Pay Range:
$37,630 to $93,424 / Per Year
Job Grade:
GS-0855-5/11
Schedule:
Full-Time
Duration:
Recent Graduates
Apply by: 2018-12-31 Published: 2 weeks ago

Who May Apply: Recent graduates who were awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than 2 years before the date of appointment of the applicant.

Current students who will graduate no later than 90 days from their date of application.

For a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more than 4 years, the degree may be awarded by an institution of higher education not more than 4 years before the date of appointment of the applicant.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or requirements described below.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Meeting the Basic Requirements for either the Computer/Electronics Engineer or Computer Scientist listed in the education section is qualifying for the GS-05 level.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements to qualify for this position at the GS-07 or above, you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: GS-07: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes applying basic formulas to routine calculations; preparing graphs, or tables for others; and assisting with field inspections or data gathering.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

OR Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Engineering or Computer Science.

OR Superior Academic Achievement.

In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above.

Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).

OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%.

To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12.

Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18.

Add the two percentages.

GS-09: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes reviewing technical aspects of applications, statistical data, designs or proposed plans for compliance.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

OR Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Engineering or Computer Science.

OR Combination of Education and Experience:: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%.

To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12.

Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18.

Add the two percentages.

GS-11: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes reviewing technical aspects of applications, designs or proposed plans; and performing administrative duties such as reviewing, coordinating and monitoring implementation of policies, and conducting analysis of data to support conclusion or recommendations.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Engineering or Computer Science.

OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%.

To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12.

Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18.

Add the two percentages.

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