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Secretary (OA)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 09/26/2020
Expire Date: 10/29/2020
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Secretary (OA)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/29/2020. 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-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-8. 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-8 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:Processes incoming and outgoing materials such as correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other forms of written communication. Welcomes, schedules, refers, and contacts members of the staff, agency, and persons outside the agency. Collects, compiles and tracks data for staff performance measures such as: meeting attendance, training, and timekeeping and utilizes collected data to generate reports. Makes travels arrangements for members of the staff or visitors as needed. Schedules appointments, coordinates meetings, and/or schedules conferences. Attends meetings, prepares meeting minutes, and independently follows up on action items with appropriate staff members. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, GS level (if a federal position), duties, month & year starting and ending dates AND hours worked per week. Proficiency Requirement: In addition to meeting experience or education requirements, applicants must be able to type 40 words per minute. Applicants may meet this requirement by passing the appropriate performance test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificates by the Office of Personnel Management local office, or by self-certifying their proficiency. Performance test results and certificates of proficiency are acceptable for 3 years. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementAttention to DetailCommunicationManages and Organizes Information 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. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However,
there may be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items like papers or books.
No special physical demands are required to perform the work. 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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