To qualify at the GS-9 level you must possess:
A master's degree or equivalent graduate degree,
OR; Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree,
OR; Specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience is defined as: drafting or editing documentation, and conducting research concerning complex human resources issues. Incumbent should be proficient in using a variety of office automation applications including word processing, spreadsheet software, and presentation software.
YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE EVIDENCE OR DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.
*Note: One or more additional assessment tools may be applied (e.g., a structured interview, panel review, written test, work sample etc.)
To be eligible for appointment, you must meet one of the following requirements:
a. Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution on or after December 27, 2010 (eligibility under this provision expires July 10, 2014); or
b. Were released or discharged from active duty within the previous two years, where you are a veteran who, due to a military service obligation, were precluded from applying for a recent graduate appointment during any portion of the two-year eligibility period following completion of your degree or certificate requirements, provided that not more than six years have transpired since you completed your degree or certificate requirements.
In addition, if you wish use your education as a basis for meeting the 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 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:
Applicants meeting the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against the competencies described below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories, based on responses to the vacancy questionnaire:
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 the 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 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):
1. Writing – Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a clear, succinct, and organized manner. Composes written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
2. Decision Making/Problem Solving – Employs strategic and critical approaches to decision-making and/or problem solving, e.g. identifying, and considering issues/problems, determining accuracy and relevance of information, as well as generating, identifying, evaluating, and implementing alternative solution approaches, to resolve issues/problems, deliver services and provide value.
3. 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.
4. Customer Service - Works with peers, clients and those use or receive the services or products produced, to secure information, assess needs, provide information or assistance, resolve problems, or satisfy expectations in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to quality.
5. HR Program Knowledge and Application - Uses programs, principles, practices, guidelines, systems and other techniques pertaining to Federal human resources management.
6. Labor Management Relations – Works with the development of case strategies; articulates and meets all necessary elements of just cause and burdens of proof, grievability, timeliness, appropriate remedies, negotiability, and arbitability; recommends and drafts the specific content and organization of grievance responses; proposes settlement offers/agreements and prepares submissions; and applies negotiation, coalition building, interest-based problem solving, alternative disciplinary programs, and other conflict resolution techniques.
7. Employee Management Relations - Works with the development of case strategies; articulates and meets all necessary elements of just cause and burdens of proof; recommends the specific content and organization of proposal and decision notices; proposes settlement offers/agreements; prepares MSPB initial submissions; serves as technical advisor or advocate in administrative litigation; and applies negotiation, coalition building, interest-based problem solving, alternative disciplinary programs and other conflict resolution techniques.
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). Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may 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.)
Referrals will be made in accordance with applicable reemployment priority and/or veterans' preference requirements. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information. To preview questions please click here.