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FEDLIB  April 2005

FEDLIB April 2005

Subject:

Career Opportunity

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"Green, Anita N" <[log in to unmask]>

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FEDLIB: Federal Librarians Discussion List

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Mon, 18 Apr 2005 08:29:51 -0400

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Dear Colleagues,

  The Vacancy Announcement is also posted at:
http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=29218584&AVSDM=2005%2D04%2
D15+00%3A01%3A00&Logo=0&pg=2&jbf571=15&FedEmp=Y&sort=dt&vw=d&brd=3876&ss=0&F
edPub=Y

  Full announcement below:

Department: Department Of State
Agency: Department Of State
Job Announcement Number:
AR238290


LIBRARIAN

Salary Range: 74782 - 97213 USD per year
Open Period: Friday, April 15, 2005
to Friday, April 29, 2005
Series & Grade: GS-1410-13/13
Position Information: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
Promotion Potential: 13
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered:
U.S. Citizens
Job Summary:
Who May Apply:  Open to all U.S. citizens.  Also open to all competitive
status candidates, reinstatement eligibles, noncompetitive eligibles, CTAP
and ICTAP eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (i.e., veterans with preference and
veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at
least 3 years of continuous active duty service).



This position is located in the Bureau of International Information Programs
(IIP), which serves as the State Department's gateway to the world's complex
international information network through speaker programs, interactive
dialogues, information resource centers and book activities, and electronic
products.   The Bureau's Geographic, Thematic and Information Resources
Offices recruit experts, and produce, acquire, and distribute electronic and
printed information to foreign audiences.  The Bureau's thematic Reference
Specialists provide research expertise for the U.S. Embassies and highest
level Department audiences who seek solutions to complex information
requests.


Key Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Application procedures are specific to this announcement.









Major Duties:
The Reference Specialist's work requires an expert knowledge of the
literature and leading authorities in the thematic area of democracy and
human rights, and professional mastery of theories, objectives, principles,
and techniques of reference librarianship.  S/he develops innovative
information approaches that guide their worldwide information colleagues in
solving a variety of problems and in expanding services.  Major duties
include: analyzing, solving, and responding to references and research
questions of a broad scope in the subject areas relevant to highest level
U.S. foreign policy objectives; establishing and maintaining consultative
relationships with researchers in specialized fields and professional peers
at the Library of Congress, Department of State, and other federal agencies;
performing extensive, customized literature searches and conducting
specialized bibliographic research utilizing legislation, technical reports,
scholarly journal articles, U.S. and foreign government documents, and
original source material, as well as non-traditional bibliographic resources
and information; designing time and cost-efficient electronic searches for
locating materials in multiple online databases and on the Internet;
producing analytic and evaluative information packages, summarizing the
major issues in democracy and human rights and providing reference material;
assuming a leadership role in collection management and development; serving
as an expert reference resource in the areas  of democracy and human rights;
leading the Reference Specialist Standing Team on a rotating basis; and
recommending, innovative methods that improve the efficiency and quality of
the Bureau's services.









Qualifications:
Applicants for the Librarian position must possess a professional knowledge
of library sciences, as evidenced by:



Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in
an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work
required for a bachelor's degree;

OR

A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education,
training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must
establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided
a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of
professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the
knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and
information services.

IN ADDITION to meeting the education requirements listed above, applicants
must have at least 1 year of professional experience (equivalent to the
GS-12 level in the federal service) as a reference librarian conducting the
most difficult systematic, comprehensive searches utilizing all research and
reference tools for information bearing on U.S. foreign affairs policy
pertained to democracy and human rights; serving as a senior resource and
authority in reference and information research in this thematic area; using
specialized library resources to present a timely response to requests for
information on a topic; possessing expertise in searching subject-related
information resources, including specialized abstracting and indexing tools,
bibliographies, research and technical reports, legislative histories,
specialized journal articles, and historical articles; working with other
professionals and subject experts to collaborate research; and interpreting
and evaluating complex materials and assembling comprehensive information
packages.





Time-in-Grade Requirements:  Applicants applying under merit promotion must
also have completed at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade-interval than
the grade applying for to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the
position.  Creditable service includes competitive and excepted service in
General Schedule and other pay systems.  Time-in-Grade requirements do NOT
apply to those applying under noncompetitive special appointing authorities;
those applicants who have previously held the grade applying for under a
non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service; those
applicants who have served in a non-General Schedule position continuously
during the previous 52 weeks; and those applicants whose General Schedule
service during the previous 52 weeks has been totally under temporary
appointment.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade
and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of
the announcement.


