SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-5: One (1) year of specialized experience that equips you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable for the GS-05 the experience must have been equivalent to the GS-04 in Federal service. Examples of experience includes; maintaining the office calendar, composing and editing correspondence, taking meeting minutes; receiving visitors and responding to telephone calls, using a personal computer and software, generating reports and prioritizing work to meet deadlines. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: GS-5: Four (4) years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: GS-5: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirement at the GS-05 level. Only education in excess of the first sixty (60) semester hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
TYPING PROFICIENCY: This position requires the skills of a qualified typist. In addition to meeting the experience and/or education requirements, you must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY ORGANIZE THE FLOW OF CLERICAL PROCESSES IN THE OFFICE.
· ABILITY TO PREPARE WRITTEN MATERIAL IN COMPLIANCE WITH RULES OF CORRESPONDENCE AND GRAMMAR.
· ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A TRACKING SYSTEM FOR REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE.
· ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH PERSONNEL WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS.
· ABILITY TO HANDLE DIVERSE AND COMPLICATED PROBLEMS.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is mostly sedentary. There is some carrying of light items such as papers and files. You will be using a computer frequently during the courses of daily activities.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.