You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience that equips you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position such as:
• Work that required obtaining and applying occupational information for people with disabilities, knowledge of the interrelationships of the involved professional and specialist services, and skill in employing the methodology and techniques of counseling to motivate and encourage individuals served by the program.
• Experience that demonstrated knowledge of the vocational rehabilitation problems characteristic of the disabled, including familiarity with available resources and skill in identifying, evaluating, and making effective use of such resources to serve individuals with disabilities; or of the disadvantaged, including knowledge of adjustment problems of the educationally or culturally disadvantaged, familiarity with available adult education and training resources, and ability to recognize problem areas needing special attention.
• Experience in vocational guidance or teaching in a recognized vocational rehabilitation program or school, developmental or supervisory work in programs of vocational rehabilitation or training programs for the disadvantaged, or personnel or employment placement work that provided extensive knowledge of the training and adjustment requirements necessary to place persons having disabilities or social adjustment problems.
The qualifications listed above must be by the closing date of this announcement and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your competencies will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories based on the level of experience you possess: 1. Category A: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria. 2. Category B: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria. 3. Category C: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Candidates within Category A who are eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see: Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
ICTAP/CTAP: If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must earn a score of 85 above to be considered well qualified.
The competencies on which you will be rated for this position are:
Organizational Awareness: Knows the organization’s mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.
Customer Services: Works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
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