Specialized Experience Requirements: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience is described as experience in a position requiring knowledge of fire and emergency services training, certification and professional designation, e.g., chief fire officer, fire officer.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Applicants meeting the basic qualification requirements and any selective placement factor stated in this employment opportunity will be rated and ranked on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's).
Selective Placement Factor: Experience leading in a metropolitan, municipal, or State level fire service training system.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of national and State fire and emergency services training or certification programs, issues, and trends.
2. Ability to build consensus by applying facilitation and leadership skills to audiences in national, State or regional (multi-state) FES training and/or academic venues.
3. Ability to manage complex, multiple FES-related projects, programs, conferences and/or meetings that are national, State or regional (multi-state) in scope.
4. Ability to communicate orally to conduct training, facilitate workshops and meetings and effectively advocate and speak for the Academy.
5. Ability to render information and opinion into an easily understood written form, i.e., to write summaries of research efforts, produce written materials dealing with complex technical concepts, etc.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Status applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. To be creditable, one (1) year is required at the GS-11 level for the GS-12.
All qualifications and grade equivalency requirements must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
How to apply
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
1. Your Resume;
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire;
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 30, 2010.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Please ensure you click the Apply for this position now! button at the end of the process. You will be redirected to Application Manager, https://applicationmanager.gov/, to complete your application package. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.
Note: To check on the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload, complete this cover page, http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following vacancy ID: MG375003. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online, you will need to:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to: 1-478-757-3144.
4. Print the fax cover page (http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover/pdf) and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g. resume, transcripts, veterans documents, etc) to the same fax number in #3.
Please do not completed steps 1 – 4 if you are applying on line.
If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account (https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. You documents will be displayed under the Details tab in the Document area.
Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special coverage page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the uploaded documents screen of Application Manager or you may click this link: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.
· Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number: MG375003
· Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
· Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer each question. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.
If applicable, candidates must attach the latest report of Separation from Active Duty (DD-214) to establish honorable discharge from military service. If appropriate documentation is not received by the closing date, preference will not be granted. Applicants who are active military duty will not have a DD-214. Prior to appointment we will verify your eligibility for veteran's preference and that your military service was honorable. To be entitled to preference, a veteran must meet the eligibility requirements in section 2108 of title 5, United States Code. This means that: An honorable or general discharge is necessary. Military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not eligible for preference unless they are disabled veterans. Guard and Reserve active duty for training purposes does not qualify for preference. When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. The SF-15 is available online at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
Merit promotion and non-competitive eligible candidates:
Candidates must attach a copy of an SF-50 that documents the highest grade held, salary, tenure group, service computation date, and competitive service appointment. Failure to provide these documents will result in non-consideration for this position.
Competitive status is not required for qualified handicapped individuals eligible for appointment under 5 CFR 213.3102(u); qualified 30% or more disabled veterans eligible for appointment under 5 CFR 316.402(b)(5); those eligible under the Veteran`s Recruitment Act; and, those eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, provided that these individuals otherwise meet the description of 'Who May Apply.'
Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three (3) years or more of continuous active service may apply. (Veterans applying under this category must provide proof (DD 214) of service with submission of application). If a DD-214 Form is not available at the time of application, applicants must submit proof of honorable discharge or terminal leave status.