Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
- Providing general and/or technical information on fresh and/or processed grade standards or inspection services.
- Providing instruction/training on inspection procedures, policies and grade standards of fresh and/or processed fruit and vegetable products and documenting same.
- Evaluating procedures and instructions to determine training needs, coordinate technical development and maintenance of instruction programs and materials.
- Experience within the fruit and vegetable industry in application of various practices and procedures including transportation and storage practices; processing, packing and packing materials; marketing methods and practices.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in agriculture, mathematics, engineering, agricultural science, business, or economics.
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
LL.M., if related
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.
are required if:
- You are qualifying for the position based on education.
- You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.
- This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level.
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; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.