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Job Title:Student Trainee (Clerical) 399-4 NTE 1 Yr.

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-SFP-0028

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$38,025.00 to $38,025.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 18, 2013 to Friday, April 05, 2013




Excepted Service - Temporary Not-to-Exceed 1 year May be extended 1 additional year.




5 vacancies in the following location:
San Francisco, CA, USView Map


  • United States Citizens
  • residing and attending school within the commute area of San Francisco, and
  • enrolled in a degree-seeking program in a qualifying educational institution
  • taking at least a half-time course load.


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.
The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

Applications received by 3/26/13 will be considered first.  The announcement has been extended to close at 8:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, April 5, 2013.  Applications received after 3/26/13 will be considered after the closing date, and only if a vacancy remains unfilled from the first group. 

These positions are in the Pathways Intern program and are located in the San Francisco Regional Office.  The schedule will be full time during summer and part-time during school terms (minimum of 15 hours per week).

Work may begin as early as June 3, 2013. 


  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old.
  • GPA of at least 2.50/4.0 is required to enter and to remain in the program.
  • Able to bend & lift & carry < 35 lb. & stand or sit for extensive periods.
  • Registration with the Selective Service.
  • Employment Conditions


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The Student Trainee (Clerical) will assist in activities supporting the supervision and examination of financial institutions (risk management and consumer protection) and/or economic research.  Will use software to process and analyze data.  Will assist with the creation and/or finalization of memoranda, reports, presentations, charts and graphs for distribution to stakeholders.

The Student Trainee will routinely retrieve and scan files and records, prepare documents, reports, and correspondence in final format, and ensure correct punctuation, spelling, grammar and conformance to FDIC style. 

Provides logistical support for meetings and conferences.

Physical requirements: Ability to bend and lift & carry materials up to 35 lb. and to stand and/or sit for extensive periods.     

Applicants should be comfortable working on teams, balancing multiple tasks with overlapping delivery dates, and shifting gears when new priorities arise.


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To qualify for this program, you must (1) be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree seeking program at a qualifying educational institution on at least a half-time basis; (2) have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 out of 4.0; and (3) have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study by the time of appointment. 

You must be able to bend and lift & carry materials up to 35 lb. and to stand and/or sit for extensive periods.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.



Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
 * Ability to organize and analyze data

 * Proficiency with office software

 * Ability to communicate orally and in writing

 * Ability to maintain files and records according to procedures

 * Attention to details to complete projects timely.

 * Ability to lift up to 35 pounds, and to sit or stand for extensive periods.
 You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here.


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* Paid Vacation (Annual Leave), Federal Holidays, and Sick Leave * Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance * Transit Subsidy Program for employees who commute by public transportation. * Business Casual Dress Code


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.



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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges documenting completion, by the end of current term, of 2 full years of study.   All successfully completed credits counting toward your qualification for this position must be supported by an unofficial transcript. If you attended multiple colleges, you may need multiple transcripts. If you are selected for hire, Official Transcript(s) will be required prior to appointment.

If you are not currently enrolled, you must submit proof of enrollment (i.e., letter from the registrar's office or acceptance letter from an accredited educational institution) for the upcoming semester.  For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference,click here.  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service (e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.) along with any other required documents, such as SF-15, and VA Letter, as explained on the Veterans Employment site. All supplemental documents required to establish your eligibility or entitlement to any type of consideration must be received by the closing date.


Diane McKee
Phone: 415-808-8142
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Human Resources Branch
25 Jessie Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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