Program Specialist


Posted on Sep 15, 2020

DHS Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security

Washington, DC

All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.

This announcement will be open for 5 business days OR until the first 100 applications have been received, whichever happens first.

Specialized Experience:nGS-15: Applicant must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that included: Advising senior leadership on recommended courses of action in response to congressional inquiries.

Representing agency leadership at high level meetings and special briefings.

Providing recommendations for long-range implementation and administration of agency programs.

Analyzing work plans and making revisions to enhance the achievement of the goals and objectives of an office.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying).

NOTE: All current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility.

The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

NOTE: 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, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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