These positions will be filled in the Excepted Service under the Department of Justice Pathways Internship Program (Tax Division). The program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (undergraduate to graduate college level) with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers.Learn more about this agency
Please Note: This vacancy is limited to the first 200 applications received and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day we receive the 200th application, or the vacancy will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date, whichever comes first.
As a Student Trainee (Administrative Support/OA), you will work with attorneys and support staff assisting with a variety of administrative and clerical duties. These duties may include creating and maintaining electronic and paper files, answering phones, receiving visitors, assembling materials for litigation purposes, assisting with incoming and outgoing mail, and copying or scanning documents.
This is a student work opportunity during the academic school year. Selected candidates could begin working during the winter break as long as they are enrolled in a qualifying program for the Spring 2019 term. Students employed during the Spring 2019 semester may continue to work during the summer as long as they are enrolled in a qualifying program for the Fall 2019 term.
Students may work a part-time tour of duty (up to 32 hours per week) while school is in session and full-time (depending upon the needs of the agency) during vacation periods or whenever the school is officially closed.
Pathways students are not eligible for promotion, therefore current Student Interns are encouraged to apply for consideration for a higher grade level.
The candidates selected to fill the positions will be required to complete a Participant Agreement which defines the requirements of the program, including an anticipated date for completing educational requirements. For more information about the Pathways Internship program please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentAndGrads
Note: Interns are appointed in the Excepted Service to positions Not-to-Exceed (NTE) 1 year under legal authority Schedule D 213.3402(a). The positions may be extended at the Tax Division's discretion as long as the intern continues to meet the eligibility requirements. Once degree requirements have been met, the intern is no longer eligible for the program and the appointment is terminated.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- May be required to complete a background investigation, pass a drug test and credit check prior to entry on duty.
- Must be registered with the Selective Service, if applicable.
- Must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student.
- Must submit a resume, unofficial transcript(s), and/or Letter of Acceptance as supporting documents.
- Must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
- Must be available to work in the Washington, DC metro area year round.
- Must provide proof of student status (transcript, current class schedule or Verification of Acceptance from the School Registrar's Office) and anticipated date of graduation (month/year)
- Must provide a transcript that indicates you have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) and final semester/quarter grades no lower than a "C".
- Regarding Work Experience, please indicate on your resume whether your employment was full-time or part-time, number hours per week as well as the dates of employment (month/year to month/year).
QualificationsEducation/Experience Requirements: To qualify at the GS-03 grade level: Applicants must have 6 months of general experience to include progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled, OR,
Education: Applicants must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study; OR
Education and Experience Combined: Applicants must possess a combination of education and experience. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.
To qualify at the GS-04 level: Applicants must have at least one (1) full year of general experience. General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of the position to be filled; OR
Education: Applicants must possess at least (2) years of education above high school. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university. (One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school); OR
Education and Experience Combined: Applicants must possess a combination of general experience and education which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. To determine if you qualify based on a combination of general experience and education, first determine your education as a percentage; then determine your general experience as a percentage; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal to at least 100% to qualify.
To qualify at the GS-05 level: Applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level. Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of the position to be filled; OR
Education: Applicants must possess at least four years of education above high school. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university. (One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.) OR
Have a combination of specialized experience and post-high school education which fully meets the qualification requirement of the position.
Please see the education requirements in the qualifications section above. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be currently enrolled in a qualifying program and provide appropriate proof of enrollment.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: None - This is not a career ladder position.
WORK SCHEDULE: Part Time tours of duty (up to 32 hours a week) will be established so that they do not interfere with the academic schedule during each semester/quarter of the school year. Interns may work full-time (40 hours a week) (depending on the needs of the office) during vacation periods or at other times when classes are not in session.
TELEWORK: May be eligible for situational telework, depending on the needs of the office.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Candidates who meet the qualification requirements will be eligible for further consideration. The Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the application assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via the Division's Category Ranking procedures. To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The questions are designed to capture the desired competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
- Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
- Highly Qualified - Candidates in this category possess solid skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
- Qualified - Candidates in this category possess solid skills and experience at the minimum requirements for announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- A Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Your resume must include full employment information such as periods of employment with month/year started and ended, title of position(s), part-time/full-time hours worked, and description of duties. If it is federal employment, include the grade of the position (s).
- Unofficial Transcript(s): Please submit your current transcript(s) or you will be removed from consideration. (Note: If you are selected for the position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to the final job offer.)
- Veteran preference documentation, if applicable.
- Completed Occupational Questionnaire.
- Documentation noting your current enrollment in a qualifying institution.
How to Apply
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
Click this link to preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10357897
To apply for this position, you must provide a completed application package which includes:
1. Your Résume
2. A completed Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents, if applicable (see Required Documents Section)
4. School/College/University unofficial transcripts or Letter of Acceptance.
The completed application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (eastern time zone) on 12/14/2018 to receive consideration. NOTE: If we receive 200 applications, this announcement will close before the stated Close Date.
1. 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.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)
3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online, contact Ms. Kennedy at (202) 353-1993 or by email at Gwendolyn.Y.Kennedy@usdoj.gov as soon as possible to arrange an alternative application process.
Agency contact information
601 D Street NW 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join one of the best places to work in the Federal government - the Tax Division of the U. S. Department of Justice! the U. S. Department ranked 11th among large size agencies and the Tax Division ranked 26th among 339 sub-agencies surveyed by the Partnership for Public Service for its 2017 "Best Places to Work".
The Tax Division enforces the nation's tax laws fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, in order to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law. The Tax Division employs approximately 500 individuals in a variety of positions, including approximately 350 attorneys, in fourteen civil, criminal, and appellate sections. Student trainees will work in one of the various sections of the Tax Division providing support to attorneys and other personnel.
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