Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS as follows:
Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.
Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Experience -- four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
In accordance with the Qualifications Standards for General Schedule (GS) positions under the General Coverage for Professional and Scientific Positions, the following is being provided to you. See: http://www.opm.gov/Qualifications/standards/group-stds/index-Group.asp for the Qualification Standard for your group coverage.
To qualify for NH-03 in addition to Basic Education Requirement you must possess 1 year of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower broad band (NH-02) or equivalent.
For NH-03, specialized experience required includes:
Experience assisting in developing strategic policies between the US and foreign governments to develop position papers, reports, briefings, testimony, and Congressional inquiries. Experience serving as a coordinator or analyst for political/military and interagency issues related to export control treaties and arms control.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Technical Experience
2. Customer Relations
3. Problem Solving
Substitution of Education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this level.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
DRUG TESTING: Required (You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Top Secret (Critical Sensitive) Clearance
PCS: Will not be authorized
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILING: Not Required
FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT: Exempt
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
INCENTIVES: Recruitment and relocation incentives will not be paid.
ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT WILL BE VERIFIED.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining:
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, military Discharge (must include character of service and type of discharge). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outline on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
Future Military Separatees WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON TERMINAL LEAVE*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD214 and/or a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your approved terminal leave request (if applicable). These documents must show character of service and type of discharge anticipated. Veterans may apply and be qualified if they show proof that they will be on terminal leave or separated from the military within 120 days after the closing date of this announcement.
MDA will accept military service member's "Statement of Service" up to 120 days prior to separation date IF an approved terminal leave request form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin. The statement of service must show type of discharge and character of service anticipated.
*Applicants must be qualified and eligible by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Active duty military members are not eligible for appointment (i.e. entrance on duty) unless currently on terminal leave.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.