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Job Title:  Pathways Student Intern
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  WF-13-EBC-885683

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$24,179.00 to $30,428.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1099-02
POSITION INFORMATION:
Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE One Year
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
02
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
West Palm Beach, FL United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Students within local commuting distance of the WPB VA

JOB SUMMARY:

   

  Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 885683 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

 

YOU MUST CURRENTLY BE ENROLLED AS A STUDENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.   UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE ACCEPTABLE.

 

NOTE: You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship.  If you cannot, you are ineligible for this program.  Please review the "REQUIREMENTS" section of this vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify for this internship.

 

PLEASE NOTE: INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY APPLIED TO THE STUDENT TEMPORARY EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (STEP) WILL NEED TO RE-APPLY TO THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • You must be a current student

DUTIES:

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The purpose of the Pathways Internship Program is to provide students with exposure to public service, enhance their educational experience, and provide financial support to encourage and support their educational goals. You will report to a service within the Medical Center and provide administrative support to that service. Assignments build on prior training and are designed to provide the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and actual work experience in the application of concepts, principles, practices and procedures of administrative and office assistance.  Performs varying amounts of administrative and office assistance work of a fully substantive nature in support of daily operational needs of the service assignment.  This position is located in Medical Media.

 

The Cooperative Education Program is formally structured to give students the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic/career goals. A written agreement is required between the employing Center and student.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:


1. Be a U.S. Citizen;
2. Be at least 16 years of age;
3. Enrolled in degree or certificate program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis;
4. You must be in good academic standing 
5. Provide transcript or proof of enrollment/acceptance;
6. Successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment;
8. Use of Direct Deposit required;
9. Required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement;

10. Majoring in Photography (Transcripts MUST be submitted and reflect Major)

11. All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by their application submission date.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


Veterans' Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.


Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application 
checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: 

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  This position may be authorized for telework.  Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.


OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 13, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

If you cannot apply online: you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using 885683.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

    1. Resume
    2. Responses to the questionnaire;
    3. Copy of Transcripts or Enrollment Verification;
    4. Must submit member-4 copy of your DD-214 if requesting Veteran's preference
    5. Letter of service connected disability letter. (if applicable).

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lawrence Coleman
Phone: (561)422-8224
Email: LAWRENCE.COLEMAN@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA West Palm Beach VAMC
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Human Resources Management Service
7305 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
33410-6400

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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