For GS-09: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7) or two (2) full years of full-time graduate education or a master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.).
Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work being performed. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for this grade level include participating with higher level staff/specialist in reviewing and evaluating employment and job service program operations; experience securing and maintaining current job market information pertaining to the various types of available employment and training opportunities for eligible veterans; experience in other related work concerning employment of veterans. Experience must demonstrate ability to speak fluently and to write clearly with few grammar and spelling errors.
For GS-11: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-9) OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
Examples of qualifying experience for this grade level include monitoring and evaluating programs and services provided to veterans through local State Employment Security Agencies; experience as a subject matter expert on matters affecting employment opportunities for veterans and other eligibles; work experience involving promoting cooperative relationships with veterans' organizations at all jurisdictional levels. Experience must demonstrate ability to speak concisely and to write clearly with no grammar and spelling errors.
For GS-12: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11). Examples of qualifying specialized experience for this grade level include experience monitoring and evaluating programs and services provided to veterans through local State Employment Security Agencies; experience as a subject matter expert on matters affecting employment opportunities for veterans and other eligibles; work experience involving promoting cooperative relationships with veterans' organizations at all jurisdictional levels. Experience must demonstrate ability to speak concisely and to write clearly with no grammar and spelling errors.
Graduate Education: To be creditable, the education must have been completed at an accredited college or university (or law school). Such education must be related to the position being filled and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Related disciplines include, but are not limited to, business administration, public administration, law, finance, and economics.
Combining Experience and Education: Combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the required experience requirements.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 level.
For additional information, refer to the Office of Personnel Management Operating Manual for Qualification Standards, Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions.
If you wish use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) 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.
Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; when appropriate, negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.
Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Self Management - Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
Written Communication - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
Grants Management - Knowledge of practices and procedures for receiving and /or soliciting, and processing grant proposals and for awarding and administering grants.
Oversight, Compliance, and Technical Assistance - Developing plans, providing assistance, providing oversight (such as tracking, analyzing, monitoring, reporting) to promote program improvement and successful outcomes.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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