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.