The Office of the Administrative Assistant (OAA) to the Secretary of the Army employs
civilians in a wide variety of positions from recreation specialists to bus drivers to
historians to human resource specialists.
Series and grade refers to the Federal government’s system for categorizing and defining jobs.
If you have never worked in the Federal government, you do not have to enter a series or grade
on your resume for previous, non-government jobs. Upon application, however, you may be prompted
to pick the highest grade you desire or are eligible for.
For general information about the classification of Federal positions, occupational information,
and grading criteria for the General Schedule and Federal Wage Classification Systems, visit
For information about Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) positions, visit:
General Schedule career opportunities exist in professional, administrative and technical fields worldwide.
As an Army civilian, career programs are available to
assist you in achieving your career goals.
For more information about General Schedule positions, visit
The Federal Wage System (FWS) is a pay-setting system that covers Federal appropriated fund and
non-appropriated fund blue-collar employees who are paid by the hour. The system's goal is to make sure that
Federal trade, craft, and laboring employees within a local wage area who perform the same duties receive the
same rate of pay. Successful labor-management partnership is the hallmark of the FWS, with labor organizations
involved in all phases of administering the pay system.
Special pay plans cover certain employees in special circumstances. The Office of Personnel Management authorizes
special pay plans when unusual labor market conditions seriously handicap agencies in recruiting and retaining
For information about the Federal Wage System (FWS), visit
Non-Appropriated Funded (NAF) positions are found in a wide variety of areas that support our Soldiers,
their families and our civilian employees. NAF offers positions in Child Development, Food and Beverage
Management (Clubs), Golf and Bowling, Recreation, Hotels and Billeting, clerical and administrative to name
a few. Jobs are filled through two systems: Career Referral Program and Installation Job Vacancy System.
For information about Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF), visit:
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