To qualify for this position at the GSGS grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by the closing date (Friday, May 17, 2013) of the announcement:
GS-4: Completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as cartography, relevant mathematical and statistical sciences, or related sciences, e.g. physical geography or geodesy. Not more than 6 of the 12 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics.
GS-5: Completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent, that included at least 18 semester hours in courses such as those shown above for GS-4. Examples of acceptable courses include cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, remote sensing, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Not more than 9 of the 18 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics.
TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENT: You must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work. Failure to submit the required transcript(s) will make you ineligible for further consideration. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.
Probationary Period: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Agreement, which specifies the conditions of your employment as we've indicated in this job announcement. You must continue to meet the Pathways Program requirements throughout the duration of your appointment. To verify that you do, we will require proof of your continued enrollment and good standing each semester or grading period throughout your internship. Failure to do so will result in termination of your internship and employment with us.
To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
- Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program;
- Complete degree or certificate requirements in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 and above);
- Meet the qualification standards for the position to which you will be converted to;
- Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement and;
- Perform their job successfully.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and the minimum qualification requirements for this job. Minimally qualified students will be referred to the supervisor in unranked order by veterans preference status: 1) Preference eligibles with a compensable, service connected disability of 10 percent or more; 2) all other candidates eligible for 10 point veterans preference; 3) candidates eligible for 5 point veterans preference; and 4) candidates not eligible for veterans preference.