About the Agency

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse

customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC), District Office of the Final Adjudication Brach (FAB). The mission of EEOIC is to establish operational program policies, regulation and procedures for the implementation of the Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) and to provide technical guidance and assistance on the processing of claims filed under the EEOICPA. This position is that of Secretary to the Branch Chief, providing clerical and administrative assistance to the Branch Chief and other staff.

  • This position is outside the bargaining unit.
  • The full performance level is GS-06. Travel Required:
Not Required

Key Requirements:
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

U.S. Citizenship.

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Additional Duty Location Info: 1 vacancy - Denver, CO
Receives telephone calls and in-person visitors. Ascertains the nature of each call or visitor and determines the appropriate action, personally taking care of routine matters and referring difficult technical matters to staff members.

Prepares responses to requests for information by the required deadlines from source materials. Anticipates need for information and systematically prepares material so that it is immediately available for the supervisor's needs.

Reads incoming correspondence, publications, regulations and directives which may affect Branch operations. Determines those that can be acted upon personally and takes necessary action.

Establishes and maintains subject matter files, exercises initiative establishing or revising files to meet current needs and demands for materials.

Maintains the Branch Chief's calendar and schedules appointments and meetings using own initiative. Reschedules appointments when in becomes apparent that Branch Chief cannot attend as scheduled.

Makes travel arrangements for staff members and maintains records of itineraries while staff are in travel status.

Uses various software programs to produce a variety of documents including database or spreadsheet software to enter, revise, sort, calculate and retrieve data for standard reports, and uses graphic software to prepare charts. QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS
Qualifications Required: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-05, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience establishing and maintaining office files; preparing and advising staff on preparing correspondence and reports; making travel arrangements and maintaining calendars.

This position requires a typing proficiency of 40 words per minute.
Education cannot be substituted at the grade GS-06.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. How You Will Be Evaluated: If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.


Category A: Best Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B: Well Qualified - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C: Qualified - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Computer Skills – Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work.

Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues and responds appropriately.

Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Managing and Organizing - Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.