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Job Title:DON Pathways Internship Program (Human Resources Student Trainee)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Secretary of the Navy/Assistant for Administration (DON/AA)

Job Announcement Number:SE40299-07-1026141745084P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$28,269.00 to $50,932.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 13, 2014 to Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0299-04/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time - Internships

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Cherry Point, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Students, as defined in the "Qualifications" section.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses--the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This is a Human Resources Student Trainee position serving as a member of the Department of Navy's (DON) Civilian Human Resources Community, which is responsible for effectively developing and delivering personnel management policies, systems, guidance and programs to enable the DON to inspire, develop, and compensate its civilian workforce.  Individuals will be placed in the Department of Navy's Pathways Internship Program. This Internship Program provides an opportunity for college students to pursue work that is relevant and beneficial to their academic studies. Work assignments are of limited scope and complexity and are designed to assist the trainee in their career development. Trainees provide assistance to higher level HR personnel performing a variety of routine tasks.

If selected for this position, you will be appointed to the excepted service.  Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship requirements, you may be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service to a developmental HR position. This conversion is at the agency's discretion.

Who May Apply: Appointment to this program is restricted to those currently accepted for enrollment or those enrolled in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis and seeking a degree or certificate.

Positions may be filled at the GS-4, 5 and/or 7 levels.

This is a Part-Time Position, and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses and/or Relocation Expenses are NOT authorized.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Must be a US citizen for conversion to the competitive service.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

DUTIES:

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The HR Student Trainee will receive training in the principles, concepts, work processes and regulations in one or more functional area of personnel management.  As an HR Student Trainee, your major duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide advice and assistance to serviced organizations on routine, less complex human resources problems.
  • Process routine personnel actions, ensuring conformance to federal regulations and policy.
  • Provide human resources services to assigned functional areas by interpreting and applying personnel instructions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to be eligible for this position, you must meet both the Program Eligibility AND the Minimum Qualification Requirements stated below.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT:

You are eligible if you are currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. (NOTE: You must provide acceptable documentation of your appointment eligibility by providing proof of enrollment in the form of letters, records or statements issued from a vocational institution, college, or university with your completed application.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR INTIAL APPOINTMENT TO THE GS-04:

In order to qualify for the Human Resources Student Trainee position, GS-0299-04, you must meet the program eligibility requirement stated above AND the educational requirement stated below.

Completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree. (NOTE: You must submit college transcripts or a list of itemized courses that includes transcript-equivalent information, i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades and degree earned.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR INTIAL APPOINTMENT TO THE GS-05:

In order to qualify for the Human Resources Student Trainee position, GS-0299-05, you must meet the program eligibility requirement stated above AND the educational requirement stated below.

Completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or equivalent degree. (NOTE: You must submit college transcripts or a list of itemized courses that includes transcript-equivalent information, i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades and degree earned.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR INITIAL APPOINTMENT TO THE GS-07:

In order to qualify for the Human Resources Student Trainee position, GS-0299-07, you must meet the program eligibility requirement stated above AND one of the educational requirements stated below.

1. A bachelor's degree that meets the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement through one of the following method:

  • 2.95+ GPA overall or 2.95+ GPA in last 2 years (= or less than 10% Pass/Fail) (NOTE: You must submit proof with your application.)
  • 3.45 GPA or higher in major or in last 2 years in major (= or less than 10% Pass/Fail) (NOTE: You must submit proof with your application.)
  • Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (NOTE: You must submit proof with your application.)
  • National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision (NOTE: You must submit proof with your application.)

OR

2. Completed one full academic year of graduate education in a field which equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this Human Resources Specialist position. (NOTE: You must submit your college transcripts or an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information, i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, etc.)

As part of the applicant process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your education matches the requirements of this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

PROGRAM PROMOTION, COMPLETION AND CONVERSION:

  • Interns may be reassigned or noncompetitively promoted while on an Intern appointment.
  • Upon completion of the Pathways' intern requirements, interns may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent position in the competitive service with promotion potential up to the GS-12 or equivalent grade in pay banded organizations (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.
  • To be eligible for conversion, Interns must complete the following: 1. Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program while enrolled as a full time or part time degree or certificate seeking student, 2. Complete their degree or certificate requirements, 3. Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted, 4. Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and 5. Perform their job successfully.
  • Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.
  • In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.
  • Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.
  • Interns may be required to sign a mobility agreement upon noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.


EDUCATION:

QUALIFYING EDUCATION FOR PATHWAYS PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNS:

1) Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

  • A technical or vocational school;
  • A 2-year or 4-year college or university;
  • A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or (iv) A home-school curriculum
  • (NOTE: You must provide acceptable documentation of your appointment eligibility by providing proof of enrollment in the form of letters, records or statements issued from a vocational institution, college, or university with your completed application.)

QUALIFYING EDUCATION FOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

You must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements, if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

REQUIREMENTS:

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your application package (including supporting documentation) to ensure you meet the pathways program eligibility and minimum qualifications listed in this announcement. You will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position based on the information provided in your resume, responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and your supporting documentation, to determine your ability to perform the duties of this position.

NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application package, or that your resume or application package is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or not qualified.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. While serving on an Intern appointment, employees are ineligible for retirement coverage; however, upon conversion to the competitive service, they become eligible.

The hourly salary range for positions filled at the GS-4 is $13.55 to $17.61 / the GS-5 is $15.15 to $19.70 / the GS-7 is $18.77 to $24.40 (which includes a 14.16% locality supplement). 



OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Veterans' Preference Information: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

  • Complete Resume
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Transcripts 
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • Veterans' Preference Documents, if applicable
  • Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section.

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf

This Vacancy ID is 1026141.

** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.***



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Although the specific documents one is required to submit will vary for each individual scenario, ALL applicants MUST at least submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Occupational Questionnaire
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • NOTE: If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must also submit the applicable documents to support your claim.

We recommend that you print a copy of this application checklist for reference while completing your application package. The link to the applicant checklist below will assist you in determining which documents you need to submit for this vacancy, depending on your specific scenario: Application Checklist-External.

Please read and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Missing application information will not be requested. Failure to submit a complete application package (current resume, assessment questionnaire and applicable required documents) may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: (858)577-5723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
3420B Human Resources Career Program
HRCP
Stennis Space Center, MS
39522

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the pathways program eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

All qualified applicants will be referred to management for selection consideration in Veterans' Preference order, followed by all qualified non-veteran applications. If there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx.


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Job Announcement Number:

SE40299-07-1026141745084P

Control Number:

358811800