For the GS-09 level: Candidates must have been a GS-07 for 52 weeks (when applicable).
For the GS-11 level: Candidates must have been a GS-09 for 52 weeks (when applicable).
For the GS-12 level: Candidates must have been a GS-11 for 52 weeks (when applicable).
Time After Competitive Appointment:
Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.
Minimum Qualification Requirement:
- For GS-09 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: participating as a team member on a large project or study and preparing and presenting information in an informal setting within an Federal Nutrition Assistance program, social service program, public assistance and/or public health program.
- For GS-11 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: independently conducting segments of a major study and researching and interpreting laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures within a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program, social service program, public assistance and/or public health program.
- For GS-12 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes:demonstrated experience developing segments of a major study and analyzing and developing laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures within a Federal Nutrition Assistance Program, social service program, public assistance and/or public health program.
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
- For the GS-09 level: Have a Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field.
- For the GS-11 level: Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field.
Notes: The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be evaluated by a credentialing agency. You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
Although all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement (see "How to Apply"), applicants have until 30 days after the closing date to meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements listed below.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your:
- Responses to the online questions, and
- Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of Governmental programs, operations, and internal control systems to identify and collect appropriate sources of data, analyze information collected, and report on the findings.
2. Knowledge of current and historical legislative and/or regulatory documentation to analyze existing policies, and develop new policies and procedures within an organization.
3.Ability to communicate orally as a representative of an agency to present ideas, concepts, policies, and procedures, and resolve conflicts, in a clear precise manner.
4. Ability write clear, precise, detail oriented documents that accurately reflect agency views on proposed policy and/or regulations.
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out 100 to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. To preview questions please click here.