GS-5: You qualify at the
GS-5 level if you possess three (3) years of progressively responsible experience.
The experience must demonstrate that you have the ability to analyze problems
to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize
solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in
writing. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional,
technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive
and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying
as long as it provided evidence of the skills necessary to perform the duties
of this position. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing,
routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized
tasks) is not creditable.
GS-7: You qualify at the
GS-7 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped
you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Such examples include
analyzing facts and information and summarizing it for use in penalty notices
and decisions on petitions for relief; attending conferences between violators
and senior Specialists; providing technical assistance; and searching for
citations of law, precedent court and administrative decisions, and regulatory
GS-5: You may substitute
successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or a full 4-year course of study
in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree for the experience required at the
GS-5 level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or
university. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester
or 45 quarter hours.
GS-7: You may substitute
successful completion of one year of full-time graduate education for the
experience required at the GS-7 level. This education must have been obtained
from an accredited college or university. Check with your school to determine
how many credit hours comprise a year of graduate education. If that
information is not available, use 18 semester or 27 quarter hours.
GS-7: You may also
substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the
GS-7 level. You must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree
from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or
higher on a 4.0 scale, or have a class standing in the upper third of a
graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic
honor society. Refer to www.cbp.gov for additional information.
and Education: To combine your education and experience, you
must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. The combined
total of your percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100%
in order to qualify. If your education is currently described in quarter hours,
convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours
by the fraction 2/3. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide
the number of graduate semester hours in excess of the amount required for the
next lower grade level, by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying
experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying
experience by the required number of months of experience. Add your percentages
of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100%.
Training: You may be required to attend five (5) weeks of paid training at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an online self-assessment questionnaire that is based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. You will receive a score ranging from 70-100 based on your responses.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see View Occupational Questionnaire.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume.
The KSAOs are:
- Skill in performing legal support work under applicable laws and regulations
- Knowledge of various titles of law applicable to agency mission, Federal and State laws
- Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors; gather pertinent data; and recognize solutions
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/Employee-Guideline_CTAP.asp#3a. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.