Program Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jan 16, 2019
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship Required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • In order to qualify for this GS-9 Program Specialist position, your resume must clearly demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-9 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level or equivalent that involves principles and practices of the library, archives and/or information science fields. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
    1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the library, archives and/or information science fields and knowledge of issues and trends involving libraries, archives and other educational institutions.
    2. Knowledge of grant-making in government or non-government organizations; experience may be obtained as a grant applicant, reviewer, or grantee; and
    3. Skill in conducting analysis and problem-solving
    Have Master's or equivalent (LL.B or J.D.) graduate degree in a related field, or, two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

    Have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements of this position.

    MANDATORY SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. This position requires that you have knowledge of the principles and practices of the library, archives and/or information science fields and knowledge of issues and trends involving libraries, archives and other educational institutions to include knowledge of grant-making in government or non-government organizations. Such experience could have been demonstrating the ability to stay current on trends and best practices in the library, archives, and/or information science communities; as well as experience obtained as a grant applicant, reviewer, or grantee.

    To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (

    If you are using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit your unofficial/official transcripts with your application. Failure to provide transcripts, or a determination that you do not possess the education requirement, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration in accordance with competitive examining procedures.

    Eligible for Student Loan Repayment Program
    Eligible for Tuition Assistance Program
    This position is telework eligible

    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 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:

    Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

    The referral list developed from this announcement may be used for up to 90 days from the closing date of the vacancy announcement to fill similar jobs.

    Read more

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Read more Security clearance Q - Nonsensitive

    Drug test required No

    Similar jobs