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1 position available in Washington, DC

Starting salary of the position:

  • $61,947 (GS-09)
  • $74,950 (GS-11)

Eligibility

  • Individual who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an institution of higher education and pursuing a graduate degree on at least a part-time basis as determined by the academic institution.  An institution of higher education is an entity defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965, in a section codified at 20 U.S.C. 1001(a).

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for the GS-9-

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

1 year equal or equivalent to the GS-7 identified below:

  • Experience providing technical assistance on human resources laws or regulations such as recruitment and placement, position classification, employee benefits, or pay/compensation.

To qualify for the GS-11-

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

or

1 year equal or equivalent to the GS-09 identified below:

  • Experience providing technical assistance to employees and/or management in a variety of human resources laws or regulations.
  • Experience assisting in administering guidance on pay and leave; employee benefits; retirement or other human resources functional areas.

NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Promotion Potential:

This position has promotion potential to the GS-13.

Position Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill temporary appointment (for an initial period not to exceed 1 year), or a term appointment (for an initial period expected to last more than 1 year but less than 4 years), to coincide with the individual's academic curriculum and calendar.

Conversion to Permanent Workforce:

Post-secondary students can be converted to a permanent appointment in the competitive service, prior to their expiration date within the agency, without further competition. The student must have completed the course of study leading to a graduate degree, has completed at least 640 hours of current continuous employment, meets the qualification standards for the position to which converted and must meet time in grade requirements.

Telework Eligibility:

This position is approved for occasional telework. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor, and if applicable, approval of additional officials. You are required to report to the office on a regular basis since this is not a full-time telework position, or approved as a remote work position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and unofficial transcript to FHWACareers@dot.gov by June 8, 2022.

1 position available in:

  • Albany, New York

Starting salary of the position:

  • $45,695 (GS-07)
  • $55,895 (GS-09)

Eligibility

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a bachelor’s or graduate degree.
  • Veterans who have completed a bachelor’s or graduate degree and were unable to apply within two years of obtaining their degree due to a uniformed service obligation of at least 4 years, may apply within two years of their discharge from uniformed service.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for a GS-07-

A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A) or 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school.*

* S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

  • 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.
  • Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:a.3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their 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
  • 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

1 year equivalent to the GS-5 identified below:

  • Experience applying civil rights and equal employment opportunity principles, laws, and regulations to monitor and review program activities related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and The Age Discrimination Act of 1990.

You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate level education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

To qualify for a GS-09-

2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.*

or

1 year equivalent to the GS-7 identified below:

  • Experience analyzing and reviewing case documents and/or memoranda, writing well-researched decisions, and preparing comprehensive and documented reports of findings.
  • Experience applying civil rights and equal employment opportunity principles, laws, and regulations to monitor and review program activities related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and The Age Discrimination Act of 1990.

You can also have a combination of graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

Promotion Potential:

This position has promotion potential to the GS-12.

Telework Eligibility:

This position is approved for occasional telework. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor, and if applicable, approval of additional officials. You are required to report to the office on a regular basis since this is not a full-time telework position or approved as a remote work position.

Relocation Expenses:

Yes, relocation expenses are authorized for this position.

Mobility Agreement:

Appointees will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement. If you decline a position due to geographic location, you will receive no further consideration under this announcement. This agreement states that in order to be placed in the program, or upon graduation from the program, you may be assigned to any location, within the Federal Highway Administration and that you will move to the new duty location. Failure to relocate can be used as the basis for non- selection and failure to relocate after completion of the program can be the basis for your termination from the Federal service.

Service Agreement:

Appointees will be required to sign an employee agreement to continue in service upon completion Professional Development Program training and serve in the agency for two times the length of the training period (approximately two years).

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and unofficial transcript to FHWACareers@dot.gov by May 31, 2022.

1 position available in each location:

  • Lakewood, Colorado
  • Ashburn, Virginia
  • Vancouver, Washington

Starting salary of the position:

  • $38,649 (GS-05)
  • $47,875 (GS-07)
  • $58,560 (GS-09)

Eligibility

  • Individual who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an institution of higher education and pursuing a graduate degree on at least a part-time basis as determined by the academic institution.  An institution of higher education is an entity defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965, in a section codified at 20 U.S.C. 1001(a).

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for a GS-05-

A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.

To qualify for a GS-07-

A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A) or 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school.*

* S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

  • 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.
  • Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:a.3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their 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
  • 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

1 year equivalent to the GS-5 identified below:

  • Experience handling award contracts and/or agreements to include execution and/or monitoring.
  • Experience completing procurement documents, such as funding documents or statements of work.

To qualify for a GS-09-

2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.*

or

1 year equivalent to the GS-7 identified below:

  • Experience performing independent contracting functions in the award, administration and closeout of contracts and ensuring that all functions are in compliance with applicable procurement regulations and procedures; AND
  • Experience negotiating with potential contractors.

Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

*Graduate Education - To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education (if applicable), graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Promotion Potential:

This position has promotion potential to the GS-12.

Position Information:

  • This announcement will be used to fill temporary appointment (for an initial period not to exceed 1 year), or a term appointment (for an initial period expected to last more than 1 year but less than 4 years), to coincide with the individual's academic curriculum and calendar.

Conversion to Permanent Workforce:

Post-secondary students can be converted to a permanent appointment in the competitive service, prior to their expiration date within the agency, without further competition. The student must have completed the course of study leading to a graduate degree, has completed at least 640 hours of current continuous employment, meets the qualification standards for the position to which converted and must meet time in grade requirements.

Telework Eligibility:

This position is approved for occasional telework. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor, and if applicable, approval of additional officials. You are required to report to the office on a regular basis since this is not a full-time telework position, or approved as a remote work position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and unofficial transcript to FHWACareers@dot.gov by June 8, 2022.



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