Candidates will be assessed based solely on meeting the qualification
requirements consistent with OPM's qualification standards
applicable to the position being filled.
Candidates must be current students pursuing a degree or certificate in
a qualifying education institution consistent with 5 CFR 362.102. The initial
appointment for this position will be at the GS-5 or GS-7 grade level in accordance with the criteria below:
Minimum Requirement for GS-5: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. Educational field of study in Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Personnel Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Labor Economics, Labor Law, Political Science, Accounting, or Law; or other education that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in these subjects.
Minimum Requirement for GS-7: Completion
of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a bachelor's degree (upper third of your graduating class; 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0; or membership in a national honor society, excluding freshman honor societies). (The 1 academic year is the equivalent of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.) Educational field of study is Labor Relations, Industrial Relations, Personnel Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Labor Economics, Labor Law, Political Science, Accounting, or Law; or other education that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in these subjects.
To qualify for this position you will need to submit your unofficial or official transcripts with your application.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans' preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 Code of Federal Regulations. Qualified veterans have absolute preference.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category as follows:
Well Qualified: Candidates meet the minimum qualifications required for the position (e.g., education, selective placement factors, etc.). They are proficient in some but not all of the requirements for the job.
Highly Qualified: Candidates demonstrate a medium level of proficiency that demonstrates an ability to learn to satisfactorily carry out most but not necessarily all of the position functions within a reasonable period of time (i.e., usually within 90 days.)
Best Qualified: Candidates fully demonstrate ability in all major aspects of the position. This category is designated for candidates who are highly proficient in all the requirements of the position. Typically, candidates placed in this category need only a brief period of orientation to the particulars of the position in order to perform the job functions.
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements of the Internship program and the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position, will be referred to a rating and ranking panel for further consideration. Qualified applicants with veterans preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have preference.