Recent Graduate

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 1/14/2021
Description This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Recent Graduates to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: This announcement covers a variety of professional and administrative positions.

Applicants must reapply every 90 days to remain eligible for consideration.Who May Apply: US Citizens
To be eligible for consideration you must meet the definition of recent graduate as defined below: Recent Graduate: a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of the applicant. Exception: For a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more than four years, the degree may be awarded by an institution of higher education not more than four years before the date of the appointment of the applicant.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience 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.

For series in the Administrative & Management Position Standards, to qualify you must meet the requirements listed below:
Realty Specialist:
GS-5:
Three years progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level, which includes analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing; answering routine inquiries; reviewing, maintaining an electronic or physical file database/system; and using a variety of office automation equipment (e.g. computer, copier, printer, fax machine, etc.) and software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which includes budget development support, supporting real estate transactions and correspondence, searching and reviewing real estate records and planning documents, participating on project development teams, and using databases and reporting tools to track multiple activities. (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level which includes determining necessary lands easement and rights of way for a project; preparing real estate agreements; performing encroachment identification; performing data research for acquisition of leases; managing day-to-day building operations of leased spaces to include amending lease provisions, making payment for contracts, and maintenance expenses; obligating, scheduling, and paying leases based on contract provisions; and inputting lease data in Recruiting Facilities and/or Leased Government Housing databases.

For series in the Professional & Scientific Qualifications Standards, in addition to meeting the basic education requirement (in education section below), to qualify you must also meet the requirements listed:
Engineering:
GS-5:
Basic Ed. Requirement
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which includes experience applying basic methods and technical engineering techniques to develop engineering products for civil works projects, specific to the technical discipline under consideration (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering) or Architect.
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level which includes experience applying advanced methods and technical engineering techniques to develop engineering products for civil works projects, specific to the technical discipline under consideration (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Architecture ).

Geologist:
GS-5: Basic Ed. Requirement
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which includes taking samples; handling various types of instruments and equipment; reporting findings orally and in writing; performing field work which includes technical observance of exploration and classification of geologic materials in accordance with field manual; field mapping; and interpretation of data.
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level which includes performing geological studies and preliminary analyses; performing calculations and applying correction factors; plotting of preliminary prediction values for portions of larger studies; identifying fossils, rock samples, and determining extent of formations.

Biologist:
GS-5: Basic Ed. Requirement
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which includes using standardized biological practices, principles, and techniques sufficient to assist in the recommendations of planning and implementing environmental, recreational, and natural resource management activities at a water resources project.
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level which includes using standardized biological practices, principles and techniques in the planning and implementing environmental, recreational and natural resource management activities at a water resources project; experience in natural resource management and related laws, policies and regulations as it pertains to biodiversity, threatened and endangered species, wetland protection, cultural resources and agricultural lease program.

Geographer:
GS-5: Basic Ed. Requirement
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which includes compiling geographic facts from a variety of specified sources (i.e. drawing from specified maps, charts, and other source materials) in accordance with established procedures and criteria; ascertaining discrepancies in data and remedying simpler ones; and utilizing a variety of basic geographic tools and sources.
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level which includes experience developing geo-referenced digital databases for use as graphic thematic displays; for incorporation into GIS databases for attribution and analyses, and for inclusion into other existing databases; experience working with digital cartographic data for incorporation into GIS databases.

Mathematics/Statistics:
GS-5:
Basic Ed. Requirement
GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which includes statistical work such as preparing cross tabulations or frequency listings of selected variables; and/or analyzing factual information and recognizing significant factors, relationships, and trends.
GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level which includes sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and applying known statistical techniques to data such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

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