Administrative Technician (Office Automation)

Department of the Army Warren, MI
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About the Position:

This position will be located in CSI under thePrototype Integration Team.

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is a major element of RDECOM and partner in the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. As a full life-cycle engineering support provider-of-first-choice for all DOD ground combat and combat support weapons and vehicle systems, TARDEC develops and integrates the right technology solutions to improve Current Force effectiveness and provide superior capabilities for the Future Force.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

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You will serve as the administrative technician within a TARDEC Business Group or designated group responsible for planning, coordinating, and performing a variety of administrative services. You will provide administrative and secretarial support to the immediate office by carrying out and coordinating all the administrative support activities required to accomplish the work of the organization. Work assignments cover a wide spectrum of duties, including developing internal administrative processes and procedures. Maintain close working relationships with Associate Director/Deputy Associate Director, team leaders, and team members to facilitate administrative actions and assure adequate responses to various administrative requirements. Perform various secretarial functions for the AD/DAD. You may be required to substitute for the Executive Assistant in the office of the business group Executive Director. May also be required to lead subordinate administrative staff.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 10% Business Travel

Supervisory status


Who May Apply This job is open to… United States Citizens

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0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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* Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

* You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

* One year trial/probationary period may be required (Lab Demo).

* Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

* This position requires a qualified typist.

* This is a Career Program Position (CP) 51 .

* This is a modified TERM position. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of six years.

* This position may be converted to permanent without further competition.

* This is a DOD Demonstration Project position.

* Multiple positions will be filled from this announcement.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: developing internal administrative procedures for use by an organization; monitoring training requirements; alert supervisor and personnel of approaching deadlines; screening visitors to determine the nature of the visit and direct visitors to appropriate staff; creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint (or similar software).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:





Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

At least four years of education above high school. This education must be obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. (Transcripts required)


a combination of creditable specialized experience as described in A, and some creditable education as described in B. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. The total should be at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your total semester hours of education by 120. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (Transcripts required)

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.