In addition to meeting the education requirements, applicants must meet the following:
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience must be typically in or related to the position and has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Application materials must support responses to the vacancy specific questions and illustrate the required specialized experience in in order for the applicant to be considered. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position.
For the GS-12 grade level: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting in the assessment of the validity, reliability, and accuracy of project performance or financial data; and/or assisting in the confirmation of grantee compliance with relevant US Government regulations and policy; and/or assisting in the development of corrective actions for identified grantee reporting errors or instances of grantee non-compliance with regulations and policies.
For the GS-13 grade level: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as having direct responsibility for assessing the validity, reliability, and accuracy of project performance or financial data; and/or direct responsibility for confirming grantee compliance with relevant DOL and US Government regulations and policy; and/or direct responsibility for developing corrective actions for identified grantee reporting errors or instances of grantee non-compliance with regulations and policies.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
This position has a positive education requirement that must be met in order to qualify.
A. 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.
B. Combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. Experience--four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, audits, attestation engagements, accountability reviews or other aspects of foreign affairs.
To qualify on the basis of experience alone, this experience must have included either (a) responsibility for the direction and coordination of research, analysis, or other professional work in one or more of the fields listed in A above, or (b) specialized professional work involving a high level of difficulty and
responsibility in one or more of these fields.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
1. Audit, Evaluation, and Performance Data Verification
2. Procedural and Program Knowledge
4. Regulatory Knowledge
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category [INSERT WELL-QUALIFIED CATEGORY] or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs
for more information. To preview questions please click here.