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Job Title:Student Trainee (Grants Management), GS-1199-7/9/11, (JH-Internship)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2012-274

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$41,631.00 to $80,093.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 13, 2012 to Friday, January 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1199-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL-TIME - TEMPORARY

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Lakewood, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current students in an accredited high school, 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.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/.

Reclamation is seeking an intern looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her education/experience as a Student Trainee (Grants Management). You can make a difference in the West by assisting in supporting senior Grants Management Specialists completing financial assistance duties. Would you enjoy being part of an efficient Government financial assistance team? Responsibilities include assisting in reviewing requests for award of financial assistance actions and determining proper award instrument; preparing business evaluations and responsibility determinations; reviewing agreement files to determine if all performance and financial reports have been received; ensuring current, accurate, and complete data is promptly entered into the Federal Assistance Award Data System (FAADS); and performing detailed cost analysis of budget proposals for compliance with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cost principles. Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! You can progress from $41K to $61K in 3 years! Year 1 - $41,631(GS-7), Year 2 - $50,923(GS-9), and Year 3 - $61,612 (GS-11). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on supervisor initiation.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

LOCATION:Financial Assistance Services Team, Lakewood, CO 

This is a intern position in the Pathways Program.  The the incumbent may be converted to a term, career, or career conditional position, upon successful graduation. Students must be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale for the most recent grading period and accumulative GPA) throughout the duration of the appointment; be at least 16 years of age; a U.S. citizen or U.S. national; and meet the qualification requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

At the Agency's option, students who successfully complete all work and study requirements are eligible for non-competitive appointments to permanent positions after graduation. Students must complete at least 640 hours of trainee work experience before completion of, or concurrently with, the course requirements.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation.
  • You must submit resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply)
  • Must complete OGE 450; must meet specialized experience requirements;
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents
  • Must meet the Pathways Internship criteria (See Summary)

DUTIES:

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- Assisting in reviewing requests for award of financial assistance actions and determining proper award instrument.

- Preparing business evaluations and responsibility determinations.

- Reviewing agreement files to determine if all performance and financial reports have been received.

- Ensuring current, accurate, and complete data is promptly entered into the Federal Assistance Award Data System (FAADS).

- Performing detailed cost analysis of budget proposals for compliance with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cost principles.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade in Federal service. 

For the GS-07: You must have at least one year of specialized experience that included, experience reviewing and analyzing financial and/or business management data and documentation; experience preparing reports, briefings, and other types of presentations; experience performing records management functions; experience entering and/or managing data in an automated system; and experience researching and analyzing various laws, regulations, and requirements for review of supervisor or higher level employee.

OR

Have completed one full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university.   The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Have earned a bachelor's degree with at least one of the following: (1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale; (2) a 3.5 GPA for required courses completed in a major field of study during junior and senior year of a 4-year college or university; (3) class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or a major subdivision of the college; or (4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies.

OR

Have a combination of appropriate experience and education.

For the GS-09: You must have at least one year of specialized experience that included, experience analyzing financial assistance documents and recommending course of action; experience preparing business evaluations and responsibility determinations for approval; experience reviewing agreement files to determine if all performance and financial reports have been received; experience verifying accurate information in an automated system; experience performing cost analysis of budget proposals.

OR

a master's or equivalent graduate degree

OR

2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

OR

a LL.B. or J.D., if related

OR

Have a combination of appropriate experience and education.

For the GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience that included, experience reviewing requests for award of financial assistance actions and determining proper award instrument; experience preparing business evaluations and responsibility determinations; experience reviewing agreement files; experience entering and verifying accurate data into an automated system; and experience performing detailed cost analysis of budget proposals for compliance with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Cost Principles

OR

a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR

3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

OR

an LL.M., if related

OR

Have a combination of appropriate experience and education.

All Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by HR accordingly.

 


This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed or proof of acceptance and enrollment in an accredited institution of an upcoming term (unofficial copy is acceptable).

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

You must meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions.

-Ability to analyze financial assistance documents and determine course of action.

-Skill in written and oral communication.

-Ability to identify various details and anomalies.

-Skill in the use of automated systems.

-Ability to research and apply applicable law, regulations, or policy.

Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education score may be lowered.

Note: Additional applicant assessments may be administered after initial ranking procedures are complete.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

--Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.

--Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

--Telework Determination: The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

--Background Investigation: This position requires the completion and successful adjudication of a low risk SF-85 background investigation and is a condition of employment.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of the page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html.

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to codo@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at 303-445-6349, mail to (DFC) 6th and Kipling Building 67, Columbia Room, Denver, CO 80225, OR hand-deliver to HR Office: Denver Federal Center (DFC) 6th and Kipling, Bldg 67, Columbia Room, Denver, CO 80225. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s). This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months and work schedule), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate: --TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s), or proof of acceptance and enrollment and the upcoming term. If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

--For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

--For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form. --For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

--CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

--For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting your eligibility.

--SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: http://www.opm.gov/wtw/html/except.htm.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Service Center
Phone: 303-445-2684
Fax: 303-445-6349
Email: codo@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
Attn: 84-52200
Denver, CO
80225-0007
US
Fax: 303-445-6349

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DO-2012-274

Control Number:

333681300