How You Will Be Evaluated:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and
supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to
the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on
the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and
abilities required to perform the duties of this position.

Veterans' Preference:  Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of
veterans who:  Entered the military service prior to October 15, 1976;
served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January
2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or served in a military
action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal.
Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at
least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active
duty.  Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled
veterans, Purple Heart recipients, spouses or mothers of a 100 percent
disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.
The addition of veterans' preference points does not apply under merit
promotion procedures.









How To Apply:
To apply for this position you will need to submit the occupational
questionnaire, a resume, and other supporting documentation as stated in the
Required Documents section of this announcement.  Instructions for
completing the occupational questionnaire are located in the Required
Documents section.  Submit your documents using one or a combination of the
methods outlined below.  Follow all instructions carefully.

Option 1- On-line Method - You are highly encouraged to submit all of your
application materials using the on-line method since it is the most
efficient way to process your application.  The on-line method is available
up until midnight Eastern Standard Time of the closing date of the
announcement.

a.  To start a new occupational questionnaire click this link Online
Application or enter this URL into your web browser:
https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx. If using the
URL address, scroll down to "Create a New Application for this Job" on the
left hand of the screen, enter AR238290 in the Vacancy Identification Number
box, and click the "Submit" button.  When you have completed the
questionnaire, click the "Finish" button.  On the next screen, click the
"Submit" button.  If you wish to finish completing your questionnaire at a
later time, click the "Save" button at the top or bottom of each of the
questionnaire pages and click the "Logout" button.

b.  After the questionnaire is submitted you will receive a notice that
indicates the submission was successful.  Please print this notice as proof
of your questionnaire submission.

c.  Press the "To upload a resume for this position click here" button to
upload your other application materials.

d.  At the Document Upload screen, select from the drop down menu the type
of document you are uploading and the file type.  Click the "Browse" button
and attach the file you want to submit. Please make sure you select the
correct document type (label) for the file you upload.  For example, select
"transcript" as the document type if you are uploading a transcript.

e.  Click the "Upload" button to submit the document.  You will receive an
"Upload Successful" acknowledgement when the file has been received.  You
may wish to screen print this message for documentation purposes.  Repeat
the upload steps for each of your additional application materials.  If you
are unable to upload your application materials, please see Option 2 or 3.

NOTE 1:  The USAJOBS web site provides a "Create a Resume" feature that you
may use to develop and submit a resume for this position in lieu of
uploading your resume from your personal computer.  Your completed resume on
USAJOBS can be attached to this vacancy announcement and submitted
electronically.  To do this, scroll down to the end of this vacancy
announcement. Click on the "Apply Online" icon. Then follow the USAJOBS web
site instructions. After you complete and submit the online resume, check
the Applications page in your USAJOBS account to verifiy if the submission
was successful.

NOTE 2:  If you wish to return to any part of the on-line application
process (i.e., questionnaire or uploading other application materials),
click on the above link or insert the above URL address into your web
browser.  Scroll down to "Work on an Application I Have Already Started" on
the right hand of the screen, enter your SSN and last name in the
appropriate boxes, and click the "Login" button.  Once you are logged in,
the top of the screen will display the Vacancy ID for all incomplete
questionnaires and, if applicable, the bottom portion of the screen will
display any Vacancy IDs for which a resume or supporting documentation has
not yet been submitted.  To finish the particular application process,
select the adjacent button and click "OK".

Option 2 - Fax Method
If you are unable to complete the occupational questionnaire on-line, you
may complete and fax in a hard copy version of the questionnaire.  To obtain
a hard copy of the questionnaire form, enter this URL into your web browser:
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf  and print out the OPM Form
1203-FX.  Use the instructions found in Required Documents for completing
the questionnaire.

The questionnaire and/or your other application materials may be faxed in;
however, you MUST use a required cover page when faxing your materials.  To
access and print a copy of the required cover page insert this URL into your
browser:  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf. The Vacancy ID number
AR238290, your SSN, name, address and phone number and the number of pages
must be written accurately and neatly on the cover page.  If the information
is inaccurate or incomplete you may not receive consideration for this
position.  The fax number to submit your documents is:  1-478-757-3144.

It is recommended that you keep the confirmation copy of your facsimile
transmission.

