Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>About the Position:</strong><br /><br />This position is assigned to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (DASD (MC&FP), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)).<br /><br />This position is located at the Mark Center Building in Alexandria, VA. The Mark Center is the new location for the Washington Headquarters Services of the United States Department of Defense agencies<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Establish and nurture relationships with national, state, local, and military leaders with vested interests in improving quality of life for service members and their families.</li> <li>Respond to the needs of service members and their family members with special medical or educational needs by increasing communication connections with America?s communities, Military OneSource, and other programs.</li> <li>Deliver presentations and provide training to military and civilian audiences on the full scope of programs and services available for service members and their families.</li> <li>Participate in preparation of testimony for principal members of OSD appearing before Congress.</li> <li>Maintain a high level of awareness of program and regulatory requirements, management principles, and the application of technology to community support programs.</li> <li>Develop policy and interpret complex regulations and laws.</li> <li>Conduct and review existing programs providing support for military families with special medical or educational needs.</li> <li>Develop, monitor, and evaluates contracts for family programs services.</li> <li>Identify problem areas and deficiencies in existing communication programs, develops strategies for resolution.</li> <li>Identify and investigate potential problem areas to propose solutions; recommends new management and program objectives as appropriate.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Up to 5% Business Travel required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.</li> <li>Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.</li> <li>Direct deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Two year trial or probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply: </strong>U.S. Citizens<br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience for GS 12:</strong> One year of specialized experience which includes evaluating support programs for service members and/or families with special medical and/or educational needs; creating strategic communication plans to promote services for service members and/or families with special medical and/or educational needs; and delivering presentations or training on programs and services available for special needs populations.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience for GS 13:</strong> One year of specialized experience which includes evaluating support programs for service members and/or families with special medical and/or educational needs; creating strategic communication plans to promote services for service members and/or families with special medical and/or educational needs; delivering presentations or training on programs and services available for special needs populations; and evaluating and/or developing policy for service members and/or families with special medical and/or educational needs.<br /> This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).<br /><br />Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Interpersonal Skills</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Organizational Awareness</li><li>Planning and Evaluating</li><li>Strategic Thinking</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> <li>Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to the target grade of the position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. Duties described reflect the full performance GS-13 level. If not selected at the full performance level, duties will be performed in a developmental capacity under close supervision.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br /><strong>Basis for Rating:</strong> Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. <ul> <li>Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><strong>1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.<br /><br />Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .


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