MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Internship Eligibility Eligibility GS-999-09: Individuals who obtained a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
Interns must have completed their second-year of law school prior to the commencement of the 2013 summer intern period. Persons who will be graduated from law school prior to the commencement of the 2013 summer intern period are not eligible for this student internship program.
To qualify for this position, you must be a student enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an American Bar Association Accredited Law School.
Must be a citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.
To qualify for a Student Trainee(Legal) in the Pathways Internship Program your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-csst.asp and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Monday, December 03, 2012.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Law Experience.
2. Law Requirements.
GS-9: Level Qualifications: Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed their second-year of law school prior to the commencement of the 2013 summer intern period. Applicants who will graduate from law school prior to the commencement of the 2013 summer intern period are not eligible for this student internship program.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate schools definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement.
**Degree must be obtained from an accredited college or university**
Department of Education link to verify accreditation:
For more details regarding the General Policies of Qualification Standards. Please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Students wishing to apply for this position MUST submit transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) If selected, official transcripts will be required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Rarely
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Rarely
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive, Critical Sensitive, and Special Sensitive
Financial Disclosure: Not Required
Drug Testing Designated Position: Required
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Preemployment Physical: Not Required
Emergency Essential: No
Telework Eligibility: This position is not telework eligible.
Student Loan Repayment: Not Authorized
This position will only last 10 weeks from date of employment and is considered a summer internship.
This position may require a designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process. The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter..
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are best qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated and reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education on the information provided and evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Highly Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf