Commander, Navy Installations ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in Few vacancies Newport, Rhode Island

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

Fleet and Family Readiness is looking for the best and brightest to join our TEAM!!! The Navy team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms by enhancing the qualify of life for Sailors, their families, and others in the Navy Community. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) covers a wide scope of operations providing Sailors and their families with the finest facilities, programs and activities to meet their recreational and social needs. MWR programs encourage positive individual values, aids retention, and provides the physical, mental and social needs of a mobile Navy. MWR program encompass Fitness & Sports, Deployed Forces Support, Recreation, Entertainment and Food & Beverage Operations.

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Answers phone and greets customers. Uses appropriate protocol for office/facility assigned. Uses good customer service techniques, greeting by name where appropriate, offering assistance in a genial manner, researching questions and/or referring to the appropriate staff member to handle the request.

Uses computer to key data from handwritten notes or rough draft materials ensuring that the finished documents contain the proper format, content, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Such duties may include but are not limited to: Typing administrative documents, contracts, purchase order requests, correspondence, instructions, forms and reports utilizing references, policy directives and standards, posted event reports, and etc. Ensures information is accurate and kept up-to-date. Keying does not require great speed (30 wpm or less) but must be accurate. Prepares copies of finished documents and distributes as required.

Receives/sorts mail, guard mail, or packages delivered by courier and routes to the appropriate personnel.

Files incoming and outgoing correspondence, budget information, purchasing documents, newsletter information, plant property, etc. into an established system. On occasion may be required to set up additional filing systems.

Assists in copying, collating, stapling, and/or sorting documents as directed.

Assists with monitoring of supplies, requesting supply needs, and preparing orders as necessary.


Prioritizes and facilitates the flow of work into and from the other offices which may include, but is not limited to verification of IMPAC credit card statements; product research, logging and tracking BPA's and purchase orders, preparation of APF and NAF purchases requests, scheduling of training, etc. Reacts to emergent needs and makes adjustments to assignments to meet operational needs. Maintains document filing systems, ensures filing is timely and accurate, and initiates changes in processes to enhance data and document storage and retrieval.

Responsible for collecting all timecards, ensuring proper supporting documents are attached and the appropriate signatures have been obtained prior to forwarding to payroll. May respond to basic payroll inquiries.

Performs any other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Must be able to read, write and understand both written and verbal instructions. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide accurately using a calculator. Must have knowledge of basic English grammar, spelling and punctuation. This position requires the skill of an entry level or higher typist and the ability to operate a personal computer. Must possess working knowledge of basic data entry for MS Office Word and Excel programs. Must demonstrate above average telephone etiquette and customer service skills.

Familiarity with F&FRP; practices, procedures and terminology and previous government experience is preferred. Must be familiar with document filing and retrieval systems, and have the ability to accurately maintain filing systems.

Must be 18 years of age or older.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed indoors in a well-ventilated and lighted office setting. The incumbent is required to do considerable sitting, standing, bending, crouching, walking, pushing and pulling. Lifting, moving and carrying of supplies, equipment and other program items weighing up to 45 pounds without assistance may be required.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.



Must be a US Citizen

Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.

A favorable background is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal.

Security Clearance

Q - Sensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an inaccurate email address or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


Review our benefits


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working for our TEAM include but are not limited to:

Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).

Stability of Federal Civilian Service

People with passion for doing work that matters

Quality of Work Life Balance

Other Information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $12.00 to $12.00 / Shift Differential

Series & Grade: NF-0326-02/02

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 472374700

Job Announcement Number: VA-17-8519