INSPECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 835768   Announcement Number: LAG-OPR-835768-LMA-398   USAJOBS Control Number: 336907400

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

835768


1. Title of Job

INSPECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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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

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 INSPECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

1. GS-07: Which of the following statements best describes your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level that equipped me with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include: participating as team member conducting and reporting on basic on-site compliance inspections; researching, collecting, organizing, reviewing, and analyzing information before, during and after inspections; and reporting individual findings for assigned areas identified, validated and verified during the course of inspections.
B. I am substituting superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-7 level.  I have completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society.
C. I have successfully completed one year of full-time graduate education.  This education has been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrates the skills necessary to do the work of the position.
D. I am combining successfully completed post-high school education and experience to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-7 grade level.
E. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you chose response A or D in the previous question, you must provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim.

2. GS-09: Which of the following statements best describes your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level that equipped me with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include: conducting and reporting on basic on-site inspections; assisting the inspection team in planning inspections; ensuring inspection findings provide complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; adequate background to support the findings; developing sound recommendations for corrective actions with assistance from the supervisor or team leader; and presenting oral and written findings to inspection team leader or supervisor.
B. I am substituting successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a LL.B. or J.D. degree if related for the specialized experience requirement. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. (A course of study in business administration, public administration, law, criminal justice), or related fields is qualifying.
C. I am combining successfully completed post-high school education and experience to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-9 grade level.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you chose response A or C in the previous question, you must provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim

3. GS-11: Which of the following statements best describes your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level that equipped me with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include: conducting and reporting on on-site inspections; assisting the team leader or supervisory in planning inspections and participating in interviews or exit or entrance briefings with team leaders at inspection sites; ensuring inspection findings provide complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; adequate background to support the findings; developing sound recommendations which identify the appropriate level of the problem, and the type of corrective action necessary to fix the problem; and preparing and presenting oral and written inspection findings to team leader or supervisor.
B. I am substituting successful completion of a 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. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. (A course of study in business administration, public administration, law, criminal justice), or related fields is qualifying.
C. I am combining successfully completed post-high school education and experience to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you chose response A or C in the previous question, you must provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim.

4. GS-12: Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level experience that equipped me with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include: conducting and reporting on on-site inspections; conducting all phases of the inspection effort, including scheduling and conducting interviews at inspection sites and providing input to developing the scope and inspection site rationale; assisting team leader or supervisor in developing the unique methodology and approach for the specific inspection site; researching, collecting, organizing, reviewing and analyzing information before, during, and after the inspection and throughout the entire process; ensuring inspection finding provide complete identification of deficiencies, area of concern, and best practices; and adequate background to support the findings; and discussing, defending, and justifying the entire finding to the team leader as well as other team members, and preparing documentation of inspection process and finding.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

If you chose response A in the previous question, you must provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience. Also, provide the name and telephone number of a supervisor who can verify your claim.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position. Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. 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 for firing you after you begin work.

5. Indicate the extent to which you have conducted and reported on basic on-site compliance inspections.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

6. Indicate the extent to which you have assisted an inspection team in planning inspections.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

7. To what extent have you researched, collected, organized, reviewed and analyzed information before, during and after an inspection?

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

8. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated both technical and non-technical information to others within and outside your organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

9. Indicate the extent to which you have developed sound recommendations which identified the appropriate level of the problem, and the type of corrective action that was necessary to fix the problem.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

10. Indicate the extent to which you have explained information developed as potential findings at the inspection site to assist in modifying inspections plans.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

11. Indicate the extent to which you have ensured that inspection findings are valid and can be factually depicted and supported in the inspection results.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

12. Indicate the extent to which you have reported to the team, team leader, and supervisor individual findings for assigned areas identified, validated and verified during the course of inspection.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

13. Indicate the extent to which you have prepared written material documenting inspection processes and results.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

14. Indicate the extent to which you have provided customer service working with clients and customers, assessing their needs, providing information or assistance, resolving their problems, or satisfying their expectations.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position. Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. 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 for firing you after you begin work.

15. Indicate the extent to which you have conducted and reported on on-site compliance inspections.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

16. Indicate the extent to which you have assisted in planning inspections and in developing the unique methodology and approach for the specific inspection site.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

17. To what extent have you used inspection knowledge to focus the inspection on underlying causes of problems related to the inspected functional issue?

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

18. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated both technical and non-technical information to others within and outside your organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

19. To what extent have you researched, collected, organized, reviewed, and analyzed information before, during, and after the inspection and throughout the entire process?

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task?
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

20. To what extent have you scheduled and conducted interviews at inspection sites?

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task?
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

21. Indicate the extent to which you have explained information developed as potential findings at inspection sites to assist in modifying inspection plans.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

22. To what extent have you ensured inspection findings provide accurate, complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; adequate background to support the findings; and logical, supportable recommendations for corrective action?

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

23. Indicate the extent to which you have ensured that inspection findings are valid and can be factually depicted and supported in the inspection results.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

24. To what extent have developed sound recommendations which identified the appropriate level of the problem, and the type of corrective action necessary to fix the problem?

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

25. Indicate the extent to which you have prepared documentation of all stages of the inspection process and of findings for inclusion in the final, comprehensive inspection report. A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this tas
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Please provide the position title(s) and date(s) of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrate this experience.

26. To what extent have you discussed, defended, and justified the entire findings to the team leader as well as other team members, or management personnel during the course of the exit briefing?

A. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.


This announcement is open to applicants who meet the area of consideration as described in the vacancy announcement, under the heading "Who May Apply." Your response to the following question will determine whether or not you meet the defined eligibility criteria.

27.

Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Federal employee in the competitive service who is serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
B. I am a current or former Federal employee who is eligible for reinstatement.
C. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
D. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e. a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service).
E. None of the above.

28.

There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-6 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-6 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-6 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

29.

There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

30.

There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

31.

There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Applicants who have held a permanent position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher in the competitive service may be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your answer and narrative response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of any position(s) you have held, respond "No".

32.

Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 or higher?

A. YES
B. NO

33.

If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. YES
B. NO
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

34.

There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).During the three years prior to applying for this position, you must have: resided in the United States or its protectorates or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations); worked for the U.S. government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or been a dependent of a U.S. federal or military employee serving overseas. Do you meet this requirement?

A. YES
B. NO