ALL EXPERIENCE MUST BE FULLY EXPLAINED IN THE RESUME IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. Qualifications for GS-5: 3 years of general experience, one year must be equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-4. General experience that demonstrates the ability to: Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; Plan and organize work; Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work.
Qualifications for the GS-7: At the GS-7 level applicants must possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, GS-5. Specialized experience that demonstrates the ability to: Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; coding of personnel actions; developing vacancy announcements; reviewing applications to makes qualifications determinations utilizing staffing systems (e.g. DOORS); knowledge of job analysis; knowledge of special programs such as disabled veterans, student employment, recruitment flexibilities, etc.; employment development plans (i.e. Veterans Recruitment Act); Written and Oral communication skills in order to develop and deliver presentations to groups of employees, managers, and agency officials. Knowledge of human resources information systems (e.g. DOORS and People Soft).
Education substitution for the GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree. Education Substitution for the GS-7: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. 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.
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):
Customer Services: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individual who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individual who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations and responds appropriately. Writing: Communicates information in a sufficient and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. Problem Solving: Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities and determines resources requirements; determines short or long term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals. Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of hiring, classification and Federal employment regulations. Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objectives decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change. Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computers applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
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 B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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