This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Administrative and Office Support Student Trainee (Intern)
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-CDC-SI-13-780418

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$22,851.00 to $39,590.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types
Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Spokane, WA United States
Rockville, MD United States
Cincinnati, OH United States
Fort Collins, CO United States
Morgantown, WV United States
More Locations  (5)
Pathways Student Internship


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Internship Program is a streamlined program which replaces the Student Education Employment Program (SEEP) by consolidating the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The Program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational and technical, undergraduate and graduate) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

Temporary appointments may be extended without further competition.
An agency may convert an Intern non-competitively from the Internship Program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all the terms of section 5 CFR 362.204 are met and there is an available position.  However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. U.S. citizenship is required to be eligible for conversion.

These positions are located within various organizations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

See the Duties tab for a description of the position.  The duties will depend on the needs of the hiring office and the position the student is selected for.

THIS IS A STANDING REGISTER. The initial cutoff date is November 26, 2012. Additional cutoffs will be established as needed. Applications received AFTER a cutoff date will be considered in the next group of candidates.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required or proof of legal residency.
  • Transcripts are required with the current enrollment period course load.
  • Students must provide official transcripts if selected.
  • A school acceptance letter is required for all graduates.
  • A school enrollment verfication form is required.
  • Special Immunizations may be required for some positions.


Jobs within the Administrative and Office Support Student Trainee, GS-0399 series requires a experience in relevant clerical or secretarial duties such as maintaining records, procedural processes and maintainence of reports. The exact nature of the duties is determined by the hiring office.


For the complete listing of qualification standards for the Administrative and Office Support series:

High school graduates may qualify for the GS-02 level with a high school diploma or equivalent by the end of the enrollment period.

Candidates may be eligible for positions at the GS-3 through GS-4 based on the number of quarter or semester hours earned.

GS-3 grade level:  One year of education above the high school level by the end of the enrollment period.

GS-4 grade level:  Two years of education above the high school level by the end of the enrollment period.

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit:


Conditions of Employment:

1.  Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2.  E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3.  Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4.  All qualification requirements must be met upon completion of their application.
5.  Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6.  One-year probationary period may be required.
7.  Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
8.  Bargaining Unit Position:  Bargining unit may apply in some locations.

9.  Drug Screening Required:  No
10.  Recruitment Bonus may be authorized:  No



Once the application process is complete, a review of résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category (Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified).  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

Qualified candidates assigned to a category are not given numeric ratings (scores); therefore, preference eligibles receive points, as prescribed by 5 U.S.C. § 3309.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1. Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions
2. Skilled in communication techniques to gather and disseminate information
3. Ability in Planing and organizing work

Due to the volume of applicants, grade point average and/or class standing may be used in the referral process.



The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference", plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


A Pathways Program Participant must be a United States Citizen to be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.  For positions that require certain levels of security clearance, United States citizenship is required. 



To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note:  To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 780418.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact thCustomer HelpDesk Telephone (770)488-1725; TTY/TDD: (866)539-4484; email HRCS@CDC.GOV.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online résumé builder to ensure that all required information is in your résumé.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents:

Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit:


CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks) you will receive notice via email or, by mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process.

Additional Duty Location Info

Many vacancies in the following locations:
Spokane, WA United States
Rockville, MD United States
Cincinnati, OH United States
Fort Collins, CO United States
Morgantown, WV United States
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Atlanta, GA United States
Atlanta, GA United States
Bethesda, MD United States
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

Control Number: 330613900
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