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Job Title:  Student Trainee (Pathways Intern)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-883531-13-19-INTERN

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$30,456.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 29, 2013 to Monday, May 06, 2013
Full Time - Internships NTE 9/30/2013
4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Reston, VA United StatesView Map
Student/Internship Program Eligibles


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within the Department of Interior (DOI) whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout DOI. The OIG conducts investigations, evaluations, and audits in order to enhance effectiveness and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOI programs and operations.

The incumbent of this position serves as an Intern under the Pathways Program. This program is designed to provide students enrolled at educational institutions at all levels (high school to graduate level) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore the benefits and conditions of Federal employment. Employment under this authority requires the execution of an Internship Program Participant Agreement that outlines work and academic responsibilities and expectations for the duration of the appointment.


Additional selections may be made within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.



  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized.


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The incumbent provides assistance to the supervisor and staff members in the performance of a variety of administrative functions required to support the organization:

Intern (Administrative Support), GS-0399

Uses varied office automation software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, SharePoint etc.) to produce a wide range of documents, correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets. Gathers and summarizes information from files and documents for the supervisor or other staff members. Proofreads/edits correspondence and documents for grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and format.

Intern (Information Technology/Customer Support), GS-2299

Delivers customer support services, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance, and/or training, in response to customer requirements. Performs routine tasks to maintain equipment and perform system maintenance including cleaning computer equipment and peripherals; and, assisting with network cable installation, configuration and set up of printers, projection devices, and monitors.

Intern (Qualitative Analysis), GS-0399

Conducts quantitative and qualitative studies to critique, design, and improve management, planning systems, surveys, and decision models in the Agency. Assists in developing reports from previously recorded data.

Intern (Information Technology/SharePoint Support), GS-2299

Provides day-to-day operation support to the SharePoint Team. Assists with creating new sites and lists, installing and manipulating web parts, and doing backups; creating InfoPath forms and integrating them into SharePoint; and helps manage governance polices and permission groups.


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Requirements for Internship Appointments: Appointments may be at the highest grade level for which the Intern is qualified. Interns with no previous related education or experience may qualify as described below.




Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.


Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

Intern (Qualitative Analysis), GS-0399

(1) Knowledge of mathematics and statistics to assist in analyses of methodological research, (2) Ability to identify and exploit new patterns in data, and (3) Ability to communicate results of analysis to senior management. Pursuing a degree in applied quantitative field (Math, Statistics, Economics, etc)

Intern (Information Technology), GS-2299

Knowledge of and skill in applying practical IT principles and practices sufficient to perform support work. Ability to perform developmental work designed to provide the knowledge and skill needed to perform higher level assignments.

Ability to work with Microsoft Office product suite and SharePoint solutions. Pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management

Intern (Administrative Support), GS-0399

Knowledge of and skill in applying general program and office rules, processes and procedures; fundamental computer skills and knowledge of office automation software sufficient to enter, retrieve, and manipulate financial or administrative data.


You application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, and training and self-development as it relates to the position. 

Category Rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be placed into one of the following three categories:

Best Qualified: Highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in the qualification section of this vacancy announcement. 

Well Qualified: An overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in the qualification section of this vacancy announcement.

Qualified: Overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in the qualification section of this vacancy announcement.

Application of Veterans' Preference:  The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.) 


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This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.




  • Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Must be seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate (e.g., high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), Vocational/Technical Certificate, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, etc.)
  • Must be taking (at least) a half-time course load, as defined by the school.
  • Currently hold at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • If selected, must sign Student Pathways Program Agreement and provide official transcript at the end of each academic term
  • Must remain in good academic standing while in the program.

This position is a temporary DOI OIG Internship position with a not to exceed (NTE) date of 9/30/2013; however, the appointment may be extended.


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DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts online at The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 6, 2013 to receive consideration.


Resume - Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.

Transcript (Required) - Official or unofficial college/university transcripts  will be accepted. NOTE: An official transcript will be required prior to entrance on duty.

Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable) - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214-Member 4 copy), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

Other Documentation - supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.). 



Jacqueline G. Ruley
Phone: (703)487-5349
Fax: (703)487-5208
Agency Information:
Interior Office of Insp General
Department of the Interior
Office of Inspector General
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 350
Reston, VA
Fax: (703)487-5208


After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  You will be notified of your rating and/or referral of your resume to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.  You will be informed of the outcome via e-mail.  We expect to make a selection within 45 to 60 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


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