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Job Title:Legal Occupations Student Intern (Pathways) - GS - 0999-07 BP

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Job Announcement Number:RITA.CC-2013-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 28, 2013 to Thursday, February 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0999-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part-Time - INTERNSHIP

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system.

This is an entry-level Pathways Internship position with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The position is located in the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) which coordinates DOT's research programs and works to bring advanced technologies into the transportation system. RITA offers vital transportation statistics and analysis, and supports national efforts to improve education and training in transportation-related fields. RITA works to ensure that the nation's transportation research investments produce results for the American people.

You will serve as a Student Trainee for the Office of Chief Counsel for RITA. You will work on intellectual property issues throughout USDOT and issues arising in RITA's research programs. You will also prepare memoranda to support analysis and presentation of transportation law related information.

The ideal candidate for this position is a student that has experience working in an office environment and is able to perform a variety of administrative duties to include analyzing legal issues and preparing legal memoranda.

This is an Excepted Service appointment, expected to last for more than 1 year. As part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee’s educational program requirements have been completed. You may be converted, without a break in service, to a term (time-limited), career, or career-conditional (permanent) appointment upon graduation and completion of program requirements but there is no guarantee. The selectee is on a trial period while on the Pathways Internship appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 200 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED  AND WILL CLOSE  AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE  DAY WE RECEIVE THE 200TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to background/suitability investigation.
  • You must meet the full or half-time student enrollment requirements.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • You must submit a transcript or proof of enrollment with your application.

DUTIES:

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(Pathway) Legal Occupations Student Trainee :

 

  • Prepare guidance for USDOT on routine copyright and trademark issues, including advice on when to contact the legal office.
  • Develop forms for requesting permission to use copyright material.
  • Provide intake for routine copyright and trademark issues and recommend action to counsel.
  • Analyze novel legal issues and prepare legal memoranda.
  • Support IP-related strategy with legal and policy analysis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must meet the definition of a Student https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs.

QUALIFYING EDUCATION: You must be a current student with at least one academic year of graduate level education; OR have received a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with Superior Academic Achievement; OR five academic years of pre-professional study. (Must submit a transcript or verification of completion to support your student status.)

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the education  requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

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


EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

This position has an education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.

A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

  • UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP: You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • INTERNSHIP: You must meet the requirements for the Internship Program.
  • PROOF OF ENROLLMENT: You must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate at least half-time.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: You must complete a background investigation.
  • DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT: You will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job.  Qualified students will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order, and if applicable, by veteran preference status:  (1) Preference eligible having a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran preference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) candidates not eligible for veteran preference. 

You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application or supporting documentation is incomplete.  Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or adverse action after hiring. 

 


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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.  Interns will work full-time during the summer and may work a flexible part-time work schedule during the school year (based on agency needs) while continuing their education. 

You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways Internship appointment.  If selected by management, you are required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the "Apply Online" button on the job announcement posting.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at Transjobs@dot.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 

The following documents must be provided by the closing date:

 

  • CURRENT RESUME: Required from all applicants.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONAIRE.
  • COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: Copies of your transcripts which includes courses currently in progress. “Unofficial” transcripts are acceptable. (Prior to appointment, an official transcript will be required.). Required from all applicants who are currently enrolled if unable to provide transcripts.
  • ACCEPTANCE OF ENROLLMENT: A letter from the educational institution that confirms the following: The degree/diploma program in which you have been accepted and that you will be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Required from all applicants who have been accepted for enrollment.
  • SCHEDULE A CERTIFICATE/LETTER: Official document authenticating special hiring authority due to a disability (if applicable).
  • DD214: 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).

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@fhwa.dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

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.  If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

 

 


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Job Announcement Number:

RITA.CC-2013-0003

Control Number:

336506200