To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-11 grade level in the federal service.
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-12 grade level in the federal service.
Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to: demonstrated experience in the application of program management best practices as they apply to a large-scale systems integration and/or implementation of a multi-channel client relationship management (CRM) program; application of analytical and evaluative methods/techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of the program operations; direct experience in the development of new or modified work methods, organizational structures, management processes, and/or program administration procedures; work together with cross-functional teams on interrelated projects, evaluations, reports, or recommendations made that are compatible with organizations goals, guidelines, and effectiveness in achieving the intended objectives; development of detailed plans, goals, and objectives for long-range implementation and administration of the program , and ensuring that the program follows the organizations policies, standards for budget, execution, and reporting. If your resume does not detail specific project management activities in the execution of organizational change management activities as described above, you will not receive credit for qualification.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 or GS-13 grade level.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. This training and/or experience MUST be reflected by descriptions of your experience in your resume.
- Knowledge of federal acquisition standards, contract management principles, and budgeting requirements.
- Ability to lead, plan, organize, and manage multiple standing and ad hoc teams in efficient preparations, defense or review of program schedules, documentation, execution or modification, in all phases of assigned programs.
- Ability to communicate verbally and interact with individuals and groups
with a wide range of educational and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Skill in written communication for a variety of audiences in order to
discuss issues and to produce reports, memoranda, policies, and other
- Ability to manage multiple acquisition projects that are time sensitive and challenging.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and handle conflict in a
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Note: Evidence of your experience must be supported by detailed documentation of like duties performed in the positions listed on your resume. You will also need to provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary, and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish that you possess one or more years of the required experience at the appropriate level sought. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in one of the three quality categories; Best-qualified, Well-qualified, or Qualified. Qualifying Veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. All other qualified veterans will be placed at the top of the appropriate quality group, based on responses to the questionnaire.
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference, for 5pt (TP) or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP) ...etc., on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required to award preference. (See "Required Documents" section)
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as listed on page two (2) of the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.