Secretary
Department of the Army - Smyrna, TN

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our Tennessee National Guard team and serve your nation, Tennessee and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement .

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:

FIRST : Permanently employed Army Technicians Statewide.
SECOND
: Qualified members of the Tennessee Army National Guard. THIRD: Applicants eligible for membership in the TN Army National Guard.

APPOINTMENT TYPE : Enlisted

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY : 42A

PD NUMBER (S): D08320000-250793

POSITION LOCATION: CSMS-MIDDLE

POSITION TITLE: SECRETARY

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: NOT AUTHORIZED
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.

INTRODUCTION: This position is located in Army or Army National Guard organization or unit. Its purpose is to serve as the personal assistant and principal clerical and administrative support to one or more supervisors. Organization(s) serviced id subdivided into subordinate segments which are supervised through one or more levels of supervision or is of limited complexity where extensive responsibility exists for outside coordination. Participates intensively in the management of the office by applying a good working knowledge of the program under control of supervisor(s) and relieves the supervisor(s) of clerical and administrative support work.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • This position REQUIRES Military Membership

DUTIES: DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO : (1) Receives visitors and telephone calls. (2) Keeps the supervisor’s calendar. (3) Prepares responses to requests for general information concerning the organization’s functions from source material. (4) Makes arrangements for conferences and meetings, including such matters as location, schedule, agenda and attendance list. (5) Reads incoming correspondence, publications, regulations, and directives which may affect the supervisor. (6) Reviews outgoing correspondence for proper format, conformance with general policy and procedural instructions, grammar, accuracy and inclusion of necessary attachments. (7) Provides assistance in the procedural aspects of the office, including distributing work to clerical personnel. (8) Maintains office files of correspondence, directives, regulations, and other information. (9) Arranges for travel, arranges visit schedules, notifies organizations and officials to be visited, makes reservations, and submits travel vouchers and reports. (10) Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: REQUIRED S PECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 9 months experience performing clerical or administrative duties in an office environment. Must have experience performing office functions such as, referring visitors, screening telephone calls and to route correspondence by name or functional area. Experience working independently and setting priorities with very little supervisory control.

Meeting the months of experience requirement will not by itself be accepted as proof of qualification. Quality, type, and scope of experience or education must be demonstrated to show that applicant is fully qualified to perform duties at the grade level announced.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION : Resume must reflect applicable experience.

1. Knowledge of the military organization and function, sufficient to refer visitors, telephone calls, and mail.
2. Ability to keep supervisor calendar, to make arrangements for conferences, and meetings.
3. Ability to establish a filing system, to classify, retrieve, and dispose of materials.
4. Knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and required formats.
5. Knowledge of clerical practices and procedures sufficient to file material and obtain requested information from the file.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE

: Completion of 4 academic years of education in business or administration in an accredited college or university will satisfy the requirements for the GS-06 positions. You MUST submit required documents for your application to be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume will be made to determine if it shows the minimum Required Specialized Experience. If a rating and ranking is required, your resume will be used to compare your responses against the Supplemental Information which is the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's). The categories used to assess all applicants that are rated is Highly-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified.

BENEFITS: The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. SELECTIVE SERVICE STATEMENT : If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT : The Tennessee National Guard is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Soldiers and Airmen will not be assessed, classified, trained, promoted, or otherwise managed on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, reprisal, or non-disqualifying handicap. Discrimination due to age or disability are prohibited where not a factor of employment due to the military nature of the position. 29 CFR PART 1614. Discrimination due to gender is prohibited except as the direct combat probability coding policy applies to women.

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