performed in the positions listed on your resume. You will also need to provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary, and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish that you possess one or more years of the required experience at the appropriate level sought. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in one of the three quality categories; Best-qualified, Well-qualified, or Qualified. Qualifying Veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. All other qualified veterans will be placed at the top of the appropriate quality group, based on responses to the questionnaire.
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference, for 5pt (TP) or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP) ...etc., on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required to award preference. (See "Required Documents" section)
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as listed on page two (2) of the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.