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Secretaries Wanted

Job training can lead to careers in other professions.

The current list of Federal vacancies contains 108 for Secretary (GS-0318) some of which are for multiple openings. The following Agencies hire Secretaries on a regular basis are:

Dept of the Treasury
Dept of Justice
Dept of Homeland Security
Veterans Affairs
Dept of the Interior
Dept of Commerce

Following is a sample job description from a current opening for Secretary:

"Maintains files, including correspondence, internal policies, reports and property/facility requests; serves as a receptionist, greets visitors, refers them to appropriate personnel, and makes appointments as needed and performs general office functions to include making travel arrangements, preparing a wide variety of recurring and nonrecurring correspondence, reports, and other documents."

GS-05 Minimum Qualifications:
In order to qualify for this position at the GS-05 level, applicants need one year of specialized experience at the GS-04 level. Examples of specialized experience include: clerical and administrative duties in support of an organization; using multiple automated programs and software such as databases, spreadsheets, and graphics in support of the clerical and administrative work; answering a multiple telephone system; preparing routine correspondence; scheduling meetings and managing an organizations or office calendar.

Education substitution of four years above high school. One year of full time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours 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.

GS-06 Minimum Qualifications:
In order to qualify for this position at the GS-06 level, applicants need one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 level. Examples of specialized experience include: controlling and reading all incoming correspondence, screening items to be handled personally, and forwarding the remainder for action; receiving requests for information, advising when the information can be furnished, and providing authorized information from files and records or following up with others to see that non-routine information is provided; arranging for meetings or conferences including reserving meeting room and notifying participants; and requisitioning supplies, equipment and services for the office staff.

There is no substitution of education for the GS-6 level.

Expense-Paid Training
Once employed, Secretaries maybe offered by the Federal Government a wide variety of expense-paid training courses which will enable them to advance in their field of choice. See the list at end of this article.

Hiring Pathways
The most common hiring pathway is to apply directly to the Agency with the job opening.

Candidates should scan this website for current Secretary (GS-0318) vacancies.

Candidates may also visit the following:

Dept of Commerce

Dept of Justice

Dept of the Treasury

Dept of Veterans Affairs

Dept of the Interior

Dept of Homeland Security

Past Secretarial Training Programs
Accelerated Reading
Administrative Correspondence
Assertive Communication Skills
Clerical Orientation
Constructive Conflict Resolution
Creative Problem Solving
Decision Making
Developing Listening & Memory Skills
Effective Briefing Techniques
Effective English Workshop
Improving Service
Interpersonal Communications
Managing Meetings & Conferences
Negotiation Skills Workshop
Professional Writing Techniques
Public Speaking
Report Writing
Secretarial Techniques
Seminar for Executive Secretaries
Shorthand Refresher
Technical Writing
Time Management
Word Processing