Option 3 - Mail method
You may mail any of your application materials to the Raleigh Service Branch
if you are unable to complete any portion of the on-line or fax filing
method.  To submit the occupational questionnaire by mail, follow the
instructions under Option 2 - Fax method to obtain a hard copy of the
questionnaire (Form 1203-FX).  Use the instructions found in Required
Documents for completing the questionnaire.

Please make sure that you include the required cover page with any of
application materials you mail to our office.  Follow the directions in
Option 2 - Fax method to obtain a copy of the cover page.  Include the
Vacancy Identification Number (AR238290), your SSN, name, address and phone
number, and the number of pages you are submitting in the appropriate blocks
on the cover page.  Make sure you write accurately and neatly on the cover
page.  If the information is inaccurate or incomplete you may not receive
consideration for this position.

Mail your materials to:

Raleigh Services Branch
Office of Personnel Management
Raleigh Services Branch
4407 Bland Road Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609

ATTN:  AR238290



Required Documents:
All application materials must be received by the closing date of this
announcement.  Exception:  If you are submitting your documents by mail,
they must be postmarked by the closing date.

The following documents are required:

Occupational Questionnaire
Resume - Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information
outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job link:
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf
Transcript - education must be from an educational institution accredited by
an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Veterans' documentation if filing under VEOA, VRA or claiming veterans'
preference (e.g., DD214 or statement of service, VA letter, SF-15 - see
Other Information section for further details)
SF-50 and recent performance appraisal if filing as status or reinstatement
candidate under Merit Promotion (see Other Information section for further
details)
Noncompetitive eligibles (e.g., eligible former overseas appointments) -
proof of eligibility for particular authority.
Instructions for completing the occupational questionnaire:  Use the
following instructions in completing the questionnaire.  Be sure to double
check your answers before submission.

Social Security Number



Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Providing your
Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your
application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number


The Vacancy Identification Number is: AR238290


1. Title of Job


LIBRARIAN


2. Biographic Data


All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and
the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address


Would you like to be notified by E-mail? If so, please enter your E-mail
address in the space provided.


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability


Indicate your availability for full-time, part-time and temporary
employment.  Also indicate your availability for travel.


6. Citizenship

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

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

9. Languages

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


Enter the lowest grade level (13-13) you will accept.


11. Miscellaneous Information

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service


These dates are required if you have claimed Veterans' Preference unless you
have claimed derived Preference (i.e., widows, spouse, etc.)
Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date


You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately.
Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment.
Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties


If you are within the merit promotion area of consideration stated on page 1
of this announcement AND wish to apply under merit promotion procedures,
select or check 001 for this section.  Points for veterans' preference will
not be added to any score you may receive.

If you wish to apply under procedures open to all U.S. citizens, select or
check 002 for this section.  If applicable, additional points for veterans'
preference will be added to your qualifying score.  Federal status
applicants who are not within the merit promotion area of consideration may
apply under this option.

If you are eligible and wish to apply under both procedures you must select
or check 001 and 002 for this section.  You MUST be covered by the merit
promotion area of consideration stated on page 1 of the announcement in
order to file for 001.


001 Status Candidates/Merit Promotion
002 All U.S. Citizens/Open Competitive

21. Geographic Availability


Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested
and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


0675 Washington, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan


In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee
requesting special priority consideration 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

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

The Online Questionnaire will not ask you this question. On the C Form, you
will leave this section blank.

Occupational/Assessment Questions:
1. This section will be used to determine if you possess the educational
background needed to qualify for this position. From the descriptions below,
choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your education
relevant to this position. Darken the oval corresponding to that letter in
Section 25, number 1, on the Form C. SELECT ONE LETTER ONLY. FAILURE TO
RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING RATED INELIGIBLE.


A. I have completed 1 full academic year of graduate study in library
science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of
all work required for a bachelor's degree

B. I have completed a total of at least 5 years of a combination of
college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis,
the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and
experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories,
principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of
literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for
providing effective library and information services.

C. My background does not match the above choice.


2. This section will be used to determine if you possess the additional
experience and/or education needed to qualify for this position. From the
descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST
describes your background relevant to this position. Darken the oval
corresponding to that letter in Section 25, number 2, on the Form C. SELECT
ONE LETTER ONLY. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION WILL RESULT IN YOUR
BEING RATED INELIGIBLE.


