Administrative Support Assistant (OA)

Department Of The Interior Cornish, NH
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, in the Administrative Division.

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This position is a Permanent Career-Seasonal position and is subject to release & recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all of the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. The selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for the park is from April to September, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions. The non pay time would be annually November or December.

This position is located in Cornish NH within the Division of Administrative and Business Services at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, and will support Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park, Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Coltsville National Historic Park, and the Stewardship Institute. The incumbent will independently perform various duties within the administrative and business services arena. Incumbent will service as the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Office Manager, and be the primary Accounts Payable person for all the units. Incumbent will also support other key areas including but not limited to payroll, property, and contracting.

Saint-Gaudens NHS, New Hampshire's only national park consists of 148 acres including the home (Aspet), gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). As one of America's foremost sculptors, he is best known for his public monuments including the Sherman and Farragut monuments in New York City, the Shaw Memorial in Boston, MA, the Standing and Seated Lincoln Memorials in Chicago, IL, as well as the 1907 ten and twenty dollar gold coins and over 100 portrait reliefs. Aspet was his summer residence from 1885-1897, and his permanent home from 1900 until his death in 1907. In partnership with the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the site promotes the arts through exhibitions, special events, and programs as a living tribute to the sculptor. Located in Cornish, New Hampshire, the site is one of only two national parks dedicated to a visual artist. There are two hiking trails that explore the park's natural areas. For more information about this park, visit

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship required.

* Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

* Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.

* Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

* Must be able to type 40 WPM.

* You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.

* You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.

* If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

* You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 2 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

* You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.


SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position performs office automation work, and you must be able to type 40 words per minute. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position.

* AND -

To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: performing administrative functions (e.g., payroll, personnel, travel, and/or correspondence), using office procedures and equipment, organizing and analyzing numerical information, typing correspondence, memos, reports, and forms from rough drafts, and notes, answering telephone calls, filing, and meeting and dealing effectively with others. You must include hours per week worked.

* OR-

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least

at least four years of education above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelors degree with courses related to the occupation, such as in business administration, recreation management, public relations, and/or communications, or that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in such subjects. You must include transcripts.

* OR-

Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.