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Job Title:  Human Resources Trainee (DOJ Pathways Intern)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Hiring Organization:  The Criminal Division
Job Announcement Number:  14-CRM-PATH-003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$30,761.00 to $47,212.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 10, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014
Multiple Schedules - Internships
6 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Individuals currently accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution in the local commuting area on a full or half-time basis.


This is an excepted service appointment under the DOJ Pathways Internship Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may at agency discretion be converted to a Term or Permanent appointment.  An Intern converted to a term appointment may be subsequently converted non-competitively into a permanent competitive service position before the term expires.

This position is located in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Administration (ADM).  The Criminal Division is one of seven litigating Divisions in DOJ which investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.

ADM provides overall support to the Criminal Division’s Sections and Offices in the following areas: management support services and personnel management; facilities and security management (including classified information, physical security, emergency procedures, personnel security, computer security, security awareness, contractor security, watch officers, and operational security); telecommunications; budget planning and preparation and the Government Performance Results Act implementation; budget execution and fiscal and procurement services; automated litigation and records management; management of the information system that supports the Criminal Division’s litigation efforts in field offices domestically and abroad; correspondence management; and training.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be a United States citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • Academic Enrollment: See Qualifications Section.


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A Human Resources Trainee (DOJ Pathways Intern):

  • Assists HR Specialists in determining the proper source of recruitment for a variety of technical, administrative, and clerical positions.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining recruitment files for various federal occupational series and grade levels, including lists of eligible and qualified applicants for positions.
  • Works with more senior personnel in reviewing and troubleshooting conflicting, incomplete, or problem on-line records from automated human resources information systems, such as personnel action rejects.  Locates errors and takes appropriate action to ensure accuracy of the database and resolution of the problem.   
  • Enters personnel/pay actions into the system.  Accesses a variety of remote entry systems through the system and processes automated personnel/pay actions for permanent and temporary employees.
  • Participates in formal and informal on-the-job training, working with the supervisor and HR employees in various tasks and processes to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the HR processing and pay system, classification and position management, staffing and recruitment, federal pay, and employee records. 


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

  1. Academic Enrollment: You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school (go to  to verify accreditation status). Individuals who are enrolled must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
  2. Good Academic Standing: Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  3. Qualification Requirements: Applicants must meet the minmimum qualifications for this position as outlined below.

               To qualify at the GS-04 grade level, applicants must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree; OR have 1 year of general experience to include: progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled; OR have a combination of education and experience: equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

               To qualify at the GS-05 grade level, applicants must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree; OR have 1 year of specialized experience at, or equivalent the GS-4 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: assisting in recruitment efforts, assisting work in automated human resources information systems, assisting in processing personnel actions, researching personnel and pay issues, and maintaining employee records.




Applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet minimum qualifications, as described above. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for review and consideration. Veterans preference does apply and preference eligibles will be placed ahead of non-preference eligibles when referred to hiring managers.


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If selected, you will be eligible for annual and sick leave.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the Assessment Questionnaire and the Required Documents indicated below. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on Friday, March 14, 2014.

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 assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1069648. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online, please contact the Human Resources Office at the phone number or email listed in the contact information below for further assistance.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé (Cover Letter is optional) - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  2. Unofficial Transcripts - Transcripts must reflect cumulative GPA. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official copy of their transcript before they Enter on Duty (EOD).
  3. Proof of Enrollment - If your current class schedule is not reflected on your unofficial transcripts, please provide proof of enrollment (e.g., letter from the Registrar confirming enrollment status).
  4. Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.
  5. Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    •If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character discharge(Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at .
     • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
     •If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a completed SF-15 and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at or call 1-800-827-1000.



Human Resources
Phone: (202)514-2811
Agency Information:
The Criminal Division
1400 New York Ave
Suite 5000
Washington, DC


We will notify you of your status as a candidate after each step of the recruitment process (receipt of application, determination of basic qualifications, notice of forward to selecting official, and final selection). After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee, we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.


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