To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. Specialized experience is: working with complex programs and issues in the scientific or environmental field (either government or private sector) where you demonstrated the potential to successfully supervise a diverse staff, performed public outreach (such as Environmental Impact Statements (EIS 's) scoping and public hearing, government-to-government meetings, in multiple communities and/or venues); and planned, prepared, and reviewed documents for environmental hazard risk analysis (e.g., large projects, programmatic EIS 's, multi-year program plans) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). An example of a complex program or issue in the scientific or environmental field would be having dealt with a lease sale program, or a large government effort project, such as an EIS coordinator, project leader, or program leader. A diverse staff would include multiple employees with a variety of professional specialties such as economists, social scientists, wildlife biologists, terrestrial biologists, marine mammal biologists, oceanographers, and physical scientists.
Specialized experience must also include communicating effectively with others to accomplish the goals of NEPA. This communication could be demonstrated by public speaking or conducting meetings that include the public, and representatives from industry, environmental groups, native groups, tribes, and/or local, state, and federal agencies about technical issues; government to government consultations; and/or EIS public scoping and hearings.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPMs website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. http://www.sss.gov.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, indicate the type of preference you are claiming on your resume, and in the occupational Online Questionnaire Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position. Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position. The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the (Online Questionnaire) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Our review of your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your responses to the Online Questionnaire to accurately reflect your abilities.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Technical Credibility - Experience in overseeing, leading, or providing training for technical or scientific projects that required applying appropriate procedures, requirements, or environmental laws and regulations to make decisions.
Leadership Skills - Experience in: planning programs; creating an atmosphere of trust and employee engagement, understanding the needs of employees to foster open communication and problem solving; understanding the mission of an organization to solicit and develop strategies; and communicating to a variety of stakeholders and entities on controversial issues to share information, gather information, and provide briefings.
Analytical Skills - Demonstrated ability to assess a situation or problem that may be complex or uncomplicated to make a decision; assessment may include the review of an overabundance of scientific information, conflicting views, laws or regulations, or technical information to formulate the best response in making a decision.