Federal jobs often require that you have 52 weeks (1 year) of specialized experience in a particular job series, designated by the Office of Personnel Management, to include Job Grading Standards for Trades, Craft, and Labor Positions. We prepare your federal resume to thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications and requirements listed in a job opportunity announcement to be considered for the vacancy. We ensure that you have a strong understanding of the USAJOBS process during our consultation, then craft a resume that highlights your qualifications. We offer a 60-day guarantee that you will make the certificate of eligibility to be considered for the job opportunity or we will revise your federal resume FREE of charge.
Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:
1) Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.
2) Well Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
3) Best Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.
General Experience: is (1) Any type of work that demonstrates my ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.
Specialized Experience: is experience that equips the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work of the position.
Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement and/or substitution of education:
GS-09: At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8
Successfully completed two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-10: Typically a Federal Law Enforcement Special Agent Vacancy
GS-11: At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level
Successfully completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the job opportunity announcement.
Show you have a combination of specialized experience and education.
ICTAP candidates who meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category will be placed at the top of the Best Qualified category and be given selection priority.