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Secretary (OA) – San Antonio, Texas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 487208Start Date: 07/27/2021End Date: 08/16/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/16/2021. 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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Providing secretarial and administrative assistance to the Chief, Engineering Service, and the subordinate staff. Receives and screens telephone calls and visitors to Engineering Service, ascertains nature of call or business and determines appropriate action. Refers important business or visitors to the Chief or, if necessary, refers to other staff, takes messages, or makes later appointments. Incumbent refers individuals requiring engineering, safety, construction, or other specialized response to the appropriate technical area within the service, using own judgment and knowledge, personally takes care of questions and mailers not requiring technical information and is authorized to provide administrative information to callers and visitors upon determination of their right to receive it. Refers those calls not requiring the supervisor’s attention to appropriate subordinate staff or organization. Arranges meetings and conferences including space, time, staff, agenda, and background material. Attends conferences/meetings; as required, notes commitments made and follows up with staff members to ensure completion of needed actions. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Manages and Organizes Information
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking 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. Some work may require movement between offices, hospitals, warehouses, and similar areas for meetings and to conduct work. Work may also require walking/standing, in conjunctions with travel to and attendance at meetings and/or conferences away from the work site. Incumbent may carry and lift light items weighing less than 15 pounds. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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