Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
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Who may apply: Recent Graduates
Who may apply: Recent Graduates
The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
This is a Pathways Recent Graduate, full-time TERM appointment. This TERM appintment is not to exceed 13 months but maybe extended up to 4 years.
Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.
Full Performance Level: GS-11
This program provides managers a ready source of developmental employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the recent graduate with work experience directly related to their degree and career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion.
Recent Graduate Program Requirements:
Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
Preference Eligible Veterans unable to apply, due to military service obligations, have up to six years after the completion of their degree and/or certificate to apply.
Mentorship throughout the program, Individual Development Plan (IDP), career planning, professional development, and training activities are available. Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position after successful completion of the 1-year Program period or at the end of the 120-day approved extension, unless the agency has an approved longer program based on a rigorous training and development requirement; or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years.
Veterans Preference applies to selection for positions in the Pathways Programs.
An agency may appoint a non-citizen, provided that the individual is lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or is otherwise authorized to be employed.
Appointments made under the Pathways Programs are under Schedule D in the excepted service.
Service in a Pathways Program confers no right to further employment in the competitive or excepted service.
Full requirements for Conversion:
Completion of at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
Demonstrated successful job performance.
Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted. Must possess US citizenship in order to be converted to a career/career conditional appointment.
For more information on the Pathways for Students go to http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/
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- U.S. citizen, non-citizen, or legal permanent resident.
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
- All documents must be received by closing date.
- Proof of degree or certificate (i.e. transcript, Registrar's Letter, etc.).