In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
2. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the basic requirement for a GS-01710-12/13 Historian position. (PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or other appropriate documents to verify your claim).
A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in history or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
B. I have a combination of education and experience courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A, plus appropriate experience or additional education. My percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.
To qualify for the GS-12/13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience performing Historian work equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise or perform research or other work in the field of history when such work requires a professional knowledge of established methods and techniques of historical research in the collection, evaluation, analysis or presentation of historical facts. Specialized experience for the GS-12 is defined as: conduct archival research; select historical topics for research; provide historical perspective on topics; interpret broad guidance and uses seasoned judgment to organize and assign projects, select topic areas and to determine the most effective expository format.
To qualify for the GS-12/13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience performing Historian work equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise or perform research or other work in the field of history when such work requires a professional knowledge of established methods and techniques of historical research in the collection, evaluation, analysis or presentation of historical facts. Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as: apply professional methods and techniques to the study and research of historic events or topics; determine future programs and long-term, multi-year research projects to be performed; recommend the acquisition, preservation, restoration or reconstruction of historic site.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/history-series-0170/
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: View Assessment Questions.
Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, we strongly recommend that you submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies: Leadership; Historical Research and Writing; Historical Support; Historical Representation.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.