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You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for, or exempt from, the Selective Service. See www.sss.gov.
This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ/OJP Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described above, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category, with the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above. Professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
OJP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.
OJP offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedules afford employees the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home, or at an alternate location on a recurring or situational basis.
OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center, for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.
Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free.
Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Act allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.
Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Government housing is not available.
Recruitment bonus is not authorized.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
This position is excluded from the Bargaining Unit.
This position is eligible to telework.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT:
OJP provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE (ICTAP): The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If you 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. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established categroy rating criteria. you must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified ou in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacancy position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide dcumentation as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - VETERANS PREFERENCE:
In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you must submit with your application , a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP ) SELECTION PRIORITY: For proof of CTAP eligibility, you must provide a copy of a document from each of the following three categories:
1. One of the following:
Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
Your Reduction in Force (RIF) notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (for example, a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
Certificate of expected separation; or
Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (for example, a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).
2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:
a. You are a current: i). career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
ii). excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
i). Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
ii). Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
iii). Is in the same local commuting area as the job
SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTATION:
If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.