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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Student Trainee (Computer Scientist)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Institute of Standards and Technology

Job Announcement Number:NIST-2013-0064

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$22,115.00 to $53,842.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 07, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ZP-1599-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Excepted Appt - Full- Time: NTE September 30, 2013

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

01

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Gaithersburg, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

"To learn more about working at NIST, please visit Careers at NIST

This position will be located in the Information Technology Laboratory in the Statistical Engineering Division.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Intern Program Eligible (see Intern Eligibility below)

DUTIES:

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This position is for a Student Trainee (Computer Scientist) ZP-1599-01 and will be located in the Information Technology Laboratory in the Statistical Engineering Division.

The person selected will parallelize existing R codes for the evaluation of measurement uncertainty in interlaboratory studies, and develop a computerize graphical user interface to facilitate their use of practice.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science OR a degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science and at least 15 of the 30 semester hours include any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).


 

INTERN ELIGIBILITY: 

You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree in Computer Science OR a degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science and at least 15 of the 30 semester hours include any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

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 may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation website. All education claimed by applicants will be verified accordingly.

Applicants must possess a grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for initial appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and cover letter to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. "Your responses to the job questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance.  Please review your responses before submitting your application to ensure the responses are accurate."

NOTE:  Your resume must be complete, detailed and relevant to the position.  


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BENEFITS:

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NIST offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employee Retirement System.  NIST also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as flexible work schedules, teleworking transit subsidies, on-site child care, fitness center, credit union, employee assistants programs, and free parking.  Learn more about NIST's work life programs by visiting www.nist.gov/hrmd/worklife.cfm.  

The following web site is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees www.nist.gov/hrmd/benefits/summarychart.cfm


OTHER INFORMATION:

A trial period may be requires.

Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.
This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS).  This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grades with career paths and pay bands.  For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, visit http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/compensation/upload/nistscareerpathchart.pdf

If you are a male 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.  Please see http://www.sss.govfor more information.

At NIST we are striving to make the application process as easy and efficient as possible. With that in mind, the resume and corresponding responses of successful candidates may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to.  Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Specialist identified in this vacancy. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact Office of Workforce Management via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You MUST apply on-line through the
USAJOBS website.  
Your complete application package MUST
include:
  1. On-line resume
  2. Position questionnaire
  3. Submit Supporting Documents
  4. ,as
    applicable. See REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
    section.

How do you want to be considered?
The following are ways you may apply to this
announcement:

NIST offers a one-stop website for veteran’s
information.  Check it out at http:
//www.nist.gov/hrmd/veterans/home.htm

Problems Completing Your Application?
If you have problems completing your on-line
application, including problems submitting your
supporting documents, please contact the Hiring
Management Help Desk at 1-866-656-6831 or by e-
mail at mgshelp@monster.com. The help desk is
available Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Time.

How Can I Find the Status of My Application?

You will receive a notice generated by the
USAJOBS System that you have successfully
transmitted your application.  You can check the
status of your application by accessing the
USAJOBS web site at http://www.usajobs.gov and
clicking on "Applications."

If you do not have access to the internet,
please contact the Human Resources Specialist
listed on this vacancy announcement for
alternate methods of application.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required for ALL APPLICANTS:

  • A Resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional). Your resume must show the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment.
  • This position has a basic education requirement, you MUST submit an unofficial or official copy of your current transcripts that will verify the required education for this position.
  • Applicants claiming VETERANS PREFERENCE must also submit:

    • A copy of your DD214, member copy 4; OR
    • Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days; OR
    • Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference, must also submit: SF-15 AND ALL documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Crystal Reeves
    Phone: 301-975-3045
    Fax: 571-258-4052
    Email: crystal.reeves@nist.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
    100 Bureau Drive
    Stop 1720
    Gaithersburg, MD
    20899
    US
    Fax: 571-258-4052

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    After all application packages have been received, your application package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  Best qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be interviewed.

    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.  In considering you for this position, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    Status of Your Application:
    You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

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    Job Announcement Number:

    NIST-2013-0064

    Control Number:

    337313300