minimum REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-9: You must have specialized experience and/or education directly related to this position, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the assigned duties. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and/or education is subject to verification by investigation. You must show this experience in your resume/application, you may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.
You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include but are not limited to: Analyzes data for management of clinical and administrative processes and programs to improve organizational effectiveness and compliance with performance measures; assess productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of program operations, developing plans, goals, and objectives for the long range implementation of administrative and clinical programs; interprets data and develops an action plan for improving compliance with the required initiatives or mandates; utilizes computerized data management systems to collect, format, calculate and disseminate findings; collect, analyze, and monitors data that is required for clinical and administrative inquiries, reports and initiatives; provides recommendations to management on organizational improvement, performance measures and program effectiveness; maintain data bases, interpret data and assists with trend analysis, interpret legislation governing health care and adjunct activities; makes modifications that reflect policy changes as determined by leadership; writes local policies regarding health care processes; assists with training sessions and seminars for staff on ways to improve compliance using performance measures, etc.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION
Possess 2 years of progressively higher education leading to a master's degree or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related to the position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
combinations of experience and education
Possess a combination of specialized experience and education to qualify at the GS-9 level as described above. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. See Step 3 under "How to Apply" for a description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this information may not be considered.
To calculate the combination of education and experience, determine the amount of experience you have as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the amount of education you have as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Only education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level is qualifying. Add the two percentages; the total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the grade level.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAO's) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: (DON'T RESPOND TO THE KSAO's, ONLY THE QUESTIONNAIRE ON LINE)
- ABILITY TO CONDUCT ANALYTIC STUDIES USING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYTICAL AND EVALUATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES.
- ABILITY TO PLAN AND ORGANIZE WORK.
- ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING.
- ABILITY TO APPLY FEDERAL RULES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
- ABILITY TO UTILIZE OFFICE COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE.
The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.
Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.