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    THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 100TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

    This is a developmental position in the Office of Human Resources, Federal Highway Administration.  The incumbent will develop knowledge and skills in the performance of a variety of human resources specialist functions.  The incumbent will assist senior HR specialists in performing a variety of tasks in one or more of the core HR functions (e.g. policy, workforce planning, data analysis, HR systems, employee relations, staffing and classification).

    The goal for the intern is to develop knowledge of, and skill in applying, fundamental HRM laws, principles, systems, policies, methods, and practices; as well as analytical, and research techniques used in the HRM profession.  

    To qualify for this Internship, you MUST be a continuing student enrolled or accepted for enrollment for the current/upcoming semesters Spring 2018 and Fall 2018, taking at least a half-time course load. You will be required to provide documentation to support eligibility. Students may be employed throughout the academic year.  Additional information can be found at: https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Pathways%20Programs%20FAQ.pdf

    This is an Excepted Service appointment. As a part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. The student intern may be converted without a break in service to a term (time-limited) or permanent appointment upon graduation, to a position that has a career ladder target up to the GS-12, provided they are a US citizen who has worked at least 640 hours in an appropriate program and receive a favorable recommendation from the supervisor for retention. There is no guarantee of a permanent position following this internship.  Selectee is on a trial period while on a Pathways Internship appointment. 

    For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Pathways%20Programs%20FAQ.pdf

    For a list of accredited institutions, please visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

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    Responsibilities

    The Student Trainee (Human Resources Specialist) will perform a variety of duties designed to prepare him/her to perform increasingly difficult duties related to HR programs and external initiatives, and will be given work assignments and training designed to provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for advancement to the next higher grade level. You will: 

    • Assist higher-graded specialists in performing portions of more extensive or complex HR activities such as data analysis, development of report and presentations.
    • Analyze data using skills developed through experience or education to identify trends in data and/or to support HR program/policy decisions.
    • Perform research to support senior specialists in ensuring the technical accuracy of work products and activities.
    • Participate in corporate activities to support wellness, awards or other corporate capacity initiatives.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen. 

    This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to current students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational institution and enrolled at least half-time.  Additional information can be found at:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505628500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.