GS-7: A 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. Unofficial transcripts required. Applications
submitted without this information will not be considered.
full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree,
e.g., LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills,
and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include business
administration and public administration. (Refer to the instructions on how to
determine 1 academic year of graduate level study. NOTE: A transcript or
course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your
qualifications on education. Unofficial
transcripts required. Applications submitted without this
information will not be considered.
year of work experience performing work in managing a programs; ability to
manage general support work; providing recommendations and solutions to
administrative/management issues/problem; managing special projects assigned ;
scheduling and monitoring events and requirements; developing record keeping
systems, and designing and implementing information tracking systems using
computer applications; using various computer databases and software and the
ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing at the federal GS-5
grade level. 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.
less than the full amount of graduate education described above and less than
the amount of experience described above but I have a combination of the type
of education described above.
(UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED). NOTE: 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 as 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.
This position includes a Selective
Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -
and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Factors are a prerequisite to
appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible
for further consideration. The selective
factor for this position is: Experience assisting with
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
providing overall administrative support to an entire program.
to provide support to management.
to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
to plan and/or accomplish special projects.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work
is primarily sedentary, although some light physical effort may be required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.