Student Trainee (Accounting/Auditing), NB-0599-2

Washington, D.C
Mar 19, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
Full Time

As a Student Trainee (Accounting/Auditing) in the OCC Pathways Internship Program, you will:
  • Assist with maintaining quality assurance program processes.
  • Develop an understanding of basic procedures and practices used in government organization governance processes and controls.
  • Review and provides comments in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Participate in discussions to gather information, discuss findings, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Operate a computer using various software to create, edit, and learn OCC applications, programs, and databases.
Note: Upon successful completion of your internship, you may be eligible for conversion to a permanent Accountant or Auditor, NB-0510/511, which has non-competitive promotion potential to NB-V (equivalent to GS-12/13). For information on OCC's Salary Structure, click here . An Accountant/Auditor at the NB-V level serves as an Auditor for non-bank supervision quality assurance reviews. Applies professional accounting and auditing knowledge, standards, and principles.


Conditions of Employment

  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.
  • Sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
  • Complete a one year trial period.
  • Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to a job offer; an official transcript will be required if you are selected.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel occasionally to attend training, as required.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
  • Sign a statement that you are voluntarily leaving the competitive service for a position in the excepted service, if applicable.
  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.


You must meet the following Eligibility Requirements and Qualification Requirements by the start date of this internship.

Eligibility Requirements:
1) You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (high school, college (4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate) in a qualifying and accredited 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. For more information on the education requirements go to Treasury's Pathways Program .

2) Grade Point Average (GPA): Every semester, you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale. An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university. When recruiting for Interns who will be converted to a position with a positive education requirement, include:

3) You must be seeking a degree in Accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that includes or is supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time time study at the school attended.

Qualification Requirements: To qualify for the NB-II level, you must meet the following requirements:
A. Education: In the Internship Program, you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study (60 semester hours) or an associate degree.

Please Note: The Accountant/Auditor eligibility and qualification requirements are interchangeable. Conversion to an Accountant/Auditor is contingent on meeting the basic education requirement. There are two ways to meet this basic requirement. Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university; or a degree 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 semester hours of credit in business law; OR A combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses, which may include up to 6 semester hours of business law; OR a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor; OR Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing.


Please see Qualifications section for education.

Additional information

  • This position is included in the bargaining unit, NTEU 302 Headquarters (Washington, DC).
  • Following the completion of educational requirements, you may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. In order to be converted, you must have completed educational requirements and work requirements (640 hours prior to graduation, unless you meet one of the exceptions described at ) .
  • For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to: .
  • Internship start date is optional, anytime prior to June 30, 2023.
  • You must be able to work in Washington, DC for the duration of the internship.
  • If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • The candidate selected for this position may be credited with directly-related non-Federal experience for annual leave purposes if eligible and considered appropriate.
  • Salary range includes 24.27% geographical pay.
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  • Refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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