bachelor's degree and superior academic achievement S.A.A. (S.A.A. is based on
(1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.
1. Class standing--Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating
class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of
Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed
courses. 2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)--Applicants must have a grade-point
average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as
recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of
education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years
of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or
better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major
field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2
years of the curriculum. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal
place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. 3.
Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society--Applicants can
be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic
honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed in the
Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or
Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). Agencies considering
eligibility based on any society not included in the following list must ensure
that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of
College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used
to meet the requirements of this provision. NOTE: A transcript or
course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your
qualifications on education. See "How to Apply" for a
description of a course listing. Applications submitted without this
information will not be considered. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)~OR~
least one full year of graduate level study, or a master's or higher degree,
e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., PhD, in a field that provided the knowledge, skills,
and abilities to do the work of the position. Such fields include personnel
management, industrial relations, public administration, political science,
business administration, psychology, labor relations or education. A transcript
or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your
qualifications on education. See "How to Apply" for a description of
course listing. Applications submitted without this information may not be
considered. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) ~OR~
least one year of experience in applying retirement, benefits entitlements,
health and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan and Long Term Care laws,
Government service; Incentive Award programs and counseling techniques; or
explaining options to employees regarding military benefits etc. Note: A full
year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time
experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate
activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must
indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each
position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. ~OR~
combination of experience listed under requirements for GS-7. To calculate the
combination of education and experience, determine the amount of experience you
have as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then
determine the amount of education you have a percentage of the education
required for the grade level. Only education in excess of the amount required
for the next lower grade level is qualifying. Add the two percentages; the
total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the grade level.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Normal
physical requirements, primarily sedentary.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
APPLICANTS PLEASE 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.