MERIT PROMOTION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
CAREER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
THIS IS A CAREER ENHANCEMENT POSITION FOR UNDERTRAINED EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TARGET POSITION. PLACEMENT IN THE CAREER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM MAY BE MADE BY PROMOTION, REASSIGNMENT, OR CHANGE-TO-LOWER GRADE WITH PAY RETENTION. THE SELECTED APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A TRAINING AGREEMENT.
WHO MAY APPLY - Applicants must:
DUTIES AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - In accordance with the provisions of a training plan, receives intensive on-the-job and/or formal training and performs, under close supervision, duties in preparation for promotion to the target position. The incumbent will assist in performing narrow scope assignments in order to apply management analysis principles, theories and techniques used in the Program activities.
All applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements within 1 month of the closing date of this announcement, and if applicable, any minimum educational requirements specified in the OPM Qualification Standards prescribed for that series.
For CTAP, well-qualified means that the applicant meets the qualification standard and eligibility requirements for the position, meets minimum educational and experience requirements, meets all selective factors where applicable, and is able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry.
EVALUATION CRITERIA- Applicants will be rated against these factors in terms of their background (experience, training, awards, suggestions, performance rating, etc.). To ensure adequate consideration under the rating procedures, applicants are encouraged to include the addendum to their application which SPECIFICALLY addresses their experience and training as it relates to each of the following quality ranking factors:
CTAP APPLICANTS - The CTAP was enacted to place qualified surplus or displaced individuals into existing vacant positions. Under CTAP you must meet the minimum qualification criteria and be determined as “well qualified” under the appropriate rating criteria.
CTAP applicants will be rated using separate criteria from Career Enhancement Program candidates. If you are a CTAP applicant, you must:
Knowledge of Agency programs and procedures in order to provide managers with advice and guidance.
Knowledge of automated data processing as it relates to word processing systems and microcomputers.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize work to support administrative and program services functions.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to provide information to a variety of groups or individuals on the operations and activities of an organization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives within and outside the program area.HOW TO APPLY - To be considered, applicants must submit the applicable materials requested below. Additional material (i.e., description of duties, evaluation criteria responses) longer than 2 pages may not be considered.
A resume, OF-612, SF-171, or other written format will be accepted. The announcement number must be clearly indicated on the application. Candidates using other than the OF-612 or SF-171 must include all the information requested in the brochure "Applying for a Federal Job". A copy of the brochure (OF-510) can be obtained by calling the contact office listed on the first page of this announcement.
If the position requires a college education or specific course work listed under “qualifications,” and you are not currently in the position series, you must provide a college transcript or OPM Form 1170-17, List of College Courses and Certificate.
A copy of the most recent performance appraisal or a statement on the application that the rating is at least Fully Successful and the date of rating. If there is no rating of record, provide advisory rating from supervisor.
In addition to the application materials stated above, Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicants must submit:
Applicants who do not submit the required items will not be considered. Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted to the contact office as stated on the first page of this announcement, and must be [ RECEIVED BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE CLOSING DATE of this announcement for AMS positions] / [ POSTMARKED by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement for APHIS and GIPSA positions.
Applications for APHIS and GIPSA announcements may be submitted to the contact office via the use of government postage paid envelopes or by using government facsimile machines.
Supervisors must notify employees (potential applicants) who are in leave status at the time of this announcement.