Help Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
- You must be a US Citizen or US National.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. If selected you will be sent instructions on obtaining fingerprints. Please note we are not able to reimburse any fees incurred for fingerprints.
- Successful completion of one– year probationary period, unless previously served.
- Direct Deposit ? Per Public Law 104– 134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
- Successfully pass the E– Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E– Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E– Verify at https://www.e– verify.gov/.
- Must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license for the type of vehicle(s) operated to perform the duties of this position.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time– in– grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Time In Grade Requirement: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time– in– grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS– 12 level is required to meet the time– in– grade requirements for the GS– 13 level. (Please submit your SF– 50 that shows Time– in– Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No Award or General Adjustment SF– 50’s will be accepted).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the grade level to which you are applying:
Specialized Experience: One or more full– time years (12– months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS– 12 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties:
- Responding to questions regarding regulations and policies relating to organizational publications;
- Reviewing and editing organizational directives to ensure conformance to editorial policies;
- Editing editorial policies and procedures to ensure they are clear; use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and terminology; and
- Maintaining an up to date style guide used by authors to write documents such as national bulletins, handbooks, technical releases, and general manual.
(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)
Note: Education cannot be substituted at the GS– 13 grade level.
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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
- Locality Pay: The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables my be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy– data– oversight/pay– leave/salaries– wages/ .
- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score– based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
- Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105– 277 will be given a career– conditional appointment and must serve a 1– year probationary period.
- This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the position and other flexible work arrangements. Current USDA policy includes telework for an 8 hour work day, 4 days per week; other flexibilities are possible dependent upon availability and/or the position and its associated duties. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
- PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of filling these positions as efficiently as possible, we are requiring the following:
- If called for an interview, applicants must be available to interview within 3 business days of being contacted.
- If a tentative job offer is extended, selectee will have 2 business days in which to accept or decline.
- Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized; Management may authorize superior qualifications & enhanced annual leave for applicants who are deemed to be highly qualified.
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