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Student Trainee (Financial Analysis), NB-1199-III

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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As a Student Trainee (Financial Analysis) in the OCC Pathways Internship Program, you will:
  • Participate in developmental on-the-job and formal training to learn basic procedures and practices in financial analysis.
  • Learn and utilize programs/software to analyze banking and financial data. Research databases in support of analytical initiatives.
  • Create spreadsheets, reports, dashboards, screens, and spatial analysis such as maps and regressions. Utilize statistical software tools and other quantitative analysis tools such as SAS, Tableau, Python and SQL.
  • Assist in the implementation of new applications and computer-based technology to improve efficiency of data analysis.
Note: Upon successful completion of your internship, you may be eligible for conversion to a permanent Financial Analysis, NB-1160-III (equivalent to GS-5/7), which has non-competitive promotion potential to NB-IV(equivalent to GS-9/11). For information on OCC's Salary Structure, click here .


Conditions of Employment

This position requires that the successful candidate undergo personnel vetting, which includes a background investigation and enrollment upon onboarding into "Continuous Vetting." Enrollment in Continuous Vetting will result in automated record checks being conducted throughout one's employment with Treasury. The successful candidate will also be enrolled into FBI's Rap Back service, which will allow Treasury to receive notification from the FBI of criminal matters (e.g., arrests, charges, convictions) involving enrolled individuals in near real-time.

There are three key documents that contain important information about your rights and obligations. Please read and retain these documents:
  • Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights , for those who undergo an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record check for personnel vetting, which includes Rap Back,
  • FD-258 Privacy Act Statement - FBI (this is the same statement used when your fingerprints are submitted as part of your background investigation), and
  • SEAD-3-Reporting-U.pdf ( , (applicable to those who hold a sensitive position or have eligibility for access to classified information).
  • 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 Graduate Degree in: Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Insurance, Engineering, Mathematics, Banking and Credit, Law, Climate, Environmental Science, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Data Analytics, Statistics, or fields related to Artificial Intelligence or Information Systems. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study, or 18 semester hours. 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-III level, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Must have completed 4 academic years of post high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
  • Must have completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior academic Achievement Provision and completion of a Bachelor's Degree.


Please see Qualifications section for education.

Additional information

  • This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.
  • 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:
  • You must be able to work in Washington, DC for the duration of the internship if selected.
  • 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.
  • The candidate selected for this position may be credited with directly-related non-Federal experience for annual leave purposes if eligible and considered appropriate.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Salary range includes 24.27% geographical pay.
  • Click all links to view additional information and instructions.
  • Refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print" to review the entire announcement before applying.

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