Staff Assistant

About the Agency

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. This position is located in the Office of the Regional Administrator, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Seattle, WA. The mission of the office is to plan, direct, and administer a comprehensive occupational safety and health program throughout the region.

This position is located in the Seattle, WA office. The full peformance level of this position is GS-09.

This position is outside the bargaining unit.


Incumbent serves as Staff Assistant to the Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator. Assists the office in coordinating and keeping abreast of the status of ongoing OSHA administrative and management activities in the Region and of the status of various projects, task forces, and due dates in the major program areas through daily contact with the Assistant Regional Administrators and Area Directors. Reviews, identifies, and prepares synopses of correspondence and reports, publications, and other communications. Establishes appropriate control systems and files for correspondence. Maintains logs for required monthly and weekly reports. Responds to inquiries and administrative problems brought to the Regional Administrator’s Office by OSHA program and staff officials, and by DOL, Congressional, Federal/State, Union, and industry representatives. Receives and reads incoming mail for the supervisor’s office. Assembles and organizes material for use by the supervisor during speaking engagements and may draft parts of speeches. Makes necessary arrangements for conferences and staff meetings. Attends principal staff meetings and takes notes of proceedings and action items. Uses word processing software to produce a variety of documents and correspondence. Uses database or spreadsheet software to enter, revise, and retrieve data for standard reports. Transmits and receives electronic mail and messages. Maintains administrative records such as travel vouchers and time/attendance records.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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