Applications will be accepted from current and former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible for consideration under special appointing authorities (i.e., Schedule A, Peace Corps, etc.). Applications will also be accepted from a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has separated from the Armed Forces under Honorable conditions after approximately 3 years or more of continuous active service.Learn more about this agency
This position is located in the Office of the Senior Deputy Chairman at the National Endowment for the Arts. In this position, you will be responsible for managing the Creative Forces Program, a NEA Military Healing Arts Network, for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In this capacity, you will:
-Oversee the process of executing and monitoring all Creative Forces cooperative agreements and associated activities.
-Oversee the process of rebidding Creative Forces cooperative agreements as needed.
-Meet deadlines associated with Arts Endowment's execution and renewal of all MOUs with Creative Forces partners, including clinical sites.
-Maintain a calendar of activities, events, and speaking engagements; respond to requests for information on Creative Forces from internal and external sources.
-Coordinate activities with the Office of Research and Analysis, Office of Public Affairs, Partnership, General Counsel, Congressional Affairs and partners and cooperators.
-Assist the Creative Force Project Director in every aspect of stewardship for this high profile national initiative for the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Conditions of Employment
- Status Candidates must submit an SF-50 and recent appraisal.
- Time-in-Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
- Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
QualificationsIn order to qualify for this position, you must meet one of the following requirements:
A. You must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the federal government performing ALL of the following duties: assisting with arts program management; and assisting with maintaining mutual understanding as to plans and activities, budgets, cooperative agreements, MOUs, materials to be produced, presentations, meetings, travel, and associated timelines, roles, and responsibilities. (You must clearly show in your resume and claim on the questionnaire how you meet ALL of the above experience if you are claiming this option, or you will be rated ineligible). -OR-
B. Successful completion of a Doctorate or Ph.D., or equivalent degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such at degree; at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (You must submit your college transcripts to support your educational claims). -OR-
C. A combination of qualifying experience, as described above, and qualifying education, as described above, which when combined totals 100 percent of the total requirement. Experience and education should be computed as percentages of the overall requirements and must equal 100 percent when combined. (You must submit transcripts to support your education claim).
You must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal government performing ALL of the following duties: managing an arts program for maximum effectiveness and quality; ensuring continuous communication and mutual understanding as to plans and activities, budgets, cooperative agreements, MOUs, materials to be produced, presentations, meetings, travel, and associated timelines, roles, and responsibilities; and coordinating and facilitating all activities in association with required program objectives, deliverables and events, including logistics. (You must clearly show in your resume and claim on the questionnaire how you meet ALL of the above experience if you are claiming this option, or you will be rated ineligible).
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.
Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the advertised grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the dates worked and total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
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.htm
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures,the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment AuthoritiesMales born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, persons with disabilities, and those covered under the Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the NEA mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.
Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS resume template. However, if you do not use the template you must ensure that your resume contains ALL required information which includes hours worked, starting & ending month and year, and if Federal employment (series, pay plan, and grade).
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Ability to plan and execute activities successfully in cooperation with external partners, constituents, and funders., Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Flexibility, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Knowledge of agency and federal government grant and procurement policies, procedures and practices., Learning, Program Management, Self-Management, Skill in interpersonal communications in a team environment., Stress Tolerance, and Teamwork.
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.
The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
1. A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).
2. A complete Online Questionnaire (Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10721359)
3. An SF-50. Showing title, series, grade, FPL, duty station and Competitive status (if a current or former Federal employee)
4. Most recent Performance Appraisal (if a current Federal employee or recently separated within previous year)
5. Other Supporting Documents:
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable)
- Veteran Documents, ( if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)
- ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)
- Cover letter (optional)
- Miscellaneous (as required by position)
- Your responses to the job questionnaire and the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment
- If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to apply:
Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include the initial online assessment and submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
The application process is as follows:
- To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
- Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
- Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
- After submitting an online application, you will be notified whether or not you are required to take additional online assessments through the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment system. This message will be delivered to you both on screen and via email notification.
- If you are asked to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be presented with a unique URL to access the USA Hire system. Access to USA Hire is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials. Be sure to review all instructions prior to beginning your USA Hire Assessments. Click here for Computer System Requirements.
- Note, set aside at least 3 hours to take these assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time. If you need to stop the assessments and continue at a later time, you can re-use the URL sent to you via email and also found on the Additional Application Information page that can be located in the application record in your USAJOBS account.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
Philadelphia Services Branch
AddressOffice of the Senior Deputy Chairman
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
Based on your application and your responses to the application questionnaire, you may be presented with instructions on how to access the USA Hire system to complete the online assessments. The online assessments must be completed within 48 hours following the close of this announcement. You will have the opportunity to request a testing accommodation for the assessment should you have a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Your assessment results will be kept on record for one year and used toward future positions for which you might apply that require the same assessments.
For more information on applying for Federal employment, please visit USAJOBS.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562089300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.