REQUIRES: One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: advanced knowledge of applicable laws, policies and procedures pertaining to recruitment and staffing; knowledge of position management and classification policies/procedures; processing pay and compensation actions for a variety of positions; screening candidates for eligibility for special hiring authorities; determining applicant qualifications for various positions; attending career fairs; utilizing automated human resource programs to publish vacancy announcements and process personnel actions; and creating reports, spreadsheets, presentations, etc using MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. To receive credit for these skills they must be documented in your resume.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A Ph.D., equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or a LL.M. in a related field from an accredited institution that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of the position may be substituted for the experience required at the GS-11 grade level. Eighteen (18) semester hours is usually the equivalent of one full year of graduate education. If you are using education to qualify, transcripts are required.
COMBINATION: A combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of the position is fully qualifying at the GS-11 grade level. Only education in excess of 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education may be used to qualify at the GS-11 grade level. If you qualify by combination, your skills must be documented in your resume and transcripts are required.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. Knowledge of human resource (HR) laws, regulations and policies pertaining to recruitment and staffing.
2. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with people from varying backgrounds and different levels of understanding.
3. Skill in planning, organizing and prioritizing work assignments.
4. Ability to provide guidance and advice to management and others with regard to recurring staffing, recruitment and placement issues.
5. Knowledge of a variety of computer software programs in order to create/edit documents, update/track human resources data, etc.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary and requires no special physical abilities. It may involve some bending, walking and carrying of light items.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.