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    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • FIU Main Campus in the Chemistry and Physics Building, Room CP107, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199.

    NBIB is currently hiring and anticipate 10+ vacancies in Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa, Panama City, southern Mississippi and Louisiana within the next few months.


    EVENT:


    What:   National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) Hiring Event

    When:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm

    Where:  FIU Main Campus in the Chemistry and Physics Building, Room CP107, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199.


    Event:  Talk to Recruiters at the NBIB Hiring Event and learn about career opportunities at NBIB, for applicants with Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) to include Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers.  Recruiters will provide information about the many vacancies at NBIB and discuss how you may be eligible to apply using various hiring authorities.


    To register for the event, please send an email to Tara.Flank@nbib.gov with the following information in the body of the email:

    • ·         Your name
    • ·         Your contact information
    • ·         The dates of your Peace Corps and/or AmeriCorps Service
    • ·         If applicable, the dates of your higher learning attendance
    • ·         If applicable, the dates of your military service

    ***Please do not send attachments***

    If one is interested in the position at NBIB, however, is unable to attend the event please forward your resume along with the above information to Tara.Flank@nbib.gov

    OFFICIAL JOB DESCRIPTION

    This position is part of the National Background Investigations Bureau, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for conducting investigations and interviews/checks to complete background investigations for suitability on current and prospective Federal employees. As an OPM Investigator, extensive travel is required within the local commuting area of this announcement as well as the possible need for frequent overnight travel outside the local commuting area. 

    Duties

    As an Investigator at the GS-1810-7, some of your typical work assignments may include under supervision: 

    • Assist with conducting Federal Personnel Background Investigations, many of which are sensitive or controversial, where allegations, hearsay information, or other vague or intangible information of an adverse nature exist.
    • Evaluate individual's trustworthiness for access to classified information, placement in a sensitive position, retention in the military services, or placement in Federal employment.
    • Assist with collecting and developing information from a variety of sources.
    • Prepare reports of investigation in accordance with OPM guidelines and instructions.

    Travel Required

    • 25% or Greater
    • You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • May be required to sign a Mobility Agreement as a condition of employment
    • Valid driver's license

    Qualifications

    For the GS 7: You must have at least one year of experience that is equivalent to the GS-05 level in or directly related to the line of work of this position that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience should include conducting personnel background research/inquiries, reviewing personnel forms and reports for completeness and accuracy, reviewing technical documents (such as employment applications, investigative questionnaires, affidavits, credit and police reports, loans/benefits applications etc.) to extract information, identifying discrepancies/inconsistencies, or areas potentially requiring clarification or additional information, applying regulations and/or operating procedures within a technical program, adjudicating or substantiating cases/claims for legal/financial/medical benefits, military intelligence action, law enforcement, or legal work, or interviewing personnel for various reasons.

    OR

    Meet one of the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement by earning a bachelor's degree with at least one of the following (1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale; (2) a 3.5 GPA for required courses completed in a major field of study during junior and senior ear of a 4-year college or university; (3)class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or a major subdivision of the college; or (4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies. OR One full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    OR

    A combination of education and experience as listed above.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits 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.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS -7 level. (You must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted.)

    Mandatory Completion of Basic Training: You must successfully complete the FBITP training course in order for you to be able to perform field investigative work for OPM-NBIB. Successful completion of the FBITP requires that you obtain a passing score on written and practical tests measuring attainment of knowledge objectives. Failure to successfully complete the FBITP, including successful passage of the written and practical tests, will result in removal from the Investigator position. 

    Security Clearance

    Top Secret


    For more information, please click on the following link: Job Info

    • 30 Jul 2017
    • 1:10 PM
    • Marlins Park - 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125

    Get a great seat in the 3rd Base Legends Level, a hot dog, and a soft drink/water...all for $28.50. Feel free to bring family and/or friends. Please sign up and pay by July 20, If enough RPCV's and their guests express interest, we will hold a pre-game tailgater.


