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    Summary

    OPPORTUNITY: The AO is seeking applicants for the Volunteer Student Internship Program. The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience and better prepare students interested in a public service career. The AO is presently looking for students with backgrounds and/or demonstrated interest in the following areas: human resources, public affairs, law, business administration (marketing, budget, accounting, etc.), and information technology.

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    Responsibilities

    The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the third branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.The student will have an opportunity to improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, multi-tasking, and customer-service skills. Additionally, student volunteers are provided with several networking opportunities with fellow interns, agency employees, and other government employers.

    Past intern events have included:
    1. A U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Capitol tour and luncheon will be part of the AO Student Intern Program
    2. A roundtable discussion with a senior attorney to explore future government employment opportunities.
    3. Exposure to training opportunities designed to assist interns in skill development.

    1. Assisting with preparing division staff and judges for international briefings and coordinating meetings of judges and chambers staff;
    2. Researching issues related to judicial administrative matters, and cite-check published materials;
    3. Assisting with division attorneys on current projects such as Bankruptcy Clerks' manual revisions;
    4. Managing various administrative and logistical details of training programs and conferences;
    5. Assisting with the updating of the civil cause code and criminal citation tables;
    6. Reviewing case law and writing practices and procedures guidance for judicial managers;
    7. Conducting legal and legislative research;8. Attending congressional hearings and briefings;
    9. Performing general office tasks, such as answering telephones, copying, and filing; and
    10. Assisting in special projects.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    1. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
    2. All information is subject to verification.
    3. Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Employment_of_Non-citizens. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.
    4. All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
    5. Relatives of current Federal Judicial branch employees are not eligible.
    6. Selectees must be currently enrolled in an accredited program.
    7. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

    Qualifications

    All students in the Volunteer Student Internship program must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree-seeking students, taking at least a half-time academic or technical course load in an accredited 4 year program, or in a post-secondary level program. Students must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher.

    Additional Qualification Requirements:

    In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS, applicants must also:
    • Work well in a team environment.
    • Have very strong organization and communication skills, and be detailed oriented.
    • Have a working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or WordPerfect.
    • Have excellent writing, reading and interpersonal skills, and be able to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

    Education

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Should you be selected for an interview, you will be evaluated based upon your responses to questions provided during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions, you should be sure to site specific examples of experience, explain what you did, and the outcome.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:

    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Transcript - Unofficial will be accepted at time of application.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    http://www.uscourts.gov/ao-benefits

    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.

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    How to Apply

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

    1. Your Resume
    2. TRANSCRIPT
    3. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
    4. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)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 03/04/2019 to receive consideration.
    • 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, 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.

    Agency contact information

    Bassin Njie

    Address

    AO Human Resources
    One Columbus Circle, NE
    Washington, DC 20544
    US
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    OPPORTUNITY: The AO is seeking applicants for the Volunteer Student Internship Program. The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience and better prepare students interested in a public service career. The AO is presently looking for students with backgrounds and/or demonstrated interest in the following areas: human resources, public affairs, law, business administration (marketing, budget, accounting, etc.), and information technology. The student will have an opportunity to improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, multi-tasking, and customer-service skills. Additionally, student volunteers are provided with several networking opportunities with fellow interns, agency employees, and other government employers. Past intern events have included:

    Next steps

    After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and referral to the hiring official if determined qualified. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523072800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.