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Title: Sea Grant_Communications_Position
Attached is the vacancy announcement and instructions on how to apply for the Program Leader for communications position at the National Sea grant Office.  Note that the closing date for applications is October 7, 2002.  The Department of Commerce is using a new hiring system, which may be confusing to candidates applying from outside the federal government. Interested individuals may contact Jim Murray, Assistant Director for Outreach, (301) 713-2431 ext. 152 or email: Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov, to discuss the position and/or to assist with the application process.

The individual filling the position will play a critical role in developing, coordinating and implementing national Sea Grant communications programs and activities.

Web site address for application:
https://www.jobs.doc.gov/cool/doc/APP_VAC_VIEW?F_USERNAME=&F_ANN_NO=74914&F_AG_ID=11&SK=

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
H-OAR-02050A.04.RAW Position: Program Analyst, ZA-0343-04
Vacancy Number: H-OAR-02050A.04.RAW   Open Date: 09/16/2002   Close Date: (Midnight, U.S. Eastern Time Zone) 10/07/2002   Status as of 09/17/2002: Active  OPEN

Salary Range: $66229-$101742 Promotion Potential: None Type of Appointment: Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional) Work Schedule: Full -time Duty Location: Silver Spring, Maryland Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Sea Grant College Program Who May Apply:

All Qualified Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen. Duties: The incumbent is responsible for leading the national Sea Grant College Program's Communications activities. The incumbent contributes to the policy development, coordination and administration of national Sea Grant communication's programs for the purpose of enhancing the visibility and awareness of Sea Grant research and outreach programs to identified constituencies at the national and regional levels. Develops and implements a national communications strategic plan. Gathers, analyzes and develops communications materials for target audiences. Represents the National Sea Grant Office to the Sea Grant Communications Network. Collaborates with the Sea Grant network to plan and implement special activities that facilitate greater knowledge of Sea Grant research, education and outreach capabilities. Develops other national programs as assigned. Qualification Requirements: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/band level in the normal line of progression in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to analyze, evaluate and develop policy and coordinate activities associated with a national diverse communication program for a scientific organization. Time-in-grade/band must be met on, or before, the closing date of this announcement. Basis of Rating: Candidates will be rated based on an evaluation of knowledge, skills and abilities, in relation to the duties and requirements of the position, as indicated by the information provided in the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities section of their application form. Only experience acquired by the closing date of this vacancy announcement will be considered. What to File: Applicants must submit an application through the COOL On-Line web base application system and any additional supporting documentation specified in the COOL vacancy announcement for this position at the www.jobs.doc.gov web site. If you have never applied for a job using the COOL system, you must fax these specified supporting documents: STATUS applicants or REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES must fax an SF-50 showing current title, series, grade and salary. Veterans fax documentation (DD-214, VA letter dated within one year, SF-15). CTAP/ICTAP applicants must fax proof of eligibility. Faxed materials must include the COOL cover sheet which identifies the name, user ID, e-mail address and phone numbers of the applicant. ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. How to Apply: This vacancy is posted through Commerce Opportunities On-Line (COOL). COOL is a web-based vacancy announcement and application system, which allows you to search and apply for Department of Commerce jobs on-line. All applicants apply through this system. Additional Requirements and Information:

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This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process. This may include reassignments or repromotion of qualified eligibles or appointment from an Office of Personnel Management Certificate of Eligibles.

Applicants for vacancies announced under the agency's Merit Assignment Program must meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

All qualified reassignment applicants who are eligible to apply will be referred for selection consideration. Employees competing for promotion are subject to the evaluation methods specified for this vacancy announcement.

Many positions require the completion of additional forms and/or the submission of supplemental materials. Please thoroughly review the vacancy announcement and carefully follow all instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials may result in you not being considered for the vacancy.

Applications will be accepted from disabled applicants eligible for a Schedule A appointment, and from disabled veterans who are in receipt of compensation at the rate of 30% or more.

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Human Resources Office listed below. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who apply under the Merit Assignment Plan (MAP) announcement option must meet all time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Applications will be accepted from only United States citizens.

Applicants must meet the citizenship requirements defined in the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. New appointees must present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

This position is in the competitive service.

For additional information on this announcement, please contact: Rebecca Williams on 301-713-0528.

For any vacancy, employees of the Department of Commerce may be considered before other applicants, if no well-qualified DoC CTAP eligibles apply.

One year probationary period is required.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

"Status" refers to candidates who are eligible for noncompetitive movement within the competitive service because they either are now or were serving under career-type appointments in the competitive service.

If no well-qualified DOC CTAP eligibles apply for this vacancy, first consideration may be given to permanent NOAA employees with competitive status.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the announcement only if selected.

Status applicants and those with reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50B "Notification of Personnel Action". This document must be received, prior to the closing date of this announcement. The document must be annotated with your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.

This vacancy announcement is open under both the agency's Merit Assignment Plan (MAP) and under Delegated Examining authority, granted to this agency by the Office of Personnel Management. Status candidates (e.g. current Federal employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment, former Federal employees who served under a career or career conditional appointment who have reinstatement eligibility, applicants eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), and veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service) may apply under both MAP and the Delegated Examining authority. Non-status applicants should apply only under the Delegated Examining authority. A status applicant who wishes to be considered under both the MAP and Delegated Examining authority must select the "Both Merit Assignment Plan and Delegated Examining authority" option, when applying for this vacancy announcement. Only one application needs to be completed for a status applicant to be considered under both processes.

