Student Trainee Pathways Internship (Accounting Intern), GS-0599-03/04/05

Chesapeake, Virginia
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 24, 2022
Full Time

This position is for a Pathways Intern and is located in the Coast Guard Finance Center, Chesapeake, VA. The Finance Center is the world-wide finance and accounting office for the Coast Guard. The position's primary purpose is to provide developmental accounting assignments to the incumbent that involve the application of accounting principles, procedures, processes, regulations and reference material fundamental to the technical aspects of governmental accounting.

The intern will receive a series of rotating assignments involving different divisions and branches. Examples of typical assignments are as follows:
  • Examining a variety of financial transactions and reports for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with acceptable standards.
  • Reviewing and processing invoices for payment.
  • Performing a variety of assignments involving accounts receivable including billing, dunning, aging, and referral to collection agents.
  • Performing reconciliation of general ledger control accounts and subsidiary ledgers. Research discrepancies and make necessary adjustment entries.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Must be willing to sign a Pathways Agreement.
    • Students must maintain at least half-time enrollment.
    • Students must maintain good academic standing
    • Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


    You qualify for the GS-03 level (starting salary $25,731) if you are a current student (attending an accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education) and have completed 1 year of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

    You qualify for the GS-04 level (starting salary $29,356) if you are a current student (attending an accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education) and have two years of education above high school or an associate's degree.

    You qualify for the GS-05 level (starting salary $32,844) if you are a current student (attending an accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education) and have completed 4 year of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

    The required education must lead to a bachelor's degree with specialization in or directly related to the field of accounting (i.e. business administration, finance, or public administration) in which the intern will receive training on the job.

    Additionally, to be eligible for a Pathways Internship you must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a degree program or qualified certificate program in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half time basis.

    Upon completion of all academic and program requirements, selectees may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.


    This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    Additional information

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    Moving expenses will not be paid.
    If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources . Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6291. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation