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Secretary (Office Automation)

Defense Commissary Agency Frederick, MD
  • Expired: August 31, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Secretary (Office Automation)
Department of Defense
Defense Commissary Agency

  • ##### Open & closing dates
08/28/2019 to 09/09/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 6
  • ##### Salary
$42,308 to $55,006 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Detrick, MD 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission
is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is
comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA
operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery
products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of
the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as
current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and
its annual sales exceed $4 billion.
Learn more about this agency
  • Maintain a filing system, reviews correspondence for spelling
and grammar, receives mail, maintains the store director's
appointment calendar and serves as the forms manager.
  • Serve as the personnel liaison between the commissary and Human
Resources Service Provider (HRSP) by generating requests,
monitoring status and resolving employee personnel actions.
  • Perform in-processing functions for all new hires and reviews
in-processing forms for accuracy and completeness.
  • Serve as the payroll liaison between the commissary and the
Customer Service Representative (CSR) to resolve payroll issues
  • Procure, issue, control, and dispose of supplies and equipment
required for store operations.
  • Maintain the property accounting register relating to supplies
and equipment procured for the commissary.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0318 Secretary
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must apply by 11:59 EST on the closing date of vacancy
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends and
  • Permanent change of Station (PCS) Cost: ARE NOT authorized
  • Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive
  • Security Requirements: Not Applicable
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Drug Testing: Not Required
  • Physical Requirement: Not Applicable
  • Obligated Position: No
  • Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after
December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service
system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit for more information.
In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for
Clerical and Administrative Support Positions,
To qualify for this position you must possess one year of
specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 grade level that equipped
you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to
perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in
or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized
experience must be at GS-05 or equivalent under other pay systems in
the Federal service, military, or private sector.
Volunteer Experience: Your experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through a National Service
program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community,
student, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical
competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable
training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including
volunteer experience.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain your
name, a description of your duties, the number of hours worked per
week and the beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each
position. Resumes that do not contain this information will be
marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration
for this position.
To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we
encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your
resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.
Examples of specialized experience include:
  • Performing administrative or clerical duties such as preparing
correspondence, maintaining a filing system, and keeping an
appointment calendar.
  • Working with personnel and payroll related actions.
  • Completing supply-related duties.
Education may not be substituted for experience.
Additional information
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this
position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic
interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
Re-employed Annuitant: A former Federal employee who has retired
under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal
Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant
cannot be hired (i.e. re-employed) unless the vacant position meets
the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment
of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. The DoD criteria for hiring
Re-employed Annuitants can be found at
Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for
re-employed annuitant.
Other Notes:
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  • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information,
such as copying portions of this job announcement into your
resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for
this position.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon
its closing.
  • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to
serve a Two Year probationary period.
  • **Typing Proficiency: You must show possession of typing/office
automation skills. You may meet this requirement by
self-certifying that you can type at least 40 words per minute
based on a 5-minute sample with three or fewer errors. Such
information must be included in your application package.**
  • Additional documents maybe required if you held or currently
hold a federal position. (e.g., Resignation SF50 LWOP, highest
grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and
documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the
last 12 months). See
for more information.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
**Specifically you will be evaluated on the following
  • Clerical and Administrative
  • Personnel and Payroll
  • Supply
To determine your qualifications, a review of your resume and
supporting documentation will be made and compared against your
responses to the questions. The score you receive is a measure of
the degree to which your background matches the competencies
We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications
on the information provided as it relates to fundamental
competencies identified as required for this position.
Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who
apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following
quality categories:
  • Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality
of experience that substantially exceeds the position's minimum
qualifications, including all selective placement factors and
appropriate quality ranking factors.
  • Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and
quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum
  • Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications
and are proficient in some but not all of the position's
We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring
manager for employment consideration first. We send candidates in
other categories to the hiring manager based on category rating

Defense Commissary Agency


Frederick, MD
21702 USA