Pay Band II: To qualify for this position, you must have 1) one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level (ZA-I at NIST) in the Federal Service; OR 2) one full year of graduate level education related to the position, OR 3) completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement (GPA of 2.9 or above); OR 4) a combination of both education and experience which is equivalent to one year of specialized experience as defined above. Pay Band III: 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level (ZA-II at NIST) as described in the Qualifications Section of the vacancy announcement OR 2) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work OR 3) have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree. QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Pay Band II - specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5/ZA-I in assisting and preparing documentation in support of human resource and financial management. Pay Band III - specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9/ZA-II in budget planning, financial management including aquisition management, and human resource management. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
This position allows you to qualify based on education. If you would like this consideration to qualify, you must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and cover letter to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. If you meet the qualification requirements stated in the vacancy announcement, we will then compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses to the job questionnaire (which will be scored) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined categories "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. More information about the three categories can be found at: http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/staffing/categoryrating.cfm. Your resume must support your answers to the job questionnaire, or your category may be changed. The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the selecting official. If you are applying as a MERIT candidate, we will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, operational cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview. ICTAP and CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. The job questionnaire covers the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
Knowledge of budget planning and financial management methods,
Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures,
Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures in areas such as staffing, classification, pay, leave, and performance,
Ability to utilize automated information systems to research, generate, or process data and other management reports,
Knowledge of acquisition/assistance award policies and procedures,
Knowledge of varied administrative functions; ie., travel, property, safety, security, bankcard, etc.
Ability to present information to managers and provide guidance and advice when requested.
Ability to independently complete or coordinate the completion of task with minimal direction. To preview questions please click here.