Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work that has provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
GS-12: One year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal government performing all of the following: 1) reviewing and measuring the progress of an organizations strategic plans in meeting program objectives; 2) responding to inquiries from Congress regarding an organizations initiatives, policies, and programs; and 3) studying work processes and based on the results recommend standardized work processes orally and/or in writing.
NOTE: Your supporting documents must clearly identify the above experience or your eligibility for this position may be affected.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this position.
The qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for SECRET SECURITY LEVEL clearance as a condition of placement in this NONCRITICAL SENSITIVITY LEVEL position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of the three categories based on your experience, education and training. The knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:
1. ABILITY TO PREPARE TESTIMONY AND DETAILED RESPONSES TO LEGISLATIVE INQUIRIES ON BEHALF OF SENIOR LEADERS
2. ABILITY TO PLAN, DEVELOP, AND IMPLEMENT MULTIFACETED, MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAMS
3. ABILITY TO CONDUCT STUDIES AND ANALYZE PROGRAM POLICIES, DIRECTIVES, MISSION PLANS, AND OTHER SIMILAR MATERIAL FOR NUCLEAR AND RADIOLOGICAL DETECTION ACTIVITIES AND/OR TECHNICAL NUCLEAR FORENSICS DETECTION
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please click here.
On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). The VOW Act amended chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) by adding section 2108a, Treatment of certain individuals as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligibles.
This job opportunity announcement (JOA) include Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). Active duty service members who have begun their civilian job search prior to discharge or release from active duty will know how their application will be considered.
a. Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be conserved for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying to a federal job.
b. A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date of certification is signed.