General Clerk
Department of the Army - Concord, MA

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) New England District is responsible for managing the Corps' civil works and military program responsibilities in a 66,000-square mile region encompassing the six New England states east of the Lake Champlain drainage basin. The region has: 6,100 miles of coastline, 171 harbors with Corps improvements, 13 deep draft commercial waterways, 13 major river basins, and thousands of miles of rivers and streams. The District employs over 500 professional civilian employees, with several military officers serving in key management positions. Seventy-five percent of the staff is stationed at the Concord, Massachusetts headquarters, while others serve at Corps project and area offices throughout the New England region.

About the Surrounding Area:
The District headquarters located in Concord, Massachusetts and is situated approximately 18 miles northwest of Boston, the capital of the state. Concord has the feel of a suburb with much historical flare. Not far from Concord center is Minute Man National Historical Park where the American Revolutionary battle of Concord-Lexington took place in 1775. Concord is part of the Boston metropolitan area with an estimated population of 4.6 million. The area includes lots of opportunities to participate in various cultural activities, view championship professional sports teams, and take advantage of the numerous nationally recognized higher education institutions and health care facilities that reside in the Boston area.

Who May Apply:
US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. citizen

Defense National Relocation Program is NOT authorized

Permanent Change of Station may be authorized

Personnel security investigation is required

DUTIES:
Digital scanning

Provide assistance in posting documents

Inputs established metadata prior to the documents being scanned

Filing

Work from written material to complete documents

Maintain databases

Prepare technical documents

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
General experience: To Qualify applicants must possess 6 months or more of general experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level ( GS-02 ) level in Federal service. General experience is defined as: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the General Clerk position. Examples of qualifying general experience include: data entry, operating a personal computer and software. (Your resume must support this experience.)

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If qualifying with Education: Official college or university transcripts must be submitted with your resume. Applicants qualifying for this position at the GS-03 level with education must have successfully completed one (1) year of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED (If you do not provide a copy of your transcript, your application package may not be processed.)

Applicants qualifying for this position at the GS-03 level with an equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience as described above to meet the total experience requirements for the position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED (If you do not provide a copy of your transcript, your application package may not be processed.)

Official college or university transcripts must be submitted with your resume.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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

KNOWLEDGE OF OFFICE AUTOMATION
SKILL IN DATA COLLECTION
KNOWLEDGE OF OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Salary includes applicable locality pay.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an Agency determination that a PCS move is in the government interest.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This position may be extended for one year.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

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