To be eligible for appointment, you must meet requirement 1 or 2 below.
1. Completed the requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate program on or after December 27, 2010 (eligibility under this provision expires July 10, 2014).
2. A veteran who was precluded from applying for a recent graduate position during the two-year eligibility period due to a military service obligation, and not more than six years have transpired since I completed the requirements for completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate program.
Eligible applicants must also possess 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, in the Federal Service; i.e. for the GS-9 the GS-7. Specialized Experience GS-9: Your resume must demonstrate the application of investigative abilities, e.g., formulating and planning strategies, identifying issues, and conducting investigations; reviewing financial statements and other types of books and records; interviewing key and other supporting witnesses, complainants, and subjects; documenting investigative findings in memos and reports; and assisting in settlement negotiations or in trial preparation; work involving reviewing, analyzing and interpreting labor laws for compliance; investigating allegations of violation of labor laws; and providing advice/guidance to the public on regulatory requirements of labor laws.
Qualifying specialized experience for this position is work experience that could have been obtained in a civil/criminal investigative position with local, state or Federal government requiring using a wide variety of investigative, auditing, and law enforcement techniques in order to resolve specific high profile or complex civil and criminal cases. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: work performed as an auditor, tax attorney, IRS agent or investigator dealing with financial data and records, accountant, bookkeeper, statistician.
Applicants may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.
You MUST submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants meeting the eligibility AND minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against the competencies described below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories, based on responses to the vacancy questionnaire:
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 the 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 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.
All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for more information): Investigative Skills, Legal Jurisprudence, Analytical Ability, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication and Self Management.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). 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.)
Referrals will be made in accordance with applicable reemployment priority and/or veterans’ preference requirements. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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