Qualification requirements vary for each occupation. The occupation and grade level at which the student is hired will be based on the student's qualifying education and/or work experience. Applicants who meet basic eligibility requirements for employment consideration will be evaluated for minimum qualifications as prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management. The following Group Coverage Qualification Standards apply: Clerical and Administrative Support Positions and Administrative and Management positions. Detailed information about these standards can be obtained at GROUP STANDARDS. A brief summary of the education/experience requirements for the various grade levels is as follows:
Clerical and Technical Positions: GS-1: Be in a high school whose curriculum has been approved by a State or local governing body, a private school that provides secondary education as determined under state law, or a homeschool that is allowed to operate in a state; GS-2: Have completed high school or have 3 months of general clerical work experience; GS-3: Have 2 years of education above high school or 6 months of general clerical experience; GS-4: Have 2 years of education above high school or 1 year of general experience; GS-5: Have completed a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, or 1 year of progressively responsible work experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade leve;l GS-6: have 1 year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level.
Administrative and Management Positions: GS-5 4 years of study leading to a bachelors degree or 3 years of general experience with 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-4; GS-7 1 full year of graduate level education or 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-5; GS-9 master's or equivalent graduate degree or 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-7.
General experience is experience appropriate to the position being filled as long as the experience provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. In some situations, education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirement.
ALL ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. In general, the basic education requirements for most positions are: GS-1 None; GS-2 High school graduation or equivalent; GS-3 High school graduation or equivalent; GS-4 2-years above high school; GS-5 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree; GS-7 1 full year of graduate level education; GS-9 Masters' degree or equivalent. More detailed information on basic education requirements can be found in the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard under EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROVISIONS OR REQUIREMENTS. YOU MUST SUBMIT LEGIBLE COPIES OF ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO INCLUDE TRANSFERRED HOURS. ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT by following the instructions provided under "Required Documents" in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. However, if selected you will be required to provide official transcripts. EDUCATION COMPLETED IN FOREIGN COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES may be used to meet education requirements if you can show the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. YOU MUST PROVIDE SUCH EVIDENCE ONLINE BY THE CLOSING DATE ON THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
EDUCATION: You must be a current student in good academic standing carrying at least a half-time academic/vocational or technical course load. LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS (unofficial accepted) documenting your educational background are required and MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY THE CLOSING DATE ON THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT in accordance with the instructions provided under "Required Documents" in the "How to Apply" section. If the transcript is not legible your application package will be deemed incomplete and you will be rated ineligible for the position. If you have or will graduate by the closing date on the vacancy announcement YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF FROM AN ACCREDITED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION SHOWING YOU HAVE EITHER ENROLLED OR BEEN ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT. SUCH PROOF MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY THE CLOSING DATE ON THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. IF YOU ARE A STUDENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION BUT YOU CEASE BEING A STUDENT AT ANY TIME DURING THE HIRING PROCESS (E.G., YOU WITHDRAW, GRADUATE, ETC.), YOU ARE INELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION UNLESS YOU PROVIDE PROOF FROM AN ACCREDITED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION SHOWING YOU HAVE EITHER ENROLLED OR BEEN ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: Male applicants born after 12/31/1959 who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment under this program.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Eligible candidates will be evaluated based on a comparison of the quality and extent of their education and experience as reflected in their resume against the requirements of available positions. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, you may be rated ineligible or not qualified for any of the available positions.
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