You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as... Experience planning and implementing public involvement, outreach initiatives and communication strategies AND Experience leading teams and/or groups to accomplish goals.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of team building, communications, listening, and decision-making methods.
Ability to lead a team in assessing its strengths and weaknesses.
Ability to coach and mentor team members
Ability to apply facilitation techniques to lead teams, workgroups, committees, and task forces.
Knowledge of public involvement, outreach, and education methods.
Ability to develop and manage community involvement and outreach initiatives, and communication strategies for complex and controversial projects or situations
Knowledge of public involvement requirements
Knowledge of methods for facilitating large public meetings, hearings, and complex multi-party collaborative processes
Knowledge of a wide range of written and web-based communication principles, concepts and methods
Ability to write news releases, factual materials, and issues papers.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to translate detailed and highly technical written and oral information, including information about health and environmental risks, to language easily understood and acted on by the public.
This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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