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LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Community Supervision Services Division, Illegal Substance Collection Branch, Washington, DC.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.
This position is covered under Federal law enforcement retirement.
MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE: Because this position is covered under Law Enforcement Officer retirement provisions, first-time law enforcement appointees must not have reached their 37th birthday at the time of appointment. Applicants 37 or older who have previous law enforcement officer experience under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS) may have their previous law enforcement officer experience subtracted from their age to determine whether they meet the maximum entry age requirement. APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE DATE OF BIRTH TO RECEIVE FURTHER CONSIDERATION. (Exception: This age restriction does not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by title 5 U.S.C. section 8336 provisions, or for those who are entitled to veterans' preference. You must submit proof of your veterans' preference.)
All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in the candidate's work history. If upon review, it is determined that your work history, knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), narrative responses, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be eliminated or your score may be modified to reflect the final rating based on all of the information provided in your application.
Ultimately, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, Office of Human Resources is responsible for determining an applicant's final rating. Please ensure that your work history, resume, and narrative responses provide enough detail to support your answers to the vacancy questions.
AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
If you would like to learn more about the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), we encourage you to visit our website at www.csosa.gov.
Meet specialized experience requirements. (See Minimum Federal Qualifications Requirements.)
Applicant must be United States Citizen or National. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.
Applicant must meet the Maximum Age Requirement and be able to type 40 words per minute.
Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. (See Other Significant Facts)
Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (See Other Significant Facts)
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.
Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGE REQUIREMENT: In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirement provisions; therefore, candidates must be appointed before reaching their 37th birthday unless they presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement retirement-covered position or are a veteran preference eligible.
Basis of Rating: Category Rating Procedures - Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the CSOSA Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
Each category is broadly defined as:
Highly Qualified Category: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.
Well Qualified Category: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.
Qualified Category: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of your experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.
Names of all candidates in the Highly Qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. You will be placed in one of the categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as:
-Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs
-Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs
-Successful performance on the job
-Level of the job
With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.
This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.
Drug Testing: Appointment may be subject to random drug testing after selection.
How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/csosa/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.
Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: CSOSA, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.
Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.
Evaluation Methods: Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application/resume will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate those needs. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the CSOSA Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The Agency is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.
Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.
If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.