BASIC REQUIREMENT: A full 4 year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelors degree with major study in the subject matter field of the position to be filled. Major field of study may include librarian, archival, Physical or Social Sciences disciplines, or other subject-matter related field.
Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend non technical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.
A combination of education and experience as described above.
For the GS-07 grade level: you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-05 if outside the Federal service, is required.
Specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level is defined as experience searching databases and/or using search engines.
For the GS-09 grade level: you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-07 if outside the Federal service, is required.
Specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level is defined as experience searching databases in a broad range of disciplines and experience in using collaborative tools.
Recent Graduate Interns qualify based on their educational achievements.
For the GS-07 grade level: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a Bachelor's degree.
For the GS-09 grade level: Completion of all requirements for a Master's degree or equivalent degree.
STUDENTS MAY APPLY IF THEY ARE WITHIN 9 MONTHS OF GRADUATING FROM THE DATE OF APPLICATION.
· Ability to use information systems to research and evaluate complex information.
· Skill in Customer Service.
· Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
· Ability to analyze a problem.
Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-07 grade level: Bachelors degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements). Superior Academic Achievement: S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.
1. Class standing-Applicants 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.<p>
2.Grade-point average (G.P.A)-Applicants must have a grade-point average of:<p>
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<p>
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.<p>
3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor societyApplicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.htm
Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-09 grade level: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or Masters or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B. or J.D., may be substituted to meet the experience requirement.
If using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Failure to provide this documentation, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration.
You will be required to submit a copy of your official college transcript if you are selected.
Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html):
Background or Security Investigation:
The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the qualifications for this job. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be interviewed prior to selection. You will be notified of the outcome.
1. Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to required assessments.
2. Highly Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to required assessments.
3. Best Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible's within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.