Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 02, 2021
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Washington, DC

At the full performance level (GS-11) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Receives, tracks and processes complaints of possible Act violations filed pursuant to the statute and implementing regulations of 25 CFR Part 309. Participates in the development of cases by reviewing, analyzing and researching the complaint and examining evidence compiled and submitted with the complaint.

2. Requests additional evidence and related information from various sources; when appropriate may travel to interview the complainant and/or gather additional evidence; reviews and analyzes industry reports, relevant financial reports, and opinions related to the Act; analyzes and evaluates information and prepares a variety of documents for use in cases.

3. Provides pre-publication and editorial support for Board publications, such as typing texts and proofreading typeset texts, captions, etc., for accuracy and conformity to the requirements and standards of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board and the Government Printing Office.

4. Responsible for editing and creating content for the IACB website and managing/overseeing the IACB social media platforms.

5. Provides information and advice on the Act, marketing, and general intellectual property rights protections, informally through attendance of Indian arts and crafts marketing events nationwide, and formally through presentations at national, regional, Tribal and State sponsored consumer protection seminars, industry conventions, and related venues.

6. Responsible for the Source Directory of American Indian and Alaska Native Owned and Operated Arts and Crafts Businesses ( Source Directory ) publication. This includes promotion of the program to Indian artists, businesses, Tribes, the Indian arts and crafts industry, and consumers nationwide.

OS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information
GS-09: $60,129 - $78,167 per annum. GS-11 $72,750 - $94,581 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

This vacancy is also announced as OS-6024-22-JB-002(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the Educational Requirements, Specialized Experience OR Combination described below, for the grade to which you are applying.

GS-09

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., related to the position.

OR

Specialized Experience

To qualify for the GS-09, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) participating in the development and implementation of programs involving and in support of consumer protection issues; 2) researching and analyzing information and documentation used in case development; 3) providing information presentations to a range of audiences; 4) providing written and oral responses to requests for information; 5) managing website content and social media platforms; and 6) providing editorial and production support for publications. MUST MEET ALL
OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A qualifying combination of post baccalaureate education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

GS-11

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., related to the position.

OR

Specialized Experience

To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) developing and implementing programs involving support of consumer protection issues; 2) researching and analyzing information and documentation used in case development; 3) providing information presentations to a range of audiences; 4) providing written and oral responses to requests for information; 5) managing website content and social media platforms; and 6) providing editorial and production support for publications. MUST MEET ALL

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A qualifying combination of post baccalaureate education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Note: A writing sample may be requested at the time of the interview for candidates asked to interview.

Education

Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Additional information

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here : https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

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