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Job Title:Administrative Assistant

Agency:Postal Regulatory Commission

Job Announcement Number:PRC-07-13

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$41,166.00 to $65,786.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

PS-0301-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Come join the Postal Regulatory Commission!

The Postal Regulatory Commission has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled person with experience in reception/administrative support. This position will be stationed in the Commission’s reception area. The hours for this position are from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
The Postal Regulatory Commission is an independent agency that is part of the executive branch of the federal government. As a small agency, we provide the opportunity to work in a professional and collegial environment with talented and committed staff and directly contribute to the Commission’s mission.
The Office of Secretary and Administration is responsible for providing support to the Commission by recording official actions and by overseeing general Commission administration including human resources, contracting, the docket room, information technology, and other support services, such as the mail and supply room. The Office must prepare and submit a formal annual budget to the Office of Management and Budget for the Commission’s expenses, and manage the Commission’s budget and finances throughout the year. The Office of Secretary and Administration serves the Commissioners, the U.S. Postal Service, the mailing community, the public, consultants, vendors, as well as the Office of Personnel Management, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, Office of Management and Budget, and National Institute of Standards and Technology.
 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

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• answers the main phone number, directs calls, maintains daily a visitor and call log, answers inquiries from the public and other agency personnel concerning Commission functions and policies;
• greets and receives visitors and advises Commission host of their arrival;
• provides support to OSA staff, ensuring smooth and efficient administrative and staff operations;
• works with clients and/or customers to assess their needs and provides information or assistance to help resolve their problems or satisfy their expectations;
• displays professional, courteous and polite demeanor to internal and external customers. May include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult;
• receives deliveries on behalf of the Commission;
• serves as mailroom coordinator for the Commission, which includes maintaining and operating  postage machine, sorting and distribution of incoming mail and ensuring that outgoing mail is placed in the buildings mailroom receptacle for pick up at 10 am and 4 pm, makes arrangements for courier delivery when requested;
• manages multiple ongoing projects in accordance with milestones and goals; and meet deadlines;
• handles official errands for the Commission;
• plans, carries out, and assists with agency-sponsored meetings, special events, and receptions;
• creates and maintains organizational charts and phone list;
• performs administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including proofreading, editing and maintaining document files;
• manages space and housekeeping functions;
• coordinates all requests for office supplies, conference rooms, and facility requests; and
• coordinates with staff regarding emergency preparedness, physical and personal security, facilities, and other support areas as needed.
 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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1. clerical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
2. high-level of attention to detail;
3. ability to effectively communicate concepts both orally and in writing;
4. ability to organize time and tasks to successfully complete activities;
5. ability to collaborate with others in a team; and
6. problem solving, critical thinking/analytical, and investigative/research skills a plus.


 

The candidate is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in a related field. 
Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated and ranked by a screening panel based on evidence of your ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. The best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. After making a tentative job offer, we may conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications. You will be notified of the outcome. 


BENEFITS:

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You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB.
Life insurance coverage is provided. More info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life
Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#ltci
New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr
You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA
You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV
You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI
If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.
You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans. More Info:
http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FSA  



OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses are not authorized.
You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this position.
If you are a male 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 Selective Service Law.
The Postal Regulatory Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness for duty, and job related qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, color, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicapping condition, or any other non-merit factor.
Applications will not be accepted if you use franked envelopes, or postage paid agency envelopes or metered mail.
 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applicants are required to submit the following:

1. Resume showing relevant experience; (If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume)
2. Five-year salary history
3. A minimum of three references (at least one professional)
4. Five point veterans must submit a DD-214
5. Ten point veterans must submit the following:
a. A copy of your DD-214
b. Application for 10-point Veteran’s preference, SF-15
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf 
c. A copy of the official letter from VA, dated 1991 or later, certifying the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
d. If you're currently serving on Active Duty: submit a statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.
To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit:
1. Cover letter, one page maximum
2. Optional Form 3046-0466, Demographic Information on Applicants   (voluntary)
http://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/about/hr/OMB_FORM_3046-0046.pdf

Submit application materials to:

The complete application will be accepted via email only, the email address is:  prc0713@prc.gov  .
Application packages will NOT be accepted via US mail. 
This vacancy announcement will be open from 11/26/2013 to 12/13/2013 or when 200 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same.  Complete application packages must be submitted at the time that you apply to receive consideration.  Additional documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

For more information:
You can get forms and additional information from by contacting Sherri Proctor at 202-789-6869.
 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Resume showing relevant experience; (If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume)
2. Five-year salary history
3. A minimum of three references (at least one professional)
4. Five point veterans must submit a DD-214
5. Ten point veterans must submit the following:
a. A copy of your DD-214
b. Application for 10-point Veteran’s preference, SF-15
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf 
c. A copy of the official letter from VA, dated 1991 or later, certifying the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
d. If you're currently serving on Active Duty: submit a statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.
To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/ 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sherri Proctor
Phone: (202)789-6869
Email: PRC0713@PRC.GOV
Agency Information:
Postal Regulatory Commission
901 New York Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC
20268

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.
Prior to any interview, you will be expected to provide a writing sample that exemplifies your ability to describe legal and/or technical concepts clearly, understandably, and persuasively.
 

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Job Announcement Number:

PRC-07-13

Control Number:

356340600