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
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/ Per Year|
|Monday, January 28, 2013 to
Thursday, February 07, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|1 vacancy -
Washington, DC, USView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.|
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.
- 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:Back to top
(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:Back to top
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.
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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