A. I have at least 1 year of professional experience (equivalent to the
GS-12 level in the federal service) as a reference librarian conducting the
most difficult systematic, comprehensive searches utilizing all research and
reference tools for information bearing on U.S. foreign affairs policy
pertained to democracy and human rights; serving as a senior resource and
authority in reference and information research in this thematic area; using
specialized library resources to present a timely response to requests for
information on a topic; possessing expertise in searching subject-related
information resources, including specialized abstracting and indexing tools,
bibliographies, research and technical reports, legislative histories,
specialized journal articles, and historical articles; working with other
professionals and subject experts to collaborate research; and interpreting
and evaluating complex materials and assembling comprehensive information
packages.

B. My background does not match the choice above.


RANKING CRITERIA
The following criteria will be used to evaluate your level of knowledge,
skill, or ability in certain areas required for the position. For each item,
choose the statement from the list below (A-E) that best reflects your level
of experience and/or training in that area. Darken the oval corresponding to
that statement in Section 25, on the form. Please select only one letter for
each item.


A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 coworker 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 assistance from a supervisor or senior
coworker.

E- I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this
task due to my expertise in this area.


3. Conduct systematic comprehensive searches for information bearing on U.S.
foreign affairs policy pertained to democracy and human rights.


4. Provide reference services, including on-line literature searches of
computer databases.


5. Train individuals in research techniques.


6. Respond to oral, written, email, and telephone requests for research
assistance.


7. Handle difficult and complex reference assignments for U.S. embassies and
prominent State Department officials or for foreign correspondences and
governments or for academic leaders visiting and working in the U.S.


8. Encourage and facilitate information exchanges among librarians and other
research professionals at agencies, universities, think tanks, and media
organizations, regarding new developments and techniques, and cooperate on
programs of mutual interest.

Perform extensive, customized literature searches and conduct specialized
bibliographic research utilizing:

9. Current and old legislation

10. Technical reports

11. Scholarly journal articles

12. U.S. government documents

13. Foreign government documents

14. Original source material

15. Non-traditional bibliographic resources and information.


16. Locate and access material through agency or organization collection and
subject area holdings of national libraries such as the Library of Congress
and the federal government's large departmental libraries and information
centers.


17. Design time and cost efficient electronic searches for locating
materials in multiple online data bases and on the Internet.


18. Serve as a senior resource and authority in reference and information
research pertained to democracy and human rights and their relationship with
U.S. foreign policy.


19. Update online searching knowledge and skills through continuing
education.


20. Maintaining effective liaisons with information system producers and
specialists.


21. Produce analytic and evaluative information packages, summarizing the
major issues in the described area and provide references to key articles,
books, documents, and other materials.


22. Exercise independent judgment, utilizing comprehensive knowledge of
democracy and human rights to develop a relevant collection that meets the
demands of researchers.


23. Plan and implement sophisticated software applications (the Lotus Notes
Reference Database, for example).


24. Establish policies, and recommend budget allocations for procuring a
broad array of electron and print resources.


25. Suggest telecommunications and hardware modifications to enhance
information system and services.






Contact Information:
Timothy D. Barnwell
Phone: (919)790-2864
Internet: [log in to unmask]

Or write:
Raleigh Services Branch
4407 Bland Rd Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609


What To Expect Next:
Applicants will receive notification advising them of their rating and if
they were referred to the hiring agency for consideration.  If your name is
referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that
office for a possible interview.









Benefits:
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its
employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to
explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program
(FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses
with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:
https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over
100 optional plans. For additional information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For
additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI)
offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for
additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
(FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their
parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For
additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by
the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered
retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic
Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal
employees. http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp


Other Information:
1.  CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP)  - If you are currently an
employee of the Department of State you may be entitled to special selection
priority under the Department's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).
To receive this priority consideration you must:

