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This position is located in Washington, DC. Information about this locationis be found at: Washington, DC
Physical Demands: The work is sedentary.
Work Environment: The work is performed primarily in an office setting. Some travel occurs to attend meetings, symposia, and conferences or to visit field locations.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
This position falls under the Group Coverage for Administrative and Management 0301 series.Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
For GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service is required - OR – 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.
Specialized experience at the GS-09 or equivalent level is defined as: Experience planning and coordinating the staff activities of a top level executive in an organization; experience extrapolating, manipulating and inputting data for the purpose of generating reports; experience establishing and maintaining electronic tracking a filing systems, preparing and finalizing correspondence management, time keeping, travel processing, conference or meeting planning, maintenance of calendar.
For GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service is required.
Specialized experience at the GS-11 or equivalent level is defined as: Experience planning and coordinating the staff activities of a top level executive; experience extrapolating, manipulating and inputting data for the purpose of generating reports and preparing letters, reports briefing papers which represent high level official’s views and/or agency policies; experience establishing and maintaining electronic tracking and filing systems, correspondence management, time keeping, travel processing, conference or meeting planning, maintenance of calendars.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement#: WO Merit-2018-0001 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Skill in exercising a high degree of tact and diplomacy to interact with key officials, both inside and outside of public service representing opposing viewpoints to sensitive issues.
KSA 2: Ability to recommend and implement measures to ensure high quality of administrative work products originating from the Director's office.
KSA 3: Skill in editing and adapting written materials to meet established objectives for specified target audiences.
KSA 4: Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to request, provide clarity and verify a variety of information.
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