In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: work that involves performing clerical or administrative
tasks such as preparing correspondence, filing and data entry; processing a
variety of personnel or pay actions; and interpreting and/or applying
regulatory or procedural requirements.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
Education alone: Education may be substituted for
specialized experience with 4 years of education above high school. Combination
of education and specialized experience:
A combination of
education and specialized experience may be used to qualify for this position
as long as the computed percentage of therequirements is at least 100%. To
compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of
qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate
education in excess of 2 years by 60. Add the 2 percentages. Note: For the
purpose of qualifications, 1 full year of undergraduateeducation is equivalent
to 30 semester hours.
If you are using
education to qualify for this position in any way, you must submit a copy of
Education must be
accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department
ofEducation in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly
positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must
report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can
verify accreditation at the following website: Alleducation claimed by
applicants will verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
If using education
to qualify, such education must be related to the position and demonstrate the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
To receive credit
for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the
education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in
interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been
deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:
Ability to use automated systems Knowledge of personnel programs Ability to communicate writing Skill in customer service Ability to organize workload
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the
Education alone: Education may be substituted for
specialized experience with 4 years of education above high school
Other Requirements: Click here for more information.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must
complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
You will be
required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Moving expenses may be authorized, subject to the
provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be
This position offers a $3000 recruitment bonus to
individuals who are newly appointed as civilians in the Federal Government. You
are considered newly appointed if this is your first appointment as a civilian
employee in the Federal Government or if you have a minimum of a 90-day break
in service from a previous Federal civilian position. You may qualify with a
break in service of less than 90 days only if your previous Federal civilian
appointment was a time-limited or not permanent appointment. Your recruitment
bonus will be made in two payments. You receive the first payment when you
enter on duty, and you receive the second payment on your first anniversary. To
accept this recruitment bonus, you are required to make a two year service
obligation to the Army Reserve Military Technician Program.
New Army Reserve Military Technicians may be authorized
moving expenses to their first official duty station. To be eligible to receive
moving expenses, you must be a newly appointed Federal civilian employee or
have a minimum of a 3 day break in service from previous Federal civilian
Conditions of Employment:
This position requires a Secret Security Clearance.
This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the
Gun Control Act of 1968.
This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.