Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Benefits Administration
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Houston, TX United StatesView Map
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)796542
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincolns promise To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan by serving and honoring the men and women who are Americas Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) values the contributions made by students of all ages and backgrounds.
This announcement is for a position being filled under the Pathways Internship Program for students in an accredited high school, college, university, community college, and junior college; professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
The Pathways Internship Program provides managers a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the student with work experience directly related to their curriculum studies and career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion. To be eligible for conversion, the student employee must be capable of working at least 640 hours prior to completion of their degree requirements. Only applicants that are pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate, within the commuting distance of Houston, TX, who are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited institution and seeking degrees in finance, business administration, economics, accounting, insurance, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, real estate operations, statistics, or other fields related to the position, such as agriculture, agricultural economics, farm, livestock or ranch management, or rural sociology.
Full requirements for Conversion:
- Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program.
- Complete their degree or certificate requirements.
- Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted.
- Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement.
- Perform their job successfully.
- Must possess US citizenship in order to be converted to a career/career conditional appointment.
Internship Work Options: When a student is initially hired into the Pathways Internship Program, a work schedule is documented on his/her agreement. Students will work a parallel work schedule that allows them to work while continuing their education during the semester. Students should also take into consideration the required 640 hours of work that must be completed prior to the student's graduation, so that upon graduation the student will be eligible for conversion into a permanent position. For more information on the Pathways for Students go to http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/
- U.S. citizen, non-citizen, national or legal permanent resident.
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
- A complete application package; Resume, Vet Pref (if applicable), etc.
- A completed Occupational Questionnaire.
- Enrolled half-time in a degree program for the Fall/Spring semester.
- Must live/go to school within commuting distance of Houston,TX.