SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position serves as an expert in the field of registered apprenticeship programs in the State. Therefore, the successful candidate must demonstrate experience in developing, administering, and/or operating the full-range of a registered apprenticeship program. The incumbent must demonstrate experience which required a knowledge and application of 29 CFR Part 29, Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs. Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal service. Specialized Experience: Experience in the development or administration of apprenticeship programs involving the systematic development of worker skills on the job. This experience must have demonstrated: - Demonstrated knowledge of the regulations governing registered apprenticeship programs. - Knowledge of the functions, purposes, and practices of apprenticeship; and understanding of the knowledge, skills, and techniques involved in the practice of apprenticeable trades; - Knowledge of the practices, operations, and content of occupations in one or more fields; - Knowledge of training methods and related worker utilization practices for the improvement and better use of workers' skills; and the ability to apply this knowledge in identifying work force and training problems, analyzing such problems, and advising on their solution; - Understanding of industrial relations problems and practices and of the traditions and attitudes of labor and management in relation to programs involving apprenticeship; and - Ability to deal effectively with management, labor, and other appropriate officials on training matters. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Working member of a functioning joint apprenticeship committee; Employer training official or officer of a union or trade association whose duties included the development or administration of an apprenticeship program; Coordinator or director of a training program for apprenticeable occupations.
There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses. Categories (examples below)
Category A -Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity. Category B -Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position. Category C- Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) -All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Customer Service: Works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others. Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information Makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job. The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.) INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified". Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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