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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.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$52,146.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year


Monday, August 11, 2014 to Monday, August 18, 2014




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


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.


Not Applicable




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.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • 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


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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.


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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.


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.


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Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.


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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. Since referrals may occur prior to the closing date, we urge you to submit all required documents as soon as possible; you cannot be referred until you have a filed a complete application which includes the required documents. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING! Applications submitted online must have avalid 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.


You must submit all required documents at the time you complete your application or your application will NOT receive further consideration.
  • Please provide current transcripts that include your GPA (You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application. This office will be unable to determine qualification eligibility without transcripts. Applications without transcripts are incomplete applications and may be rated "INELIGIBLE". Transcripts will not be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.)
  • Please provide proof of enrollment for the current FALL 2014 semester (i.e., course schedule, acceptance letter, letter from the registrar.)

DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form. --For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

At the time of application, if you choose not to upload the documents, you will be directed to a webpage which lists the available fax coversheets for any documents we require. (Veterans note: documents related to veteran's preference are requested only when you first register in NSF's eRecruit system.) Please print out the appropriate fax coversheet(s) and follow the instructions carefully.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date. If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).


Carolyn St. Hill
Phone: 703-292-8251
Fax: 703-292-2466
Agency Information:
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
Fax: 703-292-2466


You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website or tweet @NSF_Vacancies.

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