Program Specialist, ZA-0301-2/3 (DE/CR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 18, 2018
Closes
Jun 18, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Qualifications requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process. If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.

    Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.


    Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    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.

    To qualify at the ZA-2 or GS-09 level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
    • Procuring supplies and services for Federal programs using formal advertising, negotiation and evaluation of contract price proposals;
    • Supporting administrative operations in the areas of procurement and contracting, space and property management and related administrative support areas; and
    • Maintaining electronic records related to messenger and mail services, travel, supply distribution and time and attendance.
    OR

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

    OR

    COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience as described above.

    Note: Only graduate education in excess of one year is qualifying for combination.

    To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
    • Procuring supplies and services for Federal programs using formal advertising, negotiation and evaluation of contract price proposals;
    • Advising on the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal program operations related to procurement and contracting, space and property management and related administrative support areas; and
    • Preparing guidance and justification on workforce management issues, such as staffing/recruitment, classification/position management, performance management, workforce planning and organizational effectiveness.
    OR

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.

    OR

    COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience as described above.

    Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying for combination.

    If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to provide a writing sample.

    ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of Silver (Well Qualified). Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career Transition

    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. The categories are “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. For more information on Category Rating, please go to Category Rating.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    ALL BANDS:

    • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources.
    • Ability to develop and maintain records, files and related reports.
    • Skill in editing and creating office documents and correspondence using office automation software, i.e. databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
    ZA-3 ONLY:
    • Knowledge of staffing, recruitment, classification, position management, performance management, workforce planning and organizational management regulations, principles, practices and techniques.
    If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

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