For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens: If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified.
Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position as listed above.
Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled directly related to mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes, and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.Selective Placement Factor
Applicant must possess demonstrated senior level skill in applying knowledge of race relations to foster interagency collaboration, community capacity building in the management of diversity and in addressing community disputes. Applicants must have skill in conducting mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level.
1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 , must have registered for the selective service. http://www.sss.gov/. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
Please note that more than one position may be filled using this announcement. CRS mediators should be in good physical condition in order to participate in environments requiring quick movement, stress, standing in the midst of aggressive protestors and law enforcement personnel, and partaking in extensive walking conditions of approximately 30 miles or more.
Although not required it is very desirable if you are able to speak Spanish.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation (which should include a narrative response to the KSAs listed below) will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your narrative responses to the questions. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). Please note that this is not an automated online application process so below KSAs should be addressed on plain paper and be included with your application:
Please address the following questions with a yes or no response:
1. Participated in operational or planning meetings to discuss program or project milestones or activities.
2. Conducted mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community dispute training for a wide variety of audiences, including Federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations; primary, secondary, and higher education audiences; and representatives of community groups.
3. Served in a leadership capacity on major crisis response measures or national events involving mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes.
4. Coordinated the work of Federal, state, and local groups and agencies in the development of policies and procedures involving mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes to prevent conflict and crisis situations
5. Established and maintained working relationships with governors' and mayors' staffs, other public officials, community and civic organizations, state and human relations commissions, and specialty groups, to monitor and assess crisis situations involving mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes.
6. Conciliated and mediated cases involving multiple parties and extremely complex issues, such as major disputes based on race, color, or national origin.
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task. If you wish you may add examples for the level yu have selected.
A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
7. Ability to supervise and carry out established Human Resources management functions and practices and keep employees informed about important aspects of personnel management programs.
8. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing in both formal and informal setting.
9. Ability to establish contact and develop working relationships in the community.
10. Knowledge of program management principles.
11. Ability to communicate in writing.
12. Ability to establish contact and develop working relationships with local government and law enforcements agencies.