To qualify for this position at the GS-07 level, you must meet at least one of the following four alternatives:
SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AS AN UNDERGRADUATE:
A. Completed a full four-year course of study in any field from an accredited college or university AND meet one of the following superior academic achievement provisions: Grade-Point Average: (A) grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on the transcript, or as computed based on four years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (B) a grade point average of 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 completed during the final two years of the curriculum. (Note: grade-point averages will be rounded to the one decimal place. For example, 2.95 = 3.0, 2.94 = 2.9, and 3.45 = 3.5 when rounded to the one decimal place.) (C) Class standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as College of Liberal Arts or School of Business Administration, based on the completed courses; or (D) Election to Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society other than freshman scholastic honor societies. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society. NOTE: TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPT WITH PROOF OF YOUR SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.
ONE YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
B. One full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must have required you to perform all of the following duties: 1) gather and compile accurate data on management processes, systems and mission support programs; 2) apply qualitative and/or quantitative methods to review organizational processes or programs for efficiency or conformance with laws, policies, or regulations; 3) conduct presentations or briefings on the results of your analysis; 4) communicate the results of your analysis through reports or findings . NOTE: TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOUR RESUME MUST SHOW WHERE, WHEN AND HOW YOU PERFORMED THESE DUTIES.
ONE YEAR OF GRADUATE EDUCATION:
C. Completed at least one year of Graduate education in an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include business administration, public administration, and management. One year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full- time graduate study. NOTE, TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR GRADUATE TRANSCRIPT.
COMBINATION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
D. Do not meet the complete requirements of either response B or C, but qualify for the GS-07 grade level with an equivalent combination of graduate education as described in C and specialized experience as described in B which can be combined to meet the requirement. To combine education and experience, convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3. To determine your percentage of qualifying graduate education, divide your number of graduate semester hours by 18, or by your school's definition of one year of graduate study. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of specialized experience by 12. Add your percentage of education and experience together. The two must total at least 100 percent for you to qualify under this method. NOTE: TO QUALIFY UNDER THIS OPTION, YOUR RESUME MUST SHOW WHERE, WHEN AND HOW YOU PERFORMED THESE DUTIES AND YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR GRADUATE TRANSCRIPT.
Education: For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE.
Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click HERE.
You must have, and/or be capable of obtaining and maintaining, if required, the appropriate sensitivity/clearance level to carry out the duties of the assigned position. Due to the nature of the mission, which includes providing emergency/crisis support, you will be subject to recall either to the National Operations Center (NOC), or an alternate Continuity of Operations (COOP) facility during emergency operational support conditions, training or exercises. Such incidents may require you to work extended hours and days outside your normal work schedule. Long hours under highly stressful and demanding conditions may be the norm during contingencies or major operations. You may be required to work rotating shifts, including night work, weekends and holidays.
This position involves critical duties and responsibilities that must continue to be performed during crisis situations and contingency operations. Required responsiveness to elevated threat levels may require special considerations, such as travel, temporary relocation and extended or rotational hours of work.
You will be required to deploy primarily in support of Secretary's Field Support Teams and Crisis Action Teams in response to elevated threat levels, incident responses, National Special Security Events (NSSE), or training and exercises. Such deployments will require deploying to areas outside the National Capital Region and will require extended or rotational hours of work for an extended period of time. Deployment areas may be suffering the effects of a natural or man-made incident and deployments may be done under short notice, into expeditionary environments for at least 30 days.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service must meet time in grade requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service). (Some exclusions are found in 5 CFR 300.602.) You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens procedures will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category, and veterans with a service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Highly qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.