Public Affairs Specialist (ICTAP/CTAP)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You may start at $96.970.00, if you possess the following by the closing date of the announcement.
Specialized experience is defined as at least one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service or in the private sector providing editorial, speech writing, social media and other communications support.
Examples may include: blogs, social media posting, press releases and web content.
To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment(VRA) authority; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.
PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category Rating is being used for this position.
If your resume does not support the answers you gave on the assessment questionnaire, you may be rated Not Qualified or you may be placed in a lower category.
Your name will be placed in one of the three following quality groups:
•Gold - highly proficient regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.
•Silver - competent regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.
•Bronze - possessing only the minimum qualifications required for this position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
1. skill in developing and implementing public affairs initiatives
2. skill in research and development
3. skill in written communication
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities (i.e., displaced/surplus employees (CTAP/ICTAP eligibles), veterans eligible under the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW)/Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), disabled veterans with 30% or more disability, former Action Volunteers-Peace Corps/VISTA/etc., persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for special appointing authorities) procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.
Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each quality group. All qualified veterans must be selected before selecting any non-veterans within each quality group.
For this position, disabled veterans who meet minimum qualifications for this position and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed at the top of the Gold category regardless of which category to which they would otherwise be assigned.
Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10% or more (XP or TP) are placed at the top of their quality group.
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