Secretary (OA) Job in San Juan, Puerto Rico – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Secretary (OA) – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 507465
Start Date: 09/10/2021
End Date: 10/01/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021. 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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. 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 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-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: coordinating meetings and taking and transcribing minutes, following up pending actions, time keeping procedures, preparing and editing documents, maintaining files/records, making and preparing travel arrangements, locating, assembling and composing information for reports, inquiries, and non-technical correspondence, timekeeping, or other tasks related to secretarial work. this experience must have equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. in general, education may not substitute experience as specified in the OPM operating manual for qualification standards for clerical and administrative support positions, dated august 1994 SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR Qualified typist of least 40WPM
Proficient in English language, orally and written
Proficient in spoken Spanish You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Customer ServiceOrganizational AwarenessSelf ManagementTechnology Application 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 primarily sedentary. Work requires some walking, standing, bending and carrying light such as books, folders, papers, ect. Interchange Agreement : If you are in a Hybrid or Title 38 occupation in VA, or in the excepted service in another Federal Agency – you must meet the requirements for interchange to be considered for a position in the competitive service. What this means to you as the applicant is that you must meet the following criteria: 1. Be currently serving under an appointment without time limit; AND 2. Be currently serving in a position covered by the interchange agreement ; AND 3. Have served continuously for at least 1 year (if VA: Title 38 U.S.C. 7401(1) or Hybrid 7401(3)).NOTE: IF YOU ARE ON A EXCEPTED APPOINTMENT AND DO NOT SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION TO SHOW THAT YOU MEET THIS REQUIREMENT YOU CAN NOT BE REFERRED. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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