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Job Title:Information Technology (Student Intern)-Pathway Internship NTE

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:DEU-13-43

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$27,130.00 to $35,269.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 27, 2012 to Thursday, January 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships NTE 6 months

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

3

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

This position provides for a student intern with the Technology Services and Innovation Division, Information Technology Directorate's Computer Systems Support Division. This office is the first line of support for PC and Macintosh desktop issues, problems, and requests for the Agency users.

 

THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

Note:  Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy.  However, all interested candidates should apply now.

 

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Yellow and Blue Metro lines.

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi cultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support services; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.

 

The Full Performance Level: 3

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizens ONLY
  • Candidates MUST complete the Online Questionnaire
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination
  • MUST be a current student OR enrolled in an accredited institution

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Answering incoming phone request to IT Service Desk
  • Assist with computer relocations
  • Deploy new hardware and install software
  • Setup new user desktop


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Internship Program

The internship program is for CURRENT students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program.  It replaces the Student Career  (SCEP)  and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP).  The Internship Program provides students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.

ELIGIBILITY

Current students in an accredited high school, including students enrolled in GED courses and pursuing a GED diploma, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate in the Internship Program.

Home-schooled students are eligible to participant in the Internship Program as long as they are participating in either 1) an accredited home-school, or 2) a home-school curriculum approved by their State or local governing jurisdiction


To be eligible for the GS-2299-03, must meet the following level of education requirement:

You must have completed 1 academic year of post-high school study


 

Requirements

Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once your resume or application is submitted a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position. 

To assist in determining if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your job qualifications. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Examining Procedures: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your qualifications will be further reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:

Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.

Well Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.

Best Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated "outstanding" proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.


VETERANS PREFERENCE:
"Application of Veterans' Preference: the Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits to employees, including opportunities for training and advancement, health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, and public transportation subsidies.  The link below provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference , you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

 

If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For more information on the VRA, consult the Vets Guide at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

 

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

 

3. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 
Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance

HOW TO APPLY:

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All applications must be submitted by: Thursday, January 17, 2013

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register. Answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here. You must also cite 794749.

After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received.  
 

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under "Required Documents". Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by 11:59 P.M. on  Thursday, January 17, 2013, will result in your not being considered for employment.

Applications will not be accepted if submitted using Government franked envelopes.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript, MUST be submit at time of application 
  • Veterans Preference documentation, if applicable
    - DD 214 Member Copy 4
    - Letter from Veterans Administration
    - Application for 10-point Veterans Preference (SF-15)

If you are claiming 10 points you MUST submit ALL three documents at the time of application

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your **last four digits of your social security number.

**IF YOU FAX, MAIL, OR HAND-DELIVER YOUR APPLICATION YOUR FULL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO INPUT YOUR INFORMATION IN THE SYSTEM.

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Careers/of0510.pdf

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.View Occupational Questionnaire

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Barbara L. Jones
Phone: (202)382-7521
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: BAJONES@BBG.GOV
Agency Information:
Broadcasting Board Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
ATTN Office of Human Resources
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC
20237
USA
Fax: (202)382-7542

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted by the hiring manager.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

DEU-13-43

Control Number:

332395200