Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Monday, June 23, 2014.
qualify for this position at the GS-11 level, you must have at least:
One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-9 level,
or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal
government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private
sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade
indicated. Specialized experience may have been
demonstrated by performing duties such as: assisting with
freight services or freight bill audits; negotiating freight rates and
services; maintaining databases and records for a transportation program;
providing advice and assistance on transportation issues;
and/or performing analysis and monitoring transportation issues in order
to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a freight transportation
completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full
years (54 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to such a degree in accounting, business administration, business or
commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial
management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or
other fields related to the position. Such education must demonstrate the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. You must
submit a copy of your graduate transcripts with your application if using
this option to qualify.
combination of the specialized experience and graduate education described
above. To compute the formula for qualifying under this combination, first
determine the percentage of the specialized experience you possess; then
determine the percentage of the education you possess (note: only graduate
education in excess of the first two years or 36 semester hours
of is creditable); then add the two percentages; they must equal to 100
percent to qualify. You must submit a copy of your graduate
transcripts with your application if using this option to qualify.
qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must have at least:
year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level, or
equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal
government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private
sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Specialized
experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such
as: conducting freight services and freight bill audits,
negotiating freight rates and services with carriers, maintaining databases and
records for a transportation program, providing advice and assistance on
transportation issues, performing reviews of transportation issues to evaluate
the efficiency and effectiveness of carriers, and drafting changes to
transportation policies, procedures or guidelines. Note: There is no education
substitution option for the specialized experience necessary to qualify at the
more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United
States Office of Personnel Management's website athttp://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the
same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the
basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for
such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and
responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent
in such employment.
RESUME MUST HAVE COMPLETE INFORMATION: Please ensure your
resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities for each position
you have held with each employer. It is your responsibility to make sure
your resume states complete information (beginning and ending dates of
employment stated as MM/YYYY; duties performed; and total hours worked per
week) for each job entry. If your resume does not provide enough information
regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification
determination, your application package may be rendered
disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.
Education: When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
- Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.
- Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
Expenses: Relocation expenses May or May Not be authorized for
- Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. 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. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified.
Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
of a wide range of traffic management policies, principles, and practices.
in analyzing and resolving transportation problems or issues.
of transportation industry accepted policies and procedures.
of carrier industry practices and operations, to include shipping requirements.
and ability in using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word, Microsoft
Access, and transportation management databases such as Sesame General Freight.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
Information for Veterans: Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.