Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist


Vacancy ID: 621410   Announcement Number: MG2012-T0209-VTR-621410-D/M   USAJOBS Control Number: 311197600

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MG2012-T0209-VTR-621410-D/M
1. Title of Job

Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Please indicate the lowest grade you are willing to accept.
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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Read the definitions below to determine what options (001, 002, and/or 003) you are eligible to apply.  Please check all that apply (you must select at least one to receive consideration).

 

001 – All U.S. Citizens

002 – Merit Promotion.  This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service). 

003 – Noncompetitive.  This option includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Veterans’ Recruitment Authority (VRA) (for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level), Military Spouse Non-Competitive Hiring Authority, and persons with disabilities.  This also includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal competitive position at the full performance grade level for this position.


001 U.S. Citizens
002 Merit Promotion
003 Non Competitive Eligibles

21. Geographic Availability

0675 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion Procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee in the competitive service who has: career or career-conditional status, reinstatement eligibility, or eligibility under an interchange agreement.  You are encouraged to submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing time-in-grade (52 weeks at the next lower grade).
B. I am a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. You are encouraged to provide official documentation documenting your military service such as a DD-214 or statement of service.  NOTE:  If you are a current career or career-conditional employee without time-in-grade you will not be considered under this authority.
C. I am a current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
D. None of the above. I am not eligible under Merit Promotion Procedures.

2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply noncompetitively.

A. I am  a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or am eligible under an interchange agreement. You are encouraged to submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action.
B. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for persons with disabilities such as Schedule A.  You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
C. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for returning Peace Corps volunteers. You are encouraged to provide your Peace Corps documentation.
E. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for military spouses.  My active duty military spouse:  (1) received a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move; (2)  has a 100% disability rating; or (3)  died while on active duty.  You must provide a copy of the appropriate PCS orders, documentation of your spouse's disability, or documentation of your spouse's death and your marital status at time of death, as appropriate.
F. I am eligible for a Veterans Recruitment Appointment based on the fact that I am (1) a disabled veteran; (2) a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; (3) a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or (4) a recently separated veteran (for position GS-11 and below). You are encouraged to provide documentation documenting your service, such as a DD-214 or statement of service.  If you are eligible as a disabled vet, you must provide a copy of your DD 214 and VA letter
G. None of the above. I am not eligible to be appointed non-competitively.

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

3. From the responses below, select the one that BEST describes your experience that allows you to meet the qualification requirements of this position at the GS-09 grade level.

A. One full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service providing operational intergovernmental support of constituency outreach and communication activities.
B. 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 J.D., if related.
C. A combination of specialized experience and education. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
D. I do not possess the education or specialized experience as described above.

4. From the responses below, select the one that BEST describes your experience that allows you to meet the qualification requirements of this position at the GS-11 grade level.

A. One full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service coordinating and planning communication and outreach intergovernmental programs with elected officials and key personnel of state, local, tribal, or territorial government or organizations.
B. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
C. A combination of specialized experience and education. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
D. I do not possess the education or specialized experience as described above.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised or managed performance of this task and consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Serve as a liaison with Federal, State, tribal and local officials, both elected and appointed, on intergovernmental affairs issues as they relate to emergency management.

6. Support relationships with local, state and federal entities, including elected officials and their respective staff at all levels.

7. Establish government-to-government communication structures for use in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

8. Organize and actively participate in meetings, conference calls and presentations with community non-governmental and advocacy organizations to facilitate information exchanges in support of emergency management programs.

9. Use communications tools, techniques and protocols including capability to reach and maintain regular contact with targeted constituency groups.

10. Assist with meeting and conference planning actions to include the development of agendas, determines locations, oversees logistical needs, and prepares briefing materials in support of constituency outreach.

11. Establish processes to support intergovernmental outreach efforts such as implementing tracking systems, maintaining contact databases, and developing communication protocols and systems to facilitate communications with federal, state, local, tribal and/or territorial disaster officials

12. Research, draft and edit a wide variety of written products to include correspondence, reports, standard procedures, and briefing materials for senior management targeted for external stakeholders to include Congressional members, elected state, local and tribal officials, and private sector officials.

13. Review routing packages and corresponding materials, to include written summaries, correspondence, and justifications for External Affairs programs and policy, for senior management approval.

14. Draft instructional materials and other beneficial information designed to guide stakeholders in developing their own emergency management policies, procedures, protocols, and operating practices

15. Brief management on intergovernmental issues with regional, state, and national government organizations

16. Gather data, consolidate data and draft written materials on behalf of and with limited editing from management officials.

17. Provide briefings to program staff on intergovernmental affairs processes to convey leadership priorities and preferences.

18. Assist with preparation of written materials or talking points and make oral presentations on program topics.