The Student Volunteer Program at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides students with enriching educational experiences, important insights into the operations of a large government department, and the tools needed to prepare for a career in public service, the private sector, non-profits, and other organizations. Participants in the program, including students who earn academic credit through existing university programs or who receive independent funding, help advance the mission of the Department to train workers for jobs, protect them in the workplace and safeguard their retirement savings. The Student Volunteer program is an unpaid opportunity.Learn more about this agency
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From June 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018, students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Labor.
This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in The Directorate of Standards and Guidance(DSG), in the Office of Regulatory Analysis.
The mission of the Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in the Office of Regulatory Analysis is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces throughout the United States. Their mission is accomplished through the development of workplace standards, regulations, and guidance that address significant safety and health risks to workers.
The organization above is looking for a student volunteer who will apply principles learned from biology, chemistry, and public health to protect workers from illness and injury in an office environment. The volunteers will be in the area of either health science or industrial hygiene.
The organization above is looking for student volunteers to perform various assignments, such as:
- Research and review scientific literature related to health hazards in the workplace;
- Compile and analyze health and exposure data;
- Participate in the development and/or modification of occupational health standards, guidance materials, and other forms of public outreach materials;
- Attend meetings with employees, employers, scientists and other interested stakeholders; and
- Build relationships with professional and technical associations, other government agencies, and labor and industry groups whose interests and activities are related to the identification and reduction of occupational health risks.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Students currently enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited:
- Technical or vocational school;
- Junior or community college;
- Four-year college or university; or
- Any other accredited educational institution.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen (proper documentation required)
- Must be at least 16 years of age
- Successfully complete Pre-Employment Background Investigation
- Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
- This is a student volunteer (unpaid) opportunity
- RELOCATION AND HOUSING EXPENSES ARE PAID BY STUDENT
Before a student may begin volunteer service, written permission must be obtained from an appropriate official of the educational institution in which the student is enrolled.
QualificationsTo be considered for the Summer Student Volunteer Internship, you must apply via the on-line application. Student must maintain student eligibility and enrollment before and throughout the duration of the internship. (Be actively enrolled at an accredited institution not less than half-time). Graduated students may not volunteer beyond his/her graduation date without proof of future enrollment in an accredited university.
You MUST submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the eligibility requirements. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or any other non-merit factor.
The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experience financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.
Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, PROBATIONARY PERIOD
How You Will Be Evaluated
Complete applications will be reviewed to make sure all volunteer intern program criteria are met. Selections are based on academic achievement, area of study, experience, completeness and professionalism of application package. Eligible candidates will be referred for consideration based on current work projects and opportunities available.
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Background checks and security clearance
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will OVERWRITE the first submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.
The following documents are required fromALL applicants:
- Cover Letter (Highly Encouraged to Submit)
- Current Transcript (Unofficial is acceptable) or College Letter of Acceptance
- Applicants may include copies of any awards and letters of recommendation as part of their application package. (Optional)
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.
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.
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
Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received before the job closes – since this job has an application limit of 50, it will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) ON THE DATE THIS LIMIT IS REACHED or ON THE VACANCY CLOSING DATE, whichever OCCURS FIRST. If the job closes on the date the limit is reached, applicants will no longer be able to edit their applications. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.
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STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.
STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)
Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact noted at the bottom of the announcement. Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.
STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)
On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps noted at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy . If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.
STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application”
The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.
STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date by returning to USAJOBS and clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.
Agency contact information
Department of Labor
AddressLabor, Occupational Safety and Health Admin
OSHA Office of Human Resources
Washington, District of Columbia 20210
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Complete applications will be reviewed to make sure all volunteer intern program criteria are met. Selections are based on academic achievement, area of study, experience, and completeness and professionalism of the application package.
Eligible students will be contacted for interviews based on expected work projects and available opportunities.
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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.
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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/496226900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.