REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL APPOINTMENT:
To qualify for Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) positions, students must meet the education/training requirements. Your qualifications will be evaluated based upon your total amount of completed education.
For positions at the GS-04 level:
Successful completion of two (2) academic years of post high school education that included at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted.The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
Please note, you will be deemed ineligible for this vacancy if you do not submit college transcripts as proof of meeting education requirements.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Please reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Based on your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, an automated scoring system will be used to rate and rank your applications. Your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. If upon review it is determined that your application package does not support your answer choices, your score may be modified to reflect the final rating based on all the information provided in your application. Ultimately, the Human Resources Office is responsible for determining an applicant's final rating. Please ensure that your resume provides enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Also, one or more additional assessment tools may also be applied (e.g., a structured interview, panel review, written test, work sample, etc).
Applicants will be ranked based on quality groups. However, like traditional rating processes, veterans will still be afforded preference. Veterans are automatically placed at the top of each quality group. Selecting officials must select the available veteran before considering any non-veterans.
Qualified applicants who, on average, exhibit a high level of competency on the evaluation factors (competencies).
Qualified applicants who, on average, exhibit a moderate level of competency on the evaluation factors (competencies).
Qualified applicants who, on average, exhibit a basic level of competency on the evaluation factors (competencies).
All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
WRITING -Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a clear, succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
ORAL COMMUNICATION -Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. To preview questions please click here.