To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met:
- Student Status: Definition of a student - applicant 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 www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ to verify accreditation status). You must be considered in good academic standings by the school. Individuals 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.
- Grade Point Average: You must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
- Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.)
- Background Investigation: You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
- Pathways Participant Agreement: All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement.
- Qualification requirements as outlined below.
GS-3: To be eligible at the GS-3 level, you must have: at least 6 months of general experience; or one (1) year of education above the high school level; or a combination of both general experience and education as explained below.
General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of a student trainee (clerical). Examples of general experience include: answering an office telephone and referring calls to
appropriate staff; filing material in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; operating a copying machine; collating and stapling materials.
Education: Applicants must possess at least (1) year of education above high school. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.
Combining Education and Experience: Successfully completed education above the high school level and general experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements at the GS-03 level. To determine if you qualify based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your education as a percentage (e.g., 15 semester hours divided by 30 equals 50%); then determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 3 months general experience divided by 6 equals 50%); finally, add the
two percentages and if the total equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at an institution that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
Foreign Education Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three grouping categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these groupings, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. All CP/CPS preference eligibles that meet minimum qualification and eligibility requirements will be included in the "Best Qualified" grouping.
You will be rated on the following Competencies:
Knowledge of how to perform ones job, including commonly used clerical and
office procedures. Refers to specialized
knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job
Applies Technology to Tasks
selects and understands procedures, machines, and tools that will produce the
desired result; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other
technologies as they are related to performing tasks.
attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal messages and other cues such as
body language in ways that are appropriate to listeners and situations.
Manages and Organizes
Information Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains
information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a
variety of methods.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions