Supervisory Community Planner

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 02, 2019
Closes
May 02, 2019
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel for training and or conferences.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date.
  • 3. Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable.
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required..
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no, or appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
    • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
    • Complete a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, unless this has been previously fulfilled.

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    The GS-14 salary range starts at $117,191.00 per year.  

    To qualify, you must demonstrate at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience providing oversight, advice and training on urban and regional planning, land use, master planning, and capital improvements planning and development financing; overseeing team members that perform a full range of urban planning, design, and development and project management functions which include: 1) developing sustainable master plans, 2) acquisition of sites/buildings/easements, 3) security, 4) NEPA compliance, and 5) transportation planning; as well as providing guidance for the review of project plans, local government and federal comprehensive plans and policies, federal security requirements, master plans, public facilities plans, zoning, transportation plans, and other initiatives related to land use and development objectives.  

    Basic Requirement: All candidates for Community Planner positions must meet one of the following basic qualification requirements:

    1. Degree: community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance. Note: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner; OR
    2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    NOTE:  Qualifications are based on length and level of experience.  Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time.  Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

    College Transcripts: Submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s) if the qualifications for this announcement have an education requirement, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    1. Degree: community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance. Note: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner; OR
    2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Bargaining Unit status:  N/A

    Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement or in other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

    We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement #1911155CFDE.  You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

    Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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

    You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.  

    • Ability to plan, manage, supervise and evaluate project and staff.
    • Knowledge of community planning and public engagement principles, theories, concepts, methods and techniques for major projects, including expert knowledge of urban design and development planning practice and policy to serve as a technical expert.
    • Ability to develop and maintain an organization's processes pertaining to community planning.
    • Ability to conduct formal briefings for higher level management to provide recommendations or action plans.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.


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    Drug test required No


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