Job Overview

Summary

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The Research and Innovative Technology Administration coordinates the US DOT’s research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of crosscutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system. The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, part of DOT/RITA in Cambridge, MA, has been helping the transportation community navigate the most challenging problems for more than 40 years. Volpe’s mission is to improve transportation by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all modes. Visit our website to learn more: www.volpe.dot.gov.

-Advancing Transportation Innovation for the Public Good-

This is a Student Trainee position under the Pathways Internship Program.  The employee will be responsible for providing assistance in analysis of projects and programs throughout the Center.

The position is located in Cambridge, MA.

The ideal candidate for this position is pursuing a degree in any area, with a desired emphasis on business administration, public policy, law or other administrative areas of study. 

THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY THE 150TH APPLICATION IS RECEIVED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

This is an Excepted Service appointment.  As part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee’s educational program requirements have been completed.  You may be converted, without a break in service, to a term (time-limited), career, or career-conditional (permanent) appointment upon graduation and completion of program requirements but there is no guarantee.  The selectee is on a trial period while on the Pathways Internship appointment.

This announcement may be used to fill part-time internship positions starting January 2014.  Relocation is not offered with the position.  You must live in the local commuting area of the duty station location (Cambridge, MA).

The starting salary for these positions are as follows:
GS-4, step 1:  $30,598 ($14.66 per hour)
GS-5, step 1:  $34,234 ($16.40 per hour)

Duties

The Pathways, Student Trainee (Management Analyst) you will be:

  • Gathering and maintaining data related to various projects and programs,
  • Identifying and performing analysis and evaluation of information and data to meet project and program objectives.  
  • Creating and maintaining documents, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, etc.;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.