Volunteer Assistant (Recruitment and Retention)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 6 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as assisting with a volunteer program in the functional areas of recruiting, hiring, coordinating the retention of volunteers; and performing administrative functions using a volunteer management database.
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.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Ability to communicate orally to deal effectively with diverse populations and work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
- Ability to communicate in writing to draft email and mail correspondence; prepare reports, informational documents, and other common materials.
- Ability to explain hiring process to prospective volunteers and conducting interviews.
- Knowledge of the use of database programs in the management of volunteer programs.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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