Washington D.C.
Jun 18, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S Citizenship Required.
  • Background Investigation Required
  • Applicant must meet education requirement.
  • This is an appointment under the CPSC Recent Graduate program. The program duration is two years. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a permanent position in the competitive service. Appointee must sign a Participant Agreement. Recent Graduates will enter a formal training program with a mentor and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations. The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trial period.

    This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

    You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

    The education must be from an accredited school. Accredited Schools

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. Accredited Organizations

    All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

    Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in this program:

    You must have a final cumulative Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0

    •Current students may apply up to 90 days prior to graduation date.
    •Recent graduates must have completed their degree within the previous two years from a qualifying educational institution.
    • Veterans unable to apply within two years of completing their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
    • May submit unofficial transcript(s) with conferred date. Official transcript(s) will be required, if applicant is selected for the position.

    In order to be creditable under the provision, superior academic achievement (SAA) must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

    SAA is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. 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. Applicants must have a grade-point average of:
    •3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 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
    •3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 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.

    These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

    Mandatory Basic Education Requirement for all applicants: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and 1) one full year of graduate level education or 2) superior academic achievement.

    The degree must be in the following majors: Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics applied statistics or Economics.   

    All applicants must submit a copy of their full college transcripts with the degree conferred date. (does not have to be the official transcript at this time). 

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.



    CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.

    If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for more information.

    This position requires a one year probationary period.

    Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

    Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. the best-qualified candidates attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100 will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview.

    Please ensure your resume provides enough detail to support your answers to the questionnaire.
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