GS-9: You qualify for the GS-09 level if you meet one of the following:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-07 level working as a skilled shop operator of machining and metal fabrication techniques; reading and interpreting engineering change orders, equipment requisitions, shop orders and work orders; have knowledge of and skill in interpreting and applying a range of equipment standards, policies, and regulations sufficient to support project recommendations or the assignments of higher-grade specialists.
Substitution of Education for Experience: A masters (or higher) degree or two full years of graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university, in an appropriate discipline related to the position to be filled.
Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-graduate education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-09 grade level.
GS-11: You qualify for the GS-11 level if you meet one of the following:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level utilizing machinery and specialized techniques and tools necessary to fabricate, rebuild, overhaul, and specially build firearms, accessories, and parts; gather, compile, and provide technical information and advice to individuals who design, procure, maintain, modify, and repair a limited variety of classes of firearms; have knowledge of and skill in applying a full range of equipment standards, policies, regulations, and methods sufficient to plan and conduct reviews of maintenance problems involving assigned equipment; analyzing operations and making recommendations for improvement and efficiency.
Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute a doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a qualifying field for experience at the GS-11 grade level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position.
Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-graduate education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level.
GS-12: You must meet the following to qualify at the GS-12 level:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level serving as an agency/organizational technical expert in the use, design, and serviceability of firearms, components and accessories; working as a gunsmith or armorer dealing with the operation, repair, maintenance, and testing of firearms; collaborating in development, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance methods and procedures to correct deficiencies and improve performance.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Requirements by Closing Date: You must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Firearm Requirement: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)]. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001]. Note, selectee must meet initial and continued qualification in the use of firearms.VEOA Probationary Period:
This position is a full-time, permanent, Career/Career-Conditional appointment. If selected under the VEOA, you are required to serve a probationary period of one year.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: Integrity/Honesty, Oral/Written Communication, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, Self-Management, and Technical Competence.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Applicants will be referred for selection in accordance with the terms of the agency merit promotion plan.
ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position.
Veterans: Certain veterans are eligible to apply as status candidates. For more information, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.