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Job Title:NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist) - GR- Pathways

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:HHS-NIH-GRU-RG-14-1034964

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$49,384.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Frederick, MD View Map
Montgomery County, MD View Map
Durham, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens, national or legal permanent residents

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen, national or legal permanent resident;
  • Must be U.S. Citizen prior to conversion to competitive appointment;
  • Must have completed, within the previous 2 years, a qualifying associates,
  • bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree
  • or certificate from a qualifying institution; and
  • Must have obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.

DUTIES:

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NIH Recent Graduates perform duties in one of the Institutes or Centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   NIH Recent Graduates receive on-the-job training for one year while completing at least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the program. Assignments are aimed at developing the employee's skills and knowledge to progressively perform more difficult duties.

As a NIH Recent Graduate (Program Specialist), you will:

·         Participate in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans and strategies for projects, actions, and activities.

·         Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of programs or operations to identify issues and make recommendations for improvement.

·         Provide organizational support for planning, analyzing, coordinating and evaluating the development of priorities, resource allocations, work force management, and/or performance for organizational objectives. 

·         Provide technical support to program staff during the development of projects or programs. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the GS-09: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS- 07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector OR related master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.  Specialized experience includes: performing the following types of tasks: assisting in evaluating the effectiveness or efficiency of programs; providing support for program planning and analysis activities; using integrated reporting systems; assisting in reviewing information and analyses of findings. 

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You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.  Please note that unofficial transcripts attached to the application must reflect that the degree has been awarded or conferred.  The date that the degree was awarded or conferred must meet the program criteria at the time of application.  Click here for information on Foreign Education.  All documents must be received at the time of application.  

 

To be eligible for appointment, you must be a recent graduate who has 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 must have graduated with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  We do not round the GPA.   

 

Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, may have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.  Veterans are granted an exclusion for their time served.  Therefore, if a Veteran graduates, is called to active duty within two years of graduation, and then serves four years, his/her service time is subtracted for the purposes of the two-year calculation.   

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.  Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Veteran's Preference does apply.  If you are a veteran, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/veterans/faqs.htm#preference.

 

We will review your application package to ensure that you meet the job requirements.  Your application package must support your answers to the assessment questionnaire.  If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level. If you are claiming Veterans Preference, to verify your preference claim and receive preference you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

 

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of four groupings: 

·         Preference eligible having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more

·         Other 10-point preference eligible

·         5-point preference eligible

·         No preference eligible   

Preference groups will be merged and selections can be made from any preference category.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.



OTHER INFORMATION:

To learn more about the available job opportunities as a NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during our business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To learn more about the available job opportunities as a NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during our business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To learn more about the available job opportunities as a NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during our business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301)402-6040
Email: NIH.PATHWAYS@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

To learn more about the available job opportunities as a NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during our business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-NIH-GRU-RG-14-1034964

Control Number:

360145900