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Job Title:OCC Internship Program (Economics Department)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Job Announcement Number:PATH-HQ-13-004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$43,896.00 to $48,286.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013




Position is at the full performance level. - Full Time - Not-to-Exceed September 30, 2013




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This opportunity is open to Students who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, in a qualifying degree program in an accredited college or university.


Would you like to help serve fellow Americans while being exposed to the work of a Federal Career, including experience with solid work assignments that will help you grow professionally through training and mentorship? If your answer is YES, the Pathways Program is for you! This new program offers students the opportunity to be exposed to Federal Government work through exciting internship opportunities.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is among the top places to work in the federal government. The OCC ensures a safe and sound banking system for all Americans and ensures fair treatment and equal access for all national bank customers. Our culture promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by people in all positions, and an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.  You’will get a head start on a meaningful and rewarding career as an Economics Department Intern at the OCC.  You will make a difference supporting the OCC's mission to ensure a safe, sound, and competitive banking system that support the citizens, communities and economy of the United States. 

Key Information:

  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • These are Temporary Internship Positions Not-to-Exceed September 30, 2013.



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      Serve as a Student Trainee in the Economics Department performing one or more of the following duties:

      • Use large data sets and statistical software packages such as SAS or Stata, or using languages such as MATLAB, R, C, etc to assist economists, mathematicians, or statisticians with model development and independent research.
      • Provide analytical support including data retrieval and research of topics identified by senior economists.  Assist in producing financial tables, graphs and reports in support of such analytical projects.
      • Perform preliminary background research on a variety of financial and economic topics.
      • Search databases and internet for source material; and prepare a written summary of information collected. 
      • Research and document newly available sources of data for use in ongoing and future departmental projects.


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      You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date.  You must answer all job-related questions in the job questionnaire. 

      You must meet the following requirement: NB-III: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor’s or equivalent degree or completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the OPM Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a bachelor's degree.

      You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment. The definition of a student is: an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. 

      One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study or 18 semester hours. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. 

      Transcripts must be submitted with your application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable with your application.  However, if selected for the position, you will be required to submit your official transcript.


      Your application includes your:
      1.  Resume,
      2.  Responses to the online questions,
      3.  Transcripts - Proof of enrollment (REQUIRED)
      4.  Cover letter (optional). 


      Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job.  If your application is incomplete, you will not be considered.  Qualified students will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by veteran preference status: (1) Preference eligibles having a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran preference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) candidates not eligible for veteran preference. For more information on veteran’s preference, please click here.

      To preview questions please click here.


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      We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
      • For full-time employees -Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year, for part-time employees leave is pro-rated.


      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
      • Important information regarding Ethics and Conflicts of Interest: If you are currently employed by a national bank or a federal savings association, you will be recused from matters affecting your former employer once you join the OCC.  Also, OCC ethics standards generally prohibit employees, their spouses, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies.  If you or your spouse or minor child own such securities, which you cannot readily divest, you should discuss these standards with the OCC recruiter, who can provide you contact information for an OCC ethics official. 
      • We will not pay relocation expenses.
      • This is a bargaining designated position.


      • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
      • If applicable, provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the job offer; you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.
      • Complete a trial period (unless already completed or if needed).
      • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
      • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
      • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
      • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  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 all employers to verify the identity and 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 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is an E-Verify participant.”
      • Successfully complete a background investigation.


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      The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

      We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.  Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement  Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement. Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions.  Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS(  

      -We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here.
      - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

      Step 3 - Apply Online  Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.  Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application  If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

      Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission  You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

      Step 6 - Submit Required Documents  You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

      Document Upload:  You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

      1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or

      2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

      In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

      Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.

      E-Mail: Send your documents by E-mail to We can accept documents in the following formats: PDF or Word.


      Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

      VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION  If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.  10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.

      EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION  You are required to submit current transcripts for this initial phase of the application process.  These may be unofficial transcripts. You will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.  To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Accreditation. If you are qualifying based on Foreign Education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected.


      Matrisha Farrar
      Phone: 202-649-6675
      Fax: 571-465-4312
      TDD: 202-649-6157
      Agency Information:
      Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
      Office of Human Resources
      400 7th Street, SW
      Mail Stop 5E-11
      Washington, DC
      Fax: 571-465-4312


      You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We will also send you notification of your application status. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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