You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp
You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
In addition to meeting the typing proficiency requirement, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-06 or equivalent level. Specialized experience includes experience performing a wide variety of office administration support functions; selecting the most appropriate office automation software (word processing, spreadsheet, and databases) to prepare reports, correspondence and spreadsheets; retrieving, manipulating and sorting electronic data; training or reviewing the work of other employees in the performance of clerical duties; providing support functions such as reviewing timekeeping and payroll for accuracy and to resolve discrepancies, organizing and managing office files, and maintaining office equipment and supplies; providing secretarial support such as maintaining a calendar and suspense of office work.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
You may substitute one (1) year of graduate level education which is directly related to the work of the position. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or is recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
Highly Qualified: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
Qualified: Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.
Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to manage a work unit, to include planning and organizing workload, establishing priorities, and supervising others.
- Ability to analyze information, make decisions, and resolve problems.
- Knowledge of office administrative procedures and processes (e.g., timekeeping, making travel arrangements, managing files, requisitioning office supplies and equipment, etc.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.