Office Automation Clerk (Oa)
Department of Defense Education Activity
Department of Defense
$25,514 to $37,113
08/16/2017 to 06/30/2018
OFFICE AUTOMATION CLERK, GS-0326-04In this position, you will perform general office clerical and office automation duties, including word processing, and a variety of clerical functions in support of the school to which assigned. You will prepare a variety of correspondence, forms, reports and statistical material in draft or final form. Assist in managing files and records related to correspondence/mail distribution and freedom of information act data.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
- See Other Information for details on ordinarily residents and dual citizens
- You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
- Male applicants must meet Selective Service requirements
Click on link below to view qualification standard. http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0300/0326.htm
GS-04 position:In order to qualify for this position, you need one year of general experience. General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. General experience may include work in the following fields: child care, office, customer service, volunteer organizations, restaurants, retail, and other like businesses.OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION of two years above high school. One year of full time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours in a college or university or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial or technical school.
Are You Qualifying Based on Education? A photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts (front and back) must be submitted. To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts (front and back) for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress. Any transcripts submitted that are not in English or not official will be removed from the application and will not be considered. (Transcripts must be in English.)
Foreign Education:If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
All candidates must be U.S. Citizens and reside within the local commuting area where the position is located. Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and reasonably can be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community.
All requirements must be met at time of certification. You are advised to submit your documents promptly as part of your application package.
Work schedules may be part-time, full-time or school year seasonal. Some positions are part-time with seasonal work schedules. School year seasonal work schedules include periods in a non-pay/non-duty status during the holiday, spring and summer recess periods.
A qualified typist is required for this position (40wpm).
Applicants may be required to complete a 2-year probationary or trial period.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements.
You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14R.
Selectee must undergo Background Checks IAW DoDI 1402.5 (e.g. Local Files Check, State Criminal History Records Check, and National Agency Check Inquiries). Employment in these positions is subject to successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet/maintain these requirements may be grounds for termination.
How to Apply
Follow the steps below to apply online. Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.
Step 1: Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume.
NOTE:Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:
-- Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.
-- Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
-- Highest level of education completed.
-- Job-related training courses (title and year).
-- Job-related skills.
-- Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).
-- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).
Step 2:Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.
Step 3:Submit supporting documents. Submit the required documents specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 1999394. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
NOTE:To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .
If you cannot apply online:1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and 3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one; and after question number 14, it starts again with number one. When entering your responses, please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted, including marking you ineligible for this position. External applicants will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, military spouse preference and family member applicants with Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over military spouse preference and family member applicants who are non-veterans. Internal applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.
You will be rated in the following areas:
Please indicate in your resume the duties of your previous positions which demonstrate your experiences with the following: basic clerical and administrative functions; operating office equipment and operating computer software applications; identify and track office security access; and/or your ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) and payment of relocation expenses are not authorized.
Citizenship/Ordinarily Resident Status:Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation.
Dual Citizens:Applicants who hold dual American/German citizenship will not be appointed to positions in Germany. Citizenship eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.Family member appointments will expire based on the sponsor's rotation date. Family member appointments may not exceed two months after an employee is no longer considered a family member within the local commuting area due to PCS or divorce of sponsor or, in the case of a child, the age of 23. Family members are defined according to the DODI 1400.25, Vol.1232 as: For a military member whose duty station is in a foreign area, the member's spouse or unmarried dependent child. For a civilian US employee as defined by section 2105 of Title 5, United States Code, the employee's spouse, domestic partner, or unmarried dependent child, or unmarried child of the employee's spouse or domestic partner. A family member must physically reside with his or her sponsor to receive family member preference.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see the OPM ICTAP website. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Locality Pay:Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area. Locality rates of pay in CONUS will not be used for pay setting when transferring to an overseas/foreign area.
Selective Service:Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, June 30, 2018 You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.
-- All applicants must submit the Overseas Pre-Employment Data Form with their application. The form is located at
-- Transcripts, if applicable
-- Eligibility documentation
Eligibility documentation may contain:
- Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience.
- Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit the following documents along with their completed application:
a. Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at:
- Applicants claiming 5-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (copy member 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Applicants claiming 10-point veteran's preference http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.
Note: Applicants WILL NOT be considered or rated if all of the forms indicated above are not included in application packet.
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.
Department of Defense
Department of Defense Education Activity
ContactEurope East District Phone: 06111435451559
AddressEurope East District ATTN Personnel Division Unit 29649 APO AE
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