Relocation expenses reimbursed No
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
If you are selected, the entire period served under the Recent Graduates program will be a trial period.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-05 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-04 level defined as applying budget procedures in support of budget formulation and/or execution; summarizing quantitative data for management - OR 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-06 level defined as applying budget procedures, policies, and/or guidelines in support of budget formulation and/or execution; summarizing quantitative data for management. - OR 1 full year of graduate level education; or superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement Definition) degree in the academic discipline as described below.
As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of standard principles, practices, and methods of the budgeting process; 2) Ability to complete assignments in support of formulation, execution, or review of a budget; 3) Ability to assist in the identification and analysis of common budgetary and funding problems; 4) Skill in written communication; 5) Skill in oral communication sufficient to provide technical advice on an organization’s budget.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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This is a Recent Graduates position in the Pathways program. This program provides individuals who have completed a qualifying associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate with an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal government after successfully completing the program. More information about the Recent Graduates program can be found at USAJOBS Information Sheet.
The duty location will be determined after a selection has been made for this position.
If selected, you must work at one of the locations stated in this announcement.
Your salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty location of the position.
One or more positions may be filled.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.
Upon completion of the developmental program, you may be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent position without further competition.
If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’, or ‘Bronze’ category.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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