GS-07: Applicants must have:
A. One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level as described below OR
B. One (1) full year of graduate level education as described below OR
C. Bachelor's degree with one of the following Superior Academic Achievement provisions:
(1) Class Standing: rank in the upper one-third of a college, university, or major subdivision or
(2) Grade Point Average (G.P.A.): Applicants must have a grade point average of
(a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as
recorded on their official transcript,
or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed
during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR
(b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based
on the average of the required
courses completed in the major field or the
required courses in the major field completed during
the final 2 years of the
(3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society: Applicants can be considered eligible
based on membership in one of the national
scholastic honor societies listed by the
College Honor Societies.
D. Combination of Experience and Education: A combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate-level education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements.
Specialized Experience: is defined as developing, authorizing or examining claims or applications that required
resolving conflicting data and interpreting a body of laws, rules, regulations
and policies; or preparing or reviewing contracts or other legal instruments for
legal adequacy and conformance with applicable laws; or selecting and analyzing
information to determine the intent of statutes, treaties, and executive orders
or legal decisions, opinions, and rulings; or investigating and analyzing
evidence of alleged or suspected violations of laws or regulations.
Education: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be
used to meet the above requirements provided you can show that the foreign
education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational
institution in the United States.
YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OR AN
ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJs Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
You will be rated on the following Competencies:
- Educational Experience
- Work Experience
- Social Organizations
- Mathematical Skills
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions