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Job Title:Student Interns (Information Technology)

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:OIG-14-0027

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$29,248.00 to $38,019.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 09, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2299-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part-Time - Temporary

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Fulton County, GA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

This position is temporary in nature and is not to exceed 1 year.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established in 1962 to conduct audits, and investigations in USDA. USDA was the first non-military OIG in the Federal Government and it is now one of the largest. Perhaps more than ever before, it is important for OIG to address the current challenges that face American Agriculture, while identifying emerging issues and potential vulnerabilities. If you have the vision, expertise, and innovative approach to develop strategies, plans, and special projects for a dynamic organization, OIG may be the place for you. USDA OIG has had a distingushed history - you can help to shape the future.

This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date of  one year.  However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition.  This postion is located in Atlanta, Georgia, which is part of Fulton County.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

DUTIES:

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This position is a student trainee and as such the incumbent will work with internal customers to assess their IT needs, provided information or assistance, resolve problems and is committed to providing customer service.  The student works with higher graded specialist in projects of limited difficulty in order to become familiar with the Information Technology business within the Office of Inspector General.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Please see educational qualifications required for Schedule D Student Intern Position for Pathways Program listed below.


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-4

Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate’s degree.

 

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in this Internship Program:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student on at least a half-time schedule at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.
  • Be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution (at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).
  • If selected, must sign Student Pathways Program Agreement and provide official transcript at the end of each academic term

•  Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. The position may require a Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret security clearance or be subject to a Public Trust background investigation at the time of appointment, and may be subject to reinvestigation every five years thereafter. A favorable adjudication of the clearance or background investigation at the time of appointment and on reinvestigations is a condition of employment.
•  Must be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution.
•  A signed participant agreement is required for employment under Pathways.
•  Enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying educational institution.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities  (KSA's) and Other Competencies listed below:

  • Ability to gather information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate both effectively and in writing.
  • Ability to use a variety of automated systems (software/hardware) on a personal computer.

Please make sure that your resume addresses these KSA's.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

 

We will review your application, including the online Occupational Questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any resume can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in your online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.

This vacancy will be cut off after receipt of the first 50 applicants or the closing date of the announcement of June 23, 2014,, whichever comes first.


To view the application form, visit: https://oig.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=f07ede45-5bbe-4411-b6ee-a34200ed9ca3


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: <p style="margin: 0.0in 0.0in 0.0pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;font-size: medium;">The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: </span></span><a href="http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/enrollment/new-federal-employee-enrollment/" target="_blank"><span style="color: blue;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;font-size: medium;">http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/enrollment/new-federal-employee-enrollment/</span></span></a></p>

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/enrollment/new-federal-employee-enrollment/



OTHER INFORMATION:

•  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
•  Relocation expenses are not authorized.

 

If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an email acknowledging: 1) the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, 2) if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and 3) if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
The following instructions outline our application process.

  • You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
  • We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
  • This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this.

Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at www.usajobs.gov. It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.


Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).

Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application” to continue.
NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Once in the Agency's staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • A cover letter may be provided to introduce your skills and goals associated with this application.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
  • If you are a service member who expects to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions, you may submit a certification letter to receive veterans' preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • If you are a veteran claiming Sole Survivor Preference, please attach your SSP documentation.

You must submit a complete Application Package, prior to 11:59, ET, on the closing date of this announcement.The following documents must be submitted for your application package to be considered complete. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, system failure or downtime, etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications.
  • Proof of enrollment or acceptance of enrollment and good academic standing:
    • In the form of letters, records, or statements issued from a high school, vocational institution, college or university. The documentation provided must be issued from an authorized source (example: university registrar’s office). AND/OR
    • A copy of your most recent transcripts which show your field of study, school name, student's name, current GPA or academic standing, past and current course work, degree program, and major/concentration. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty.
    • DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) if claiming Veterans’ Preference. Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit a VA Letter and an SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference. Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days.

NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Arviet Thorpe
Phone: 202-720-6997
Fax: 202-720-9500
Email: arviet.thorpe@oig.usda.gov
Agency Information:
USDA, Office of Inspector General
1400 Independence Avenuew, SW
Washington, DC,
20250
United States
Fax: 202-720-9500

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an email acknowledging: 1) the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, 2) if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and 3) if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Normally, a final job offer to the selected candidate is made within 30-60 days after the issuance of the certificate.


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Job Announcement Number:

OIG-14-0027

Control Number:

372063400