Staff Assistant


Vacancy ID: 835581   Announcement Number: VA-EA-835581-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 337439300

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The vacancy ID is  835581
1. Title of Job

The title of the position is:  Staff Assistant
2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.
5. Employment Availability

Indicate your availability for employment.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (07-07) you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty code as defined below.  Your selection will be used to determine your consideration for this position under competitive or non-competitive merit promotion procedures.  The specialty codes for this position are 001 and 002.  You must select at least one specialty code; however, you may select both codes, if applicable, and you meet eligibility for each type of consideration.

 

001 –     Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles: Current or former Federal career or career conditional employees who hold, or have held, a non-temporary position in the competitive service, at a lower grade level as the position being announced;  Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles: Veterans who are preference eligibles OR who have separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service.  

 

002 –    Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA;   Individuals with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments); Individuals eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: military spouses under E.O. 13473; Veteran’s Recruitment Authority (VRA); certain former overseas employees; present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; former White House staff; present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; certain National Guard technicians; and Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria outlined in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement; Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles that hold, or have previously held a Federal career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level as the position being announced; and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration as determined by their employing agency

 

Please note that if you are eligible for consideration under non-competitive merit promotion procedures and you wish to, you may apply under competitive merit promotion as well.


001 Competitive Merit Promotion
002 Non-Competitive Merit Promotion

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:

 

 


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Staff Assistant, GS-09.

A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government.   This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such as: assisting in the evaluation of changes in Federal legislation and/or polices for impact on administrative functions within an organization; conducing fact/data gathering and compiling information from many sources for preparation of various reports and documents; serving as a liaison, constantly interacting with employees, supervisors, and managers throughout an organization; assisting in composing correspondence, technical reports, and/or research.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

2. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Staff Assistant, GS-11.

A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government.   This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such as: evaluating changes in Federal legislation and/or polices for impact on administrative functions within an organization; conducing fact/data gathering and leading the compilation of information from many sources for preparation of various reports and documents; serving as a liaison, constantly interacting with employees, supervisors, and managers throughout an organization; composing correspondence, technical reports, and/or research.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Analyzes administrative practices to recommend changes in program operations.

4. Evaluates changes in Federal legislation and/or polices for impact on administrative functions within an organization.

5. Conducts substantive review of all correspondence for rational, validity, and consistency in accordance with established policies.

6. Plans and organizes work to ensure efficient operation of the organization's communication and inquiries function.

7. Reads and analyzes incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.

8. Conducts fact/data gathering and compiles information from many sources for preparation of various reports and documents.

9. Serves as a liaison, constantly interacting with employees, supervisors, and managers throughout the Department both inside and outside the organization.

10. Notifies individuals or offices orally of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.

11. Presents information orally about work of the organization to others (for example, describes the organization's programs and services to individuals or groups in the community or to higher management).

12. Solicits comments from appropriate organizational elements and prepares findings to brief managers.

13. Composes correspondence or other written work (for example, management or technical reports, research or memoranda).

14. Notifies individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.

15. I certify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration. (Note: Failure to certify will render you ineligible for consideration.)

A. Yes
B. No