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willney  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00:17 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone who applied for this position been contacted for an interview? I received my NOR score of 104 on September 1st (10 pt preference veteran). Just wanted to know if anyone had heard anything yet. Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:00:44 AM(UTC)
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I am sorry for bringing this old post up but I didn't want to start a new thread with the same topic. I am just looking for your input since there are several openings from GS5 to GS7 throughout the country. I would like to apply but I am not sure if my previous (kind of unrelated) experience would qualify me for a higher GS level.

Substitution of education for experience is only available on GS5 level (I have a completed master's degree), but GS6-7 require experience:

"GS-06: You qualify for the GS-06 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as:

Performing routine functions associated with processing those arrested or detained by law enforcement officials (e.g., booking, strip and baggage searches);
Performing file searches and assembling documentation in accordance with specific instructions; and
Providing routine information on specific and clearly defined questions and issues regarding legal or law enforcement policies, practices and procedures."

My question is: Do I have to have experience in all of these duties or just some or would my experience be transferable?
I have never worked with law enforcement before but I performed file searches and assembling documentation and provided routine information regarding legal policies (but not law enforcement policies).

I assume I could only apply for GS5 since they ask for specialized experience but this forum has been so helpful so far, so I thought I might ask you, guys.

Thanks for your input!
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#3 Posted : Thursday, September 5, 2019 3:13:45 PM(UTC)
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It says "such as" . Let them tell you that you do not qualify for the higher GS level. Be truthful in all you have done. They can see that you have never worked with law enforcement before by reading your resume.

If you don't want to go for the lower grade then mark the box that says what grade you would accept.
Remember, it only takes a year of good work to move up from a 5 to a 7 then then another good year to an GS8. ERA's work Monday through Friday. Some offices with let you work 10 hour days some will not. It is a good office job if you want to get your foot in the door toward being a status employee.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, September 5, 2019 3:58:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gopeder Go to Quoted Post
It says "such as" . Let them tell you that you do not qualify for the higher GS level. Be truthful in all you have done. They can see that you have never worked with law enforcement before by reading your resume.

If you don't want to go for the lower grade then mark the box that says what grade you would accept.
Remember, it only takes a year of good work to move up from a 5 to a 7 then then another good year to an GS8. ERA's work Monday through Friday. Some offices with let you work 10 hour days some will not. It is a good office job if you want to get your foot in the door toward being a status employee.


This is great advice. Apply, be honest, and let them tell you if you're qualified. I wouldn't suggest this if you were unqualified and trying to sneak in, but you have relevant experience that could get you in the door.

It's hard enough to get in without disqualifying yourself.

Good luck
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#5 Posted : Friday, September 6, 2019 4:55:22 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gopeder Go to Quoted Post
It says "such as" . Let them tell you that you do not qualify for the higher GS level. Be truthful in all you have done. They can see that you have never worked with law enforcement before by reading your resume.

If you don't want to go for the lower grade then mark the box that says what grade you would accept.
Remember, it only takes a year of good work to move up from a 5 to a 7 then then another good year to an GS8. ERA's work Monday through Friday. Some offices with let you work 10 hour days some will not. It is a good office job if you want to get your foot in the door toward being a status employee.



Thank you, Gopeder!

I checked my application, and I only marked GS-5, since the occupation questionnaire was way more specific than the job opening, however, I tried to emphasize my transferable skills in my resume. I would not mind even the GS-5 level, since it would not be a pay cut for me (I earn the same amount of money but with 50+ hours/week work) and I would really love to work in an office environment with a way better work-life balance.

I applied about 3 weeks ago, the vacancy is open until mid-November and "cut-off dates for referral to hiring managers for selection consideration will be established as vacancies occur". So... I am waiting hoping to get some type of feedback. :)

Thank you for your input again, it is really helpful and made this position even more appealing to me.

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#6 Posted : Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00:03 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Endless Summer Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Gopeder Go to Quoted Post
It says "such as" . Let them tell you that you do not qualify for the higher GS level. Be truthful in all you have done. They can see that you have never worked with law enforcement before by reading your resume.

If you don't want to go for the lower grade then mark the box that says what grade you would accept.
Remember, it only takes a year of good work to move up from a 5 to a 7 then then another good year to an GS8. ERA's work Monday through Friday. Some offices with let you work 10 hour days some will not. It is a good office job if you want to get your foot in the door toward being a status employee.


This is great advice. Apply, be honest, and let them tell you if you're qualified. I wouldn't suggest this if you were unqualified and trying to sneak in, but you have relevant experience that could get you in the door.

It's hard enough to get in without disqualifying yourself.

Good luck


Thank you, Endless Summer!
Yes, I am always honest, because I do not want to be disqualified because of intentional lying and I believe being truthful is the way to go. :)
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