Bachelor's degree in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Such fields include personnel administration, public administration, or business administration AND meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) provisions: 1) Class Standing; In the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as College of Liberal Arts or School of Business Administration, based on the completed courses; 2) Grade-Point Average: A grade-point average of (a) 3.0 or higher out of possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on the transcript, or as computed based on four years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum. Note: Grade-point averages will be rounded to the one decimal place. For example: 2.95 = 3.0, 2.94 = 2.9, and 3.45 = 3.5); 3) Election to Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society; Membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies. Freshman scholastic honor societies cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors. This experience must include activities such as: 1) Analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gathering pertinent data, and recognizing solutions in order to plan and conduct analysis of straightforward organizational issues; 2) Recommending improvements in organizational effectiveness and processes, and participating in the resolution of problematic management issues; 3) Assisting with analytical studies that identify improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative programs; 4) Utilizing a variety of office automation applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, data bases and communication packages; and 5) Communicating verbally and in writing in order to gather and exchange information and develop correspondence and reports. Your resume must support your claim of experience.
One full year of graduate level study (18 semester hours/27 quarter hours) in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Such fields include personnel administration, public administration, or business administration.
Combination of experience and graduate education as described in B and C above. Experience and education should be computed as percentages of the overall requirements and must equal 100 percent when combined. To combine education and experience, first divide the total amount of graduate semester hours by 18, then take the number of months of experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100% percent to qualify.
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.
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.
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.