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Student Trainee (Budget Analyst)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

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  • Assists senior specialist and supervisor in conducting finance and budget analyst functions and coordinates the preparation of the operating budget.
  • Assists in the financial budgets and formulation of budget estimates.
  • Assists higher-graded staff in solving the day-to-day problems encountered with budget projects.
  • Utilizes computers and software including Corps-developed software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Assists in the selection and compilation of specific data in preparation, assimilation, and submission of annual budgets.
  • Notifies supervisor or higher graded analyst of suspected financial and budget problems and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in execution of approved operating finance and budgets, checks and monitor the rate and number.
  • Assists Program Division staff identify and document best practices.
  • Develops and coordinates a variety of basic/routine reports, staff actions, correspondence and other related actions.
  • Researches legal, financial, and regulatory material to obtain factual information and/or interpretation for use by the supervisor or other Program Division staff members.
  • Builds charts/presentations based on analytical results from other Program Division staff members.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


Applicants must carefully review the information in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for important information and instructions pertaining to the multi-hurdle assessment process for this position.

Eligibility Requirements :

In order to be eligible for the Pathways Not-to-Exceed Internship Program, the following qualifications must be met:
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Be a student enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree or certificate seeking student taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. The Certificate Program requirement includes post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
  • Possess and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or equivalent on a 4.0 scale.

*If you are currently enrolled, but in your last semester/quarter of completing your degree/certificate requirements, you must show proof of continued education such as an acceptance letter or you will be disqualified.

In order to be converted to a term or permanent position you will be required to complete 640 hours of employment.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

A combination of education and/or experience may substitute for the specialized experience requirement.


Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.


1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level.

Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: 1) Assists in conducting finance and budget analyst functions and coordinating the preparation of the operating budget; 2) Assists in the financial budgets and formulation of budget estimates; 3) Performs a segment of the evaluative work of an administrative function; identifies issues or problems and seeks alternative solutions consistent with applicable regulations. Works independently in completing assignments; completed work is reviewed for effectiveness in meeting goals; guidelines such as regulations, evaluation criteria, and precedents have gaps in specificity.


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Program Completion and Conversion Requirement

At the successful conclusion of the Pathways Program, interns may be eligible for conversion to a permanent or a term (1-4 years in duration) appointment. Conversion is not guaranteed. To be considered for conversion the following requirements must be met:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Completed 640 hours of work experience acquired through the internship program
  • Successful completion of degree or certificate requirements from a qualifying institution
  • Meet qualification requirements for the position to which you will be converted
  • Performed successfully in position and documented through performance evaluations

Temporary appointees expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days or more will be eligible to enroll in a Federal Health Benefits plan. Eligible employees that fall under this condition will receive the full government contribution to their premiums regardless of work schedule and will also be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program. Temporary appointees are not covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System and are not eligible for Federal life, supplemental dental or supplemental vision insurance.

Telework Suitability:

The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:

Appointees must sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the Pathways Program.

The duration of an excepted service appointment in the Pathways Program is a trial period.

This is a temporary internship to complete project work that is temporary in nature. The appointment is not-to-exceed 1 year or less and can be extended without further competition based on the need of the organization for the work to continue and provided the individual continues to meet the Pathways eligibility requirements.

Must maintain half-time enrollment status and 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Student must meet eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

Work Schedule:

This position may have a part time work schedule during the school year. Work schedule may be adjusted with management's approval.

This position allows for a flexible work schedule.


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This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

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