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Job Title:Student Trainee (Engineering Technician - Civil), GS-0899-3/4 (LP-Intern NTE)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2013-053

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$26,758.00 to $39,048.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 22, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0802-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time - Temporary

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Lakewood, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.
THIS IS A PATHWAYS CAREER INTERN NOT-TO-EXCEED OPPORTUNITY. The Pathways Program provides Federal employment opportunities to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree seeking students taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, or vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/.

These positions are being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while still in school.

In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

--you must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the school (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum); and

--enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school): or a post-secondary home school curriculum.

--students currently enrolled must be in good academic standing maintaining a 2.0 grade point average on a cumulative basis.

These are temporary internship not-to-exceed opportunites to complete project work that's temporary in nature.

 

Reclamation is seeking an entry level intern looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an engineering technician. Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Responsibilities include providing technical support to engineers.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • At least 16 years at the time of appointment.
  • Enrolled or accepted enrollment as a student.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • You must submit a resume and transcripts.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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This position is designed to provide an opportunity and environment for the incumbent to develop skills and abilities to progressively assume work of a more complex nature. At the full performance level, the incumbent will be performing:
-prepare summaries, criteria, and draft reports related to field test or research efforts
-prepare graphs, curves, and tables to analyze and present data
-perform basic computer programming and database entry/management
-prepare correspondence
-participate in field trips to inspect facilities and to participate in testing and data gathering.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-3: l year of post secondary study that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics; OR 6 months of general experience.
GS-4: 2 years of post secondary study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3 (or equivalent); OR 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience.
General Experience: (l) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include technical work in: drafting, surveying, construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems.
Transcripts MUST be submitted at the time of application and official transcripts will be required prior to hiring.


All applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at least half-time in an accredited institution and provide proof of enrollment to be eligible for this position. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided, which will take approximately 20 minutes.
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BENEFITS:

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Temporary employees earn sick and annual leave and contribute to the Social Security (FICA) system.

OTHER INFORMATION:

-- CTAP/ICTAP: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility with your application and copy of your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/ -- Selective Service: If you are a male applicant 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. Go to: http://www.sss.gov
-- Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. 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., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
-- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form(SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
-- For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and transcripts) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the APPLY ONLINE button at the bottom of this page. You are required to provide transcripts in addition to your on-line application. Auto-Requested Fax is a feature for submitting these supporting documents. Instructions appear automatically when you apply online. For more information about auto-requested Fax, go to: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/fax.html
OTHER OPTIONS to submit documentation (Include your name and vacancy number on the document(s): E-mail to CODO@usbr.gov.; Fax directly to our HR Office at 303-445-6349, Mail to PO Box 25007; Denver, CO 80225-0007 -or- Hand-deliver to Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 348, Denver, Colorado.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume and transcripts.
-- TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your high school or college transcript(s). If selected, you will be required to provide official high school or college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.
-- Each student will be required to submit a letter of verification from his/her educational institution showing proof of enrollment in school for the upcoming semester/quarter either as a part-time or as a full-time student.
--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY:  If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
-- For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
-- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
--For information on veteran's eligibility visit:  <A HREF="http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp">http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp</A>

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Service Center
Phone: 303-445-2684
Fax: 303-445-6349
Email: codo@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
Attn: 84-58200
Denver, CO
80225-0007
US
Fax: 303-445-6349

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. Applicants must be available for interviews. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DO-2013-053

Control Number:

338126100