In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least
one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
Specialized experience is defined as: Performing clerical or administrative tasks such
as preparing correspondence, filling and data entry; processing a variety of
personnel or pay actions; and interpreting and/or applying regulatory or
procedural requirements. This definition
of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower
grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of laws, regulations and procedures relating to Military Personnel Programs.
Ability to use automated systems
Ability to coordinate correspondence.
Skill in providing customer service.
Ability to Organize Workload.
- Education: To qualify at the GS-05 using education, you must possess four (4) full years of education above high school from an accredited college or university (Noet: You must attache a copy of your trascripts).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
If using education to qualify, such education must be related to the position and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
For GS-05 level positions, only education in
excess of the firs 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is credited
toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester
hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized
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· Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
· You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
· One year probationary period may be required.
· Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
· Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
· Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
This position offers a $3000 recruitment bonus to individuals who are newly appointed as civilians in the Federal Government. You are considered newly appointed if this is your first appointment as a civilian employee in the Federal Government or if you have a minimum of a 90-day break in service from a previous Federal civilian position. You may qualify with a break in service of less than 90 days only if your previous Federal civilian appointment was a time-limited, or not permanent, appointment. Your recruitment bonus will be made in two payments. You receive the first payment when you enter on duty, and you receive the second payment on your first anniversary. To accept this recruitment bonus, you are required to make a two year service obligation to the Army Reserve Military Technician
Moving expenses may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).
New Army Reserve Military Technicians may be authorized moving expenses to their first official duty station. To be eligible to receive moving expenses, you must be a newly appointed Federal civilian employee or have a minimum of a 3 day break in service from previous Federal civilian employment.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference should clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Conditions of Employment:
This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the gun control Act of 1968.
This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).
This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Requirement programs.
This position requires a Secret Security Clearance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility, qualification, and quality ranking for this position. If your responses to the eligibility and qualification questions result in a determination that you are not eligible or not qualified, you will receive no further consideration. If your responses result in a tentative determination that you are eligible and qualified, your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.