The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp as well as the Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0300/0301a.htm and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
For GS-9 - You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
Specialized experience required for this position at the GS-9 grade level is:
- Knowledge of Federal and agency regulations and directives as well as organizational specific directives, programs, and missions to understand their impact on programs;
- Knowledge of management analysis techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems;
- Knowledge of operating guidelines governing administrative programs to help initiate program changes;
- Skill in briefing managers and in communicating tentative recommendations regarding efficiency in program operations.
For GS-11 - You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
In addition to the required specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level, the specialized experience required for this position at the GS-11 grade level is:
- Experience conducting studies on operating programs, researching current or new management practices;
- Independently performing assignments and keeping supervisor apprised of potentially controversial issues;
- Experience analyzing research results and making recommendations regarding studies of work processes and procedures.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of Federal regulations, laws and policies affecting program operations
2. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring program effectiveness and efficiency
3. Ability to communicate effectively to make recommendations to management on overall program operation
If substituting education for experience, at the GS-09 level, you must possess a masters or equivalent degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related. For the GS-11 level, a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.
Combining Education and Experience: Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)
The following is an example of how education and experience may be combined. This is an example only, and is not all-inclusive.
"The position to be filled is a Management Analyst, GS-343-9. An applicant has 6 months of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 and 1 year of graduate level education. The applicant meets 50 percent of the required experience but none of the required education, since he or she does not have any graduate study beyond that which is required for GS-7. Therefore, the applicant meets only 50 percent of the total requirement and is not qualified for the position. (The applicant's first year of graduate study is not qualifying for GS-9.)" As quoted at OPM.gov http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicants name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
RELOCATION EXPENSES (PCS): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): EXEMPT
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Not Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Critical Sensitive/TS
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public):
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Highly-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Highly Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdfHow You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.