You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp
Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes experience with all of the following skill sets:
1) Providing guidance in analyzing, evaluating, and/or improving the communication marketing strategies of an information systems business group;
2) Consolidating statistics and reports in a central website, relating availability to productivity, growth, cost savings, and end-user value for an information systems business unit
3) Developing metrics and measure for continuous improvement, productivity, and growth for an information systems business unit.
Education may not be substituted at these grade levels.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions. Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
KSA 1 -Knowledge of, and ability to adapt, communication theories, principles, and practices into effective communications and marketing strategies.
KSA 2 -Ability to communicate both routine and complex issues, ideas, and arguments in preparing complex articles, making presentations to executive level managers, preparing executive level correspondence and developing agency reports and plans.
KSA 3 -Ability to write speeches, articles, columns, statements, press releases, and other communications in plain language for a variety of audiences.
KSA 4 - Knowledge of methods for measuring and analyzing the impact and effectiveness of communication programs.
KSA 5 -Skill in managing publications or documents from initial conception and content determination through distribution.
Your application will then be evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating procedures evaluate your total qualifying experience, education, and training and assigns them into a single, pre-defined quality category Qualified applicants are assigned to one of three categories following a review of their resume and other supporting documentation. Each category is defined as follows:
Best Qualified - Applicant possesses exceptional experience with a background that demonstrates a superior level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required to perform the duties of the position.
Well Qualified - Applicant possesses good experience with a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required to perform the duties of the position.
Qualified - Applicant possesses the minimum qualifications with a background that demonstrates a basic level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required to perform the duties of the position.
Veterans' preference is applied by listing preference eligibles ahead of non-preference eligibles within the same quality category in which they are placed. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be placed at the top of the highest quality category ('Best Qualified'), except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category.
For more information on category rating procedures, please visit http://www.opm.gov/employ/category_rating/cr_factsheet.pdf.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
Certified applicants who are referred to the Hiring Manager may be asked to come in for interviews which may consist of two parts:
- Behavioral interview assessing supervisory and project management skills.
- Technical Competence may be addressed in a Technical Interview.
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