Applicants must be a recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, an bachelors, masters or professional, doctorate, from a qualifying educational institution such as an accredited 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school).
Any individual who completed his or her educational requirements between December 27, 2010, and the effective date of the final Pathways regulation (July 10, 2012) will have 2 years from the effective date of the regulation to apply to the Recent Graduates Program.
Veterans (as defined in 5 USC 2108) who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon their release or discharge from active duty; however, this eligibility period cannot extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of the requirements of an academic course of study.
UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING DEGREE AWARDED ARE REQUIRED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBLITY
GS-5: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or I possess a bachelor's degree. (Unofficial transcripts required) OR
Completed education beyond the bachelor's degree, e.g., graduate study, master's degree, LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. (Unofficial transcripts required)
One year of work experience that includes fact-finding and investigative techniques, using qualitative and quanititive techniques for analysing and measuring effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of administrative programs. Experience that demonstrated the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, development, coordination and management of programs, recognize solutions, plan and organize work, communicate effectively orally and in writing at the next lower grade level.
Three years of experience that demonstrated a general knowledge/ experience that demonstrated the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. (Unofficial transcripts required)
3 years of post-high school education and at least 3 months of experience as described above (Unofficial transcripts required) OR
Less than 4 years of post-high school education or a bachelor's degree and less than the experience described above but I have a combination of education and the type of experience described above (Unofficial transcripts required)
GS-7: A bachelor's degree and superior academic achievement S.A.A. (S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. 1. Class standing--Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. 2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)--Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society--Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). Agencies considering eligibility based on any society not included in the following list must ensure that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (Unofficial transcripts required)
One full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include business administration and public administration. (Unofficial transcripts required)
One year of work experience performing duties involving supervising/or staff administrative services but does not involve substantial line responsibility for establishing and implementing overall clinical policies and priorities; developing and implementing standards, plans, and procedures for the direction and operation of Voluntary Service Activities; providing orientation and training for organization representatives and administers program to recruit, select, orient, and place volunteers in service areas in a medical facility; developing and implementing plans and procedures for customer service amenities as well as center wide customer service; preparing and reviewing correspondence in absence of chief, reviewing acknowledgement letters and assisting in the formulation and preparation of assignment guides for volunteers, schedules, handbooks, training materials, evaluations, letters of reference, and general correspondence (i.e., press releases, newsletter articles, award programs); evaluating programs and activities, and formulating recommendations for program improvements based on collected data and feedback as well as analytical comparisons. Experience that demonstrated the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, development, coordination and management of programs, recognize solutions, plan and organize work, communicate effectively orally and in writing at the federal GS-5 grade level.
Less than the full amount of graduate education described above and less than the amount of experience described above but I have a combination of the type of education and experience. (Unofficial transcripts required)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires considerable walking; and lifting and transporting relatively light pieces of equipment, brochures, materials and supplies.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.