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Secretary (Office Automation) – Washington, District of Columbia
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 539591Start Date: 11/22/2021End Date: 12/07/2021
Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement – this information must be clearly supported in the resume. To qualify at the GS-09, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-08 level in federal service having demonstrated experience serving as a secretary or principle office assistant performing the full range of secretary duties such as the following: 1) controlling and reading all incoming correspondence, screening items to be handled personally, and forwarding the remainder for action; 2) assembling background information and suspense dates before routing mail; 3) proofreading documents for procedural and grammatical accuracy, factual correctness, and proper format; 4) making extensive travel arrangements; 5) preparing and processing time and attendance; 6) responding to a variety of inquiries and requests from higher echelons, and the general public, ascertaining the role and authority of the requester, and providing responses based on the policies, preferences, and priorities of the office. You could otherwise qualify on the basis of Education having: a) a master’s or equivalent graduate degree, b) 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, c) an LL.M., if related, or d) a J.D., if related. You may combine specialized experience and education to meet the minimum qualifications. 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; religious; 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. Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower-grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are not required to meet time-in-grade restrictions in order to be considered. You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors if applicable, by 12/06/2021.
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