To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect the necessary requirements stated below. In addition, if you have work or volunteer experience to list on your resume, please be sure to include the dates and amount of time per week you performed the work or volunteer service. To be eligible for this position you must be:
- Pursuing a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), a vocational/technical certificate, an associate degree, a baccalaureate degree, a graduate degree, or a professional degree in an accredited institution or accredited home school;
- Enrolled in at least a half-time course load as defined by your institution. (A student who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational/technical course load in the enrollment period immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this program.); and
- Maintaining a 2.0 Grade Point Average on a scholastic average scale of 4.0.
To qualify for the SV-C Pay Band (equivalent to GS-3/4) you must have one year of full-time academic education above high school in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college, or university. An academic year is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or at least 20 hours of classroom instructions per week for 36 weeks in a business or technical school.
To qualify for the SV-D Pay Band (equivalent to GS-5/7/9), you must meet one of the qualification requirements (A, B, OR C) outlined below.
A. Experience: For those qualifying using experience, your application must clearly outline three (3) years of progressively responsible general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the SV-C Pay Band or GS-4 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Such experience will demonstrate the ability to analyze problems, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
OR B. Education: A Bachelor's or higher-level degree in marketing, communications, public health, health promotion, occupational health, public relations, journalism, or related degree from an accredited college or university.
OR C. Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for this position, and may be computed by first determining your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the band level; then determining your education as a percentage of the education required for the band level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent.
Applicants who meet the qualifications listed above based on education or a combination of education and experience MUST provide proof of education such as a list of completed college courses or the date and school of degree including the number of semester or quarter hours or a transcript from an accredited college or university. The information must be provided as an attachment to the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, the applicant must supply a transcript or certification of degree.
NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour work week. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.
You must provide proof that you are currently a student by including a copy of your academic transcript (you may submit an unofficial version), or a statement from your high school guidance counselor with your application. If applying based on having been accepted into an academic program, submit a copy of the official acceptance letter.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the qualifications and eligibility for student employment. If you meet the eligibility and qualifications, your application will be available to the selecting officials who are asking to hire a student. Selecting officials may decide to interview for their positions in which case you may be contacted.
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