    Questions? Contact Willie at william.kotas@gmail.com or 786.554.1997.

    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Amoray Resort, Mile Marker 104, Key Largo, FL
    From September 8th to 10th, the RPCVSF is hosting our annual members' retreat - a relaxing weekend in Key Largo for RPCVs. Last year more than 70 RPCVs and their families and friends enjoyed a great weekend together - we hope you'll be with us this year.

    We'll be staying at a waterfront resort with a small beach, and kayaking, sailing, snorkeling and SCUBA diving are available.  Reservations for Friday night can be made directly with the resort: (305) 451-3595 or http://www.amoray.com/ and be sure to tell them you are with the Peace Corps Volunteers group. (You'll get a discount off the room rate.) Kids are very welcome - last year we had more than a dozen kids of all ages.


    For those who arrive on Friday evening, we'll watch the sunset and gather for some pizza and drinks from the famous "Tower of Pizza" in Key Largo at 6:30 pm - everyone is welcome to attend. 


    On Saturday morning, we'll serve hot breakfast and then gather at 11:00 am at the Resort's group picnic area at the waterfront for introductions. Saturday afternoon is free time for kayaking, swimming, snorkeling or hanging out in hammocks by the water. 


    Saturday noon: RPCVSF Board of Directors meeting - you are welcome to attend.  Lunch will be at approx 1 pm.


    We'll end the day with a group cookout dinner at approx. 6 pm on Saturday evening, with some RPCV story telling.


    We'll bring all the food for Saturday's breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks and drinks for the afternoon - we ask that you contribute $15 per person for food for the weekend, and BYOB if you want an adult beverage.


    Sunday Morning Relaxing breakfast, plus swimming, snorkeling and diving options - the boat leaves at 8:30 am. Then we'll close the weekend with lunch and goodbyes until next year.


    The Retreat will be held rain or SHINE - the Resort has lots of covered porches and patios.


    If you have questions about the Retreat, please contact Willie at william.kotas@gmail.com .


    We look forward to seeing you in the Keys!


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • Location, Time and Actual Date To be Announced Soon

    Join us to recognize and celebrate K-12 teachers and college faculty who integrate service into their classes and inspire their students to make a difference in the world.


    Meet these great educators, learn about their work, and support one of RPCVSF’s signature programs – the Spirit of Service Award.


    In typical RPCVSF style, this will be a pot-luck. Stay tuned for actual date, time, and location. We promise you will leave inspired.


    For more information about the Spirit of Service program and the Spirit of Service Awards, please click on the following link:


