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Job Title:Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2011-T0195-TNH-615386-ST

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$11.91 to $16.33 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 27, 2012 to Monday, March 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0303-02/05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Summer NTE 09/30/2012

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

many vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.  

 

Who May Apply

·         High school students

·         High School Graduates enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education.

·         College students enrolled or accepted for enrollment for at least a half-time course load at an accredited institution of higher education.

 

This position is ideal for students looking to gain valuable work skills necessary to prepare you for your future career goals.  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a part of the Student Temporary Employment Program.  The STEP Program allows students to gain real, paid work experience while pursuing a college degree.  At the agency's option, students hired under the STEP Program may be converted to the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP).  Under the SCEP students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered permanent positions with our agency upon graduation.

 

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to pass a credit and criminal check.
  • This position has no promotion potential.
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.

DUTIES:

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Typical work assignments include:

·         Performing clerical support work by applying procedures and practices within established guidelines.

·         Typing reports, maintaining files, arranging meetings and preparing travel requests and vouchers as well as conducting research concerning the interpretation and application of a variety of rules and regulations.

·         Receiving and directing telephone calls and visitors.

·         Establishing, updating, and maintaining office records of various types.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify for this position at the GS-02 level if you possess one of the following:

 

Three (3) months of general experience.  General experience is described as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of the position.

 

OR

 

High school graduation or equivalent

 

You qualify for this position at the GS-03 level if you possess one of the following:

 

Six (6) months of general experience.  General experience is described as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of the position.

 

OR

 

One (1) year of education above high school. 

 

OR

 

Combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience.  This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

 

You qualify for this position at the GS-04 level if you possess one of the following:

 

One (1) year of general experience.  General experience is described as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of the position.

 

OR

 

Two (2) years of education above high school. 

 

OR

 

Combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience.  This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

 

You qualify for this position at the GS-05 level if you possess one of the following:

 

One full year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is described as experience performing administrative, secretarial, or clerical duties to include reviewing and controlling mail, reviewing incoming and outgoing correspondence, and establishing and maintaining office records.

 

OR

 

Four (4) years of education above high school. 

 

OR

 

Combination of successfully completed post-high school education in excess of the first 60 semester hours and experience.  This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

 

Education above high school level can be in any field for which high school graduation or equivalent is a normal prerequisite.  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.

 

The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

 


Background Investigation:  To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a credit check and a criminal check.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you are qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.  

 

To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions 


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Monday, March 12, 2012. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1.  Your résumé

2.  Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions

3.  Are you a college student?  A copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed.  Those with foreign education, click this link. 

4.   Are you a high school student?  A letter from your school showing proof of continuing education.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Tisa Hood
Phone: (202)212-4450
TDD: (800)877-8339
Email: TISA.HOOD@FEMA.GOV
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
1201 Maryland Ave SW
Mail Stop 3715
Washington, DC
20472

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and education and refer qualified applications to the hiring manager for consideration.

 

Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process.  To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” 

 

For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

MG-2011-T0195-TNH-615386-ST

Control Number:

310373800