Policy Advisor

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

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must show proof of Schedule A eligibility
  • Will be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • SCREEN OUT QUESTION: I have a certification in the form of a Schedule A (u) eligibility letter.

    In order to utilize the Schedule A(u) hiring authority, an applicant must:

    -        meet the minimum qualifications of the position as stated; and

    -        demonstrate proof of disability, typically, in the form of a Schedule A(u) eligibility letter provided by your medical professional.

    -        Attach your resume, Schedule A(u) eligibility letter and other applicable documents (i.e. transcripts, etc.) with this application.

    GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: making decisions concerning planning, organizing and conducting studies; ability to analyze and evaluate work processes, unusual conditions, problems and questions relating to the mission of the agency.

    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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

    ICTAP/CTAPcandidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

    A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, ​no transcripts are required.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP’s) under the Agency’s approved Drug Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

    Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

    https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf.

    EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement.

    Veterans' Information: Veterans Information.

    Telework: https://www.telework.gov/.

    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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

    We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this 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) to determine if your answers to the assessment questionnaire are supported in your resume. If your answers to the online assessment questionnaire are not supported in the resume it will affect your eligibility for further consideration. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. Candidates that are rated as Highly Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:

    • Policy Savvy
    • External Awareness
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Parterning
    • Teamwork
    • Problem Solving
    • Oral Communication

    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required Yes


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