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(General) Subject: Employment Opportunities - Vacancy Announcement for Pathways Recent Graduate Internships at Federal Student Aid

Posted Date:May 9, 2016

Author: Tom Parkinson, Intern Coordinator, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Employment Opportunities - Vacancy Announcement for Pathways Recent Graduate Internships at Federal Student Aid

These summer internship positions are located in the Department of Education, Federal Student Aid (FSA). FSA administers funds for Federal student financial assistance to help students and families pay for the cost of postsecondary education. FSA is the nation’s largest source of postsecondary education financial aid. FSA educates students and families about the process for obtaining aid, processes millions of aid applications, and disburses billions of aid dollars. FSA administers billions of dollars in existing guaranteed loans, services tens of millions of accounts, and partners with schools, financial institutions and guaranty agencies to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

Announcement Number:

Hiring Agency:

Position Title:
Management and Program Analyst; GS-0343-7/9 (Pathways Recent Graduates Program)

Open Period: 05/09/2016 - 05/13/2016
This vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants and may close before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.

Series/Grade: GS - 0343 07/09

Salary Range: $43,684.00 - $69,460.00

Promotion Potential: GS-12

Duty Location(s):

  • FEW in San Francisco, CA, US
  • MANY in Washington DC, US
  • FEW in Chicago, IL, US
  • FEW in Kansas City, MO, US


As a Pathways Recent Graduate, Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-7/9, you will perform the following duties:

  • Preparing initial work plans and draft reports based on existing procedures or observation of the activity to be studied.
  • Making recommendations for improving methods.
  • Preparing materials for work flow and operational analysis, cost studies, and/or equipment utilization.
  • Reviewing both operational plans and incoming work projects.
  • Analyzing and recommending program changes in limited areas of assignment.
  • Participating in program studies and analysis of operations to achieve greater economy and efficiency.


In order to meet basic eligibility requirements for the Excepted Service Pathways Recent Graduates appointment, applicants must meet the definition of a “Recent Graduate” at the time of appointment. Recent Graduate means an individual must, within the previous two years (except for eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree or certificate completion to apply), have completed a degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Qualifying degrees include an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree.

Applicants who have not completed their educational degree requirements may apply and be considered for a Recent Graduate position prior to the position being filled; however, the individual must meet the definition of a Recent Graduate in order to be appointed as a Recent Graduate under the Pathways Program.

The definition of a “Recent Graduate” must be met prior to the start date. Academic unofficial transcript(s) must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide transcript will result in an ineligible rating.

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Last Modified: 05/08/2016