Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: Qualification Standards.
There is no positive education requirement for this position.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
Specialized experience for the GS-08 level is defined as: Experience serving as the principle administrative assistant to management level official or comparably positioned person performing a wide variety of administrative support functions including procurement, budget/finance, human resources, property management, and office automation.
For the GS-8 level, there is no educational substitution for specialized experience. Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.
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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. Candidates placed in the"gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How vou 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:
- Knowledge of spelling, punctuation, captialization, arrangement, grammar, style, syntax, and required formats in order to edit documents.
- Skill in office automation, database management, spreadsheets, word processing, and related graphics software.
- Knowledge of administrative concepts , principles, and procedures sufficient to perform administrative support fucntions.
- Knowledge of several administration programs such as human resources, budget, procurement, contract administration, property management and logistics.
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