    Spirit of Service Learning Award

Past events

31 May 2017 Discussions with A Current Colombia PCV
13 May 2017 Partnership Dinner
06 May 2017 Cinco de Mayo Party
23 Apr 2017 RPCVSF Annual Family & Bon Voyage Picnic
31 Mar 2017 Happy Hour
27 Feb 2017 Peace Corps Week
25 Feb 2017 Partnership Dinner - Korean
14 Jan 2017 RPCVSF Cooking and Conversation Club Luncheon
03 Dec 2016 RPCVSF Annual Holiday Party and Gift Drive
19 Nov 2016 Pool party and potluck
09 Nov 2016 REEL Topics and Talk
28 Oct 2016 Happy Hour - Coconut Grove
22 Oct 2016 RPCVSF Annual General Meeting of the Membership
12 Oct 2016 REEL Topics and Talk
01 Oct 2016 Peace Corps Partnership Dinner & 56th Anniversary of Nigerian Independence
14 Sep 2016 Reel, Topics and Talk
10 Sep 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
09 Sep 2016 Key Largo 2016 RPCVSF Members Retreat
04 Sep 2016 RPCV (Romania, 94-96) Lenore Myka will be reading her award-winning book, King of the Gypsies: Stories.
20 Aug 2016 RPCVSF Goes to Namibia
13 Aug 2016 REEL TOPICS and TALK
05 Aug 2016 Happy Hour - Hollywood
05 Aug 2016 Dance Africa Miami and Fashion Show featuring RPCV Linda Lubin
31 Jul 2016 Come Join RPCVSF at Marlins Park
10 Jul 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
24 Jun 2016 Dinner fundraiser for Haitian Education and Leadership Program
14 May 2016 RPCVSF Annual Family & Bon Voyage Picnic
14 May 2016 Pre-Picnic Kayak Excursion
13 May 2016 Oleta State Park Camp Out
07 May 2016 Cinco de Mayo Party
01 May 2016 Board of Directors Meeting - May 2016
22 Apr 2016 RPCVSF Member & Leadership Tour of South Florida
10 Apr 2016 RPCVSF @ PRIDE Miami Beach Parade
07 Apr 2016 Peace Corps Partnership Dinner - 04/07/2016
19 Mar 2016 ECHO Farm Global Food and Farm Festival
18 Mar 2016 Big Read at Big Night in Little Haiti
12 Mar 2016 59th Ghana Independence Celebration
09 Mar 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
03 Mar 2016 Beer & Whiskey Tasting
02 Mar 2016 Peace Corps Week Celebration - Featuring TCP Global; a poolside happy hour celebration
27 Feb 2016 Habitat for Humanity Work Day - Blitz Build Dedication Day
20 Feb 2016 17th Annual Everglades Outing - Part 2
17 Feb 2016 Peace Corps Storytelling: A Spoken Word Workshop
11 Feb 2016 Peace Corps Singles Mingle
30 Jan 2016 17th Annual Everglades Outing
23 Jan 2016 Cooking and Conversation Club Luncheon
16 Jan 2016 The Wall's Annual Pool Party - Potluck (Kayak - Fish - Swim)
10 Jan 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
15 Dec 2015 Holiday Get Together for Trivia Night Tuesday at Taurus & Gift Drive
06 Dec 2015 Peace Corps Divers - Scuba and Snorkeling Outing
05 Dec 2015 Holiday Party & Gift Drive
14 Nov 2015 Peace Corps Partnership Dinner
13 Nov 2015 75th Annual Ramble
17 Oct 2015 Cooking and Conversation Club Early Dinner - Haitian food
25 Sep 2015 Disney on Ice
22 Sep 2015 Trivia Night Tuesday at Taurus
11 Sep 2015 Key Largo 2015 RPCVSF Members Retreat
08 Sep 2015 Take Me Out to the Ball Game !
23 Aug 2015 Kayaking - hiking - picnic at MacArthur Beach State Park
01 Aug 2015 Diving/Snorkeling/pier clean-up
25 Jul 2015 Peace Corps Partnership Lunch & Walking Tour
25 Jul 2015 Kayaking
13 Jun 2015 RPCVSF Cooking and Conversation Club Luncheon
05 Jun 2015 RPCVSF travels to the National Peace Corps Association's National Conference
17 May 2015 Bon Voyage Picnic
17 May 2015 Conservancy in Naples Followed by Dinner
16 May 2015 Kayaking - Barbecue
15 May 2015 Oleta State Park Camp Out (In Cabins)
