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File Clerk - Not to Exceed 3 months

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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This position is required to perform clerical work related to the processing of documents, records and files when such duties require the application of an extensive body of established records management methods and procedures, knowledge of a wide variety of prescribed systems for governing the flow and control of communications, and knowledge of the organization and functions of the operating unit or units serviced and knowledge to resolve a wide range of problems.

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As the File Clerk, the incumbent' duties include, but are not limited to:

  • This position supports general filing and records control operations. The position processes incoming file documents, establishes new (or updates old) file categories and codes; maintains suspense files for follow-up after assigning "reply by" date when this is required; and performs similar related duties. The position performs day-to-day filing functions by following specific procedures and regulations that cover the receipt, security, categorization, cross-indexing of official records.
  • The position processes incoming materials. The position receives documents and records, opens, reads and presorts incoming materials into principal classifications. The file clerk carefully studies incoming correspondence and/or documents to determine the subject matter or nature of question being asked and therefore the appropriate category and cross-reference to establish.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: File Clerk - Not to Exceed 3 months/PD60470X

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

This announcement will close 4 May 2021 or when 50 applications are received.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0305 Mail And File

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/04/2021.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education s described below:

  • General Experience: You must have one year of progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled;. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have two years above high school.. OR,
  • Combination: : Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of general experience and education beyond high school.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily performed while sitting. Duties require occasional periods of standing, walking, bending, or carrying of light objects such as letter trays, file folders, etc.

Work Environment: The work is performed in an office setting that is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at


A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Johnson City , File Clerk - Not to Exceed 3 months, Other , Johnson City, Tennessee

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