• VA.gov
  • $58,120.00 -86,690.00/year*
  • North Chicago, IL
  • Administrative/Clerical
  • Part-Time
  • 2216 Wright Ave

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Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Uses word processing software to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve and print forms, memos, and letters.

  • Requisitions office supplies, printing support and related materials.

  • Prepares and consolidates time and attendance records and ensure that requests and proper documentation is available for granting advance sick leave, leave without pay and other leave.

  • Maintains official files in accordance to the Records Control Schedule.

  • Maintains employee training files and competency files, and assist in annual employee appraisal and competency opening, midyear and closeout.

  • Maintains files on Medical, Sick Leave, Family Care Leave.

  • Answers routine, repetitive telephone calls from internal and external customers using excellent telephone etiquette and listening skills.

  • Communicates frequently with Nutrition & Food Service Staff, Human Resources, Payroll, and Visitors in a courteous manner.

Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm

Telework: Not available

Position Description/PD#: Time and Leave Clerk~PD # 556-06685-A
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/28/2019.

Must have the ability to type at least 40 WPM

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-5 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-4. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

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

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-4 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: processing time and leave requests, coordination of time and leave schedules, work independently, use of various software programs and the screening and transferring of calls.


  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level by successfully completing 4-years above the high school level in any field.


  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond .

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • 1 - Knowledge of Time and Leave rules and regulations.

  • 2 - Ability to effectively communicate orally.

  • 3 - Ability to communicate in writing.

  • 4 - Skill in operating personal computers and related software programs.

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: Work is basically sedentary, but may require walking considerable distances to assigned T&L's Human Resources Management offices, or to Payroll Services to deliver, collect, or review various items on a needed basis.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at opm. gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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