To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:
- Student Status: Definition of a student - applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school (go to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ to verify accreditation status). You must be considered in good academic standings by the school. Individuals must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
- Grade Point Average: You must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
- Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.)
- Area of Consideration: You must be a current DOJ Intern in the San Diego commuting area.
- Background Investigation: You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
- Pathways Participant Agreement: All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement.
- Qualification requirements as outlined below.
GS-5: To be eligible at the GS-5 level,
you must have: one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4
level or four years of education above the high school level; or a combination
of both specialized experience and education as explained below.
Specialized Experience is defined as responsible clerical,
office, automation, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the
duties of a student trainee (clerk office automation). Examples of specialized
experience include: reviewing documents with legal implications for accuracy
and completeness, typing and formatting correspondence and forms; obtaining
information from files or general reference sources.
Education and Experience: Successfully
completed post-high school education may be used to meet the total one year of
specialized experience requirement equivalent to the GS-4 grade level. Only education in excess of the first 60
semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the
specialized experience requirement. One
full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is
equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
To be qualified, you must type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at an institution that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
Foreign Education Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three grouping categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these groupings, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. All CP/CPS preference eligibles that meet minimum qualification and eligibility requirements will be included in the "Best Qualified" grouping.
You will be rated on the following Competencies:
Customer Service Works with
clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services
or products that your work unit produces, including the general public,
individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside
Technical Competence B Knowledge of how to perform ones job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is
acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.
Listening - Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal messages and other cues such as body language in ways that are appropriate to listeners and situations.
Applies Technology to Tasks - Selects and understands procedures, machines, or tools that will produce the desired results; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other technologies as they are related to performing tasks.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions