Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
To qualify for the GS-13 level you will need 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12.
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Some examples of specialized experience are: Expert knowledge in the current media landscape and leveraging a variety of media channels to support organizational objectives. Expertise in creating and disseminating information through written and oral forms: media interviews, advisories, news releases, success stories, feature articles, talking points, Congressional testimony, speeches, scripts, remarks, presentations, etc. Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with writers, reporters, and editors in order to generate coverage with a wide variety of publics. Demonstrated background in using social media channels to achieve specific communication objectives. Cooperation with other government agencies. Proven ability to research and analyze issues related to policy and Congress.
All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of closing date of announcement.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, based on your responses to the vacancy questionnaire, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories for purposes of referral and selection:
BASIS FOR RATING: The category rating procedure is used to rank and select eligible candidates. Under category rating, applicants who apply under delegated examining procedures and meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job related competencies have been assessed are ranked by being placed in one of the following categories:
Highly Qualified - applicants who exhibit a high level competency based on the evaluation factors.
Qualified - applicants who do not exhibit a high level of competency, but who clearly exceed a moderate level of competency based on the evaluation factors.
Within each category, veterans' preference eligible candidates will be listed at the top of the category.
For positions other than professional and scientific at the GS-9 level and above, compensably disabled preference eligibles (i.e., CPS and CP) are placed at the top of the highest quality category.
Responses to the online assessment demonstrate the following competencies:
- Skill in writing a variety of materials including website copy, direct marketing pieces, speeches and other manuscripts.
- Ability to create web-based and social media content.
- Preparing press releases, op-eds and articles, talking points, presentations and generally interacting with the media.
- Ability to research and analyze issues and policy, with understanding of how these apply to Congressional decisions.
- Participate as a member of a team.
- Manage projects effectively.
- Skill in making oral presentations and the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences including the business community, Congress and staff, other US Government colleagues, international publics, and other stakeholders.
- Ability to collaborate with other US Government agency personnel.
- Demonstrated experience in emerging markets.
- Travel in the developing world may be necessary.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies listed above . However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. To preview questions please click here.
We will review your resume and transcripts (if applicable), to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and/or work experiences as it relates to the specialized experience and your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of two quality categories: Highly Qualified and Qualified. Names of candidates in the Highly Qualified Category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume, as well as provide the required supporting documentation. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above qualified non-preference eligibles in your assigned category. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category. For information on entitlement see Fedshirevet.
INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): Federal Career and Career-Conditional Displaced employees in the local commuting area who are rated well qualified, which is defined as one who meets the qualifications identified in this announcement and scores at least an 85, will receive special selection priority.