This position is located in the Adjudication section of Passport agencies (in locations listed) in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, where the incumbent serves on a rotational basis in the Regular Adjudication and Public Application Units. Incumbent receives and examines passport applications for completeness and verification of the identity of the application and examines the evidence of citizenship submitted with the application to determine authenticity.
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* Receives, examines, and adjudicates applications for the issuance, amendment, and replacement of passports forwarded by acceptance agents or presented by applicants or applicant representatives. * Examines evidence of citizenship submitted with applications to determine and judge authenticity and adequacy in relation to laws, regulation, and procedures associated with the issuance of passports.
* Job family (Series)
0967 Passport And Visa Examining
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
* Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required. * Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. * One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation. * Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. * U.S. Citizenship is required.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.
Applicants applying for the GS-05 must meet one of the qualification requirements listed below:
A. Completion of three years of general experience, one of which was equivalent to the GS-04 level, involving the analysis, explanation, application, or interpretation of laws, rules, regulations, procedures, etc. Qualifying general experience may have been gained as a law clerk, contact representative, claims examiner, voucher examiner, or similar work with a government or private employer.
B. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree.
C. Combination of education and experience. If you do not qualify based on education or experience alone, you can combine your education and experience by converting each to a percentage and then adding the percentages. To calculate this, determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determine your education as a percentage of the education required; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
If you are qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college
transcript with your application, and if selected, an official college transcript will be
required to verify education prior to employment.
Applicants applying for the GS-07 must meet one of the qualification requirements listed below:
A. Completion of at least 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service) that demonstrated knowledge of the immigration and/or nationality laws of the United States. Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in work such as developing, examining, investigating, or authorizing claims arising under the immigration and/or nationality laws of the United States.
B. Completion of 1 full year of graduate level education in law, or other administrative or management fields related to the position. For your information, one academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
C. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND you meet one of the following provisions of the superior academic achievement:
* A grade-point average of \"B\" (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. * A grade-point average of \"B+\" (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of your undergraduate study. * Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. * Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9. NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.
D. Combination of graduate level education and specialized experience. If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To do so, convert each to a percentage and then add the percentages the sum of which must equal at least 100%. For example, an applicant who has 6 months of professional experience (50% of the experience requirement) and at least 9 semester hours of creditable graduate work (50% of the education required) would satisfy the qualifications requirements for the GS-07 level.
If you are qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript with your application, and if selected, an official college transcript will be required to verify education prior to employment.
See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.