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Job Title:Student Trainee (IT Specialist)

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Office of Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:JM-40-2014-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$18.40 to $23.91 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to Thursday, November 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2299-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a part-time position - 30hrs/week
- This is a temporary position not to exceed (NTE) one year.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment seeking a degree from a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis, pursuing a degree in an IT-related field of study.  Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  Students seeking a Master's degree are desired.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking for the best and the brightest to join our Information Technology team.  If you are looking for a challenging and interesting IT position, OIG is the place for you!

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), works within the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to prevent or stop waste, fraud and abuse in departmental programs. The OIG also consults with the Congress about programs in progress and proposed new laws and regulations. The OIG carries out its mission by issuing audit reports, evaluations, and management advisories with findings and recommendations to improve program delivery and performance. It conducts investigations into whether Federal laws and regulations were followed and reports suspected civil and criminal violations to the Attorney General.

This is a student internship opportunity under the DOT Pathways Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent or TERM appointment, though there is no guarantee of conversion.

You are encouraged to read this announcement in its entirety for instructions on how to apply. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • This position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Must sign a Pathways Student Agreement.
  • Applicants will not expect to graduate prior to the Fall 2014 semester.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of the Chief Information Officer, Washington, DC.  You will be responsible for the following duties:

(1) providing second level support for the Information Technology (IT) Help Desk;

(2) working with the Tier 1 support staff to triage IT issues, and record them in ticket tracking system;

(3) prioritizing issues based on standard operating procedures and service level agreements;

(4) following standard operating procedures to resolve customer questions/problems concerning automation systems, software/hardware issues, password security violations, telecommunication troubles and work orders;

(5) installing, configuring, and troubleshooting hardware ensuring information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices are adhered to;

(6) maintaining an automated trouble ticket system;

(7) developing, coordinating and assisting in the operation of IT equipment;

(8) organizing and distributing PC's;

(9) installing new software versions and updates and configures hardware and/or user systems for effective integration of software systems;

(10) performing upgrades of hardware to include memory, fixed storage, and installation of network interface cards (NIC) or enhancement cards;

(11) interacting with users to ensure proper operation of computer systems, hardware, and software; and,

(12) automating repetitive tasks such as ghosting software images and software.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the GS-5 Student Trainee (IT Specialist) position you must possess the following:

A.  Completion of a bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

OR

B.  One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience includes, but not limited to, working with clients and customers providing IT support in a help desk setting; assessing customers needs, providing information or assistance, and resolving their problems.

IT related experience must demonstrate each of the four competencies listed below:
 
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

NOTE: An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Candidates will be assessed based on their eligibility requirements listed under qualifications. Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements will not be further evaluated.
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BENEFITS:

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) offers all standard federal benefits that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

**This position does not confer eligibility for health insurance or retirement coverage.**

OTHER INFORMATION:

APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Any male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, and who is subsequently selected for this position must certify that he is registered for the military selective service by the date he is to enter on duty. False certification may result in termination after appointment.

If you served on active duty in the U.S. Military and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veteran's preference.  More information on veterans' is available in the VetGuide that may be found on the United States Office of Personnel Management website at www.opm.gov.

If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume/application. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a purple heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10 point veteran preference” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your claim.

Although veteran preference points will not be assigned under the student vacancy, veteran preference eligibles will be listed ahead of non-veterans. 

Candidates will be asked to fill out a Declaration for Federal Employment (Optional Form 306).   Individuals selected for positions will be required to certify that their application materials are accurate when they enter on duty.

Additional selections may be made within 90 days of the opening date of this announcement should vacancies occur.

THIS AGENCY PROVIDES REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES.  IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE AGENCY.  THE DECISION ON GRANTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE  ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.  

ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, UNION AFFILIATION OR NON-AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, NON-DISQUALIFYING PHYSICAL HANDICAP, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT REASON.  THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG), U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

Applications received in government envelopes will not be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications submitted via WWW.USAJOBS.GOV must be received before midnight eastern time on the closing date of the announcement.  If you fail to submit a COMPLETE on-line resume, you WILL NOT be considered for this position.  If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. Applicants must contact the Servicing Human Resources Office PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted.

You must submit your application and resume online by 11:59 P.M. EST on the closing date.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

TRANSCRIPTS - You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts.

NOTE: Applicants who fail to submit the required documentation listed above, in addition to their resumes, will be considered ineligible for further consideration for this announcement.

DD-214 and/or SF-15 - To receive consideration for veteran's preference, all veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214 (copy Member #4). The form is available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.asp. If you are a current service member, in lieu of a DD-214, you may submit a statement from your military personnel center certifying the nature and dates of your service and expected date of separation.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen Muller
Phone: 202-366-1490
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-366-2136
Email: Karen.Muller@oig.dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
West Building, Room W71-123
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your application status by the servicing human resources specialist via e-mail. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file and remove any restrictions from your e-mail account that may prohibit our contacting you via e-mail. You may also check the status of your application at WWW.USAJOBS.OPM.GOV.

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Job Announcement Number:

JM-40-2014-0001

Control Number:

355008700