Administrative Support Assistant (Oa)

Department Of The Interior Harpers Ferry , WV 25425

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, in the Division of Administration.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

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  • Provide accurate and reliable information about the park to visitors and other employees.

  • Give briefings on administrative topics

  • Serve as primary point of contact for the park.

  • Provide advice on procedures for procurement of goods and services.

  • Contact suppliers and merchants for pricing and other information.

  • Prepare purchase requests and documents for contracting office.

  • Serve as primary timekeeper, reviewing time and attendance for accuracy and generating reports.

  • Resolve issues with timekeeping administration, such as adding/removing employees or assisting with passwords.

  • Maintain and establish office files, project files and administrative material.

  • Type and compose correspondence, memoranda, reports, from drafts or notes.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position to attend meetings and/or training.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males

  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

  • You may be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.

  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

  • You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

  • Must be able to type 40 WPM.


To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level. Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience are: providing administrative support services to enable efficient operation of a business or program, tracking and reconciling purchases using a government credit card, preparing and following up on purchase orders and contracts, writing and sending official correspondence and orienting new employees, prepare travel documentation, and timekeeping and payroll administration.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

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Administrative Support Assistant (Oa)

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