All eligibility and qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Thursday, May 09, 2013. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the defination of a Student - be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional shcool. Individuals who are enrolled must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 12 months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position. OR
EDUCATION: Generally, education is not applicable at the GS-06 level.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts showing a list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, course level, grade received, and date completed. If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration. (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE
Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program: You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means 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); and Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (i.e., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and You must be in good academic standing according to your institution, with a GPA of at least 2.0. You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your Pathways Internship Program appointment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job. Qualified students will be referred to the selecting official in unranked order by veteran preference status: (1) Preference eligibles having a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran perference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) candidates not eligible for veteran preference.
Your rating will be based on your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position.
- Ability to develop, implement and administer a system of records.
- Ability to operate computers, scanners and telephones to complete assignments.
- Knowledge of basic computer software applications such as database, spreadsheet and word processing.
- Ability to follow instructions and complete assignments.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
On-Line Questionnaire: Please make sure that your responses to the on-line questionnaire are supported in your resume. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated in your application package. If your work history, competencies, and/or your supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you will not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the competencies.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".