To qualify based on EXPERIENCE, applicants MUST meet the following criteria: One year of specialized experience equivalent to next lower level in the Federal service. For example, one year of experience equivalent to the GS-4 level is qualifying for the GS-5 level and one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level is qualifying for the GS-7 level. FOR GS-05: General experience that demonstrates the ability to understand legal provisions, regulations, and general principles and concepts, and to apply them to specific situations; to analyze verbal and numerical data, draw conclusions, and make decisions; and to present information or conclusions in clear oral and/or written language. FOR GS-07: Applicants MUST meet at least TWO of the following THREE specialized criteria requirements: -General knowledge of Federal and/or State wage and hour labor laws, industrial occupations, wage scales, employment practices, or salary and wage administration practices or other criminal or civil law enforcement experience. -Skill in analyzing written/verbal information and numerical data and making decisions on issues based on interviews, records review, reconstruction of missing or fraudulent records and applying legal or regulatory provisions, precedents, and principles to specific investigative matters. -Skill in personal contacts requiring the ability to explain requirements or rights and obtain information and cooperation from people with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding, reconcile conflicting interests, and persuade others to comply voluntarily with requirements.
To qualify based on EDUCATION, applicants MUST meet the following criteria: FOR GS-05: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree; Major study -- any field. FOR GS-07: One full year of graduate level education or bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement. Graduate education: Major study must be related to occupation in the following areas -- industrial relations, personnel administration, or other fields related to the position such as business administration, labor economics, or law, etc. 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.
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):
CUSTOMER SERVICE INFLUENCING/NEGOTIATING DECISION MAKING SELF-MANAGEMENT WRITING INVESTIGATIONS WAGE & HOUR PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE. 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.)
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".
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