All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
All applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-07 level by one of the following means:
A. Education: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement*.
B. Experience: To qualify at the GS-7 grade level, you must have at least one FULL year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience composing documents on Workers Compensation issues, providing information regarding Workers Compensation inquiries to employees and managers and running various Workers Compensation reports in an automated system.
C. Combination: Education (must be graduate level or higher) and specialized experience can be combined if each is less than the required amount. The total must equal at least 100% of the requirement for the GS-07 grade level.
*Additional Information regarding 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.
2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) Applicants must have a grade-point average of:
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
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.
Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
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ALL applicants must meet the requirements for the GS-09 level by one of the following means:
A. Education: Possession of masters or equivalent graduate degree or completion of two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or an LL.B. or J.D., if related.
B. Experience: To qualify at the GS-9 grade level, you must have at least one FULL year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience assisting higher level specialists in the coordination of an agency or organization Workers Compensation program including counseling employees and supervisors regarding the on-the-job-injury claim process. Providing guidance and assistance to employees and supervisors in conjunction with an agency or organization Workers Compensation program. Experience utilizing an automated system to gather and track reporting information to report data on a Workers Compensation program.
C. Combination: Education (must be graduate level or higher) and specialized experience can be combined if each is less than the required amount. The total must equal at least 100% of the requirement for the GS-09 grade level.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPMs website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.
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. http://www.sss.gov.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, indicate the type of preference you are claiming on your resume, and in the occupational Online Questionnaire Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position. Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position. The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the (Online Questionnaire) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Our review of your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your responses to the Online Questionnaire to accurately reflect your abilities.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Technical Competence Working knowledge and experience coordinating Office of Workers Compensation program.
Written and Oral Communication Experience and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both orally and in writing to employees, managers/supervisors, medical professionals in order to provide information and resolve discrepancies.
Team Work Experience and ability to successfully work in a team environment.