To qualify for this position at the GS-11 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience in the administration of passport and visa issuance programs that includes the application of various laws, court decisions, Office and Agency precedent determinations and interpretations, rules regulations, policies and procedures; understanding of country-specific documentary requirements for visa applications, specific entry requirements for each country, and length associate with each application.
You may substitute education for experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may be substituted for experience OR a combination of education and experience.
If substituting education for experience, transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. This education must be from an accredited college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non-Critical-Sensitive (Secret)
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period..
Local travel required. Incumbent must have and able to maintain a valid driver's license. Position will require incumbent to drive in and around the Washington, D.C. area to the various embassies and consulates.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of the rules, regulations, and procedures governing application documents and data required for the issuance of passports and visas.
2. Ability to conduct and utilize results from Staff Assistance Visits (SAVs) to ensure conformity for the satellite passport offices.
3. Ability to provide accurate and timely answers for official and diplomatic travel requirements for all levels of management.
4. Ability to interact with customers, embassy personnel and Department of State representatives.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For Competitive Applicants / All US Citizens -We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
For Merit Promotion Applicants:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, and are found among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration by the closing date of this announcement; Monday, March 18, 2013. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above, must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level.
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cutoff/closing date of the announcement.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.