BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
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 a related field, that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
Have a combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include duties such as: Conduct research in maritime history and have shared my findings in research papers and/or publications; conducted research in American history and have shared my findings in research papers and/or publication; provide leadership in a program in which the major focus is American history; administer a history related grant program; and manage a social media and/or a Web-based communication program.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and a grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.
Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
KSA-1. Ability to apply the theories, principles, and practices of field history as they relate to American history and historiography with particular emphasis on maritime history.
KSA-2. Ability to review grant applications, reports and amendments.
KSA-3. Ability to provide the Maritime History Program leadership and coordination.
KSA-4. Skill in Social Media and Web-based Communication.
Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well-Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.