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Job Title:Student Intern (Writer/Editor)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-IN-13-858396

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$32,519.00 to $52,371.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 18, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1099-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Summer

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Cincinnati, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Summer Hire Interns

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Pathways Intern Program is designed to attract students in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational and technical, undergraduate and graduate) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

 

Students in theWriter/Editor series perform work that involves writing and editing materials, such as reports, regulations, articles, newsletters, magazines, news releases, training materials, brochures, interpretive handbooks, pamphlets, guidebooks, scholarly works, reference works, speeches, or scripts.

 

Temporary appointments may be extended without further competition prior to the not to exceed date of September 30, 2013.
An agency may convert an Intern non-competitively from the Internship Program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all the terms of section 5 CFR 362.204 are met and there is an available position.  U.S. citizenship is required to be eligible for conversion.

These positions are located within various organizations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

See the Duties tab for a description of the position.  The duties will depend on the needs of the hiring office and the position the student is selected for.

 

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required or proof of legal residency.
  • Transcripts are required with the current enrollment period course load.
  • Students must provide official transcripts if selected.
  • A school acceptance letter is required for all graduates.
  • Student participant agreement.
  • School Enrollment Verification Form is required for all applicants

DUTIES:

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Writes and edits non-technical information for a variety of audiences. Researches and analyzes information for assigned projects, determines which elements contribute to the objective of the project, and recommends appropriate action. Consults web resources, printed materials, and subject matter experts. Edits scientific manuscripts for a professional audience, including such items as journal articles, abstracts, book chapters, monographs, statistical reports, research reports, and other publications.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-05 grade level:  4 year course of study above the high school level by the end of the enrollment period leading to a bachelor's degree, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level.

GS-06 grade level:  6 months of graduate education by the end of the enrollment period, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level.

GS-07 grade level:  One full year of graduate education by the end of the enrollment period, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.

 

Specialized experience is defined as: experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, in writing and editing non-technical information for a variety of audiences.


GS-05 grade level:  4 year course of study above the high school level by the end of the enrollment period leading to a bachelor's degree, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.


GS-06 grade level:  6 months of graduate education by the end of the enrollment period, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

GS-07 grade level:  One full year of graduate education by the end of the enrollment period, or one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/

Conditions of Employment:

1.  Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2.  E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3.  Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5.  Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6.  One-year probationary period may be required.
7.  Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
8.  Bargaining Unit Position:  Varies by location

9.  Drug Screening Required:  No
10.  Recruitment Bonus may be authorized:  No

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category (Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified).  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

Qualified candidates assigned to a category are not given numeric ratings (scores); therefore, preference eligibles receive points, as prescribed by 5 U.S.C. § 3309.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

Write and edit non-technical information for a variety of audiences.

Edit scientific manuscripts for a professional audience, including such items as journal articles, abstracts, book chapters, monographs, statistical reports, research reports, and other publications .

Researche and analyze information for assigned projects, determines which elements contribute to the objective of the project, and recommends appropriate action.

Due to the volume of applicants, grade point average (GPA) and/or class standing may be used in the referral process. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better to be considered.  Verification of GPA must be provided on an unofficial transcript.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.


OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference", plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veterans.asp.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

A Pathways Program Participant must be a United States Citizen to be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.  For positions that require certain levels of security clearance, United States citizenship is required. 


 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 29, 2013 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (School Enrollment Verification Form)
   ·Resume
   ·Transcript

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: 

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. 

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 858396. 

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 29, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

Other supporting documents: Please submit each document category separately


Note:  You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received.  An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CDC HelpDesk
Phone: (770)488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS CDC Center
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA
30333

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks) you will receive notice via email or, by mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process.

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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-CDC-IN-13-858396

Control Number:

339674900