Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 18, 2019
Closes
Mar 18, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period.
  • Applicants qualify at the GS-07 level by one of the following:

    A. Have a bachelor's degree and superior academic achievement (SAA) based on one of the following: (1) class standing (upper third standing in graduating class); (2) grade-point average (2.95 overall or over the last two years of bachelor's degree -or- 3.45 in your major field or over the last two years in your major); or (3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. (Transcript must be provided)
    B. Have at least one full year of graduate level study in business administration, public administration, management, law, or another field related to the position. (Transcript must be provided)
    C. Have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing such duties as assisting higher graded specialists in the management of automated document and tracking systems; generating readily available reports for analysis by senior staff; and performing assignments coding data and generating reports.
    D. Have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of graduate education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C" such that when combined equals one hundred percent of the qualifying experience. (Transcript must be provided)

    Applicants qualify at the GS-09 level by one of the following:

    A. Have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a L.L.B or J.D., (if related); with a major field of study in one of the following areas: business administration, public administration, management, law, or another field related to the position. (Transcript must be provided)
    B. Have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) utilizing knowledge of legal reference sources to perform legal research where precedents are available; 2) conducting analysis on specific data using precedent cases as a resource; and 3) coding data and generating reports in a variety of case management operating and office automation systems.
    C. Have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of graduate education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C." To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take the number of months of experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Transcript must be provided).
    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date.

    A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet those requirements will be grounds for termination.

    Privacy Act Information:
    The application that you submit for this position contains information subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). Information regarding this Act is available upon request in the Office of Special Counsel.

    Selected candidate will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade/band requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).

    To be eligible for consideration, all forms and documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.






    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
     
    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus- forrecog.html . You must provide translated transcripts.

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by scoring 85 or better on the assessment. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.

    Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
    Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of the best-qualified applications will be conducted.  The résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against the applicant's responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if the applicant is qualified for this job. If, after reviewing the applicant's résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that the applicant has inflated his/her qualifications and/or experience, the applicant may lose consideration for this position and/or the applicant's score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect his/her skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
     
    For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens:  Eligible candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.  Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency. The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.) 

    For Competitive Merit Promotion applicants:  The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

    For Non-Competitive applicants:  All eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
     
    You will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) /competencies:

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    Although you should not submit a separate statement addressing the KSAs/competencies, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your cover letter and resume. We recommend your cover letter and resume include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the functions, activities, or services you managed; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed, and the results of your actions. Please DO NOT submit a separate statement addressing the competencies.

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    Drug test required No


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