Job Title:Student Trainee (Program Analyst), GS-0399-09
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:OIIA-2014-0019
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Monday, August 11, 2014 to
Monday, August 18, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-time, Part-time -
This is an indefinite Internship position under the Pathways Program.|
|FEW vacancies in the following location(s):|
Arlington, VA View Map
Arlington, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Open to any U.S. Citizen, at least 16 years old, who is a student. Must be currently enrolled for the FALL 2014 semester in a degree or certificate-seeking program taking at least a half-time course load. Must have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students are employed throughout the academic year.|
About the Agency
Our flexible work opportunities for students allow you to gather real professional experience and meaningful contacts as you begin your career. You will have the opportunity to see how both the federal government and our agency operate. Together, we ensure that the daily operations at NSF run smoothly and serve the needs of the science, engineering and education communities to produce results. Join us today! More about NSF.
The Office of International and Integrative Activities (IIA) works across disciplinary and geographic boundaries to lead and coordinate strategic programs and opportunities that: advance research excellence and innovation; develop human and infrastructure capacity critical to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise; and promote global engagement of scientists and engineers at all career stages.
As a change agent, IIA catalyzes and incubates initiatives that capitalize on new interdisciplinary scientific and engineering concepts and generate technology-based solutions for economic and societal benefit. IIA strengthens the nation as a knowledge-based society by fostering the development of a diverse, globally engaged next generation of research leaders. Additionally, IIA administers prestigious honorary award programs and professional internships for aspiring scientists and engineers. IIA provides policy and programmatic analytical support to the NSF Director and Deputy Director and working in partnership with NSF directorates and offices, plays a leadership role in shaping agency-wide policies and new strategic directions that promote cross-Foundational programmatic and operational unity and alignment.
Positions under this vacancy announcement will be filled using hiring authorities under the Pathways Programs.
This is an opportunity under the Internship component of the Pathways Programs. Veteran's Preference will be applied in filling positions under the Pathways Programs.
- The Internship Program allows students an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program.
- Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is not guaranteed. The Intern's eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.
- US citizenship
- Background Investigation
- You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- You must be taking at least a half-time course load
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Student Trainee (Program Analyst), you will be responsible for applying analytical techniques and information management skills to capture, assemble, and disseminate data for assigned projects in OIIA. You will also conduct analyses, prepare evaluations, coordinate activities, and provide advice to OIIA management in financial resources management, business process management, and project management.
Specifically, you will:
- Identify and advise the OIIA Office Head of resources required to provide administrative support, including funding, staff and equipment for assigned projects.
- Administer assigned budget operations by performing continuous analysis of organizational use of allocated funds.
- Identify and advise OIAA Management Officials on financial matters including establishing new accounts, funding special projects, resolving discrepancies, and handling of accounts.
- Ensure that regulations concerning financial management are adhered to in all areas of responsibility.
- Work collaboratively with other team members or project specialists to restructure work processes, standardize procedures,and manage change within the office.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures and recommend changes, as appropriate, to meet short and long-term strategic plans and objectives of organizations.
- Plan, develop, coordinate, organize, implement, communicate, and track project plans, guidelines, budgets, procedures and timetables.
- Perform management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of assigned projects to identify and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency.
- Collect pertinent statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources within and outside NSF; and
- Apply various analytical techniques to data management systems in order to identify patterns and trends.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at GS-9, you need to possess one of the following:
- At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal Service. Examples of such experience may include: responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating data, functioning as a member of one or more teams to work on special projects; participating in management meetings; and providing recommendations to modify or initiate programs or projects; OR
- A master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR
- Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR
- A combination of graduate level education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
All Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from accredited schools and institutions.
Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation
Note: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum. You must meet the minimum education requirements as described in "Qualifications."
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.
To preview questions please click here.