Job Title: Cooperative Education Student-Office of Legislative AffairsJob Announcement Number: 13-OLA-885358
Department: Judicial Branch
Agency: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
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/ Per Hour
Monday, May 06, 2013 to
Monday, May 20, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Part Time 20 hours -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This announcement is open to applicants who currently live in the Washington, DC Metropolitan or commuting area.
The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.
OPPORTUNITY : The AO is seeking applicants for the Cooperative Education Program (Co-op). The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience for students interested in a public service career. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program. The student will have an opportunity to gain experience in a high energy, professional office environment, enhance their customer service skills, and improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, and multi-tasking skills. Students are expected to work 20 hours per week during the school year and 40 hours per week (full-time) during the summer. Students will be appointed on a temporary basis with the duration to be determined based on the academic program. Upon graduation and successful completion of academic requirements, the AO may non-competitively convert a Co-op student to a permanent appointment.
The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.
- Relatives of current Federal Judicial branch employees are not eligible.
- Selectees must be currently enrolled in an accredited program.
- Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) is seeking a Cooperative Education Student to work on a variety of projects to support and enhance the effectiveness of service provided by the OLA.
Specific duties and projects for this position will include:
Providing staff support to OLA attorneys and paralegal specialist;
Assisting in the entry of archival material into the OLA legislative library database and files;
Receiving, screening, and referring callers and visitors to appropriate staff members;
Conducting legal and legislative research;
Attending congressional hearings and briefing OLA attorneys;
Assisting a Judicial Conference Committee;
Opening, reviewing, logging, copying and distributing incoming mail; and
Formatting, printing, copying and assembling office publications.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Basic Qualification Requirements: Qualifications for AO Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) positions are closely related to the criteria established for executive branch positions by the Office of Personnel Management. Co-op positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system. Salary is set commensurate with educational background and experience. Demonstrated relevant work experience will be credited.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student in either an undergraduate or graduate level program.
- Applicants must have completed at least one year of undergraduate education beyond high school.
- Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
- Applicants must be available to work year round in Washington, DC, and be able to stay for at least one year.
Additional Qualification Requirements: In addition to meeting the BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS, applicants must also:
- Have the ability to work well in a team environment.
- Have very strong communication and reading skills and be detailed oriented.
- Have a working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, or WordPerfect.
- Have excellent writing, reading and interpersonal skills, and be able to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
School Affiliation: All students in the Co-op program must be enrolled in an accredited school, and must be working toward a degree, diploma, certificate, etc. on a full or part-time basis. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States. Transcripts are required to apply for this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for nonselection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
- All information is subject to verification.
- Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process.
- Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States plus proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/NonCitizensEmployment#icc. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf
- If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if selected, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
- All new employees of the AO must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
- If selected for first-time appointment to the Federal government, you may be required to serve a trial period. Failure to complete successfully the trial period may result in termination of employment.
- If selected for a supervisory or managerial position, you may be required to serve a probationary period. Failure to complete successfully the probationary period can result in return to a position comparable to the one held immediately before supervisory assignment, or, if you were not a Federal employee before the assignment, then you may be moved to a position one level below the supervisory position. An employee serving a trial period may be removed from employment under provisions of the AO's trial period policy.
- If this position is temporary, management may have the discretion of converting this position to a permanent position depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
- Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if specifically authorized by the Director of the AO.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.
You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.