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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Student Trainee (Office Automation Clerk) (Pathways Intern) , GS-399-04

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OST-EG-13-MM810297 (PW)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$13.41 to $17.43 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Friday, January 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE One Year

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Lenexa, KS United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S.Citizen; No Prior Federal Experience Required

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you looking for a unique internship opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the public sector?  The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affliated Islanders.

The Department of the Interior is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to work in the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST).  You will have an opportunity to contribute to the mission of OST by performing a variety of clerical support duties for any of the following sections at the AIRR: administrative, indexing and research. You will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the DOI!  

This is a temporary student internship opportunity Not To Exceed one year.

This position is located in the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Trust Records, Division of Records Operations Management (DRMO) in Lenexa, KS.

This opportunity is open to current degree or certificate seeking students at a qualifying educational institution OR have been admitted/accepted for enrollment at a qualifying education institution.  You will be required to provide documentation to support your eligibility.  See the "How to Apply" section for details.


NOTE: You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship.  If you cannot, you are ineligible for this program.  Please review the "REQUIREMENTS" section of this vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify for this internship.


Indian Preference Policy:  Preference in filling this vacancy is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472).  Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application prior to the closing date of the announcement, if claiming Indian Preference.  Applicants selected under Indian preference from this vacancy will be appointed under the Excepted Service, Schedule A 213.3112(a)(7) appointing authority.  Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applications in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles.

NOTE:  This HR Office uses an automated recruitment system.  We query a question labeled "Background Information" in the Occupational Questionnaire to identify applicants claiming Indian Preference.  You must answer this question.  If you are claiming Indian Preference, you must also submit your valid BIA-4432 form to verify your claim.

This is an opportunity under the Internship Program component of the Pathways Program. The Intership Program provides students enrolled in qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while concurrently being enrolled. Veteran's Preference is applicable under the Pathways Program.

  • The United States Department of the Interior will announce Pathways Internship opportunities multiple times per year, with regard to demand.
  • To be considered for other Internship opportunities at the U.S. Department of the Interior, applicants must apply each time a new announcement is posted.
  • The Work Schedule of the appointee will be based on availability, which in part will be influenced by the appointees' academic course load.
  • Appointment types may vary from indefinite to temporary (generally,temporary appointments do not exceed one year, however the agency does reserve the right to extend the temporary appointment beyond the not to exceed date of the initial appointment).
  • Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program during employment with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Additionally, in order to remain apart of the Internship Program Appointees must:
  1.  Maintain a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A) of at least a 2.0, whereby, the accredited educational institution must recognize the Appointee is in "Good Academic Status", and
  2. The Appointee must be enrolled at least on a half-time or full-time basis throughout their appointment.    
  • The Internship Program allows for the agency to non-competitvely convert appointees' to a career conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program (Please Note: This is at the discretion of the agency)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship Required
  • There is no promotion potential associated with this position
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age
  • Travel is not required with this position

DUTIES:

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As a Student Trainee (Office Automation Clerk), the duties you are responsibilities for include, but are not limited too:

  • Performing a variety of clerical duties in the different areas of records management; as assigned by the Supervisory Records Management Specialist for the assigned section.
  • Assisting with the research of information and on special projects initiated within the assigned branch.
  • Assisting with input of data into an automated system for records received at AIRR.
  • Assisting with transferring completed indexed records to NARA.
  • Assisting with maintenance of program records and files. Prepares file folders with correct labels and file documents. Assists with retirement of records, as needed.
  • Performing other routine clerical tasks incidental to the function of the office, such as operating a copier, fax, scanning
  • Preparing a variety of documents using a personal computer utilizing Microsoft Software, such as, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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*Important Notice to Applicants: All requirements, must be met by the closing date of this announcement, and your application must demonstrate that you meet all the requirements, including education required for the position. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.*  

To Qualify at the GS-04:

Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associates degree (i.e.,Two academic years is the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours). 


This standard describes the qualification requirements for Schedule D, Internship appointments under the Pathways Program authorized by Executive Order 13562. Eligibility and selection requirements are described in 5 CFR part 362. Interns qualify for an initial appointment based on their educational achievements in accordance with subpart B of 5 CFR 362 and the criteria in this standard. Applicants must be current students pursuing a degree or certificate in a qualifying educational institution (see 5 CFR 362.102).


 

 

 To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met: 

  1. Applicants must provide a resume.
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen
  3. Be Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program (certificate programs must be leading toward a degree) at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis
  4. If enrolled, you must be in good academic standing a posses a cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A. of at least a 2.0)
  5. Provide an unofficial transcript or proof of enrollment/acceptance and semester or quarter credits/hours completed (An Official Transcript maybe requested at the time of appointment).
  6. Successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  7. The Utilization of Direct Deposit is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position.  Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.

 

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire

3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement

 

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.

  • For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation.  Click here for the form http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf.


BENEFITS:

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You will also earn annual and sick leave.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Important Note:  Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians inspires public confidence in its fiduciary trust responsibilities by maintaining high ethical principles.   If selected, you may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-From 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.   This information will be required annually.



HOW TO APPLY:

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How to Apply: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire. (
TAG:Link to Questions Only
3. 
Transcripts to document completed course work; documentation of enrollment/acceptance with a qualifying educational institution.

4.Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable)

Your complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on  TAG:Closing Date.

To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right) of this screen 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 "My Applications".   Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.  Please ensure you select the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

We strongly encourage you to apply online.   If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.   You must print a copy of OPM FORM 1203-FX http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire (click here to ( TAG:Link to Questions Only) and use the official FAX coversheet found here http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

(1) Resume-Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience and/or education required for this opportunity.   It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed.  The Resume Builder is available at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc .

(2) Transcript(s)-In order to determine the number of semester or quarter hours or credits an applicant possess, an unofficial transcript is required to submit with your initial application package. Failure to provide an unofficial or official transcript the closing date of the announcement will result in disqualification.

(3)Veterans' Preference (If Applicable): 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.

  • For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation.  Click here for the form http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf
(4) Form BIA-4432 (if applicable)

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Furthermore, applicants maybe required to provide a writing sample during a phase of the applicant screening process. If an applicant is requested to provide a writing sample, and does not provide the requested writing sample within the time allotted, the application will be disqualified, and will no longer receive consideration for this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Email: HUMAN.RESOURCES@BSEE.GOV
Agency Information:
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
DO NOT SEND MAIL
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE
Herndon, VA
20170

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by your education, experience and training relative to this position. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. 


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Job Announcement Number:

OST-EG-13-MM810297 (PW)

Control Number:

334566600