To qualify you must meet one of the following qualification requirements:
A. Bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration, or business administration; AND meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) provisions: 1) Class Standing; In the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as College of Liberal Arts or School of Business Administration, based on the completed courses; 2) Grade-Point Average: A grade-point average of (a) 3.0 or higher out of possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on the transcript, or as computed based on four years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum. Note: Grade-point averages will be rounded to the one decimal place. For example: 2.95 = 3.0, 2.94 = 2.9, and 3.45 = 3.5); election to Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society; Membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies. Freshman scholastic honor societies cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
B. At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service (can be obtained in the public or private sector) performing all of the following: 1) gathering and organizing information related to management principles, business statistics and management accounting; 2) participating in the development stages of surveys and studies; 3) organizing factual findings; and 4) presenting findings to higher graded echelons.
C. One full year of graduate level study (18 semester hours/ 27 quarter hours) in business courses, such as personnel administration, public administration, or business administration. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school you attended has determined to represent one year of study. If this information cannot be obtained from your school, we will consider 18 semester/27 quarter hours to be equal to one year of full-time study.
D. Combination of experience and graduate education as described in B and C above. Experience and education should be computed as percentages of the overall requirements and must equal 100 percent when combined. To combine education and experience, first divide the total amount of graduate semester hours by 18, then take the number of months of experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100% percent to qualify.
- If qualifying based on the Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) provisions, you will need to submit a copy of your college transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify how you meet the provisions.
- When using education to qualify (other than for S.A.A.), you may submit a copy of your college transcripts (official or unofficial), or in lieu of transcripts, you may document, your college courses by showing the name of the school you attended, the coursework completed, and the semester and/or quarter hours earned.
- Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period you will be credited with 6 months of experience).
Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in the Recent Graduate Program:
To be eligible for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, an individual must, within the previous 2 years, have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which they completed their degrees (or certification).
Upon successful completion of the program requirements, you may be converted to a term, career or career-conditional position.
If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.
Education: For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE.
Special Instructions For 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, CLICK HERE.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- This position will require occasional travel away from the normal duty station.
- If selected, you will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement.
- You may be required to work overtime.
- You will be required to serve a one year initial probationary period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
- Best Qualified Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
- Highly Qualified Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of highly qualified.
- Qualified Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Career Transition Program: The provisions of the Reemployment Priority List (RPL), Career Transition Assistance (CTAP) Program and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) do not apply to the initial appointment or conversions of Pathways Programs participants to the competitive service.
Application of Veterans' Preference: The rating and selection procedures will place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each quality category group. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.