I. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A. Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year-degree course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors degree in recreational therapy or in a creative arts therapy field (art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or psychodrama); or a major in an appropriate subject matter field with therapeutic emphasis or concentration?
B. Specialized Experience: One (1) year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in Federal Service. NOTE: Specialized experience in activities or programs that did not require application of a knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of recreational therapy or one of the creative arts therapy specializations, and that did not involve the use of therapeutic approaches to maintain the physical and/or mental health or to achieve the physical and/or mental rehabilitation of persons (e.g., Outdoor Recreation Specialist, Commercial Recreation Leader, Vocational Counselor, or other diversionary-type recreation specialist positions) is not qualifying experience.
II. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Applicants who have served in a General Schedule (GS) position within the preceding year are subject to time-in-grade restrictions, and must have completed at least 52 weeks of Federal Service in a position at the GS-12 level.
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: US of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Group Coverage for Professional and Sciencitic Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements for Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist Series, 0638. To view these standards, use the following link: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0638.htm
Qualified candidates will be further evaluated to determine the degree to which they possess the KSAs listed below. All candidates should provide sufficient information within their Resume/CV to assist in making this determination. This evaluation process may be utilized to determine the best qualified to be referred for consideration.
1. Experience in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or functions related to the office administration and the principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery and recreation therapy systems.
2. Experience with advanced management principles, organizational theory, analytical and statistical methods, planning methodologies, budgeting and resources management as well as pertinent laws.
3. Experience with performance improvement and quality control principles, staffing analysis, and related methodologies as they relate to the health care delivery and recreation therapy systems.
4. Experience with performance improvement and quality control principles, staffing analysis, and related methodologies as they relate to the health care delivery and recreation therapy systems.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
APPLICANTS PLEASE 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. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.