In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include gathering, assembling, and analyzing facts, drawing logical conclusions, devising solutions to problems, preparing and presenting briefings and reports; knowledge of diplomatic, official and social protocol policies and procedures; ability to plan and facilitate rapid and accurate responses to congressional inquiries and other congressional reports; preparing and editing documents; maintaining files/records; and compose information for reports, inquiries, technical and non-technical correspondence.
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Federal TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Comprehensive knowledge of the congressional legislative process. Thorough knowledge of diplomatic, official, and social protocol policies and procedures. Ability to locate, assemble, and compose information for reports, inquiries, technical and non-technical correspondence.
2. Expert written and oral communication skills are required due to the high visibility and sensitive work involved.
3. Skill in gathering, assembling, and analyzing facts, drawing logical conclusions, devising solutions to problems, identifying changes and trends, and preparing and presenting briefings and reports.
4. Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks and assure timely completion, and ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions and deadlines. Ability to plan and facilitate rapid and accurate responses to congressional inquiries and other congressional requests.
5. Knowledge of extensive rules, procedures, or operations to perform the procedural work of the office, such as preparing and editing documents, locating and assembling information for various reports, maintaining files/records.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station.
- The employee may be required to travel on military and commercial aircraft.
- The employee is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.