In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOC's) by the closing date of this announcement:
- Knowledge of Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act laws, policies, and regulations
- Skill to plan, organize, and implement programs, plans and proposals involving substantial organization resources
- Ability to analyze the assessment and improvement of complex programs, processes and systems
- Skill in conducting briefing
Please be advised that a narrative is not required, but KSAOC's must be displayed within your resume.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: reviews, analyzes, and processes Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests of a simple nature including researching problem areas; researches and writes reports or other documents of related issues; input, delete, retrieve, manipulate, and correct information in automated databases or electronic records; and follows preliminary instructions in performing research on easily resolved legal questions with clearly applicable precedents.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: reviews, analyzes, and processes Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests of a simple and complex nature including researching problem areas, identifying legal issues, and conducting analysis to determine whether there is any basis to assert an exemption to disclosure; researches and writes reports or other documents of FOIA/PA related issues; input, delete, retrieve, manipulate, and correct information in automated databases or electronic records and develop, design and produce a wide variety of reports to increase efficiencies and effectiveness in processing requests from beginning to end; follows preliminary instructions in performing research on easily resolved legal questions with clearly applicable precedents; and participates in meetings, discussions to communicate program issues, goals, and objectives.
candidates may apply if well qualified. Well-qualified
means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors above the minimum level, which equates to a score of 88 or higher in the online assessment; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.
A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.
To qualify for this position at the GS-9 level you must possess at least one of the following:
Master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.B. or J.D., if related
To qualify for this position at the GS-11 level you must possess at least one of the following:
Posses a PH.D. Or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years (54 semester hours or equivalent) of progressively higher education leading to such a degree or LL.M. if related to duties of position.
Combination of education and experience
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement. This requirement does not apply when applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) competitive appointing authority. This allows veterans that meet the criteria below to apply to announcements open to Federal employees only.
To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either:
- a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR
- a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service.
Points are not adjudicated and preference is not applied under this type of announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Program/
Career Transition Program:
This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems: An agency may noncompetitively appoint an employee covered by an interchange agreement to a career or career-conditional appointment subject to the conditions listed below. For more information to determine if you meet this criteria, please go to: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp#InterchangeAgreementsWithOtherMeritSystems
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 before veteran’s preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidences by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checked from previous employers may be disqualified.
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