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Secretary (OA) Full-time Job

4 months ago Human Resources Clay   201 views
Job Details

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), US Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, NE.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide secretarial and administrative support to other Administrators and staff.



Responsibilities

  • Uses office automation software packages and equipment to type, edit, and format letters, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, research documents, charts, graphs, and/or forms.
  • Maintains calendar and schedules appointments for the supervisor with authority to commit supervisor's time based on knowledge of his/her interests, commitments, and work schedule.
  • Receives telephone calls, greets visitors, and directs to staff members only those contacts needing attention or action.
  • Verifies office expenditures against reports provided for discrepancies, distributes reports to appropriate staff members for review, and resolves discrepancies as they arise.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

6




Job family (Series)

0318 Secretary


Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:

At the GS-05:
Qualifying experience for GS-05 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-04 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing administrative and clerical duties including using office automation software to compose edit or distribute correspondence and other documents; answering telephone calls or directing clients or customers to appropriate staff; and maintaining the office calendar or scheduling appointments.

OR

Successful completion of four years above high-school. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Successful combination of experience and education.

At the GS-06:
Qualifying experience for GS-06 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-05 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing administrative and clerical duties including using office automation software to compose edit or distribute correspondence and other documents; answering telephone calls or directing clients or customers to appropriate staff; maintaining the office calendar or scheduling appointments; and assisting with reviewing or verifying office expenditures.

At both the GS-5/6: In addition to meeting the above requirements, applicants must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

There are no education requirements for this position. See above for GS-5 education substitution.


Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.




Company Description
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally.