To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public, or private sectors). This experience must include such activities as: 1) exercising the full supervisory responsibility for subordinate employees (e.g., planning work assignments, preparing schedules for completing assignments, assigning work to staff, evaluating performance of employee and etc.); 2) developing directives, policies, procedures, and standards related to business activities, and critical support services (e.g., budget, human resources, communications, operational formation and planning); 3) advising on resolution of problems and issues affecting short- and long-range planning for the organization; and 4) managing strategic communication, outreach, and constituent/stakeholder engagement activities. Note: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
There is no education substitution for GS-15 position, please do not submit transcripts.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
Position is in the Director's Office and reports to the Director.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
Travel may be required up to 25% of the time. The position involves critical duties and responsibilities that must continue to be performed during crisis situations and contingency operations. Required responsiveness to elevated threat levels may require special considerations, such as temporary relocation and extended or rotational hours of work. Some exposure to hazardous conditions may occur when visiting worksites or during emergencies. During responses to emergencies there is the potential for exposure to toxic, biological, radiological or physical hazards that require the use of specialized protective equipment.
FOR SUPERVISORY POSITIONS:
NOTE: As this is a supervisory position, applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision. An interview may be included in the evaluation process to assess these abilities.
Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.
Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
Best Qualified Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Well Qualified Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
KNOWLEDGE OF ANALYTICAL AND EVALUATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
ABILITY TO SUPERVISE
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING