Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Job Title:Clerk

Job Title:Clerk
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Office of the Secretary for Human Resources & Admin
Job Announcement Number: VA-10-001-JM

SALARY RANGE: 22,115.00 - 39,590.00 USD /year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 to Monday, April 26, 2010
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-01/04
POSITION INFORMATION: Full TimeSummer NTE 9/30/2010
DUTY LOCATIONS: 30 vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking applications from current high school and college students to fill Clerk Positions under the 2010 Summer Employment Program. This is a temporary position not-to-exceed September 30, 2010.

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

Back to top Duties
Additional Duty Location Info:

30 vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

Provides general clerical and administrative support for an office within the Department of Veterans Affairs
Uses office automation equipment and a variety of software to produce various documents in draft or final form. Software may include database spreadsheets, charts, or graphs and enters, revises, sorts, calculates and retrieve data
Reviews and sorts incoming mail and distributes to the appropriate staff and/or office
Answers telephones, receives visitors, and refers callers and visitors to appropriate staff
Maintains the office filing systems and updates office files
Assists staff members on projects
Performs other clerical or administrative duties including photocopying, operating fax machines

Back to top Qualifications and Evaluations
Applicants must be currently enrolled on a full time or at least a half-time basis in (determined by the particular college or university) an accredited high school, technical, or vocational school or a 2 or 4 year college, university or professional school.

To qualify based on education, please submit a copy of a certified transcript with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average/class ranking; and a letter from the college or university which indicates that the student is in good standing and working on a degree. If you are in high school, please provide a copy of your report card and a letter from the high school signed by the counselor or principal stating you are in good standing and on track to graduate.

GS-1 grade level: No education or experience is required at this grade level.

GS-2 grade level: Applicants must have either a High School Diploma (or equivalent) and/or three (3) months of general experience.

GS-3 grade level: One year of education above the High School level and/or six (6) months general experience. (Education = 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours)

GS-4 grade level: Two years of education above the High School level and/or one year of general experience. (Education = 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours)

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Back to top Benefits and Other Info

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Back to top How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Your Résumé
A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 26, 2010.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS. After applying, return to My USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID VY334969.
Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The following documents are required:

Résumé or Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612).
Responses to the questionnaire.
Copy of your transcript and a letter from school, college or university.
Optional Form 306 ("Declaration for Federal Employment")
Use this checklist to make sure you’ve submitted everything!

Joan McIver
Phone: (202)461-5331
Email: Agency Information:
Central Office Human Resources Service
Department of Veterans Affairs
Central Office Human Resources Service
Washington, DC 20420

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.

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