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Administrative Support Technician

Serves as an administrative assistant at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). There are multiple openings. Employees may be assigned to provide administrative support to one of DLIFLC's eight language schools or to other units at DLIFLC.
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is located on the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, CA and offers intensive foreign language instruction in fourteen languages and dialects languages on a schedule that extends throughout the year. Courses are taught six hours per day, five days a week with the exception of federal holidays. Learn more about student life and our Institute in these videos.

Why work for DLIFLC?
In addition to competitive salaries with locality pay, as a Department of Defense organization, employees receive a government pension in addition to Social Security; employees are also eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan with government contributions of up to 5% of salary. Health insurance can be carried over into retirement, with the federal government paying up to 75% of the premiums. A government sponsored wellness program allows for three hours per week of exercise on government time. Free access is offered to a state-of-the art gym located on the Presidio. After one year of service, employees receive up to 12-weeks of paid parental leave upon the birth of a child. Access to government childcare facilities may be available, and fee assistance for private childcare may be available subject to eligibility guidelines. DLIFLC offers generous paid time off benefits, with 13 days of sick leave each year plus 13-26 days of annual leave (vacation time) depending on length of service. Additionally, DLIFLC offers an Educational Assistance Program that may pay tuition for courses related to the employee's work assignment. To learn more about DLIFLC, visit our website or find us on Facebook.

  • Serves as the primary coordinator and scheduler for internal and external testing and faculty training, resolving schedule conflicts and relaying schedule changes to applicable personnel.
  • Gathers information, verifies facts, summarizes or extracts data from a variety of reports and arranges or organizes material in appropriate form to facilitate use by the manager and the subordinate supervisors.
  • Performs a variety of duties as organization's primary liaison with the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)/Human Resources Office.
  • Assists the manager in personnel administration and/or personnel management.
  • Screens all correspondence addressed to the manager and staff.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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. 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.

To Qualify for the GS-05:Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience 1) providing customer service and utilizing personal computer with office software; AND 2) experience reviewing correspondence for correct format, grammar, spelling or punctuation. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).OR Education: Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages.

To Qualify for the GS-06:Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience 1) Assists providing guidance on programs as it relates to clerical and administrative functions; AND 2) Prepares materials to be able to respond to correspondence. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).OREducation: A half year (i.e., 9 semester hours) of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.ORCombination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 9. Add the two percentages.

Additional Minimum Qualification:This position requires a typing proficiency of at least 40 words per minute (WPM) based on a 5-minute sample with 3 or fewer errors.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the 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. For further information, visit:

Additional information
  • 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.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Field (CF) 51 - General Administration and Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are not authorized.
  • Advance in Hire may be authorized.
  • This position may be filled at either the GS-05 target GS-06 or GS-06 level.
Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here

Additional information
  • Please be sure to note all requirements and application procedures as contained on the official USAJobs vacancy announcement. If there are any discrepancies between this posting and that on the official USAJobs site, the USAJobs terms will prevail.
  • NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE: Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attached supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty") to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim 10-Point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and supporting documents required for specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-Point Preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at

March 21, 2023

As Secretary of the Army, I am committed to developing and fostering an environment that promotes and reflects diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Individually, these concepts enhance the Army's ability to create cohesive teams, which is integral to building trust at all levels; collectively, they leverage the strength of our people, advance opportunity, and optimize talent. These concepts enable the Army to fight and win our Nation's wars. As an integral part of that mission, the Army must protect our own employees from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation to ensure continued success.

This equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy statement is a reminder that all Army employees are protected from unlawful discrimination. Army employees and applicants for employment are covered by Federal laws and Presidential Executive Orders designed to safeguard them from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and employment decisions, including recruitment and hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, training, and career development programs. Consistent with these obligations, the Army provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for functional limitations caused by disabilities, and for sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, and practices.

Army employees and applicants are also protected against retaliation. Consistent with Federal laws, acts of retaliation against an employee or applicant who engages in protected activity, such as reporting discrimination or harassment or participating in the EEO process, will not be tolerated. The Army will take prompt action if an employee or applicant is subjected to workplace discrimination, retaliation, or harassment (including sexual harassment).

We must be diligent in maintaining a workplace free from discrimination. This includes working to ensure that harassment, on any protected basis, does not occur within our Army. Army managers and supervisors play a critical role and have a responsibility to help prevent and eliminate harassment in the workplace, and all employees have a duty not to engage in harassing conduct and to report any such conduct if it occurs. Army employees or applicants who believe that they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation should contact their local EEO office.

It is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that the Army is a model employer and serves as an example of equity and inclusiveness for all workplaces, within and outside the Federal government. Likewise, each of us must take responsibility for implementing the Army's EEO policy and cooperating fully in its enforcement. In so doing, we reaffirm our collective commitment to a work environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Christine E. Wormuth
Secretary of the Army