Job Description

Job Summary

The salary for each position will be specific to the duty location, within the range listed.  

Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens. Please specify the location that you are applying for.

One or more positions may be located in each office.   

The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) is a component of the Department of Justice. With more than 700 employees in Washington, D.C., Anchorage, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle, we are the nation's environmental lawyer, and the largest environmental law firm in the country. We are responsible for protecting the use and development of America's natural resources and public lands by bringing charges against companies that violate environmental protection laws. We work closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that hazardous waste sites are cleaned up. We also represent the government when it needs to purchase private property for government use.

ENRD is a great place to work. ENRD has continued to rank among the top 15 federal subcomponents for the past 5 years in the "Best Places to Work in Federal Government" survey, holding the #1 slot for 3 years in a row. ENRD offers telework for positions whose assigned duties permit this flexibility. A transit subsidy is offered to all employees. Our office is conveniently located near the Navy Memorial/Archives Metro. A wide variety of shopping venues, the Verizon Center, museums, the National Mall, restaurants and coffee shops are all within walking distance. We also offer access to an onsite fitness center.

The Denver Office is a short distance from many recreational activities including skiing, mountain biking, rafting, hiking and much more. This office is conveniently located in downtown Denver and offers stunning 360 degree views of Denver, including those of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. There is a retail mall located at the street level entrance to the building, retail stores located on the 16th Street Mall and other local attractions such as the Denver Public Library and museums are within walking distance.

The San Francisco field office is conveniently located south of Market Street and near the Embarcadero. Many public transportation options are available to access the office for which we offer a transit subsidy.

This position is for a Student Trainee (Office Automation Clerk) under the Pathways Program. Job opportunities can range from part-time to full-time positions and may last as long as you are a qualified and eligible student. This is an Internship - Temporary, Not-to-exceed 1 year positions which may be extended so long as eligibility requirements continue to be met. 

To learn more about ENRD visit us at:  


In this position, you will perform clerical and administrative tasks such as:  

  • Performing work related to the gathering and development of briefing and research materials for senior managers in the Division. 
  • Coordinating routine clerical work in support of an organization where matters are handled informally or in face-to-face meetings. 
  • Determining the nature of callers' inquiries and referring technical questions to an appropriate staff member. 
  • Performing office automation work requiring the use of software applications and computer equipment. 
  • Preparing correspondence, reports, technical documents, graphs/charts, forms, and other office support materials. 
  • Assisting with other basic tasks related to office support services.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

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


There is no housing allowance authorized.

Employees are eligible for annual and sick leave, and after one year of continuous service, and you will be eligible to enroll in the health benefits program at full cost.

Selectees for this position are ineligible for life insurance, retirement (including the Thrift Savings Plan), long term care insurance, and within-grade increases.

Other Information

Direct Deposit:

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

The Pathways Program provides an opportunity for students to work while attending school. Students are appointed to a position not-to-exceed one year.

Depending on your work schedule you will receive paid holidays, paid sick and annual (vacation) leave, and subsidized transportation. The nature of the duties does not have to be related to the student's academic/career goals. Students who are enrolled in the Pathways Program must maintain a 2.5 grade point average and be enrolled half-time in an accredited education program.

This is an Excepted Service appointment which may continue as long as the student continues to meet the eligibility requirements. Upon graduation, this position is eligible for conversion to a term or permanent appointment, but there is no guarantee that conversion will occur. Also, continued employment is not guaranteed.

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: http://www. opm. qov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-q u ide/

  • For 5 -point veteran's preference, please provide your DD-214; official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation.
  • For 10-point veteran's preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10 -Point Veteran's Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resume to resume, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. For more information, visit the Bender Consulting Services website at

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit

How to Apply

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 30, 2014  

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 select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account ( and select the Application Status link.  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.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1112187.   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 1203-FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and

3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission

How You Will Be Evaluated

Once the application process is complete, a review of the best-qualified applications will be conducted.  The résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against the applicant's responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if the applicant is qualified for this job. If, after reviewing the applicant's résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that the applicant has inflated his/her qualifications and/or experience, the applicant may lose consideration for this position and/or the applicant's score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect his/her skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Eligible candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified or Qualified.  Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency. The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category.  Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.) 

  • General Office Support   
  • Oral Communication 
  • Office Automation 
  • Data Collection and Tracking Support

For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: .

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé:  Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:          
          - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable; and
          - College transcript(s), required