Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document
Experience required at GS-13:
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: working on Capitol Hill for a member of congress (House or Senate) or working in a legislative affairs position; exercising expert knowledge of program goals, objectives, and timing sequence of key program events and milestones to evaluate program accomplishment; and applying a broad range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and procedures applicable to effective program management in order to make recommendations to existing regulations or policies.
Experience required at GS-14:
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: working on Capitol Hill for a member of congress (House or Senate) or working in a legislative affairs position; providing oversight to highly-visible programs that involve the application of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness; providing advice to address potentially controversial findings, issues, or problems with widespread impact; and 4) applying program management policies or demonstrating skill in planning, organizing, integrating, and directing teamwork related to the Civil Works program.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Political Savvy
- Program Management
- Technical Competence