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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.