Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-7, in the Federal Service.
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 be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Examples of specialized experience: Experience in a law office preparing a variety of legal documents which generate from attorney caseload (e.g., complaints, judgements, settlement agreements, stipulations, motions, petitions, orders, affidavits, etc...); making and confirming reservations, securing tickets, preparing travel vouchers; utilization of software and office automation equipment to produce a variety of documents, reports, statistical summaries and data lists; answers inquiries of a routine and technical nature.
In addition to meeting experience requirements, applicants for this position must demonstrate the ability to type at least 40 words per minute (based on a 5 minute sample with 3 or fewer errors). Typing proficiency may be self-certified by the applicant's specific statement of speed and error rate in the application material; or the applicant may attach a certificate of proficiency dated within the last three years; or proficiency may be addressed within the narrative description of past experience contained in the application material submitted. Possession of typing proficiency must be clearly evident in the application material. Failure to document possession of typing proficiency is cause for disqualification
Education cannot be used as a substitution for experience.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
Technical: Knowledge of how to perform one's job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.
Applies Technology to Tasks: Selects and understands procedures, machines, or tools that will produce the desired results; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other technologies as they are related to performing tasks.
Admin Support: Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
Self Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; monitors progress and is motivated to achieve; manages own time and deals with stress effectively.
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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 evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.