GS-7: You qualify at the GS-7 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include experience in analyzing customs documents; applying customs laws, regulations, and procedures; interpreting customs requirements; or similar experience involving determinations of rates of duty, classification of merchandise, entry requirements, manufacturing & inventory records, export documentation, and accounting records.
GS-9: You qualify at the GS-9 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include experience in analyzing customs documents; applying customs laws, regulations, and procedures; interpreting customs requirements; or similar experience involving determinations of rates of duty, classification of merchandise, entry requirements, manufacturing & inventory records, export documentation, and accounting records, in addition to experience in reviewing and making decisions on drawback claims, which may include supervisory assistance, and are of average difficulty and complexity, reviewing company records on-site to establish if goods meet eligibility requirements and to verify the adequacy of a companys drawback system, and presenting assigned portions of seminars and other outreach efforts to explain drawback eligibility and requirements.
GS-7: You may substitute the successful completion of one year of fulltime graduate education for the experience required at the GS-7 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. (A course of study in business, international business, or a related field is qualifying.) Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise a year of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 18 semester or 27 quarter hours. NOTE- If selected, you may be required to submit official transcripts for proof.
GS-7: You may also substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-7 level. You must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or have a class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society. Refer to www.cbp.gov for additional information.
GS-9: You may substitute a Master's degree or 2 full years of graduate education in a qualifying field or a J.D or L.L.B. degree for experience required at the GS-9 grade level. (A course of study in business, international business, or a related field is qualifying.) Such education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours. NOTE- If selected, you may be required to submit official transcripts for proof.
Combining Experience and Education: To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. The combined total of your percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100% in order to qualify. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level, by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience. Add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100.
You must meet all qualification requirements, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by Friday, January 18, 2013
Training: You may be required to attend one to two weeks of paid training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, SC.
Travel: This job may require some travel. Applicants should possess a valid drivers license.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use an online self-assessment questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education and training.
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:
- Knowledge of Customs laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to drawback claimants and the refunding of collected taxes or duties collected.
- Ability to apply federal rules, regulations and procedures to specific situations or problems, and to make determinations on compliance.
- Knowledge of automated systems in order to input data, resolve problems, and obtain information used to make drawback-related decisions.
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, see View Occupational Questionnaire
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 at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/Employee-Guideline_CTAP.asp#3a. 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 in 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 or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx