About FDA

Administrative Support Assistants

Description of duties:

As an Administrative Support Assistant, you will:

  • Coordinate logistics for meetings and/or conferences (e.g., schedule appointments, reserving space, setting the specific, time, contacting all personnel expected to attend, etc.);
  • Receive visitors and determine the nature of the visit to refer to the appropriate staff members;
  • Track outgoing and incoming correspondence and documents;
  • Purchase supplies, equipment, and other materials needed for office functions;
  • Maintain supervisor's calendar using Microsoft Outlook or similar automated software.

Qualifications:

For GS-06:

In order to qualify for Administrative Support Assistant, GS-0303-6 Grade, you must meet the following:

Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Such experience includes scheduling appointments and coordinating meetings for management; performing travel and timekeeping functions; preparing and editing documents (i.e. correspondence, forms, reports, etc.); using office automation applications/software to update reports and maintain information.

 

For GS-07:

In order to qualify for Administrative Support Assistant, GS-0303-7 Grade, you must meet the following:

Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service. Such experience includes receiving and routing incoming and outgoing correspondence; performing travel and timekeeping functions; preparing documents (i.e., correspondence, forms, reports, etc.) for management; and entering information into databases to track administrative activities.

  

Grade (Salary) Level:

Federal General Schedule (GS) grade levels at which Administrative Support Assistants are commonly filled are:
  • GS-5/6/7
 

Geographical Locations

Administrative Support Assistant are located at HQ (suburban Washington, D.C.) and St. Louis, MO.

 

Page Last Updated: 07/18/2016
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