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Job Title:Student Trainee (Office Automation Clerk), GS-0399-03

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OS-GH-13-MM840542(PW)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$13.04 to $16.96 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC 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 Secretary Intern Program.  You will have an opportunity to work with some of the Department's senior policy advisors to the Secretary of the Interior.  

 

This position is being filled at the GS-03

This position is located in Washington, D.C.

 

GS-03 $13.04 to $16.96 per hour


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.

 

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
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age

DUTIES:

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As an Office Automation Clerk your duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Performs a variety of word processing and clerical duties;
  • Receives, screens, maintains, controls and routes mail, correspondence and other material;
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of files; and
  • Receives telephone calls and office visitors. 
  • Supplies detailed information in response to varied inquiries.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

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

To Qualify at the GS-03 Level Applicants Must:

Have successfully completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study (i.e.,One Academic Year is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours). 


 

 

 

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(View 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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The Main Interior Building in Washington, DC offers a wide array of amenities including an on-site fitness center, health unit, credit union, cafeteria/snack bar/coffee bar, library, post office, beauty/barber shop and dry cleaners.  The Main Interior Building is located in downtown Washington, DC between the Office of Personnal Management buidling and DAR Constitution Hall, one block from the National Mall and two blocks from the White House.  The Main Interior Building is easily accessible by Metrobus, Metrorail (Farragut West - Blue/Orange Lines), and various commuter bus lines.

 

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. The appointing agency reserves the right to non-competitively convert a pathways temporary intern into a non-temporary intern. Additionally, if a temporary intern is converted to a non-temporary intern, the agency also reserves the right to non-competitively convert the non-temporary intern into a career or career conditional appointment in a professional series with promotion potential up to at least the GS-12 level. Career or career conditional conversion is contingent upon successful completion of the intern program and educational requirement(s) of the appointee; which will be outlined in an agreement between the appointee and the appointing agency, bureau, or office. ***Please Note: It is at the discretion of the appointing agency, bureau, or office to utilize any options mentioned regarding conversion. The appointing agency, bureau, or office is under no obligation to convert or retain a temporary or non-temporary intern. Moreover, there is no guarantee for conversion or permanent placement, while participating in an intern program***

 

 



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. (
View Assessment Questions
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 Thursday, February 21, 2013.

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 (View Assessment Questions) 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.

 

 

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:

OS-GH-13-MM840542(PW)

Control Number:

337522200