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Administrative Assistant (Recent Graduate Pathways Program)


  • Supports and assists with a full range of administrative tasks resolving recurring problems. Receives and distributes supplies, mail, etc., in a timely manner.
  • Maintains files in accordance with Federal regulations and agency directives and ensures appropriate documentation is attached.
  • May use database or spreadsheet software to enter, revise, sort, calculate, and retrieve data for reports.
  • Receives visitors and handles calls of a routine nature applicable to the unit.
  • Responds to non-technical requests for information regarding office functions, status of reports, and other information as needed. Difficult, technical, or special questions are referred to the appropriate area.
  • Receives and distributes supplies, mail, etc., in a timely manner.


For a full list of employment conditions, please see the vacancy announcement on

To be eligible, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years; OR
    If you are a current student who is in the process of completing your degree, academic documentation must accompany your application package to validate your upcoming graduation date (you must complete all degree requirements within nine months of the application closing date to be considered a Recent Graduate); OR
    Due to military service obligation, you were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduate Program during any portion of the two-year eligibility period described above. This eligibility period cannot extend more than six years from the date on which the requirement for the academic degree or certificate was received.

You must possess the qualifications requirements identified in the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS to be considered qualified for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.