To qualify based on EXPERIENCE, applicants must meet the following criteria: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience (described below) equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service.
Examples of specialized experience: Duties that provided experience and knowledge of management principles, practices, methods, and functions, including the ability to analyze and evaluate data, and draw conclusions; experience providing knowledge of federal budget and fiscal programs, office automation and use of various software programs in order to carry out daily responsibilities; position such as Administrative or Management Assistant, or technical support positions that demonstrates experience similar to the duties of the position. -Providing assistance to managers and employees on basic pay, overtime or leave entitlement questions or problems; advising managers on various types of appointments and their appropriate application; providing information to employees on benefit programs options and coverage; advising managers and employees about relatively common issues or problems such as routine leave or attendance; conducting training needs surveys and analyzing the information and data obtained in order to anticipate development and training needs.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:
To qualify based on EDUCATION applicants must meet the following criteria. One full year of graduate level education or bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement. To qualify for Superior Academic Achievement you must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND meet one of the following criteria: -Class standing-You must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. -Grade-point average (GPA)-You have a grade-point average of: a. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or b. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. -Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society-You have membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Oral communication/Interpersonal Skills Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.
Personnel and Manpower Management Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises on technical issues.
Written Communication Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
Self-Management Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.
Property Management Manages property and equipment by performing annual property inventory; maintains appropriate property accountability.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.) To preview questions please click here.
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.