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-4: To be eligible at the GS-4 level,
you must have: at least one (1) year of general experience; or two (2) years of education
above the high school level; or
a combination of both general experience and education as explained below. 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.
General experience is defined as progressively
responsible clerical, office, automation, or other work that indicates the
ability to perform the duties of a student trainee (clerk office automation).
Examples of general experience include: producing, storing, retrieving, and printing
documents using word processing hardware and software; sorting, calculating,
and retrieving information from electronic databases or spreadsheets to produce
reports, charts, and graphs; answering
office telephones and referring calls to appropriate staff; sorting, filing and
retrieving materials in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order;
operating a copying machine; collating and stapling materials.
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-04
grade level. To determine if you qualify
based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your
education as a percentage (e.g., 30 semester hours divided by 60 equals 50%);
then determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 6 months general
experience divided by 12 equals 50%); finally, add the two percentages and if
the total equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).
- Experience producing a variety of documents using varied and advanced
word processing software functions, e.g., automatic generation of indices
and tables of contents.
- Experience sorting and calculating data within an electronic
To be qualified, you must type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)
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:
Technical Competence B Knowledge of how to perform ones job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is
acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.
Listening: Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal
messages and other cues such as body language in ways that are appropriate to
listeners and situations.
Applies Technology to Tasks - Selects and
understands procedures, machines, or tools that will produce the desired
results; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other
technologies as they are related to performing tasks.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions