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    This vacancy announcement will be open from April 19, 2019 to April 25, 2019 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.

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    The Operational Support Services Division (IRM/OPS/ENM/GTS) in the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) focuses on enhancing the knowledge, competence, and delivery of Consolidated Customer Support functionality-utilizing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices, to create an efficient and effective IT service capability across all consolidated bureaus.

    As a Student Trainee (Office Automation), you will: 

    • Perform office automation duties using such software applications as electronic mail, desk- top 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 p rating handbooks, and guidelines; maintaining appointments, calendars, schedules; scheduling appointments, coordinates meetings, and/or schedules conferences.
    • Assist the office with a variety of tasks that support our missions' programs. The primary responsibility is to support the missions and desks by assisting with communicating and coordinating the flow of information to and from Washington.
    • Participate in special research projects; replying to public inquiries; assisting in preparation of briefing material for upcoming meetings, or other high level visits. i.e. preparing and compiling biographies of participants, background on subject at hand, country maps, etc.
    • Set up Washington consultations for DOS personnel during visits to Washington.
    • Attend meetings/conferences and provide written summaries.
    • Update and organize the Office’s electronic files.
    • Other related duties as assigned.

     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.

    This is a Year-Round position and you must work at least 20 hours per week.  If selected for this position, applicants must be able to report to work with two pay periods (approx 28 days) of successfully obtaining the required security clearance.

    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/530804500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.