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This is a Recent Graduates position in the Pathways Program. This program provides an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal Government after successfully completing one year under the Program, unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program. Employment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed two years.

More information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found here: and

Your salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty station of the position.

This position is located in Region 5, Great Lakes National Program Office, Policy, Coordination & Communciations Branch in Chicago, IL.

For more information on this office, visit their website:


At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Utilize scientific and technical knowledge to provide analytical, technical, budget, and planning support and advice to GLNPO’s management team and other staff.

- Conduct analytical, technical, and financial planning by reviewing background information, agency reports on similar situations, and pertinent guidelines. The incumbent then determines appropriate methods and procedures to be used and provides input and advice to the management team or colleagues, as directed.

- Perform research and analysis which may include a variety of calculations.

- Write reports identifying procedures, results, validity, and conclusions.

You will spend more than 50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be required to travel 1-5 days per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No