Job Title: Senior Advisor, GS-0301-14 (DE/CR)Job Announcement Number: NWS-AA-2014-0010
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Monday, February 10, 2014 to
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Competitive: Career/Career-Conditional -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals.
About the Agency
This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Office of the Assistant Administrator located in Silver Spring, MD. It is also being advertised under announcement number NWS-AA-2014-0009, (MAP), which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
*A one year probationary/trial period may be required.
*Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
*This position is not in the bargaining unit.
NOTES:*This vacancy may be used to fill other (Senior Advisor, GS-0301-14) positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
- Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
- Must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- Qualifications must be met by closing date of announcement.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individual selected for this position will:
- Develops management objectives and strategies for third party arbitration working with the agency's General Counsel.
- Represents the AA in negotiations on all conditions of employment affecting the entire NWS.
- Provides advice and guidance to senior management throughout the organization.
- Leads in the formulation and presentation of various collective bargaining unit issues and demands.
- Prepares proposals, receives disputes and acts an interpreter of laws, regulations, Executive Orders and decisions of appropriate labor relations authorities.
- Assesses the impact of new products and services, new science and technology on NWS operations.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: QUALIFICATIONS.
There is no positive education requirement for this position.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
To qualify at the GS-14 level: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to the (GS-13) is defined as experience: performing and managing work in labor relations activities; conducting negotiation techniques to resolve problems; and providing comprehensive management advice to senior management.
There is no education substitution for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.
Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. The categories are “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates place in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Ability to communicate orally to relay guidance to managers and employees.
- Ability to communicate orally as a representative of an agency to present ideas, concepts, policies, and procedures, and resolve conflicts in a clear precise manner.
- Knowledge and application of employee relations statutes, regulations and programs in business organizations.
- Skill in researching applicable labor and employee relations laws and policies.
- Ability to write clear, precise, detail oriented documents that accurately reflect agency views consistent with policy and regulation.
- Skill in persuation, negotiation, and defense of organizational positions.
- Skill in conflict resolution techniques sufficient to interact with occasional highly charged emotional situations.
For more information on category rating, please go to: Category Rating To preview questions please click here.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET For instructions on submitting your application in another format, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement. Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
A complete application consists of the following
:Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional.
Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment, the number of hours worked per week, your salary, and grade of any federal position/s held. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference,
you must submit a copy of your DD-214 to show type of discharge or other valid proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference,
you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
For more information on veterans' preference see: VeteransActive Duty Service Members:
You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit Service Records. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at: USAJOBS
and clicking on "Application Status". The four points of notification are:
1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or ineligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official) and
4. Selected or Not Selected.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).