To qualify for the GS-09:
- You must have completed a 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. OR
- Possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. 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. Examples of 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. View Assessment Questions
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 or certificate has been awarded or conferred. The date that the degree was awarded or conferred must meet the program criteria at the time of application. Applicants who have completed their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization and must provide a copy of the evaluation at the time of application. Click here for information on Foreign Education. All documents must be received at the time of application.
You must have received a degree or certificate from an institution that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. To verify that your degree or certificate is from an accredited institution, please visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ and search for your 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.
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, accredited educational institution. A valid certificate program is post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum. Recent graduates who completed their requirements between December 27, 2010 and July 10, 2012 will have two years from July 10, 2012 to apply to Recent Graduates announcements.
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 exclusion for their time served. Therefore, if a Veteran graduates and the serves on active duty for 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:
Applications will be evaluated against basic qualifications. Veterans 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 you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package to verify your preference claim and receive preference. 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:
1. Preference eligible having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS and CP)
2. Other 10-point preference eligible (XP)
3. 5-point preference eligible (TP)
4. Non-preference eligible
Selections must be made in preference order. All individuals in the highest preference group must be selected before making selections from the next lower preference eligible group. All preference eligibles must be selected before making selections from the non-preference eligible group. .