This position is in the Pathways Intern Program located in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Program Audits and Evaluations (PAE) and/or Office of Information Technology Audits and Cyber (ITC) located in Arlington, VA. The OIG serves as a driving force in the reduction of financial risk to our nation through assisting in the successful accomplishment of the FDIC mission.Learn more about this agency
This intern position performs a variety of developmental assignments as an audit or evaluation team member. Activities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist in developing new or modified work methods, techniques, and procedures to meet assignment objectives.
- Perform research to gather background information about the program and assist in identifying relevant criteria.
- Assist on various programs and projects that require financial analyses on interrelated program and project objectives, operations and tasks.
- Communicate and interact with other internal and external organizations.
- Review and edit various documents to include reports, spreadsheets, to assess accuracy and completeness.
- Assist on special projects assigned by the manager, team leader, and/or higher-level staff within the assigned area.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Registration with the Selective Service.
- Sign a Pathways Internship Program agreement and adhere to program requirements.
- Provide official documentation of enrollment status when requested.
- Remain a student with good academic standing and a minimum of 2.5 GPA throughout the duration of the Pathways Student Internship Program.
The applicants selected will be offered an excepted service appointment without time limitation. After successful completion of the program requirements and based on FDIC’s needs, the selectees may be non-competitively converted to a Term or Permanent position based upon an evaluation of performance and completion of at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program. However, service in the FDIC Internship Program confers no right to further employment in the competitive or excepted service.
To be minimally qualified for the CG-04 grade level, the applicant:
- Must have completed at least 2 full academic years of post high school study or successful completion of an associates degree (a field of study in accounting, auditing; or a related field such as business administration, finance or public administration is preferred. However, the field of study is not required to be related to the position/series);
- Must be enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment as a full-time or half-time (half-time basis is defined by the academic institution that the student is enrolled or accepted into) student into an accredited college or university in a qualifying degree-seeking program, or enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment in a qualifying certificate program;
- Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Student Internship appointment to remain in the Program; and
- Must submit a transcript or proof of enrollment with the online application.
To be eligible for conversion, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the intern may be converted.
Please note that if you are graduating from your current academic program prior to December 31, 2020 you will not be eligible for this student appointment unless you are accepted for enrollment at a qualifying educational institution seeking an additional qualifying degree, diploma, certificate, etc., or an advanced degree. You must submit proof of acceptance along with your current transcripts for consideration.
If selected, you must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement; be able to furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and be able to provide verification of academic status (official transcript) at the end of each academic term.
Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications by the closing date of this announcement to be considered for this position.
One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; technical or high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university or school to represent 1 year of full-time study. The high school curriculum must be approved by a State or local governing body. All education beyond high school must be accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Conversion is not guaranteed nor an entitlement and is based on the needs of the OIG. To be eligible for conversion to an Auditor CG-511, in addition to the Pathways Program requirements the intern must also meet the positive education requirements, described below.
Positive Education Requirements:
Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
- Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
- A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
- Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
Applicants who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis; have at least a cumulative (overall) 2.5 grade point average; and remain in good academic standing.
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Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The online assessment questions and resume you submit for this position will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the basic requirements as outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that the documents you submit contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make this basic qualification determination.
If you meet the basic qualification requirements, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority.
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
- Knowledge of basic accounting, auditing, and evaluation principles and standards.
- Computer skills and familiarity with applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
- Knowledge of the FDIC and OIG mission strategic goals and objectives.
- Skills sufficient to prepare written materials in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to communicate and establish good working relationships with OIG staff and Corporation staff at various organization levels.
- Ability to collect, analyze or interpret information.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To receive consideration, you must submit the following required documents. Failure to submit the required documents will make you ineligible for consideration for this position.
1. A current resume. Your resume must include your expected degree, major and anticipated graduation date to include the month and year.
2. A copy of all college transcripts attended/completed to date (undergraduate and graduate if applicable) to include current and other completed degrees. An unofficial transcript is acceptable if it includes your name, school, completed courses, classes you are currently enrolled and current cumulative (overall) GPA. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
3. If you are not a student enrolled in the current semester, you must submit proof of enrollment (i.e., letter from the registrar’s office or acceptance letter from an accredited educational institution). Your transcript or registrar’s letter must document the educational requirements for this position. Education must be from an accredited educational institution. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here. If you attended more than one university and need to send multiple transcripts, please upload/fax all transcripts as one document.
4. A copy of Veteran’s Preference documentation: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here. Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service (e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.) along with any other required documents.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information, click here.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Interns may be eligible for certain Federal employee benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To begin, click the “Apply” button and follow the prompts. If you haven’t already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the “Apply” button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click “Submit Application” to complete the application process.
You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.
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You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.
Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: “Received”. Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of Inspector General - Human Resurces
3501 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22226
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