In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility
requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.
Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.
Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-11: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Reviewed and updated a variety of printed material for internal and external audiences; Provided editorial and general assistance in preparing scripts, press releases, exhibit text, labels, and articles; Coordinated review of material by subject-matter experts and consulted on the composition and development of a variety of printed material generated by other staff (e.g. informational flyers, brochures, conference instructional material, exhibit text, exhibit labels, etc.)
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or
LL.M., if related.
An appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
For the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Examples of specialized experience include: Produced high-quality written materials that meet the informational needs of various audiences and that interpret and explain a variety of subjects; Researched and wrote highly complex correspondence and reports on important policies, programs, and procedures with a focus on format, style, grammar, and tone; Developed, analyzed, and selected appropriate information, and presented the information in a form and at a level suitable for the intended audience.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.