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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

01262 PERSONNEL ASSISTANT (EMPLOYMENT) II

Examines and/or processes personnel action documents using experience in applying personnel procedures and policies. Ensures that information is complete and consistent and determines whether further discussion with applicants or employees is needed or whether personnel information must be checked against additional files or listings. Selects appropriate precedents, rules, or procedures from a number of alternatives. Responds to varied questions from applicants, employees, or managers for readily available information which can be obtained from file material or manuals; responses require skill to secure cooperation in correcting improperly completed personnel documents or to explain regulations and procedures. May provide information to managers on availability of applicants and status of hiring actions; may verify employment dates and places supplied on job applications; may maintain personnel records; and may administer typing and stenography test. Completes routine assignments independently. Detailed guidance is available for situations which deviate from established precedents. Clerks/assistants are relied upon to alert higher level clerks/assistants or supervisor to such situations. Work may be spot checked periodically.