To be eligible for this program, you MUST meet the definition of a RECENT GRADUATE as follows:
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.
Applicants who possess a Bachelor's degree or higher, meet all of the qualification requirements for this position. If your education is below the Bachelor's degree level, in addition to your education, you must have at least three years of general experience, one of which is at least equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. General experience includes performing day-to-day administrative support assignments such as preparation and review of correspondence, records and file functions; office management, mail management, supply and furniture management, maintaining calendars for an organization, etc.
NOTE: Preference eligible veterans who are precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility period in this case cannot exceed six (6) years from the date on which the veteran completed his or her degree (or certification).
Submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted when applying to the position. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education, as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic requirements against the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).
Better: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.
Good: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Those who apply after the cut-off dates may not receive consideration.
Applications will be accepted from applicants that qualify as late filers until a certificate is issued.