Selective Placement Factor: Applicants must possess typing skill of at least 40 words per minute. Certification may be a certificate of proficiency dated within the past 3 years or self-certification by stating current speed on your application for employment/resume.
In addition to meeting the Selective Placement Factor, applicants must have one year of specialized experience as defined below:
GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service.
GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service.
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
Examples of specialized experience include experience serving as a secretary or principal office assistant coordinating appointments, schedules, and travel, and maintaining calendars; reviewing correspondence for appropriate guidelines, proper grammar and punctuation; composing and preparing correspondence or other documents in final form. In addition, must have experience using computers and software applications such as Word or Excel. These examples are not all inclusive.
Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, selective factor requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of basic clerical and administrative functions, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations necessary to integrate all phases of administrative support for the office.
2. Ability to attend to a myriad of details necessary to coordinate and manage schedules, travel, training, procurement activities, personnel services, time and attendance.
3. Skill in using a personal computer, various software applications and ability to type at least 40 words per minute.
4. Skill in reviewing written documents for grammar, format, clarity of message, consistency, relevance, and readability resulting.
5. Ability to provide clear guidance and direction to divisional support staff.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.