File Clerk
Department of Defense 1,678 reviews - Bremerton, WA
Full-time, Temporary

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America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.


See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position

This is a temporary assignment not-to-exceed one (1) year. The selectee will be placed on a temporary appointment not-to-exceed one (1) year.

As a File Clerk, GS-0305-02, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Performs office automation work and provides clerical and administrative support.
  • Maintains office files.
  • Type’s uncomplicated statistical material data into spreadsheets or forms using Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • Initiates and answers correspondence using Microsoft Outlook.
  • Scans, faxes and duplicates documents using general office hardware.
To qualify for a File Clerk , your resume must support:
A. Applicants must demonstrate in their resume at least three (3) months of general experience that equipped them with 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.

1. At the GS-2 level, applicants may substitute education for the required general experience as follows: High school graduation or the equivalent. Please provide a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Ability to follow instructions and complete assignments.
  • Skill in using office automation software and hardware.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Intermittent Employment

Tour of Duty: Set Schedule (0730-1530)

Overtime Work: Rare
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: None

Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive (NCS) w/o Access
Drug Testing Designated Position: No

Fair Labor Standards Act: Non -Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Reemployed Annuitant: The position does not meet the criteria for a reemployed annuitant.
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
Emergency Essential: No
For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.

Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans’ Preference : If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see .

All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outline on the SF-15.

For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:

ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan): Information and required documentation for surplus or displaced Federal employees may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.

Please review the General information and Definitions at:

SELECTIVE SERVICE: ATTENTION MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

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