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    This vacancy announcement will be open from April 20, 2018 to April 26, 2018 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. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

    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. Conversions to the competitive service are not guaranteed.

    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 Bureau of Consular Affairs, Boston Passport Agency (CA/PPT/BN) serves U.S. citizens intending international travel through passport issuance, while protecting the integrity of the U.S. passport as proof of U.S. citizenship at home and around the world.

    Work schedule: Interns must work at least 32 hours each week for this year-round position.

    As a Passport Trainee, you will:

    • Perform recurring assignments such as examining applications and supporting documents for acceptability as proof of citizenship and identity; and for official and diplomatic passports, as appropriate authorization, entitlement, and information.

    • Evaluate evidence for sufficiency, credibility, authenticity, and consistency of facts. Questions applicants and available witnesses to verify applicant statements and corroborating information.

    • Apply knowledge of the procedures and processes employed by headquarters and passport offices in the issuance of passports; interprets and explains the requirements for obtaining a passport; and advises on the sources and types of documentation needed to establish proof of citizenship, residence, and identity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May travel for training

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

    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 Spring 2019.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497049800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.