Secretary (OA) Job in Walla Walla, Washington – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Secretary (OA) in Walla Walla, Washington Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Secretary (OA) – Walla Walla, Washington
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 262649
Start Date: 05/20/2020
End Date: 06/02/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 06/02/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Typing Requirement: This position requires a qualified typist with a typing speed of 40 wpm. Applicants must self certify typing speed of at least 40 words per minute by providing either- (1) online certificate or equivalent OR (2)disclosing specifically on resume. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-6 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: knowledge of rules, regulations, and procedures on administrative reporting and control requirements for such matters as records management, time and attendance, travel, purchase of nonexpendable supplies, securities, publications, and form controls, in order to advise staff on procedural requirements and prepare documents; knowledge of management principles, practices, and techniques in order to provide administrative staff services to the executive office; knowledge of executive leadership’s responsibilities, priorities, commitments, and policies in order to make appointments, assign and follow-up on suspense dates, refer calls and visitors, and provide back-up information for correspondence, reports, appointments, and meetings; knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, forms, and common terminology used to review correspondence and health care system memoranda You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementAttention to DetailCustomer ServiceManages and Organizes InformationProblem Solving Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: 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. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light objects, etc. However, no special physical qualifications are required to perform the work. Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office. The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices and meeting rooms. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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