Pt. 1210, App. A
Appendix A to Part 1210
—Standard for Examiners
(a) An Examiner must meet the requirements specified in either paragraph (1), (2), (3), or (4) of this appendix:
(1)(a) Current employment in Grades GS-12 or equivalent, or above;
(b) Satisfactory completion of a specialized course of training prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management for Examiners;
(c) At least four years of progressively responsible experience in administrative, managerial, professional, investigative, or technical work which has demonstrated the possession of:
(i) The personal attributes essential to the effective performance of the duties of an Examiner, including integrity, discretion, reliability, objectivity, impartiality, resourcefulness, and emotional stability.
(ii) A high degree of ability to:
—Identify and select appropriate sources of information; collect, organize, analyze and evaluate information; and arrive at sound conclusions on the basis of that information;
—Analyze situations; make an objective and logical determination of the pertinent facts; evaluate the facts; and develop practical recommendations or decisions on the basis of facts;
—Recognize the causes of complex problems and apply mature judgment in assessing the practical implications of alternative solutions to those problems;
—Interpret and apply regulations and other complex written material;
—Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare clear and concise written reports; and
—Deal effectively with individuals and groups, including the ability to gain the cooperation and confidence of others.
(iii) A good working knowledge of:
—The relationship between Volunteer administration and overall management concerns; and
—The principles, systems, methods and administrative machinery for accomplishing the work of an organization.
(2) Designation as an arbitrator on a panel of arbitrators maintained by either the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service or the American Arbitration Association.
(3) Current or former employment as, or current eligibility on the Office of Personnel Management's register for Hearing Examiner, GS-935-0.
(4) Membership in good standing in the National Academy of Arbitrators.
(b) A former Federal employee who, at the time of leaving the Federal service, was in Grade GS-12 or equivalent, or above, and who meets all the requirements specified for an Examiner except completion of the prescribed training course, may be used as an Examiner upon satisfactory completion of the training course.