Job Title: Pathways, Student Trainee (Management Analyst) - GS - 0399 - 04/05 (Open to U.S. Citizens) - MBJob Announcement Number: RITA.VOLPE-2014-0012
Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Research and Innovative Technology Administration
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to
Thursday, November 21, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Part Time-Internship-Excepted Service -
Internship - Excepted Service
Many vacancies in the following location:
Cambridge, MA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to current students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational institution and enrolled at least half-time. Additional information can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs.
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)
- You must be a U.S. Citizen and meet Pathways Internship Program requirement
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
- You must meet the requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
- WILL CLOSE EARLY IF/WHEN RECEIVE 150 APPLICATIONS.
DUTIES:Back to top
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.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
The required education must lead to any 4-year or graduate degree, with desired education in business administration, communication, public policy or other general degree programs. Course work in fields closely related to those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.
GS-4: Completion of two academic years of post-high school study; OR associate’s degree.
GS-5: Completion of four academic years post-high school study leading to a bachelor’s degree; OR bachelor’s degree.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- Must meet the eligibility requirements for the Internship Program.
- Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution* pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate and provide proof of enrollment.
- Must complete a background investigation.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
- Relocation expenses not covered.
- Must live within the local commuting area of the duty station location.
- Selectee is required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.
*For the definition of a qualifying educational institution, please use the following link: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/What_is_a_qualifying_educational_institution/program%3F
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here
If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
Interns will work full-time during the summer and may work a flexible part-time work schedule during the school year (based on agency needs) while continuing their education.
You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways Internship appointment. If selected by management, you are required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.
This is an Excepted Service appointment. As a 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) or permanent appointment upon graduation and completion of program requirements but there is no guarantee.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (202)366-1298.
- To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
- Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
- You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
The following documents must
be provided by the closing date:
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
- RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
- COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
- TRANSCRIPTS and/or PROOF OF ENROLLMENT - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series.
- VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.