You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-15 level, your resume must reflect one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level defined as applying strategic thinking in devising methods, programs or plans to address emerging issues; negotiating with managers or other high-level officials to reach agreements and/or solutions; and establishing and monitoring the performance and progress of a team in meeting goals and objectives.; and experience negotiating with management to accept and implement recommendations/proposals.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of concepts and principles of program management in order to handle complex and difficult assignments.
Ability to synthesize complex material into concise clearly understood briefings for the Office Director and others.
Ability to coordinate and negotiate programs assignments and commitments to assure commitments are met.
Ability to communicate orally effectively with senior officials both within and outside the Agency.
Ability to communicate in writing effectively with senior officials both within and outside the Agency.
Knowledge of EPA staffing plans and budgets systems in order to assist the Region insetting program goals.
Ability to set and implement program goals.
Ability to establish a working relationship with internal and external customers.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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