To qualify for this position, aplicants must meet the following requirements:
GS-5 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level; or education substitution of four years above high school.
GS-6 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level; education substitution is generally not applicable.
a. Specialized experience: Is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions, and that is typically IN OR RELATED TO the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience must document basic clerical and customer service skills, and the ability to research and review available records/documents and piece together pertinent information from a variety of sources.
Combination of Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Applicants must possess the training and experience that clearly demonstrates the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs.) This training or experience must be reflected by description of your experience in your resume:
- Ability to apply judgment, use own discretion and recognize problems, which must be referred to
- Ability to research and review available records.
- Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, work independently, and adjust to changing
- Knowledge of computer systems.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing with people from a variety of backgrounds and with varying levels of understanding.
WHEN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook or General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
Physical Demands: This position is primarily sedentary with some walking, standing, bending, and carrying or lightweight items (eg. folders, claims files, etc.)
Time-In-Grade: All applicants must meet time-in-grade requirments as outlined in 5 CFR, Part 300, Subpart F, within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
For foreign education, a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency must be submitted with your transcript. All education claimed by applicants will be verified.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.