Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as providing a variety of administrative duties in support of the Office of Curatorial Affairs to include: establishing and maintaining office files and schedules, composing and editing written correspondence, ordering and managing supplies, creating travel authorizations and vouchers in the agency Travel System, and assisting staff with coordinating work with internal and external customers.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Education is generally not applicable for the substitution of the 1 year of specialized experience. However, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): If you applying as for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
TYPING PROFICIENCY: Applicants must indicate evidence of typing proficiency (speed) of at least 40 words per minute. Applicants who do not provide a statement of typing speed on their resume or in response to any online questionnaire will not receive further consideration.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
BASIS OF RATING:
- Skill in using automated systems and software such as PeopleSoft, WebTA, and GovTrip, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint to conduct travel, supply, and general administrative functions.
- Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and terminology commonly used to prepare office written correspondence and handwritten drafts.
- Ability to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds with courtesy and tact, while maintaining professionalism.
- Ability to research information utilizing internet, libraries, publications or other sources. To compile articles, documents, and/or related material to assist senior curators with their scholarly research.
Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist
. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist
reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities
. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.