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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, Interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

    This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program. This appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may at agency discretion be converted to a TERM or permanent appointment. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/

    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).

    The Primary purpose of this position is supporting office operations and serving as a liaison for the program served .

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    As a Student Trainee (Program Specialist) GS 0399 7, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Business Administration: Interns will perform duties including, but are not limited to providing administrative support, compiling and preparing information, monitoring and tracking reports and special projects; monitoring and tracking funds utilization of office budget; preparing a variety of reports from several automated databases, and preparing correspondence, status reports, schedules and technical reports. Applicants to the Business Administration area may be considered for other applicable areas including Finance & Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.
    • Finance & Accounting: Interns will perform duties including, but are not limited to participating in the development, evaluation, analysis and interpretation of policies to resolve accounting and audit problems; and analyzing and resolving difficult issues related to the accounting aspects of programs where the resolution of problems requires an integrated financial approach.
    • Policy: Interns will perform duties including, but are not limited to assisting in the development and coordination of Department-wide policies, planning and programs; researching of historical policy documents, legislative histories and court decisions; and identifying issues or problems and develops alternative solutions consistent with DHS regulations and operating procedures.
    • Life Cycle Cost Estimating Data Analysis: Interns will perform duties including, but are not limited to acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining databases/data analysis systems; interpreting data, analyzing results using statistical techniques and presenting results; identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets; and developing and implementing databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491873100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.