Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
Ability to manage both in-person and on-line events.
Ability to manage or support in-person and on-line events such as meetings, conferences, conference calls, webinars, and/or webcasts.
Knowledge of outreach strategies and how those strategies apply to nutrition education programs.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. 3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out of 100 to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
Although all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement (see "How to Apply"), applicants have until 30 days after the closing date to meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements listed below.
Time-in-Grade: For the GS-09 level: Candidates must have been a GS-07 for 52 weeks (when applicable).
For the GS-11 level: Candidates must have been a GS-09 for 52 weeks (when applicable).
For the GS-12 level: Candidates must have been a GS-11 for 52 weeks (when applicable).
Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.
Minimum Qualification Requirement
For GS-09 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes assisting with meeting and event planning, coordinating day-to-day office meetings and events to include outreach activities and providing training support.
For GS-11 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes event planning and execution; working with external organizations; and providing training support.
For GS-12 level: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes end to end event management; production of training products including webinars and recorded webcasts; and coordinating outreach initiatives and activities.
Education:You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
For the GS-09 level: 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 JD in a related field.
For the GS-11 level: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. in a related field.
Notes: The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be evaluated by a credentialing agency. You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.