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Pathways Recent Graduate Program
Our Pathways Recent Graduate opportunities will be open on USAJOBS from Monday, Mar. 4 to Friday, Mar. 8.
Upcoming student and recent graduate information sessions
Interested in learning more about our Pathways Program opportunities? Register for one of our upcoming virtual student and recent graduate information sessions!
Select a date and time in the list below to visit the registration form.
Our Pathways Recent Graduate Program facilitates the college-to-career transition by providing entry-level opportunities in a variety of career tracks. This opportunity provides valuable professional experiences, skill development, and training to new graduates.
- Applications open in October and March.
- Pay for recent graduate positions starts at the GS-7 to GS-9 pay grade. Compensation varies based on location with promotional opportunities to the GS-9, -11, and -12 grade levels.
- Recent graduates are converted to permanent positions with successful performance in the program.
- Learn more about our career paths and their eligibility requirements.
Interested in learning more? Register for one of our upcoming student and recent graduate information sessions!
You must be a:
- U.S. citizen.
- Recent graduate who has completed a qualifying associate, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, or vocational degree or a technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the two previous years.
Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree because of military service have up to six years to apply.
View and apply to our openings on USAJOBS.
|Job title (job series)
|Solve comprehensive and complex financial management analysis, policy, and procedure issues.
|Budget analyst (560)
|Responsible for the full range of review and analysis functions in the formulation, presentation, and execution of assigned budgetary appropriations.
|Building management specialist (1176)
|Provide occupants of federal government buildings and privately leased spaces with safe, secure, clean, and sustainable facilities.
|Contract specialist (1102)
|Work on contracts that support the entire federal government. Learn about our new Acquisition Talent Development Program.
|Financial management analyst (501)
|Work closely with our Office of the Chief Financial Officer on the agency’s major financial initiatives and operations.
|Program analyst (343)
|Perform a variety of analytical assignments in the form of projects, research, and other initiatives that impact many of our different programs.
|Project manager (1101)
|Develop, modify, and implement project plans to manage and administer project resources.
|Realty specialist (1170)
|Perform a wide range of acquisition and/or federal space management work for complex realty transactions.
|Transportation operations specialist (2150)
|Oversee and coordinate the operation of GSA’s fleet motor vehicles ranging from subcompact sedans to heavy trucks.
- Applications open in October and March for a limited time (10 business days).
- Here are several steps you can take if the application window is closed:
- Join our talent network to receive early notice when applications open in October and March.
- Create your USAJOBS profile.
- Build or update your resume.
- Learn how to fill out your education and work experience.
- Understand how to read a federal job announcement to ensure you meet the job requirements and the evaluation criteria are before you apply.
View current vacancies for recent graduates on USAJOBS.
Our cohort-based Acquisition Talent Development Program, or ATD Program, is a two-year training and development program for future federal acquisition professionals in the 1102 job series. As a participant of our ATD Program, you will benefit from:
- Real-world experience as an acquisition professional through our outcomes-focused training and dynamic on-the-job training assignments.
- GSA-specific credentialing.
- Completion of all classes necessary to take the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) professional exam, a certification required for all contracting professionals in the federal government.
- Competitive salary.
- Peer-to-peer support and networking in a cohort environment.
- Mentoring by industry leaders in the acquisition field.
Have questions about our new ATD Program? Reach out to us.