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    This vacancy announcement will be open from May 10, 2017 to May 16, 2017 or when 100 applications have been received. 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

    The White House Liaison (M/WHL) advises, assists, and facilitates all non-career appointments within the Department, including Presidential Appointees requiring Senate confirmation (PAS), Senior Executive Service (SES), and Schedule C employees. M/WHL staff coordinates between the Department and the White House on the selection and appointment of all boards, commissions, Presidential delegations, and conferences.

    As an Office Automation Trainee, you will:

    Performs office automation duties using such software applications as electronic mail, desk­top publishing, calendar, spreadsheet, database, and/or graphics, to track Congressional correspondence. Performs electronic file maintenance work including: updating and maintaining computer files and inventory; making backup copies; establishing and maintaining a uniform identification and archive library system; updating and maintaining all manuals, references books, and operating handbooks, and guidelines; maintaining appointments, calendars, schedules; schedules appointments, coordinates meetings, and/or schedules conferences. Based on the subject matter of the meeting, arranges for meeting and small conference administrative details.

    Operates a word processor or electric typewriter, to prepare a variety of narrative and tabular material (e.g. correspondence, reports, technical papers, charts, statistical tables, manuals, travel orders, messages and other documents) involving the common terminology of the office for which the work is done and requiring accuracy in spelling, grammar, and syllabication. Work is either performed in draft or final form. Refers to technical dictionaries, textbook research reports, or similar material as reference tools to facilitate assignments. Assures the propriety of formats, spacing, arrangements, and preparation of typed material infinal form as prescribed by style manuals. Uses judgment regarding form and arrangement of statistical or tabular material involving numerous headings and subheadings.

    Selects, rearranges, and consolidates from a number of source documents based on instructions. Maintains a variety of office files. Receives visitors and telephone calls and refers them to proper person or furnishes information requested. Routes, controls, and distributes mail and other office communications in accordance with established procedures and knowledge of the organization and assigned personnel.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    03

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens who are Students 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/469294200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.