For GS-09: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07; or its non-Federal equivalent OR master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related OR a combination of education as described and specialized experience.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study --architecture, engineering, building construction, or other fields related to the position.
NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the GS-0828 series set forth in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards by the closing date of the announcement. A copy is available at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.
Specialized experience is any experience that equipped the applicant with the particular competencies to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
Qualifying specialized experience for the GS-09 level: Experience in the preparation or review of plans, specifications, or estimates of materials and costs for the construction, extension, alteration, or repair of buildings. Applicants should have knowledge of the residential construction field, and experience in the development of plans and specifications, and in negotiation work. This experience may have been obtained working as a contractor or as a draftsperson in an architectural engineering firm. However, any drafting experience must have provided an opportunity to acquire technical knowledge.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating will be used for this vacancy. We will review your resume and transcript (if required) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualifications you will be placed in one of three quality categories, 'Best-Qualified', 'Well-Qualified', or 'Qualified' based on your answers to the on-line occupational questions. These responses must be supported by your resume and/or other documentation you provide. Responses that are not supported by your resume and/or other documentation may be changed, which could result in a category change for your application or elimination from consideration.
The occupational questions will evaluate you on the following competencies: Construction Designs and Practices; Contract Administration; Oral Communication; Written Communication.
Names of candidates in the 'Best-Qualified' category will be sent to the selecting official for consideration.
The description of the categories is as follows:
Best-Qualified: Highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of the competencies of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as detailed or described in the resume.
Well-Qualified: Competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of the competencies of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as detailed or described in the resume.
Qualified: An overall basic level of the competencies of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as detailed or described in the resume.
Veterans' Preference: Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category, before non-preference eligibles in that category. Preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the Best Qualified category on the referral list. XP and TP preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles within their assigned category. For additional information on entitlement see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the Well-Qualified category or higher. For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.
**REMINDER** Applicants - Be sure that experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficiently detailed information to clearly support the competencies. All information used to evaluate your application must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Once the position is closed, no additional information will be accepted. To preview questions please click here.