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Office Automation Clerk

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Forest Service McCall , ID 83638

Posted 3 months ago

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Summary


This position is responsible for performing clerical and office automation duties in support of the unit.

Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extended for an additional 6 days. Applicants who previously applied to 18-GVQ4-0326-04-FS2459-DP do not need to reapply.

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Responsibilities


Uses word processing software and related hardware equipment to produce a variety of correspondence

, reports, office forms, and other written material in final form, including technical material, tabular material, and other non-routine typing from rough draft or voice recordings. Uses advanced functions of the software such as to produce tables, special symbols, tables of contents, graphics, and charts; or uses varied functions of more than one software type, such as spreadsheets, databases, graphics, or publishing software (such as Tex or Publisher).

Edits written material to ensure correct grammar, when grammar may be complex, spelling, and punctuation.

Greets visitors and answers telephone, directing the customer to appropriate staff or personally giving information when routine or procedural matters are involved.

Files correspondence, reports, and similar materials in manual or electronic files. Posts and files manuals, handbook changes, and supplements.

May perform any or all of the following: Provides general clerical support to the office staff.

Prepares travel advances for approval and schedules travel accommodations. Computes travel vouchers and submits documents for signature, approval, and payment. Reviews personal property documents involving acquisitions, transfer or disposal of items that are required to be of record.

Performs timekeeping duties as required. Determines supplies needed for the office staff.

Prepares the necessary requisition/procurement requests, and receives and distributes supplies and special order items.


Travel Required


Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel may be needed for training.

Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential

04

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0326 Office Automation Clerical And Assistance

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
No additional requirements.


Qualifications


You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position

. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

Applicants must have one year of progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work which provided the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position being filled; OR an associate's degree or two years of successfully completed education above high school; OR combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.

Examples of qualifying experience are: Performed reception duties.

Performed general clerical duties. Used common office machines or equipment such as personal computers, copying machines, fax machines, binding, stapling or hole punching equipment.

In addition to meeting experience and/or education requirements, you must self certify possession of a 40 word per minute typing skill. Applicants may be required to provide proof of proficiency if selected for the position.

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.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


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Additional information


One position will be filled at each of the duty locations listed below:

The first position is located on the Payette National Forest for the McCall Smokejumper Base in McCall, Idaho. This position is a bargaining unit position and there is no travel required.

AMENDED to add: This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for

13pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Catherine Anderson at or .

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 18-SV-0412-505728G-AM. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

The second position is located on the Ashley National Forest for the Flaming Gorge/Vernal Ranger District in Manila, Utah. This position is not a bargaining unit position and some travel may be required for training. This position is only being advertised open to the public.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kim Coombs at or .

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:

Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

This position is not eligible for telework.

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How You Will Be Evaluated


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above

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You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category.

Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit:

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Background checks and security clearance


Security clearance

Other


Drug test required


No

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Required Documents


The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete

. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.

    Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards.

    There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

    Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.

  • If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference.

  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.

Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits


A career with the U

.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.

As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply


Please view Tips for Applicants a guide to the Forest Service application process

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Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m.

  • 4:00p.m., Monday

  • Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

NOTE: You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application.

Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open.

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Agency contact information


HRM Contact Center


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USDA Forest Service
Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab.
Albuquerque, NM, 87109
United States

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Next steps


Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official

. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race

, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin



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