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.
- 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.)
- 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE DEFINITION:
GS-5: To be eligible at the GS-5 level,
you must have: at least one (1) year of specialized experience; or four (4) years of education
above the high school level; or
a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained
below. One year of full-time academic
study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a
college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week
for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.
Specialized experience is defined as progressively
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: producing, storing,
retrieving, and printing documents using word processing hardware and software;
sorting, calculating, and retrieving information from electronic databases or
spreadsheets to produce reports, charts, and graphs; answering office telephones and
referring calls to appropriate staff; sorting, filing and retrieving materials
in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; operating a copying machine;
collating and stapling materials.
Combining Education and Experience:
Successfully completed education above the high school level and general
experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements at the GS-05
grade level. To determine if you qualify
based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your education
as a percentage (e.g., 30 semester hours divided by 60 equals 50%); then
determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 6 months general experience
divided by 12 equals 50%); finally, add the two percentages and if the total
equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).
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:
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.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR & JUSTIFICATION:
- 1. Experience producing a variety of documents
using varied and advanced word processing software functions, e.g.,
automatic generation of indices and tables of contents.
- 2. Experience sorting and calculating data within
an electronic spreadsheet.
To be successful, a Student Trainee (Clerk
Office Automation) must be able to work independently with word processing and
spreadsheet software. Utilizing
Microsoft Word (or equivalent) and Microsoft Excel (or equivalent) is essential
to being able to perform the duties of this position. This experience is reflected directly in the
Position Description. Possessing these skills
in the use of advanced word processing software functions and electronic
spreadsheet applications is not something that can be learned in 90 days.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions