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Job Title:  Pathways Intern (Administration and Office Support Student Trainee)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Justice, Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  PI-2013-001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$30,456.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 22, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013
Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE 1 Year
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Student/Internship Program Eligibles


This announcement will remain open until February 26th OR upon receipt of the first 100 applications – which ever comes first.

Multiple Work Schedules – Full-time OR Part-time

Must be able to work 24 hours per week (day time work hours) and be available to work over school breaks (to include summer).

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducts independent investigations, audits, inspections, and special reviews of United States Department of Justice (DOJ) personnel and programs to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct, and to promote integrity, economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in Department of Justice operations.  This position is located in the DOJ/OIG’s Investigations Divisions, Headquarters. These positions provide critical operational and administrative support to the Division Head and Deputy, along with its five branches (Operations I and II, Investigative Support, Research and Analysis, and Administrative Support).
This is an Internship - Temporary, Not-to-exceed 1 year which may be extended in increments so long as eligibility requirements continue to be met.
This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program (PIEP). This appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. This program is for current students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. The PIEP provides students with paid opportunities to work and gain valuable on-the-job training and experience while still in school.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill other student positions within the OIG.




  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative result before appointed
  • Successfully complete a background security investigation before appointed
  • Must be able to work 24 hours per week (day time work hours)
  • See "How to Apply" section regarding application requirements


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Interns will be responsible for manning the OIG Hotline, performing a wide variety of duties in support of the Investigation’s Division Hotline Desk:  answering phones and serving as the first interface between the DOJ/OIG and the public, complainants, and government officials; communicating with complainants; instructing them how to file a complaint, and referring them to the appropriate agency, as appropriate; receiving, reviewing, and categorizing allegations and complaints received by mail, fax, and email; entering allegations into a data management system, scanning predicating material, and drafting related correspondence; and other clerical duties as assigned.        


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Interns must meet the qualification requirements consistent with the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled.

For GS-4: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an Associate degree. (2 academic year is the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours.)

For GS-5: Completion of all requirements for a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree or currently enrolled in another degree seeking program (i.e., Master’s Degree).


 The following Pathways program and educational requirements listed below MUST be met in order to qualify for this position:

--- Must be enrolled, or formally accepted for enrollment, and seeking a degree (e.g. diploma or certificate) on a full or half-time basis in an accredited educational institution. (NOTE: Enrollment in a certificate program is valid if pursuing a post-secondary education equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business curriculum.)
--- Must maintain at least an overall 2.5 GPA or higher on a scale of 4.0.
--- Must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement which, in part, requires you to: furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term; and complete your educational program within specified timeframes.


Candidates will be assessed either based solely on basic eligibility requirements or may include a qualitative rating of candidates. Pathways candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. Veterans' preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR. Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements need not be further evaluated; however, if no further evaluation is done, qualified veterans have absolute preference. If candidates are further evaluated using OIG’s category rating process, qualified veterans have absolute preference within the appropriate category.
Your resume is the primary means we have for evaluating your experience. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough and concise resume that directly reflects your experience and educational achievements.
This vacancy is being announced at multiple grade levels, please indicate in your application package which grade level you would like to be considered for.   


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Students can earn annual and sick leave. Students in the Pathways Internship Program are considered temporary employees and are generally not entitled to health and life insurance benefits. However, once students have been continuously employed for a year without a break in service exceeding 5 days, they may enroll in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, but they would have to pay 100 percent of the premium. Students in the Pathways Internship Program are generally ineligible for retirement coverage.


Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

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. See

Veterans' Preference- If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation, as specified below.

•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of 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 shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

•In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.


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Complete applications may be submitted by e-mail to, by mail or hand delivered to 1425 New York Avenue NW Suite 7000 (ATTN: Human Resources), Washington, D.C. 20530.

Please note that ALL applications MUST be received by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Documentation received after the closing date WILL NOT be considered. For applications submitted via e-mail, please ensure that the vacancy announcement number and title appears in the e-mail subject line, on each page of the documents, or in a cover letter.

Applications mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail system will not be considered. The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

The OIG is an equal opportunity/reasonable accommodation employer. Consistent with applicable law, discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, military service, personal favoritism or other non-merit factors is strictly prohibited.

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations – such as application materials in an alternate format, a sign language interpreter or assistance attending an interview – should contact  Kimberly Broden, HR Specialist, 202-616-4501.


You must submit the following by the closing date of this vacancy announcement:
• Resume
• Transcripts (official or unofficial). Failure to submit transcripts will affect the consideration of your application
• DD-214 (if you are a veteran and claiming veteran’s preference you must submit Member Copy #4 of your DD-214. If you are a disabled veteran you must submit a letter from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs showing your disability rating) and a signed/dated Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference”.



OIG Personnel
Phone: (202)616-4501
Agency Information:
1425 New York Ave NW
Suite 7000
Washington, DC


We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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