Agency: National Science Foundation
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Recent Graduates who has graduated from a qualifying institutions within TWO YEARS of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military service obligation, will have up to six years to apply).
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This announcement for a Program Specialist position may be used to fill one or more positions in any Division in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The Directorate for Biological Sciences at NSF, provides support for research to advance understanding of the underlying principles and mechanisms governing life. Research studies range across progressively more complex systems and scales encompassing the structure and dynamics of biological molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems up to and including the global biosphere. The mission of the Directorate for Biological Sciences is to enable discoveries for understanding life. BIO-supported research advances the frontiers of biological knowledge, increases understanding of complex systems, and provides a theoretical basis for original research in many other scientific disciplines. To learn more about BIO at the National Science Foundation, please visit: the Directorate for Biological Sciences
You must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum. Note: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation shall have a 2-year period of eligibility to apply that begins from the date of release or discharge from active duty; however, the veteran's eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of graduation.
All Education must be accredited by an accredited 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.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation
Recent Graduates participant will need to sign a Pathways Agreement.
After Program completion, National Science Foundation Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.
Important Note: Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is not guaranteed. Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
-Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
-Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.
-Maintain performance at the “Fully Satisfactory” level or higher under the agency’s performance management system.
-Completed all the requirements of the Program successfully (this includes 40 hours of annual interactive training or any other required training or activities with a mentor that are outlined in the employee’s Participant Agreement)
- Background investigation and
- US citizenship.
- Must have obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Recent Graduate Requirement(see Recent Graduate Program Requirements below)
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above