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    This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program. This appointment may be extended depending on the organization’s needs and funding.

    To be eligible for consideration for this position ALL of the following requirements must be met:

    • You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking student in an accredited high school or State approved home school, technical or vocational school, 2 or 4-years college or university, or graduate or professional school, with at least half-time course load.
    • You must meet student eligibility for the duration of the appointment. Students graduating this spring and not continuing in another degree seeking program are NOT eligible.
    • Transcript and proof of current student status is required with your application. Official transcript and proof of summer and/or fall enrollment will be required before appointment.
    • You must have at least a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average. This must be verifiable by the transcripts you submit with your application.
    • You must be a US Citizen and at least 16 years of age.
    • Intern Not-To-Exceed (NTE) Appointments are not eligible for promotion.
    • If selected, you must successfully complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. A background investigation may also be necessary depending on the length of your appointment.

    Salary range listed reflects base general schedule pay. Applicable locality pay will be added based on duty location. Locality pay tables available at OPM General Schedule Pay Tables 2016 (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2016/general-schedule/).

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    The Student Trainee positions may be assigned to the Office of Community Planning and Development. Some positions may be filled in other Program Offices depending on funding and allocations.

    The incumbent of this position is a participant in the Pathways Intern Program, and as such, performs clerical functions in support of the higher graded staff in the Branch or Division to which assigned. The duties of this position are designed to provide an opportunity for the incumbent to improve their office skills under the direction of the supervisor and/or mentor. Clerical support duties are varied depending upon organizational needs and may include any combination or all of the following:

    • Receiving visitors and phone calls; composing routine correspondence, such as replies to requests for general information, or completion of standard form letters;
    • Establishing and maintaining office filing systems covering varied subject matter;
    • Arranging conferences and meetings, which include scheduling space, preparation of materials, notification of participants, greeting and signing in guests, etc;
    • Using personal computers with standard office software and HUD-specific programs to prepare letters, logging incoming correspondence and applications, performing calculations, completing forms, preparing, retrieving and updating standard reports, maintaining tracking systems, etc; copying, collating and assembling documents;
    • Opening and distributing mail; requisitioning office supplies and service calls for office machines; serving as backup for other office support staff; and
    • Assisting on special projects.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434385900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.