Job opening: Secretary (OA)
Salary: $55 143 - 71 684 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The incumbent will serve as a member of the Executive Secretary Staff of VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System and will be assigned to provide primary secretarial support to the Associate Director.
VISN 15 is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working and learning environment that promotes professional growth and teamwork. We offer an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment where we celebrate our individual differences and unite as a team toward a common goal of providing outstanding service to our Nation's Veterans.
Duties include but are not limited to:
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/26/2024.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-08 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
Receiving visitors and phone calls and preparing reports of contact.
Reviewing and replying to incoming correspondence, information letters, faxes, and emails.
Providing technical advice for correspondence and reports and reviewing and editing drafts and final copies.
Maintaining calendars, scheduling appointments and arranging meetings and conferences.
Maintaining electronic data and files.
Typing Proficiency: Applicants must type at least 40 words per minute. In addition to answering the questionnaire, you must also self-certify on your application that you currently type 40 words per minute. Failure to indicate this on your application that you possess this typing speed will eliminate you from consideration.
. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Computer SkillsOral CommunicationPlanning and EvaluatingWriting
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; religions; 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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. there may be some working, standing, bending, and carrying of light items like papers or books. No special demands are required to perform the work.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
- Address VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System
2200 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS 66622
- Name: Tonya Lovelace
- Phone: 316-469-0917
- Email: [email protected]