Office Automation Clerk
Department of the Army - Huntsville, AL

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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:
These positions are being filled under the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) at organizations serviced by Team Redstone CPAC. These are temporary positions not to exceed 9/30/12 or not to exceed 1 year. The Not to Exceed (NTE) date will be determined by organizational assignment. Appointment may be extended at management's discretion.

For STEP positions at US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), the organization is a Demonstration Laboratory, and positions are in paybands. Paybands for DE-1 is equivalent to GS-1 through GS-4.

Who May Apply:
Students who are, or will be 16 years of age by June 17, 2012, who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution pursuing any of the following educational programs: (a) High School Diploma or GED; (b) Vo/Tech Cert; (c) Associate; (d) Bachelor; or (e) Graduate Degree.


This position requires a qualified typist. Must type 40 words per minute.

Major Duties

Perform a variety of clerical assignments in support of the office.
Receive incoming telephone calls and personal inquiries.
Type clearly identified information such as names, addresses, etc., on forms.
Type labels, folders, tabs, etc., for use in files.
Perform more difficult typing duties using automated equipment to improve typing and office automation skills.
Operate microcomputer or computer terminal to prepare, statistical tables, manuals, and travel orders.
Use computer software to prepare spreadsheets, charts, graphs, etc.
Prepare correspondence, memoranda, and/or reports in draft and final form.
Require accuracy in spelling and grammar.

To qualify, applicants must possess:
GS-01: No prior experience.
GS-02: Three months of general experience, or a high school graduate or equivalent, or a combination of experience and education.
GS-03: Six months of general experience, or high school graduate plus 1 year of higher education, or a combination of experience and education.
GS-04: One year of general experience equivalent to the next lower grade, or 2 years of higher education above high school, or a combination of experience and education.

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.

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.

This position requires that you be at least 16 years of age by June 17, 2012.

Some positions may require a Secret Clearance.

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 questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

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 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.
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• 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

• 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 .)

• Multiple positions will be filled from this announcement for organizations serviced by the Redstone CPAC.

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