25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You qualify for the grade 11 level (starting salary $68,036) if you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the federal service which has given you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the GS-11. Specialized experience at this level may include: experience analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations; independently developing, designing, documenting, and implementing reports; providing technical advice on program operations; preparing data summaries for inclusion in routine and special reports; and, participating in discussions, meetings and conferences with senior leadership and external agencies to present conclusions and recommendations. Education may be substituted for experience at the grade 11 level; see below for additional information.
Selective Placement Factor
In addition to the above, applicants must demonstrate knowledge of researching, organizing and analyzing data from a variety of sources such as programs, case studies, and/or policies to draw conclusions and write reports that focus on deterring, identifying, and addressing fraud, waste, and abuse.
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, and 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.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement which is 04/19/2018.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Substitution of education at the grade 9 level: Possession of a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or two (2) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a J.D related to the duties of the position. You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.
Substitution of education at the grade 11 level: Possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.M. related to the duties of the position. You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.
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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency.
Special Instructions For 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency.
NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcript(s) for verification.
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for a secret clearance level as a condition of placement into this position.
Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS 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 above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements, including the selective placement factor (SPF). If you meet these, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
- Ability to analyze data using various software techniques in a timely manner.
- Ability to conduct research
- Ability to participate in team settings
- Ability to plan and coordinate
- Ability to present information in writing and orally
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including the Selective Placement Factor (SPF) and Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including the SPF and the QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including the SPF and the QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
If you are among the best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration, in accordance with OPM requirements for referral of veterans, and may be called for an interview.
Preview the job questionnaireathttps://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10159109~
Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. Read more Security clearance Secret