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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Student Cooperative - Audit Operations

Agency:Office of the Inspector General, USPS

Job Announcement Number:2013-45-886842-KC/DO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$13.00 to $17.00 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GN-0303-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time - Excepted Service Temporary

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Warrendale, PA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

  

The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in a college or university program to fill a student cooperative position on the Audit Operations Team, within the Office of Audit, located in Warrendale, PA.  The candidate will be supporting the Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system, with regard to administration, training, and documentation of processes and applications. The Student Cooperative Program is available year-round (January – December) for continuous employment while in school.   .

 

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EDST on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 will be considered.

 

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

 

This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The salary range for this position is $13-$17/hour. Locality Pay is authorized. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation
  • Must have the ability to work at least 10 hours per week
  • May require some travel

DUTIES:

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Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations. 

  • Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to the administration of Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development and evaluation of information that comes from various sources including electronic working paper system users and Office of Audit policies and procedures
  • Identifies and studies applicable instructions, specifications, and procedures and synthesizes them as appropriate to support the administration of the Office of Audit’s electronic work paper system
  • Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the administration of Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system
  • Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or recommends action based upon application or interpretation of established Office of Audit policies and procedures
  • Performs various administrative and miscellaneous clerical work in support of the administration of the Office of Audit’s electronic working paper system
  • Performs research as necessary on pertinent laws and regulations related to the assignment

 

The employee performs specialized administrative duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or problems that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements.

 

  • Students must be currently enrolled full or part-time in an accredited college or university program, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or  Graduate student; must be "in good standing" with college or university. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS AND IN GOOD STANDING) 

   AND

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program with a concentration or emphasis in the study of accounting (auditing) or computer science (systems analysis)

   AND

  • Must permanently reside or be enrolled in a college or university located within a 50 mile radius of the Warrendale PA 

 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience with computer software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
     

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

EVALUATION FACTORS

 

Include your major accomplishments relevant to the evaluation factors in your resume.  Failure to address the evaluation factors in your resume will impact your rating and you may not be considered ineligible for this vacancy announcement. 

 

  • Ability to research and analyze various information/problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work on a team, whether as a team member or leader, to accomplish project objectives and goals
  • Ability to use computer systems and related software including Microsoft Office applications 


BENEFITS:

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Student Cooperatives are not eligible for USPS OIG Employee Benefits. 



OTHER INFORMATION:

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please call 703-248-2210. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED

The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to attach all required documentation; or if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position. Only the top-rated, minimally-qualified candidates will be referred to a review panel or the selecting official for further consideration. If your application is referred to the review panel, the review panel will compare your self-assessment questionnaire responses to your resume and supporting documentation. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. If your questionnaire responses are not adequately substantiated, the review panel will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview and/or a writing assessment. Your rating may be further adjusted by the review panel or the selecting official based on your interview or writing assessment performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. 

 

APPLY THROUGH THE USAJOBS WEBSITE:

When you are ready to begin the application process, click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or login to your existing account. Follow the prompts to create or select your USAJOBS resume and other supporting documents or to upload required or applicable documents.

  • Complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

NOTE: To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this Fax Cover Page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following (Insert Vacancy ID) and fax to 1-478-757-3144.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 

    You are strongly urged to read and print the entire vacancy announcement.

     

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EDST on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, which includes the following documents:

 

1. RESUME. Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT: you will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.


2. COMPLETE SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process.)


3. TRANSCRIPTS. Official copy of current transcripts from an accredited college or university showing GPA, current level of education, and the number of completed semester hours and current status. Transcripts must validate current enrollment status. (REQUIRED: Attach document as "Transcript")


NOTE: Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred.
Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


4. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
• Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document.
• Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each veterans document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")
• SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Vacancy Inquiries
Phone: (703)248-2210
TDD: 202-855-1234
Email: JOBS@USPSOIG.GOV
Agency Information:
Office of Audit
1735 North Lynn Street
Arlington , VA
22209
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the Occupational Questionnaire has been received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. After a review of your application package has been completed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the Selecting Official. 


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Job Announcement Number:

2013-45-886842-KC/DO

Control Number:

342952000