U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Scheduler (Recent Graduate) in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Duties



Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent or term position.

Applicants can be selected at the GS-05 level or GS-07 level. The target grade of this position is GS-09.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

  • Successfully complete at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program. EXCEPTION: Positions in the Instructional Systems (GS-1750) series and all occupations covered by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) require a 24-month appointment period in order to complete the training and/or certification requirements specific to each occupation prior to conversion.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.

Who May Apply:

Positions are open to:

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.
  • Current students who will graduate within 3 months of the closing date of this announcement.
  • Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying within the two years after graduation due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion. Learn more about this agency

As a developmental Project Scheduler, you will support the Project Delivery Team (PDT) by performing duties such as:

  • Contribute to the development of a project management plan that integrates all project requirements into a coordinated and cohesive document.
  • Documents project schedules and milestones in an automated project management information system.
  • Track project scope, schedule, and budget execution to support upward reporting requirements throughout the life of the project.
  • Monitor funds allocated for resources to verify consistency with scheduled work.
  • Use automated systems to measure, monitor, and report out on project performance.
  • Review progress for routine or recurring projects.
  • Verify that reporting data is complete and accurate.
  • Review data quality criteria and metrics to ensure that assigned projects meet USACE requirements.
  • Close projects after execution is complete.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Recent Graduates

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • Background investigations are required for federal employment.
  • This position is in career program (CP) 51.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
  • Recent Graduates must have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that must include at least 40 hours of formal, interactive training.
  • Recent Graduates will be assigned a mentor.
  • Current student scheduled to graduate Spring 2018, will be considered if they can meet all regulatory graduation requirements with the next 3 months of the announcement's closing date.

Basic Education Requirement:

Applicants must have completed or will complete within 3 months of the closing date of this announcement, at least a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, or an equivalent degree including a curriculum with courses related to communication, analytical ability, teamwork, and automation skills.

To qualify at the GS-05 level applicants must have completed a Bachelor's Degree.

In addition to the basic education requirements, to qualify at the GS-07 level applicants must possess one of the following:

A. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service performing project scheduler work such as: formulating, planning, implementing, tracking and/or reporting problems for a project or program; using automated systems to input, retrieve, or query data for reports; or other equivalent and related experience related to this position. B. At least a bachelor's degree within 3 months of the closing date of this announcement in a qualifying education program as described above AND Superior Academic Achievement. Superior academic achievement is defined as any of the following: (1) standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision; (2) a grade point average of 3.0 out of a 4.0 overall or during the final 2 years of the curriculum; (3) a grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 in the major field overall or during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (4) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society; OR have one year of graduate-level education directly related to this position.

C. Have a qualifying combination of education and experience that meets 100% of the qualifying requirements (i.e. meeting 50% of the specialized experience requirement and meeting 50% of the education requirement would total 100% after adding the percentages.)


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.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • ACWA assessment

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Additional information
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package (resume, transcripts, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Ideal, Strong and Eligible. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

  • Ideal Candidate: Candidates in this category possess exceptional education, skills or experience that is well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Strong Candidate: Candidates in this category possess good education, skills or experience that is above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Eli*gible Candidate*: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and skill requirements for the announced position.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

The following documents are required:

  • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material (e.g. photos), you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
  • Applicants MUST include a copy of their unofficial transcripts that shows the date the degree has been conferred. *If this announcement is open to current students close to graduating, you must still provide a copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts or you will not be referred for consideration. *You will be required to submit a final copy of your official transcripts prior to entrance on duty. See: Transcripts and Licenses
  • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse Preference (MSP), you must submit documents with your application package to verify your claim. Documents required to support Military Spouse Preference claims are described in Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Under Delegated Examining Procedures. Documents required to support Veterans Preference are described in the Applicant Checklist (External).
  • If you are currently serving on active duty, you MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please follow this link to OPM's Veteran's Guide. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

If you fail to provide these documents, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions in Faxing Applications and Documents. The Vacancy ID is 1784273. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an unsanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on Friday, October 07, 2016 to receive consideration. The application process will follow the bullets outlined below.

  • Click "Apply Online" to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the initial online questionnaire.
  • Click the "Submit My Answers" button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • If you log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the "Application Status" link and then select the "more information" link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click "Update Application" in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • When you receive a notification from your USAJOBS account it may indicate that your application is complete after you submit the initial online questionnaire and documentation, however, your application will NOT be complete until you have successfully loaded the documents described below.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

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Agency contact information
Central Resume Processing Center





DA CHRA ACWA Please contact by email Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

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Next steps

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

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  • Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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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 and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493538900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/09/2018 to 03/30/2018

Salary: $33,394 to $53,773 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05 - 07

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Recent Graduates