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    This vacancy announcement will be open from 02/27/2017 to 03/03/2017. Only the first 100 applicants will be considered. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

    The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or half-time basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of "student" in order to be considered for this opportunity. Internship appointments under the Internship Experience Program (IEP) are non-temporary and can last the duration of the student’s academic program. This will be determined at the time of selection. At the successful conclusion of the program, interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position in the competitive service. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

    Pathways candidates must meet the DOS qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.

    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment;
    • Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
    Student means an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.

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    Responsibilities

    Policy and Planning Division (DS/MGT/PPD)

    The Policy and Planning Division (DS/MGT/PPD) will endeavor to be the creative and professional force for effective engagement in an increasingly demanding and dynamic security environment through exemplary customer service, transparency, accountability, follow-through in communication and commitment to continuous improvement. Policy and Planning endeavors to create productive relationships with oversight bodies in the coordination and development of policy and strategic planning and implementation of evaluation and monitoring, and will be the hallmark for all other similar endeavors.

    The incumbent receives work assignments and career-related training designed to provide productive work experience to the student; and to provide a pathway to a future career in federal service. Assignments of this position include:

    As an entry-level trainee, performs administrative assignments of limited complexity, related to the mission and programs of the organization, or other specialized management fields necessary for the continued operation and administration of these programs. Assignments are designed to provide valuable experience in the work of the organization and advance the trainee's qualifications in a relevant administrative field.

    As a member of a team effort, participates in research and analysis of specialized areas of the organization’s mission and programs. Collects information and applies basic analytical and evaluative techniques under the guidance of higher-graded team members. Collects program and procedural data from technical specialists, and identifies conflicting program-related information. Resolves discrepancies and enters data into various automated information systems; performs relevant searches and retrieves data as requested. Assembles and summarizes program data, background information, and other materials into report or presentation formats.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Students who are U.S. Citizens accepted for enrollment during the current or next upcoming semester in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis with a projected graduation date on or after Fall 2018.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464719900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.