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Job Title:Student Trainee

Department:Executive Office Of The President

Agency:Office of Management and Budget

Job Announcement Number:OMB-13-01-CMJ-IN

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

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$34,075.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, December 17, 2012




Full Time - Internships




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


This position has an educational requirement and you must submit unofficial transcripts or a list of completed courses with the credit hours received in order to be considered.

The Pathways Internship Program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (ranging from high school to graduate school) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of E-Government & Information Technology (E-Gov) is looking for an energetic self-starter interested in public policy.  The candidate will work directly with government personnel from OMB E-Gov on Federal IT reform efforts focused on eliminating waste and duplication within the $80 billion Federal IT portfolio.  For more information about OMB, visit:


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required


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The selected candidate for this position will perform the following duties:

• Analyze IT investment portfolio and program evaluation data.
• Create reports that summarize data to support IT program reviews, budgetary, and other Federal government decisions.
• Develop written and oral presentations summarizing results of analysis to various audiences.
• Manage the logistical components of various  Federal IT reform efforts.
• Other related responsibilities, as assigned.


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All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards.


GS-05: Bachelor's or equivalent degree or at least one year specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal Service that included conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis; and preparing results to used by experienced personnel or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.

GS-07: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate-level education or at least one year specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service that included conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis; preparing and presenting results; and managing the logistics of various activities or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.


SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. S.A.A. is based on (1) Class standing-applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class, based on completed courses or (2) Grade-Point Average-applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 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 completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum or (3) Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.


NOTE:  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if the applicant can show that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States.

Additional qualifications/requirements:

• Strong critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and writing skills.
• Understanding of and ability to communicate basic statistical and/or economic concepts.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to adapt to rapidly changing deadlines and tasks.
• Documentation and organizational skills; must be detail-oriented.




How You Will Be Evaluated: Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.


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If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.  Interns will work full-time during the summer and may work a flexible part-time work schedule during the school year (based on agency needs) while continuing their education.


You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways Internship appointment.  If selected by management, you are required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

This is an Excepted Service appointment. As a part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. You may be converted, without a break in service to a term (time-limited) or permanent appointment upon graduation and completion of program requirements but there is no guarantee.

Career Transition Program: The provisions of the Reemployment Priority List (RPL), Career Transition Assistance (CTAP) Program and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) do not apply to the initial appointment or conversions of Pathways Programs participants to the competitive service.

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Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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To begin your online application, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register or sign into Application Manager. Your application packet must include a completed Occupational Questionnaire, resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation.  To complete the Occupational Questionnaire, please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button.  Please see "Required Documents" section below for additional information.  All application materials must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT on Monday, December 17, 2012.


We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you are unable to upload your supporting documents, please complete and use the cover page located at and fax them to 1-478-757-3144.  The cover page MUST include: VIN #792441, SSN, name used to complete Occupational Questionnaire, and address.


If you are not able to apply online:

  • Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire, ;
  • Print form 1203FX to provide your response to the Occupational Questionnaire:; and
  • Fax completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Form 1203FX will serve as a cover page for the fax submission. 


It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veteran's documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate.   Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.   If a document is not in legible format, applicant will not be able to view it in Application Manager which means   applicant must again upload or fax the documentation by the closing date of this announcement.


Application packages will NOT be accepted via mail.  Due to security processes, mail delivery takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process at which time the vacancy announcement will be closed and no further consideration will be given to additional application packages.


  • Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week.
  • Education - You must provide a copy of your college transcript(s) or an appropriate list of completed courses with the credit hours received.
  • Completed Occupational Questionnaire


  • Veteran's Preference must provide the following: DD-214 (member copy 4) showing dates served, discharge type, and campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned and VA Disability Award Letter displaying the percentage awarded.  If you do not supply the required documentation to verify your eligibility you will not receive proper credit for preference. For additional details visit:


EOP - OA Client Services
Phone: (202)395-1088
Agency Information:
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC


You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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