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This is a Work at Home (WAH) position . The Duty Station will be the selectee's home address.
In order to be considered, applicants MUST RESIDE in Albany County, New York.
This is a bilingual position. To be considered proficient you must be able to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish.
Applicants that apply by the CUT-OFF date will be considered first.
A trial period may be required.
Relocation will NOT be paid.Learn more about this agency
50% or less - Position requires 25% local travel and 25% overnight travel.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
The job announcement has been amended to extend the closing date through April 30, 2020.
NOTE: This position is advertised as an OPEN CONTINUOUS with 1 CUT-OFF date. Applicants that apply by the CUT-OFF date will be considered first. This announcement may close prior to the closing date. This announcement may also be extended if needed, andadditionalCUT-OFFdates may be set as requested by management. The first CUT-OFF date is August 27, 2019.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application submitted clearly indicates that they meet the qualifications listed below. To be eligible for this position, you must have the specialized experience, education, or a combination as indicated below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Selective Factor: This is a bilingual position. Applicants will be required to self-certify proficiency in Spanish as a condition of employment. To be considered proficient you must be able to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish . All applicants must have the ability to converse and translate fluently from Spanish into English and from English toSpanish and accurately reflect the intent and meaning of the original material.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-7, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 05 level in the Federal service. Specialized Experienceis work experience explaining nontechnical information or providing on-the-job training on regulations, policies, or procedures to others or at briefings, meetings, conferences, or hearings OR work experience in providing instructions or coaching others in athletic, leisure, or community activities, helping customers, clients, or members of the public who were hostile or upset, handling customer complaints or providing instructions to customers or the public either in writing or by telephone.
EDUCATION : One full year of graduate level graduate level education OR superior academicachievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to the work.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-09, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience applying communication principles, methods, techniques for the development of campaigns OR work experience in editing technical material for targeted audience OR work experience interacting and dealing with the public including media, state, and local government officials, community, businesses, and organization program officers.
EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR Twofull years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B OR J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-11, you must have one year of specialized experienceto theequivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience applying analytical techniques and interpersonal relations in dealing effectively with targeted audience; and analyzing the views and opinions from organizations and developing recommendations for stimulating interest in activities.
EDUCATION : Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M,. if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GG-12, you must have one year of specialized experienceequivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience conducting public affairs programs involving public information community relations activities and seeking cooperation; and presenting information to internal and external groups to inform them of program objectives and activities; and ability to present information to the public including media, state, and local government officials, community businesses, and organization program officers.
EDUCATION: No substitution of education for experience is permitted.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
30% or more Disabled Veteran
Persons with Disabilities
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office at 301-###-####. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies at the full performance level of this position; please do not provide a separate written response:
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application consists of the following:
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application.
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
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.
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.Help Help
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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