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Job Title:  Program Support Assistant
Agency:  Export-Import Bank of the United States
Job Announcement Number:  D019-13-OCA-849106

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Thursday, March 07, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 2 Years
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
All US Citizens


This TERM Appointment is not to exceed 2 years (it may be extended up to an additional two years without further announcement pending management approval.)

Be part of a dynamic, self sustaining Federal agency with nearly 80-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and ove $50 billion in export sales in 2012.   

The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States.  Ex-Im Bank's mission is to help to maintain and create U.S. jobs by supporting the financing of exports of U.S. goods and services to international markets.  Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales.

This position is a Program Management Assistant, in the Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA). OCA is responsible for the Bank's strategic planning regarding, and implementation of relations with, Congress. This includes taking the lead role in securing yearly appropriations, reauthorizations, and Senate approval of nominees for the Board of Directors. OCA is responsible for the drafting of replies to congressional correspondence, arranging meetings between Ex-lm staff and Members of Congress and congressional staff, and drafting congressional testimony. OCA also maintains a liaison function with exporter interest groups.


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • Random Drug Testing


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As a Program Support Assistant you will perform a wide range of administrative and secretarial functions in order to support the operations for the Division.  This position is designed to provide both: (A) technical skills necessary to respond to written and oral congressional inquiries on Ex-lm Bank programs, policies and activity levels; and (B) organizational/administrative skills to ensure an orderly work environment for the day-to-day needs of the division. Such duties include but are not limited to: reviewing incoming correspondence, announcements and other mail; typing letters; maintaining Senior Vice President and Vice President of Congressional Affairs calendar and scheduling meetings; receiving telephone calls and visitors; proofreading and editing a wide variety of documents and correspondence; overseeing Division record keeping and file maintenance; preparing time and attendance records electronically; maintaining tracking systems for handling action items and controlled correspondence; preparing travel authorizations and vouchers; provide support, for and other duties as assigned.


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To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you have specialized experience required.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work that has provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.


You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-[08] level in the Federal Government.

Specialized experience may include: Managing and/or performing a wide variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of an office; experience using a variety of office automation software to prepare documents, reports, spreadsheets, and graphic presentations; receiving calls and visitors; maintaining calendars and scheduling meetings for Senior Management; and preparing travel authorizations and vouchers.

All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Using the Category Rating system, applicants will be evaluated on their resume as it relates to the position along with the Specialized Experience required. The competencies required should be reflected and demonstrated by the extent and quality of your experience, education and training in your resume. Based on the evaluation of your resume you will be placed into one of the following three categories:

Best Qualified applicants demonstrate an outstanding proficiency in the needed competency on review of the application package by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).

Well Qualified applicants demonstrate an excellent proficiency in the needed competencies based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s). (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures)

Qualified applicants demonstrate and meet the basic qualifications based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).


To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions.


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We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, life insurance, retirement, 401(k) like plan, and metro subsidy. Additional information for Federal employee benefits can be found here.

Relocation benefits are not authorized.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:

Application of Veteran's Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veteran's preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% must be listed in the highest quality category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible is in that category unless the objection or passover requirements of 5 USC 3317 (b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

Applications will only be accepted online or by fax.   If you are unable to apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 849106.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at


The following documents are required:

1. Your Resume(applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary)
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation
(a DD-214, a letter from the VA (for disabled veterans), and an SF-15), if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education


ExIm Recruiter
Phone: (202)565-3300
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of US
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC


After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information in the Occupational Questionnaire and may interview best-qualified applicants.

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