To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must have one of the following:
A. At least one year of specialized experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to administrative operations, comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the GS-09 level (obtained in either the public or the private sector). This experience must include activities such as: 1) Using qualitative and quantitative analytical methods to assess project/program operations; 2) Tracking the cost, scope, and schedule of project activities; 3) Coordinating project activities with team members or stakeholders; and 4) Writing reports that summarize and present data for a project. Note: The contents of your resume must fully support this experience in order to be found qualified.
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B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or at least 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of this position. Such fields include public administration, business administration, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
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C. An equivalent combination of such specialized experience and graduate level education. NOTE: To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. (Only graduate education in excess of the second full year may be used in this calculation). To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 36 semester hours (or your school's definition of two years of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study). Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%.
To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to administrative operations, problems and issues, comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the GS-11 level (obtained in either the public or the private sector). This experience must include activities such as: 1) Applying qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluative techniques to perform project/program analysis; 2) Evaluating project or program performance, status, and trends against schedules, goals, and objectives; 3) Providing support to team members and stakeholders throughout project evaluation and decision making processes; and 4) Preparing communication materials or analytical reports for publication or distribution in support of a project. Note: The contents of your resume must fully support this experience in order to be found qualified.
Education: For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.
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). Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operations events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
The selectee may be subject to random drug testing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
Best Qualified Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Well Qualified Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Skill in analyzing program or project practices, methods and operations
- Skill in program and project management areas
- Ability to communicate orally to coordinate project activities
- Skill in written communications to prepare analytical reports and project documentation
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.