Have a Reduction-in-Force separation notice, a proposed notice of removal
for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the
local commuting area, a Certificate of Expected Separation or other official
certification issued by the Department indicating the position is surplus.
For example, a notice of position abolishment or a notice stating your
eligibility for discontinued service retirement.
Hold a position at GS-15 or below (or equivalent) and be (a) a current
career or career-conditional competitive service employee in tenure group 1
or 2; (b) an excepted service employee serving on an appointment without
time limit who has been given noncompetitive appointment eligibility and
selection priority by statue for positions in the competitive service; or
(c) an employee serving on a Schedule A or B excepted appointment, provided
that the position to which applying has the same appointing authority (i.e.,
Schedule A or B) of the position from which being separated.
Submit proof of your eligibility for the CTAP program with your application.
For example, a copy of a notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer
of function outside the commuting area or for declining a directed
reassignment or a notification issued by the Department indicating that your
position is surplus.
Be applying for a position that is at or below the grade level of the
position from which you will or may be separated.  The position for which
you are applying must not have greater promotion potential than the position
from which you will or may be separated.
Have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully
successful or equivalent.  Your rating of record must be submitted with your
application package.
Be currently employed by the Department and be (a) in the same commuting
area as the announced position or (b) occupying a position beyond the local
commuting area.  An eligible employee occupying a position outside of the
local commuting area of the position will not receive priority consideration
over an eligible displaced or surplus employee in the same commuting area as
the announced position.
File your application within the timeframes stated in the vacancy
announcement and meet all the application criteria (e.g., submit all
required documentation, etc.).
Be physically qualified, with reasonable accommodation where appropriate, to
perform the essential duties of the position.
Meet the basic qualification (including selective placement factors) and
eligibility requirements for the position, including any medical
qualifications, suitability, security, and minimum educational and
experience requirements.
Meet any special qualifying condition(s) that OPM has approved for the
position.
Be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry.
Be rated well-qualified for the position.  To be considered well-qualified
applicants must earn a score of at least 85 which distinguishes
well-qualified candidates from minimally qualified candidates on the rating
criteria developed for the position
2.  THE INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP) - If you
are a displaced Federal employee you may be entitled to receive special
priority selection under ICTAP.  To receive this priority consideration you
must:

Be a displaced Federal employee.  The following categories of candidates are
considered displaced employees.  You must submit a copy of the appropriate
documentation such as reduction-in-force separation notice, letter from OPM
or your agency documenting your priority consideration status with your
application package.
Current or former career or career-conditional (tenure group I or II)
competitive service employees who: (1) Received a specific RIF separation
notice within the last year; or  (2) Separated because of a compensable
injury, whose compensation has been terminated, and whose former agency
certifies that it is unable to place; or (3) Retired with a disability and
whose disability annuity has been or is being terminated; or (4) Upon
receipt of a RIF separation notice retired on the effective date of the RIF
and submits a Standard Form 50 that indicates "Retirement in lieu of RIF";
or (5)  Retired under the discontinued service retirement option; or (6)
Received a formal notice of proposed separation for declining a transfer of
function or directed reassignment outside the local commuting area; or
Former Military Reserve or National Guard Technicians who are receiving a
special Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disability retirement annuity
under section 8337(h) or 8456 of title 5 United States Code.
Be applying for a position at or below the grade level of the position from
which you are or have been separated.  The position must not have a greater
promotion potential than the position from which you were separated.
Have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully
successful or equivalent.  This must be submitted with your application
package.  (This requirement does not apply to candidates who are eligible
due to compensable injury or disability retirement.)
Occupy or be displaced from a position in the same local commuting area of
the vacancy for which you are requesting priority consideration.
File your application by the vacancy announcement closing date and meet all
the application criteria (e.g., submit all required documentation, etc.).
Be rated well qualified for the position.  To be considered well qualified,
you must earn the score cut-off of 85 which distinguishes well-qualified
candidates from minimally qualified candidates on the rating criteria
developed for the position.
3.  If you are filing under the VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act),
the VRA (Veterans Recruitment Authority), the 30% or more Disabled Veterans
Authority, or claiming veterans' preference, you must include in your
application package a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If
you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from
your unit which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are
separating, and the campaign medals you have received.  If you are claiming
10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for
10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
Letters from the Veterans Administration documenting compensable service
connected disability must be dated 1991 or later.  For more information on
the VEOA, VRA, other veterans' appointing authorities, and veterans'
preference consult the Vets Guide at:
http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm.

4.  If you are filing under merit promotion procedures as a status candidate
or reinstatement eligible you must include in your package:  (a) a copy of
your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing proof of competitive
status; and (b) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal or
documentation explaining why an appraisal cannot be provided.  If you upload
these documents using the on-line filing method (Option 1), please select
"Miscellaneous" as the type of document to upload.

5.  If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 you must certify
at the time of appointment that you are registered with the Selective
Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service
law, otherwise you will not be eligible for appointment.

6.  More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional
identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.











The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation,
sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an
employee organization, or other non-merit factor.









Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should
contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



Anita N. Green
Reference Specialist
Department of State
Democracy and Human Rights Team
301-4th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20547
(202)453-8455
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