To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which required you to perform all the following duties: 1) use standard analytical and evaluative methods to measure, evaluate and improve program effectiveness, organizational productivity or program operations; 2) ensure that program work processes and administrative operations conform with pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents; 3) draft findings and recommendations; and 4) effectively communicate findings and recommendations verbally. NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response.
To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which required you to perform all the following duties: 1) conduct program analyses and reviews of scientific research and development programs with homeland security risk reduction missions; 2) interpret and analyze resource and performance measures to evaluate programs' effectiveness and efficiency; 3) develop reports and presentations on findings from evaluation and studies, and on options for resolving programs' problems and for enhancing programs' efficiency of operations; 4) analyze and critically evaluate legislative proposals, executive orders and regulations to determine program compliance or identify needed corrections; and 5) persuade management to accept plans, findings, determinations, and recommended courses of action. NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for SECRET clearance as a condition of placement in this NON-CRITICAL SENSITIVE position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of the three categories based on your experience, education and training. The knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:
KNOWLEDGE OF BUDGETARY POLICIES AFFECTING THE FINANCING AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PROGRAM/PROJECTS
SKILL IN PLANNING, ORGANIZING AND DIRECTING THE WORK OF PROGRAMS/PROJECTS REQUIRING SUBSTANTIAL RESOURCES OR CHANGES IN ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES
KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY FIELD AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION RISK-REDUCTION MISSION AS IT RELATES TO PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING FUNCTIONS
SKILL IN COMMUNICATING ORALLY
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN WRITING
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please click here.
On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). The VOW Act amended chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) by adding section 2108a, Treatment of certain individuals as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligibles.
This job opportunity announcement (JOA) include Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). Active duty service members who have begun their civilian job search prior to discharge or release from active duty will know how their application will be considered.
a.Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be conserved for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying to a federal job.
b.A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date of certification is signed.