For the GS-11: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system: Experience may have been gained in the public or private sector and must include experience with community development programs such as providing advice and guidance on grant applications and approaches; participating in monitoring community development activities on-site for compliance with program requirements and ensuring that program activities achieve maximum utilization of funds; handling community development activities for a local agency including grants, loans and other projects and ensuring that applications funded are eligible and meet program requirements; conducting reviews and working with the local agency officials to correct aspects of the operation that are not consistent with the federal requirements.
For the GS-12: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system: Experience may have been gained in the private or public sector and must include thorough and comprehensive experience with community development programs such as serving as a liaison to state or local governments in providing advice and guidance on grant applications and approaches; monitoring community development activities on-site for compliance with program requirements and ensuring that program activities achieve maximum utilization of funds; responsibility for handling community development activities for a local agency including grants, loan and other projects and ensuring that applications funded are eligible and meet program requirements; independently conducting reviews and negotiating with the local agency officials to correct aspects of the operation that are not consistent with federal requirements.
GS-11: You may substitute a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M. for experience at the GS-11 grade level. Such education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate study. If that information is not available, use 54 semester or 81 quarter hours.
Combining Experience and Education:
To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. The combined total of your percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100% in order to qualify. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience. Add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100%.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in a foreign college or university to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standard Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility, you must earn a score that places you in the Best Qualified group to be considered qualified. The KSAs for this position are:
- Ability to deal effectively with HUD clients, local government officials, citizen groups, or the public at large on programmatic or technical.
- Ability to gather and analyze facts and data, identify needs and develop a plan to address identified issues, and provide consultative advice.
- Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and informatively in writing.
- Ability to use automated systems such as Excel and other database management systems to retrieve, analyze, and manage program data.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Better Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp . To be considered qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.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 qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.asp