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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Student Trainee (Administrative Support), GS-399-4

Department:Department Of Education

Agency:Office of Management

Job Announcement Number:OM-2013-0009

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$30,456.00 to $39,590.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 31, 2012 to Monday, January 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Flexible work schedule - Excepted Service Appointment. Not-to-exceed one year but may be extended.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington, DC, USView Map
20202View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is part of the Pathways Intern Program and is open to current students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program and enrolled at least half-time.

 

One or more vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.  If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!

The Department of Education, Office of Management is looking for qualified students to perform administrative support.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualified education institution
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must complete a background investigation

DUTIES:

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As a Student Trainee you will:

  • receive and distribute mail and compose replies to routine correspondence;
  • greet visitors and receive calls;
  • establish and maintain files;
  • use a personal computer to produce a wide variety of documents;
  • compiles information from program documents to prepare letters and reports.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-4 Level

 

Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree

 

 

The required education must lead to a bachelor's degree with specialization in or directly related to the field in which the student trainees will receive training on the job. The degree of specialization in this field must satisfy on graduation the specific educational requirements in the qualification standard for the corresponding two-grade interval positions.

 

 

For full qualifications go to:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp

 

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.


Applicants must be current students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications requirements will be referred to the selecting official.  If there are qualified preference eligible veterans, they will be referred first for consideration.
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Education offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, federal holidays, health and life insurance, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  Click on Benefits to find out more about federal benefits.

Why Work at ED?
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is a great place to work. For more detailed information regarding our various work sites, please click on the link below:
Work Site Locations

As an ED employee, you will benefit from our family-friendly work environment.  As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for parent/teacher conferences (3 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service.  Other incentives such as telecommuting and alternative work schedules also may be available to you.

ED offers positions that are fair and competitive in compensation; developmental opportunities to exhibit teamwork and goal-oriented projects to enrich your federal career.



OTHER INFORMATION:

You must be a United States Citizen to apply.  

 

As a part of the Pathways student program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed.  After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent appointment but the there is no guarantee.

 

The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work.  Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), non competitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A).  People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Student Loan Default
Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.

Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session with a career counselor.   Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status or political affiliation.



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY:

Applications submitted via EdHIRES must be received before midnight eastern time on the closing date of the announcement.  No extensions will be granted.  If you fail to submit a COMPLETE on-line resume, you WILL NOT be considered for this position.  If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  Applicants MUST CONTACT the Servicing Human Resources Office PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission.  Requests for extensions will not be granted.

 

You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.

 

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required if you are applying for this position.  All documents may not apply to all applicants. You should only submit those that apply to you.
  • Schedule A Certificate/Letter – Official document authenticating special hiring authority due to a disability. (if applicable)
  • Department of Defense Form DD-214 – Official document verifying creditable military service. (if applicable)
  • Standard Form 15 – Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, to adjudicate individuals' claims for veterans' preference. (if applicable)
  • Veterans Administration Letter – Official document verifying total compensable disability based on military service. (if applicable)
  • College Transcripts -Required from all applicants.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Michael Blaylock
Phone: 404-974-9464
Fax: 404-974-9488
Email: Michael.Blaylock@ed.gov
Agency Information:
EDUCATION-OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Attn: Human Resources Services
Washington, DC
20202
US
Fax: 404-974-9488

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.

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Job Announcement Number:

OM-2013-0009

Control Number:

334659200