You may find out the status of your application by logging on the Commerce Opportunities On-Line (COOL) web site and clicking on "Application Status, History, and Supporting Documents" at the Applicant Main Menu. Please allow 3-5 days after the closing date of the announcement to find out the status of your application.

Salaries shown for this vacancy include locality pay. Applicants interested in relocating to a different geographic location should be aware that their salary is subject to change.

Payment of relocation expenses IS authorized.

Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service may apply for this announcement under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service may apply for this vacancy under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). Indicate your eligibility in this application and submit proof of eligibility prior to the closing date of this announcement. Proof of eligibility must be annotated with your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.

Disabled veterans, handicapped and other applicants eligible for noncompetitive appointment under special appointing authorities, must indicate eligibility in this application and submit proof of eligibility prior to the closing date of this announcement. Proof of eligibility must be annotated with your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.

Applicants who are claiming veteran's preference for their non-status application under this vacancy announcement must complete the Military Service section of the COOL application. To receive 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214. To receive preference if your service began after October 15, 1976, you must have: a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal with an honorable discharge OR served on active duty during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 - January 2, 1992, under the following conditions: honorably discharged, served a minimum of 2 years on active duty, or if a Reservist served the full period for which called to active duty (Reservists must include appropriate documentation). To receive 10-point veteran's preference for a service connected disability you must submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" and documentary proof from the appropriate branch of the Armed Forces or the Veterans Administration, as well as a copy of your DD-214. Applicants claiming 10-point preference who do not submit the required documentation will receive 5-point veteran's preference assuming they meet the basic veteran's preference requirements and submit the appropriate proof of military service. You must submit your proof of eligibility for veteran's preference prior to the closing date of this announcement. Proof of eligibility must be annotated with your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.

Applicants claiming 10-point veterans preference should fax a standard form 15 (SF-15) and the appropriate proof listed on that form prior to the closing date of this announcement. The documents must be annotated with your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.

Applicants claiming 5-point veterans preference should fax a copy of their DD214 which reflects the qualifying service dates or appropriate campaign/expeditionary medal. Proof of eligibility must be annotated with your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.

If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. You may be required to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; or you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.

If you are currently a Department of Commerce employee who has received a Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice or a Certificate of Expected Separation you may be entitled to special priority selection under Department of Commerce's Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). To receive this priority consideration you must: (1) Be a current Department of Commerce career or career-conditional (tenure group I or II) competitive service employee who has received a RIF separation notice or a Certificate of expected Separation (CES) and, the date of the RIF separation has not passed and you are still on the rolls of Department of Commerce. You must submit a copy of the RIF separation notice or CES . (2) Be applying for a position at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been separated. The position must not have a greater promotion potential than the position from which you were separated. (3) Have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent. (4) File your application and supporting documents by the vacancy announcement closing date and meet all the application criteria. (5) Be rated well-qualified for the position. To be considered well qualified, applicants must meet the basic qualification standards and eligibility requirements satisfying physical, suitability, education, and experience questions (and multiple choice answers) that are designated in the COOL application with an asterisk. The submitted copy of the RIF separation notice or CES must be annotated with your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.

If you are a displaced Federal employee you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this priority consideration you must: (1) Be a displaced Federal employee. You MUST submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a RIF separation notice, a letter from OPM or your agency documenting your priority consideration. The following categories of candidates are considered displaced employees. A. Current or former career or career- conditional (tenure group I or II) competitive service employees who: (1) Received a specific RIF separation notice; 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 can submit a Standard Form 50 that indicates "Retirement in lieu of RIF"; (5) Retired under the discontinued service retirement option; or (6) Was separated because he/she declined a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area. OR B. 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. 2. Be applying for a position at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been separated. The position must not have a greater promotion potential than the position from which you were separated. 3. Have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent. (This requirement does not apply to candidates who are eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement.) A copy of this current performance rating MUST be submitted along with your ICTAP proof of eligibility. 4. Occupy or be displaced from a position in the same local commuting area of the position for which you are requesting priority consideration. 5. File your application and supporting documents by the vacancy announcement closing date and meet all the application criteria. 6. Be rated well-qualified for the position. To be considered well qualified, applicants must meet the basic qualification standards and eligibility requirements satisfying all medical, physical, suitability, education, selective factors and experience questions (and multiple choice answers) that are designated in the COOL application with an asterisk. The submitted proof of eligibility and performance appraisal must be annotated with the your applicant COOL User ID. See "Faxing Instructions for Supporting Documentation" later in this application process to print out the FAX Cover Sheet with specific instructions.
 
Merit Assignment Program
Evaluation Methods
Maximum Point Value Experience 80% Education 20% Total: 100%

Contact Information Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
HRMO/Demonstration Project Office
1315 East-West Highway, OFA45
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Denise Robinson
301-713-0524

Rebecca.A.Williams@noaa.gov

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Department of Commerce does not condone or tolerate discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

 OMB Control No:  0690-0019

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