- To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position,you must have
A degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to this position
Combination of education and experience- that provided the applicant with the knowledge of one or more of the behavior or social science equivalent to a major in the field.
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavior or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
In addition to the basic qualification requirements for the GS-11 level:
Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess at least one year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) requiring application of the knowledge, skills and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which involves expert knowledge of suicide prevention programs, advising senior level commanders and directors; experience in making critical assessments; analyzing and evaluating the program effectiveness, developing training plans; planning and implementing public relations campaigns.
Education : for the GS-11: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
B. Combination of Education and Experience -
Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the duties of this position as described above. Combination of education and experience that provided the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) in the following area:
- Knowledge of the Suicide Prevention Program
- Ability to communicate orally
- Ability to communicate in writing
- Ability to gather and analyze data
If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To do so, compute the percentage of your requirements met. the sum of which must equal at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide the total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 54. Add the two percentages.)
Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.
One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
- The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain National Military Suicide Prevention Training.
Must be able to pass a Personnel Security Investigation (NACI) Background Investigation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.