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Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  DOI-OIG-2014-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$22,030.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 to Monday, April 14, 2014
Student/Excepted Service - Temporary NTE 9/30/2014-may be extended
9 vacancies in the following location(s):
Lakewood, CO View Map
Washington DC, DC View Map
Herndon, VA View Map
Reston, VA View Map
Student/Internship Program Eligibles


About the Agency

The incumbent of this position serves as an Intern under the Pathways Program. This program is designed to provide students enrolled at educational institutions at all levels (high school to graduate level) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore the benefits and conditions of Federal employment. Employment under this authority requires the execution of an Internship Program Participant Agreement that outlines work and academic responsibilities and expectations for the duration of the appointment.


  • Not Required


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  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for the Selective Service
  • Position subject to pre-employment background check
  • Subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • Must be taking (at least) a half-time course load, as defined by the school


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The incumbent provides assistance to the supervisor and staff members in the performance of a variety of administrative functions required to support the organization:

Intern (Administrative Support), GS-0399

Uses varied office automation software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, SharePoint etc.) to produce a wide range of documents, correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets. Gathers and summarizes information from files and documents for the supervisor or other staff members. Proofreads/edits correspondence and documents for grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and format.

Intern (Information Technology/Customer Support), GS-2299

Delivers customer support services, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance, and/or training, in response to customer requirements. Performs routine tasks to maintain equipment and perform system maintenance including cleaning computer equipment and peripherals; and, assisting with network cable installation, configuration and set up of printers, projection devices, and monitors.

Intern (Law Clerk Trainee), GS-0999

Works on legal issues of moderate complexity where established or easily determinable facts and clearly applicable precedents are involved. Reviews relevant legislation, proposed and current policies, procedures, regulations, policy manuals, and other DOI and OIG guidance for comments or citations.

Intern (Qualitative Analysis), GS-0399

Conducts quantitative and qualitative studies to critique, design, and improve management, planning systems, surveys, and decision models in the Agency. Assists in developing reports from previously recorded data.

Intern (Information Technology/SharePoint Support), GS-2299

Provides day-to-day operation support to the SharePoint Team. Assists with creating new sites and lists, installing and manipulating web parts, and doing backups; creating InfoPath forms and integrating them into SharePoint; and helps manage governance polices and permission groups. 


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Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity.  Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

Qualifications Requirements for Internship Appointments: Appointments may be at the highest grade level for which the Intern is qualified. Interns with no previous related education or experience may qualify as described below.


GS-1 Enrollment in high school diploma or GED program

GS-2 High school diploma or equivalent

GS-3 Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study or an associate's degree

GS-4 Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree

GS-5 Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree

GS-7 Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement provision and completion of a bachelor's degree


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.

Good Academic Standing: Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.


Intern (Law Clerk Trainee), GS-0999   

knowledge of the principles and methods of legal research, analysis, and reference sources sufficient to locate appropriate precedence and applicable procedures, legislative history, and commentaries, which bear on particular legal issues/ and completion of one full semester of legal studies by the application deadline.

Intern (Qualitative Analysis), GS-0399

(1) Knowledge of mathematics and statistics to assist in analyses of methodological research, (2) Ability to identify and exploit new patterns in data, and (3) Ability to communicate results of analysis to senior management. Pursuing a degree in applied quantitative field (Math, Statistics, Economics, etc)

Intern (Information Technology), GS-2299

(1) Knowledge of and skill in applying practical IT principles and practices sufficient to perform support work. (2) Ability to perform developmental work designed to provide the knowledge and skill needed to perform higher level assignments. (3) Ability to work with Microsoft Office product suite and SharePoint solutions. (4) Pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management

Intern (Administrative Support), GS-0399

Knowledge of and skill in applying general program and office rules, processes and procedures; fundamental computer skills and knowledge of office automation software sufficient to enter, retrieve, and manipulate financial or administrative data.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. All pathways candidates must meet the qualification requirements consistent with the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. Veterans' preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR. Candidates will be assessed based solely on basic eligibility requirements and the qualitative rating factor listed above.

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  • Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Must be seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate (e.g., high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), Vocational/Technical Certificate, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, etc.)
  • Must be taking (at least) a half-time course load, as defined by the school.
  • Currently hold at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • If selected, must sign Student Pathways Program Agreement and provide official transcript at the end of each academic term
  • Must remain in good academic standing while in the program.
This position is a temporary DOI OIG Internship position with a not to exceed (NTE) date of 9/30/2014; however, the appointment may be extended.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Division of Human Resources, Work/Life Programs, at  (703) 487-5408. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The Department of Interior, Office of Inspector is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, political affiliation, union or non-union affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or any other non-merit factors.


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 Please carefully read all the instructions before you begin the application process. 

To apply for this job opportunity, you must submit a resume and an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  This information will be transferred to the Department of Interior's OIG Automated Application System.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button and follow the instructions to register or sign into USAJOBS.

STEP 2: Submit a detailed resume or any other written format you choose documenting your job-related qualifications, experience, and education (if applicable).  Cover letter is optional.  If you submit a cover letter, you must also submit a resume.  Please see the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section for specific information that should be outlined in your resume.

STEP 3: Answer the eligibility questions on-line through the automated application system. These questions will be used to evaluate your student eligibility for this job opportunity.  

STEP 4: Submit all required documentation, applicable to you, listed in the Required Documents section of this job opportunity to the automated application system prior to the closing date of this announcement.  


NOTE:  If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax.  Contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE:  Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Resume -your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

Transcript (Required) - Official or unofficial college/university transcripts  will be accepted. NOTE: An official transcript will be required prior to entrance on duty.

Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable) - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214-Member 4 copy), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

Other Documentation - supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.).


Jackie Ruley
Phone: 703-487-5349
Fax: 703-487-5208
Agency Information:
Office of Inspector General
U.S. DOI - Office of Inspector General
1849 C Street, NW
Mail Stop 4428
Washington, DC
Fax: 703-487-5208


After the closing date of the announcement, we will review your resume and transcriptsto ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. You will be notified of your rating and/or referral of your resume to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. You will be informed of the outcome via e-mail. We expect to make a selection within 45 to 60 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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