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    The USPS OIG is seeking up to two students enrolled in a college or university program to fill positions in the Information Technology Directorate, within the Audit group, located in Eagan, MN.  The candidates will be assisting audit teams in performing a variety of duties to audit and review the Postal Service's complex computer infrastructure verifying that its information resources provide the highest level of security, reliability, and value expected by their customers. The Student Cooperative Program is available year-round (January – December) for continuous employment while in school.

    This position is located within the Information Technology Directorate, and involves auditing and evaluating cybersecurity, information assurance, and network security to determine the current risks and vulnerabilities to the environment. This is a student cooperative program, and it is understood that you will not already be an expert within these areas, but your interest and excitement to learn these technical skills is critical.

    Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EDST on Friday, August 12, 2016 will be considered.

    The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.
    This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The salary range for this position, including locality pay, is:

    Sophomore                          $15.77
    Junior/Senior                        $18.20
    Graduate or Law Student     $20.62

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    Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations. 

    The employee performs specialized administrative duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or problems that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to completion. 

    • Analyzes facts and identifies issues, defines problems, and determines courses of action from many alternatives
    • Searches, isolates, and determines the interrelationships among available information
    • Assesses a variety of situations that depend on the particulars of the assignment and/or the requesting staff member
    • Selects appropriate resources and applies those resources to the problem at hand
    • Develops recommendations for problem resolution
    • Assists higher grade employees to plan strategies

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - As required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/445498400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.