Mutilated Currency Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Examining and Redemption Branch, Office of Currency Standards. The incumbent undertakes reconstructing and the identification of partially and totally destroyed, including white ash residue, and/or mutilated currency.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-11. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Determine the best method to identify currency. This could include the use of chemicals, heating, freezing, hardening, softening and other methods devised by the incumbent to separate and identify currency residue.
  • Assume responsibility for a significant amount of currency to be reconstructed. [Hazardous materials used in reconstruction must be controlled to ensure safety.]
  • Determine the value of each claim, by applying laws, regulations and policies.
  • Because of his or her vast experience in the field of mutilated currency examining, the incumbent also uses his/her extensive knowledge and judgment in reconstructing from residue(s).
  • Assess and prioritize each case's unusual circumstances, and the incomplete or conflicting data available on the case, making refinements to the methods and techniques to be used.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.


Physical Requirements:

Work is essentially confining and precise and requires perseverance, good visual acuity (optometric correction allowed), normal color vision, and exceptional manual dexterity.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Experience assisting or participating as part of a team that examine cases or claims related to mutilated currency; AND
  • Experience recognizing and reporting counterfeit, altered, and raised currency; AND
  • Experience making appropriate recommendations based on completed mutilated currency analysis. AND
  • Experience reconstructing notes to the extent that they can be authenticated and denominated that have been shredded, burned, water damaged and/or petrified.

    OR
  • EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related

    OR
  • COMBINATION: You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours), may be used to combine education and experience.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks.

For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.
  • Experience assisting or participating as part of a team that examine cases or claims related to mutilated currency; AND
  • Experience recognizing and reporting counterfeit, altered, and raised currency; AND
  • Experience making appropriate recommendations based on completed mutilated currency analysis.

    OR
  • EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.

    OR
  • COMBINATION: You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-09, you must have been at the GS-07 level for 52 weeks.

For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.
  • Experience assisting or participating as part of a team that examine cases or claims related to mutilated currency; AND
  • Experience recognizing and reporting counterfeit, altered, and raised currency.

OR
  • You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 full-year of Graduate Level Education


OR
  • You may have a bachelor's degree and meet one of the following requirements for superior academic achievement: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.


OR
  • You may qualify with a combination of experience and education. Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for this position and grade level. The combination will be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage; then, determining the applicant's education as a percentage; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level (GS-05) may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level (GS-07).


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:For the GS-07 you must have been at the GS-05 level for 52 weeks.

For the GS-05, you must have three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service.

General experience for this position includes:
  • Experience assisting or participating as part of a team that examine cases or claims.

    OR
  • You may substitute education for general experience as follows: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
    OR
  • You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent.


You may be advanced to the GS-05 position if you have held a position no lower than GS-03 in the preceding year under your latest non-temporary competitive appointment OR have held a position at GS-05 or higher under a non-temporary appointment at any time in the past.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position
- Weekend work and overtime, if applicable, will be scheduled when needed based on production requirements as determined by Management.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Attention to Detail, Decision Making and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. 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: 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. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ) you must score 90 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

All applicants must also submit a PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL:Submit a copy of your most recent signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months, or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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