PASSPORT AND VISA SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 16, 2018
Closes
Mar 16, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • A secret security clearance is required
  • PCS expenses are not authorized
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours
  • Incumbent is required to complete training with the Department of State and U S Army Service Center and United States Army Forces Passport/Visa Division prior to being certified by DOS as a passport agent.
  • DoS and DoD Executive Agent retain the authority to cancel a passport agent appointment at any time for cause or failure to properly fulfill their passport agent's duties and responsibilities, incumbent must be able to maintain their appointment.
  • This position is designated as a Key position
  • Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that demonstrates knowledge of the nationality laws of the United States. Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in work such as developing, examining, investigating, adjudicating, or authorizing claims arising under the nationality laws of the United States. Qualifying specialized experience includes: knowledge of passport and visa issuance principles, practices, methods, and techniques to adjudicate applications independently using precedents and guidelines that apply to most situations encountered; knowledge of provisions of laws, treaties, rules, and regulations pertaining to birth, identity, and citizenship matters concerning the examination and adjudication of applications for passports; knowledge of provisions that govern entitlement to diplomatic and official passports on regular and exceptional bases and knowledge of agreements with other countries as they apply to entitlement to such passports; and skill in initiating and maintaining cooperative liaison with other organizations, developing points of contact within these organizations that can assist in the issuing of official documents in short notice situations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position GS-09.
    OR
    Education: Ph.D degree or equivalent doctoral degree with a major study in physical education or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
    OR
    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position.

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of provisions of State and foreign laws as they apply to such issues as marriage, legitimation, adoption, and child custody.
    2. Knowledge of provisions that govern entitlement to diplomatic and official passports on regular and exceptional bases and knowledge of agreements with other countries as they apply to entitlement to such passports.
    3. Knowledge of certain provisions of immigration and naturalization laws and regulations covering legal entry into the United States, residency, and other requirements as they apply to acquiring and retaining U.S. citizenship.
    4. Knowledge of the functions, policies, systems, procedures, and processes employed by headquarters and passport offices in the issuance of passports.
    5. Skill in interpreting and explaining the requirements for obtaining a passport and advising on sources and types of documentation needed to establish proof of citizenship, residence, and identity.
    6. Skill in questioning a variety of applicants and others to ascertain facts and the veracity of statements, evidence, and representations.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click "Learn more about this agency" button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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