Website US Army Corps of Engineers
Summary About the Position: The Hydroelectric Design Center (HDC) is the Corps of Engineers’ National Center for Expertise in hydroelectric and large pumping plant engineering services. This position serves as an Office Automation Assistant, responsible for performing office automation and specialized clerical functions in support of the organization assigned within HDC. Responsibilities You will utilize word processing software which permits creation, formatting, modification, and electronic printing of a variety of documents. You will prepare correspondence of a routine nature based upon readily available information or instructions provided by the supervisor. You will prepare requests for TDY, processes clearance requests, prepares travel vouchers and itineraries, makes reservations, etc. You will establish and maintain a variety of subject matter files. You will enter time and attendance for employees as well as making corrections and adjustments to employee charge hours. Operate a computer using advanced applications which utilize word processing, database manipulation, spreadsheet development, electronic mail, etc. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-05 Qualifications: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience utilizing a variety of personal computer based software, components and peripherals to prepare correspondence, edit documents, and enter data (i.e. Microsoft Office suite applications and other automated programs). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). -OR- Education: Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by
- Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by
- Add the two percentages. GS-06 Qualifications: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes using software programs to create, edit, and maintain a wide range of documents and reports as well as coordinating training and/or travel for employees. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). -OR- Education: A half year (i.e., 9 semester hours) of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Business Management, Human Resources, Accounting, Public Administration, etc. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by
- Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by
- Add the two percentages. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Applies Technology to TasksClericalManages and Organizes Information Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 51 – General Administration and Management position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency’s telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. The following incentives may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate: Student Loan Repayment, Relocation, Recruitment, and Advanced Leave Accrual.