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Job Title:Student Trainee Social Science (Economist)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Economics and Statistics Administration

Job Announcement Number:ESA-2014-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,415.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to Thursday, May 01, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0199-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Excepted - One year appointment Not To Exceed Date

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Economics and Statistics Administration is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Internship Program (IP).  The Pathways Internship Program (IP) targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of “student” will not be considered.) Internships can be seasonal (spring, summer, fall) or year round.  At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a GS (0110) Economist with a promotion potential to the GS-12.  Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will decide to opt for conversion.

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 - must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout the entire internship appointment.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applications will be accepted from only United States Citizens.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must sign Pathways Participant Agreement.
  • Investigations and clearances must be completed before start date.

DUTIES:

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GS-05: Incumbent Pathways’ Student Trainee Economist interns at the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) take responsibility for small unified segments of larger economic projects, which require strong research, data analysis, and data presentation skills.  Incumbents have also partnered with senior economists to produce brief analyses published as blogs on the ESA website.  

Incumbent Pathways Student Trainee Economist interns also perform clerical, procedural, and administrative support duties for senior executives and other office staff. Examples of activities performed by incumbent interns include providing telephone and receptionist services, reserving rooms for meetings, filing material and maintaining office filing systems, making complete arrangements for large conferences, and composing complex, but non-technical correspondence.

GS-07: Incumbent Pathways’ Student Trainee Economist interns at the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) take responsibility for small unified segments of larger economic projects, which require strong research, data analysis, and data presentation skills. Incumbents have also partnered with senior economists to produce brief analyses published as blogs on the ESA website.  

Incumbent Pathways Student Trainee Economist interns also perform clerical, procedural, and administrative support duties for senior executives and other office staff. Examples of activities performed by incumbent interns include providing telephone and receptionist services, reserving rooms for meetings, filing material and maintaining office filing systems, making complete arrangements for large conferences, and composing complex, but non-technical correspondence. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
GS-05: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. The curriculum must have included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
GS-07: Must have earned a Bachelor's Degree: the curriculum must have included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Qualification Requirements above, applicants must have the education listed below.
To qualify for GS-07: You must have 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school OR superior academic achievement, which is defined as one or more of the following: (1) membership in a national honor society; (2) graduating in the upper 1/3 of your class; (3) earning an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.95 (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 2 undergraduate years completed; (4) earning a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.95; (5) earning an undergraduate GPA of a least a 3.45 in your major field of study during the final 2 undergraduate years completed; or (6)earning a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.45 in your major field of study.
You must submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing of this announcement. If a degree is required, your transcript must include a degree conferred date as proof of obtaining degree. In addition to submitting your transcripts, you may also submit enrollment verification documentation if your transcripts does not properly document enrollment.
FAILURE IN DOING SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION.


Current students in college pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Certificate programs must be one academic year in duration.

Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the internship.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You must submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing of this announcement. If a degree is required, your transcript must include a degree conferred date as proof of obtaining degree.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your transcripts, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as a part of the application and place you in one of three predefined categories. These categories are "gold", "silver" and "bronze". However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered.
Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Interns and their supervisors must sign Pathways Participant Agreements setting forth expectations for the internships.  To find additional information regarding the Pathways Internship Program please visit the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.

The Department of Commerce 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 Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

HOW TO APPLY:

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If you have technical difficulties applying to a vacancy on the USAJOBS website, click on Contact USAJOBS. If you have technical difficulties uploading or faxing documents or after being brought to the assessment section, please contact the Hiring Management Help Desk at 1-877-662-7730 or mgshelp@monster.com, Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST (excluding Federal holidays). Applications and supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 PM (EST) of the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. There is no grace period. Application under this announcement requires the applicant to complete and submit a specially designed USAJOBS application. The submission of anything other than the USAJOBS application will result in your application not being considered under this announcement. If, however, you do not have Internet access, please contact the human resources specialist listed on the announcement in order to receive information on alternative methods for applying to this vacancy. If you do not create a resume in USAJOBS or if the resume is incomplete, then your application will not be considered under this announcement. You may be directed to provide specific documentation to verify information about your education, your veteran's preference and/or other information.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You may provide supplemental documents at any time during the open period of a vacancy announcement. Please follow the instructions provided in the Documents section of the application process for uploading electronic documents and/or for faxing documents.  Veterans, disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and other applicants eligible for noncompetitive appointment under special appointing authorities, must indicate eligibility in this application and be prepared to submit proof of eligibility upon request. 

*Resume

*Transcripts: You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

*Veterans' Preference documentation: If applicable, please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 OR Armed Forces certification letter specifying discharge or release from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed, VA letter, SF-15 (revised December 2004 or later), etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Pathways Officer
Phone: 301-763-4910
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: hrd.student.employment@census.gov
Agency Information:
ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION
Human Resources Division
4600 Silver Hill Road
Room 2K036
Suitland, MD
20746
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants will receive notice that their application has been received. Applicants can check the status of their application by accessing the USAJOBS, Applicant Site at http://usajobs.opm.gov and clicking "My USAJOBS". You will need to login and then click on "Track your online job application."

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Job Announcement Number:

ESA-2014-0002

Control Number:

367975700