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    These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), located in Rockville, MD.  


    Student Internship program. These positions are being filled under the Pathways-Internship Program which provides opportunities for high school, vocational and technical, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to gain work experience while pursuing their education.


    Position Duration / Expectation: You will be appointed to a temporary position not-to-exceed 1 year (with the option to be extended for an additional year), OR based on your projected graduation date. Appointment is based on continued needs/funds for the position and your continued compliance in the Pathways Intern Program. This is a developmental program while you complete your education. After successful completion of the program requirements, you may be non-competitively converted to a term position (not to exceed 1-4 years), or a permanent position in the Competitive Service.


    Work Schedule: You may a work full-time or part-time schedule. Part-time hours are typically 16-32 hours per week. The work schedule will be established so that it does not interfere with the academic schedule during the school year.


    Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens who are currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment as a degree / diploma / certificate seeking student. (See Qualifications Section)


    **Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement**

    Salary range listed includes locality pay.

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    Working as a HRSA Pathways Public Health Student Trainee, your responsibilities include:

    ·        Assisting higher graded analysts in evaluating and managing public health programs.

    ·        Assisting with conducting studies related to the provision of public health assistance or information.

    ·        Participating with interviewing public health stakeholders to obtain information on specific program areas.

    ·        Performing other analytical and assistance activities designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to progress in this field.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This Job is Open to Current Students

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be at least 16 years of age by the closing date of the announcement
    • Requires a trial period for the duration of the program
    • Must be a student in an accredited educational program
    • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen


    • All qualification requirements must be met by Monday, October 30, 2017.
    • Financial disclosure statement is not required.
    • Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
    • Drug Screening is not required.
    • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
    • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
    • Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • If selected, you must sign an HRSA Pathways Program Participant Agreement.


    Eligibility Requirements:

    You MUST be either currently enrolled, or accepted for enrollment into a qualifying educational program beginning the next available school term to qualify for this program. Enrollment must be in an accredited high school, community college, vocational or technical program, undergraduate, graduate, or professional program that culminates in a diploma, certificate or degree.

    Qualification Requirements:


    Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.  


    Completion of 1 full academic year of of graduate level education.
    Meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) based on: 1.Graduating within the upper third of the graduating class in a college, university, or major subdivision such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.  OR  2.Having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.  OR 3. Being elected for membership in a national scholastic honor society


    Documentation Required: Verification of student status (letter from the school) and education level (unofficial transcripts) must be submitted with your application. If you do not provide these documents, along with a resume, then your application will be incomplete and you will not be considered.

    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; community; student; social).  If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.


    Education Requirements:

    These positions have an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.

    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: http://www.ed.gov.

    Additional information

    HHS is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.

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    1. Program Completion and Conversion: Program participants may be non-competitively converted to a career/conditional or term position (lasting between 1-4 years). If not converted at the completion of the academic program, the appointment ends, and the intern is terminated.

    2. E-Verify:  The HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.

    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. Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

    HRSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made. Those persons meeting the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements will be referred for selection consideration without ranking, in accordance in veteran's preference order as established by law.


    To preview the occupational assessment questionnaire, please click on the following link:  View Occupational Questionnaire

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Applicable

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    Required Documents

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    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 either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at 301-443-3780 or by email: askhr@hrsa.gov or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email: RA-Request@hrsa.gov.  You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays).

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): To fax your documents, you must use the approved cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is  2019393. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 30, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items.

    Fax all six pages of 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.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. A current Résumé - You are encouraged to use the https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. 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. You must also ensure that the duties performed are clearly matched to each period of employment.  If we cannot determine that you have performed qualifying duties for at least one year, then you may be rated ineligible.

    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

    3. Other supporting documents:

    - 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. Click here for more information on veterans' preference from OPM.

    - College transcripts or other official documentation from the qualifying educational institution showing that you meet the eligibility requirements for this program, as described in the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement.  

    - Verification of current enrollment, or acceptance for enrollment in the next available school term.  This is typically a letter from a High School guidance counselor, or the College student services office.

    - If you are currently serving in a pay banded position, please include a copy of your pay band chart with your

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible.

    For Résumé and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 30, 2017.

    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.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 30, 2017 to receive consideration.

    · To begin, 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 occupational 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.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, 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.

    Applicants please note: To assist us with an expeditious application review process, please do not submit any of the documentation listed below unless specifically requested in the announcement.  The following documents are not required and do not need to be submitted with your resume:

    ·        Diplomas of any type (When education documents are required, you must submit unofficial transcripts)

    ·        Letters of Recommendation, Reference, or Congratulations, etc.

    ·        General training documents or certificates of completed training  (Except Contract Specialist positions when requested in the announcement)

    ·        Any documents with a picture of the applicant  (Except medical or nursing licenses when requested in the announcement)

    ·        Awards documentation including SF-50s for Awards

    ·        Performance Appraisals  (Only ICTAP/CTAP eligible applicants need to submit their latest performance appraisal)

    ·        Evaluations of any type

    ·        Writing Samples

    ·        OF-306

    ·        Executive Core Qualifications Statements (ECQs)    

    Agency contact information



    HHS HRSA Center
    5600 Fishers Lane
    ROCKVILLE, MD 20857
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    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

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    What to Expect Next

    Once your online questionnaire is received you will be sent an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed. You may also check the status of your application through your USAJobs profile. check the status

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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.

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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482387600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.