To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must meet one of the following requirements:
A. One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which involved performing activities such as: 1) analyzing and evaluating processes and procedures to identify deficiencies and measure effectiveness and efficiency; 2) communicating information orally (i.e. presentations, briefings, etc.) in a clear and concise manner, taking into account the audience and nature of information; and 3) creating technical written communications and ensuring the accuracy of the content, spelling, grammar, and format of the items. OR
B. Successful completion of three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or a Doctorate or Ph.D., or equivalent degree, e.g., at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include public administration, business administration, etc. OR
C. Combination of experience described in "A" above and education described in "B" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then, take the number of months of experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must meet the following requirements:
A. One 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 involved performing activities such as: 1) assisting in the development of various Executive Secretariat activities (i.e. written responses, outreach materials, quarterly reports, etc.); 2) managing the tracking and monitoring of the day-to-day official communications; and 3) assisting in quality control and quality assurance of Executive Secretariat written communications.
Are You Using Your Education To Qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your education claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses. For each course your list must include the institution attended, date completed, grade and grade point received, number of semester (or quarter) hours received. Please refer to the Supporting Documents - College Transcripts section of this vacancy announcement for further instructions. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement, or you will receive no further consideration. If selected, you will be required to produce original transcripts.
Graduate Education: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.
For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
Travel may be required up to 25% of the time. The position involves critical duties and responsibilities that must continue to be performed during crisis situations and contingency operations. Required responsiveness to elevated threat levels may require special considerations, such as temporary relocation and extended or rotational hours of work. Some exposure to hazardous conditions may occur when visiting work sites or during emergencies. During responses to emergencies there is the potential for exposure to toxic, biological, radiological or physical hazards that require the use of specialized protective equipment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
Best Qualified Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Well Qualified Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Ability to organize work, set priorities, and make sound decisions
2. Knowledge of the government communication clearance processes, methods, standards, and practices
3. Skill in interpersonal communication
4. Ability to communicate in writing
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.