Administrative Support Assistant

USDA, Forest Service

About the organization

The Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is also the largest forestry research organization in the world, providing technical and financial assistance to State and private forestry agencies. Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the agency—help manage the Nation’s natural resources “for the greatest good, for the greatest number, for the longest time.”


The primary purpose of this position includes purchasing and procurement transactions, office machine operations, word processing, and special project assignments. The incumbent works closely with Forest Service employees as well as the public.

•The responsibilities listed are at the full performance level.
•Distribute office supplies and special order items, reconcile purchases within the appropriate database in a timely manner.
•Maintain procurement/purchasing files in accordance with regulations and agency directives and ensures procurement documentation is signed and attached.
•Requisition office supplies, equipment, forms, printing services, maintenance services, etc. as required.
•Receive visitors and handle calls of a routine nature, such as locations of key personnel and recreation opportunities.
•Enter data into existing or newly developed databases using work center software systems.
•Prepare audits and transmit time and attendance reports for employees in the unit.
•Review outgoing correspondence for grammatical accuracy and conformance with policy.
•Examine documents and data for completeness, discrepancies and other special requirements.


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Announcement number: 20-R9OCR2-303-ASA-4-5G
Control number: 573158000

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