09 May 2015 Cinco de Mayo Party
25 Apr 2015 Habitat for Humanity Work Day With Educate Tomorrow - Miami
22 Apr 2015 Peace Corps Director visits Miami!
12 Apr 2015 RPCVSF March for Gay Pride - 7th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade
11 Apr 2015 SW Florida Dinner and Mixer
11 Apr 2015 Peace Corps Partnership Dinnern - C A N C E L L E D
28 Mar 2015 Celebrate Immokalee and RCMA Tour
28 Mar 2015 Assemble 100,000 Meals in Just 1 Day
08 Mar 2015 RPCV SW Florida Organizing Meeting
07 Mar 2015 16th Annual Everglades Outing - Part 2
04 Mar 2015 Peace Corps Week Happy Hour - Learn about TCP Global
02 Mar 2015 RPCVSF @ Miami Heat Game
01 Mar 2015 Peace Corps Week Story Slam
21 Feb 2015 Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance - RPCVSF Night
14 Feb 2015 West Palm Beach Partnership Lunch
01 Feb 2015 Peace Corps Storytelling: A Spoken Word Workshop
01 Feb 2015 RPCVSF Interpreter Bank
31 Jan 2015 16th Annual Everglades Outing
14 Jan 2015 RPCVSF visits Haiti
10 Jan 2015 RPCVSF Cooking and Conversation Club Inaugural Luncheon
09 Jan 2015 Happy Hour - Miami
20 Dec 2014 Wallcast Concert
14 Dec 2014 Winter Wonderland tour of Hoffman's Chocolates Factory
14 Dec 2014 SCUBA diving and snorkeling with PCDs
06 Dec 2014 Holiday Party
06 Dec 2014 Tour of ECHO Farm
17 Nov 2014 Happy Hour Boca Raton
15 Nov 2014 Peace Corps Partnership Dinner
10 Nov 2014 Happy Hour - Stuart, FL
08 Nov 2014 Pool party and potluck
06 Nov 2014 Happy Hour - South Beach
02 Nov 2014 Bimonthly Board of Directors Meeting
25 Oct 2014 Annual Membership Meeting
10 Oct 2014 FIU Launch of the Peace Corps PREP program
04 Oct 2014 Spirit of Service-Learning Award / Celebrating Local Educators party
19 Sep 2014 Happy Hour - Miami
14 Sep 2014 Bimonthly Board of Directors Meeting
05 Sep 2014 Key Largo RPCVSF Members Retreat
08 Aug 2014 Happy Hour and tour of Stranahan House - Ft. Lauderdale
27 Jul 2014 Peace Corps Partnership Dinner
26 Jul 2014 Kayaking - picnic - cookout
19 Jul 2014 Happy Hour - Florida Keys
13 Jul 2014 Bimonthly Board of Directors Meeting
12 Jul 2014 Art Museum outing
22 Jun 2014 Family-friendly Potluck/ World Cup watching
22 Jun 2014 Siesta Key Beach Luau
19 Jun 2014 NPCA Annual Conference: Peace Corps Connect
14 Jun 2014 FIFA World Cup watch party
06 Jun 2014 Happy Hour
31 May 2014 Peace Corps Service Stories Presentation
18 May 2014 Bon Voyage Picnic
11 May 2014 Bimonthly Board of Directors Meeting
03 May 2014 Cinco de Mayo Party
22 Apr 2014 Sustainatopia - Happy Hour/Closing Night Party
19 Apr 2014 Peace Corps Partnership Dinner
12 Apr 2014 RPCVSF west coast members' Happy Hour
05 Apr 2014 Potluck dinner at the home of Alissa Fiss
22 Mar 2014 Potluck Dinner at Carlos and Sharon's home
10 Mar 2014 Miami Heat game
09 Mar 2014 Bimonthly Board of Directors Meeting
06 Mar 2014 GenNext Happy Hour
25 Feb 2014 Peace Corps Week Event at Univ. of Miami - PC Director will be attending!
19 Feb 2014 Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build
12 Feb 2014 Meet Meleia Egger, Peace Corps National RPCV Group Liaison and Third Goal Program Specialist
25 Jan 2014 2014 Everglades Outing
18 Jan 2014 Peace Corps Partnership Dinner
12 Jan 2014 Bimonthly Board of Directors Meeting
21 Dec 2013 Wallcast Concert
15 Dec 2013 Applicant Mentoring potluck
07 Dec 2013 Holiday Party
23 Nov 2013 Partnership Dinner - Miami
17 Nov 2013 Bimonthly Board of Directors Meeting
02 Nov 2013 Pool Party and potluck
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