Administrative Assistant (GG-07)

U.S. Federal Government - Rockville, MD4.3

These positions are located near the intersection of Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road next to the White Flint Metro Station on the Red Line.
Expenses associated with interview and/or relocation will not be paid.
This position does not require travel.
This is a Bargaining Unit position.
The Selectee will not be subject to Office of the Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

As an Administrative Assistant with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, you will perform a wide range of administrative and secretarial functions in order to support the operations of your office. Such duties include but are not limited to: Typing, proofreading, and editing a variety of technical, scientific, and other government documents and official correspondence in accordance with standards, guidelines, and agency procedures. Reviewing incoming correspondence, announcements, and other mail. Utilizing a variety of software programs (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.) in performing assigned work. Maintaining automated tracking or ticket systems for proper handling of controlled correspondence and action items. Answering telephone calls from a variety of customers and greeting visitors. Managing and maintaining supervisors’ calendars and scheduling meetings and events. Coordinating work assignments and office coverage with other administrative staff to ensure mission accomplishment and to support a collaborative work environment. Making travel arrangements, preparing travel authorizations and vouchers, within prescribed timeframes. Preparing electronic time and attendance records. Completing other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0318 Secretary


Conditions of Employment
Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
U.S. Citizenship Required
These are Drug Testing positions.
Pre-employment Drug Test Required.
You must answer ALL job specific vacancy questions for this announcement. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG/GS-6) in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is demonstrated by your level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a wide range of administrative and secretarial functions.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the following: Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and correspondence procedures; ability to work efficiently in handling multiple assignments; ability to deal tactfully with various levels of personnel; ability to work within a team environment or as a lead secretary; and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook and appointment calendar. A description of how you possess these skills as well as how you meet the qualifications desired should be addressed in your resume.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
There are no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information
Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process by e-mailing Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. Your application will be rated based on your responses to vacancy questions and information provided in your resume to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the best qualified for this position and are within reach for consideration, your application will be referred to the selecting official.
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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents

List of required supplemental documents:
If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2) and want to be considered under our merit promotion procedures, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility. Do not submit award SF-50's. SF-50 forms must be received prior to the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility. If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form. You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at Veteran's preference documentation MUST be received prior to the closing date in order to receive preference.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority applying for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority MUST provide supporting documentation of eligibility prior to the closing date to receive consideration.

Submission of College Transcripts is optional for this vacancy.

All supplemental documents will be collected electronically and MUST be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:
1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or
2. Use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. Use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

As an NRC employee you will enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Long Term Care Insurance; Dental and Vision Insurance; the Thrift Savings Plan which is a retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 10 paid holidays per year; transit benefits. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.