Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 965090
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.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The program is designated to provide students who have been
accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an accredited institution and
currently pursuing a degree in any combination of the following fields:
accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics,
industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. The students must meet the full or half-time enrollment requirements and be at least 16 years old (by closing date of this vacancy announcement). This position is located in the Department
of Veterans Affairs, Office of Acquisition and Logistics. This is an
entry-level Pathways Internship. This is a developmental position designed to
provide training and practical experience in the contract management series and it is intended to lead to the Contract Specialist, 1102 series.
After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual
may at the agency's discretion, be converted to a term or permanent
appointment. For more information on the Pathways Programs, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/.
Who May Apply: Individuals
that have been accepted for enrollment or be enrolled and seeking a degree
(diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full
or half-time basis. Students must attend an accredited institution located in
New Jersey or reside in New Jersey and their accredited institution is online.
DUTY HOURS: Students must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy,
compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the
job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and
personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our
Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and
professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's
are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to
explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed
to hiring Veterans.
The VA is
much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming
community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our
has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the
Department. The five Core Values define who we are, our culture, and how we
care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are
Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (I CARE).
America's Veterans need you!
To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.
Major Duties Include:
Receives orientation, training, and familiarization with the work processes of the Contract Specialist occupation in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Performs assignments selected to develop skills and provide a practical contract specialist experience. Trainee must be able to complete progressively difficult task and be responsible for the work.
Assist higher graded Contract Specialist on various aspects of contract formulation and negotiations; student trainees participate in projects such as preparing contract documentation, spreadsheets, graphs and charts.
Performs analysis of contracting issues.