Supervisory Industrial Specialist, ZA-1150-V (GS-15 equivalent)

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Full Time

25% or less - Travel may be required up to 25% of the time.

Relocation expenses reimbursed


  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment
  • Merit applicants must meet time-in-grade/band requirements, as applicable

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 (ZA-IV at NIST) federal level. Specialized experience is defined as experience as a supervisor leading a staff to take actions related to advancing the program/organization fundamental goals and objectives. Formulated and conducted, led, managed, or consulted on an administrative/business program or policy issues of considerable scope, complexity, importance to the organization. Isolated issues that need study and/or improvement, resolving critical problems or developing new concepts, policies/procedures and methodologies within or outside their organization.

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.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement 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 OPM website located at http:///

Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation. 

A probationary period may be required.

This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, click here.

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

Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity 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). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. 

Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.

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

* Mastery of the principles, concepts, laws and regulations sufficient enough to generate new concepts and methodologies in the administrative field or to theorize, plan, and direct DoC or NIST-level programs of national scope where no precedents exist.

* Ability to conceive, plan, and manage entire administrative or programmatic functions for broad, emerging, or similarly critical large-scale agency programs of national scope with equivalent analytically demanding issues.

* Skill in applying highly valued/scarce expertise in a recognized leading-edge extension organization dedicated to supporting manufacturers and manufacturing.

* Knowledge of the programs directed and the ability to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups to take actions related to advancing the program/organization fundamental goals and objectives.

* Skill in performing a full range of supervisory authority over a group through ZA or ZP supervisors.

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