Government Information Specialist - MP

Washington D.C.
Mar 26, 2019
Mar 26, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Recruitment incentives may be offered for this position, if applicable.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • 1 year probationary period required unless met during prior Federal service
  • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306
  • Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the private sector processing inquiries or request for information pertaining to the Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA), or other disclosure processes. Examples may include interpreting and applying FOIA/PA related laws, regulations, policies, and guidance to provide access to Federal agency records and information; developing agency’s policy and procedures with regard to compliance with FOIA; and developing, implementing, and maintaining privacy policies and procedures.

    All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the announcement closing date.

    You may start at GS-11 with an annual salary of $68,036.00 if you meet the above minimum qualification requirements.

    Education is not required for this position, but applicants may qualify based on experience; education; or a combination of both. Please see below for the specific qualifying education for this position. Please submit your college transcripts with your application if you want to be considered based on your education.

    Education- Any of the following:

    A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree;

    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;

    or an LL.M. in a related field.

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

    To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities;  the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.

    PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.

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

    If your resume does not support the answers you gave on the assessment questionnaire, you may be rated Not Qualified or you may be placed in a lower quality group.

    Your name will be placed in one of the three following quality groups:

    •Best-Qualified - highly proficient regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.

    •Qualified - competent regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.

    •Minimally Qualified- possessing only the minimum qualifications required for this position.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

    1.  skill in researching and retrieving materials from sources to make recommendations and prepare reports related to statutory programs
    2.  skill in conducting research involving the collection of electronic records related to disclosure and privacy programs
    3.  ability to communicate orally

    Interagency 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 80 or above based on the competencies listed above (which is equivalent to PBGC’s “qualified” quality group); and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:

    Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the assessment questionnaire. Best qualified will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.

    Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Best Qualified, Qualified, Minimally Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices).

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    Drug test required No

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