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Supply Clerical and Technician

GS-2005

Position Overview

DOI couldn't meet its mission without Supply Clerks and Technicians, who make sure necessary equipment and materials are available when and where needed to support work at every DOI facility and site.  Supply technicians also keep an eye on the bottom line, ensuring maximum value and accountability for federally-owned equipment and property at every stage of its life.

This position is represented at the following bureaus

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Department of the Interior Offices
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Candidate Description

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, comfortable with making sure requirements are followed, and committed to excellent customer service.

Work Environment

Work is often done in office settings but may also involve storage areas and other sites.  Some positions will require physical effort (lifting, carrying).

Minimum Education Requirements

Please see the Clerical and Administrative Support Qualification Standard on the OPM website.

Career Level Requirements

Responsibilities by Level

  • Mid:

    • Receiving deliveries and checking against orders
    • Preparing transfer documents and receipts
    • Monitoring inventories and preparing requisitions to restock items
    • Preparing items for shipment

  • Journey:

    • Advising others on the proper procedures for maintaining accountability of property
    • Working with other federal state and local agencies to determine availability or need for property
    • Preparing reports on destroyed or damaged property
    • Conducting studies on utilization of property and making recommendations based on findings
    • Preparing procedures for annual inventories
    • Maintaining property system inventory records

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Strengths by Level

Mid 3-4
Journey 5-7
  • Accountability
    Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Attention to Detail
    Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Customer Service
    Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Decision Making
    Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Information Management
    Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Interpersonal Skills
    Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Organizational Awareness
    Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Planning and Evaluating
    Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Problem Solving
    Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Reasoning
    Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Teamwork
    Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Technical Competence
    Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7
  • Writing
    Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
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    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-7

Common Pathways

Candidates who made this career change most commonly held these occupations...

39.1%

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant

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8.7%
7.2%

Range Technician

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0326 - Office Automation Clerical And Assist 5.8%
0305 - Mail And File 4.3%
6907 - Materials Handler 4.3%
7002 - Packing 4.3%
1106 - Procurement Clerical And Technician 2.9%
Less Common Pathways (<2%)

Where We Are

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