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Job Title:  Student Trainee (Clerk Typist)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  MPA 13-1007742-81

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$11,425.00 to $14,379.00 / Per Year
Friday, December 06, 2013 to Friday, December 27, 2013
Part Time 40 hours - Internships NTE 12 months
1 vacancy in the following location:
Saginaw, MI View Map
Student/Internship Program Eligibles
Not Applicable


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1007742

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


Are you looking for a unique internship opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the public sector? 


The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to work in the Pathways Internship Program. During your internship, you will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs!  This is a temporary student opportunity expected to last for twelve months or until the student’s graduation date.


This opportunity is open to current degree or certificate seeking students at a qualifying educational institution OR have been admitted/accepted for enrollment at a qualifying education institution.  You will be required to provide documentation to support your eligibility.  See the "How to Apply" section for details.


NOTE: You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship.  If you cannot, you are ineligible for this program.  Please review the "REQUIREMENTS" section of this vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify for this internship.


Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.  VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Must be at least a part-time student.


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Performing general office support work such as preparing, receiving, reviewing, and verifying documents; maintaining office records; locating and compiling data or information from files; compiling information for reports; keeping a calendar and informing others of deadlines and other important dates; sorting, scanning, filing documents in an established alphabetical or simple subject-matter filing system; and similar clerical support work within the organization. Included is typing work prepared from written material and/or voice recordings


Performs other related duties as assigned.



Work Schedule: 1st Shift 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or as agreed upon by the service supervisor

Position Description Title/PD#:  Student Trainee (Clerk/Typist) PD 3569-0

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:


1. Be a U.S. Citizen;


2. Be at least 16 years of age;


3. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in degree or certificate program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.


4. If enrolled, you must be in good academic standing (At least a 2.0 GPA);


5. Provide current transcript or proof of enrollment/acceptance;


6. Provide a detailed resume showing your eligibility for this position (please include the month and year for all dates);


7. Successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment;


8. Use of Direct Deposit required;


9. Required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement; and


10. All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Suggested majors include Business, Education, Employee/Labor Relations, English & Literature, Industrial Management, Liberal Arts/Humanities, Management Info. Systems, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Public Administration, Statistics, & System Analysis.


Your application must show that all requirements, including education and/or experience required for this position are met.



If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


Physical Requirements:  No physical requirements.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.


Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit



Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:




Placement Policy:   The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.  


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 27, 2013.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.


Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 


If you cannot apply online: you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form ( and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page using 1007742.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


The following documents are required:

·         Resume

·         Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

·         Transcript or proof of enrollment/acceptance

·         If you are a Veteran please include a DD214 with character of service and an SF-15



You will not be contacted for additional information.




Beth Keyser
Phone: (989)497-2500x13084
Agency Information:
VHA Saginaw VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
1500 Weiss Street
Saginaw, MI


After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

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