Student Trainee (Research)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 18, 2017
Closes
Apr 25, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction is currently seeking a Student Trainee (Research).

The mission of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) is to conduct research in support of the academic and leader development programs at NDU, and to provide strategic support to the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Unified combatant Commands. INSS includes the following Centers: the Center for Strategic Research (CSR), the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs (CSCMA), the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), the Center for Complex Operations (CCO), the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD), and the National Defense University Press (NDU Press).

The mission of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction is to prepare the joint warfighter and national security professionals to address the challenges posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD) through education and professional development, scholarship and direct support, and outreach and collaboration activities across the full spectrum of WMD issues and to become one of the preeminent institutions in the United States for WMD expertise. CSWMD has been designated by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the focal point for WMD education in the Department of Defense's Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) system.

PATHWAYS PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
This is a Student Internship opportunity under the Pathways Internship Program. The Internship Program provides manager a ready source of student employees while providing the student with work experience directly related to their curriculum study or career goals.

This position is for a time period not to exceed one year from when brought onboard. The anticipation is for the person to work full time during NON-school time and part time during the school year. Applicants must live and attend school within the local commuting area of Washington, DC. One selection will be made at either the GS-4 or GS-5 level.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required less than 15 percent

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0
  • Must be enrolled at a qualifying educational institution at least half time
  • Must complete a participant agreement
  • Applicants MUST be available to work for the entire year
  • Live and attend school within the local commuting area of Washington, D.C.
  • You must meet the minimum qualifications requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Generals Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standardsgroup-stds/gs-prof.asp.

    GS-4:
    Generalized Experience: You must have at least one year of general experience performing a variety of administrative support functions which includes clerical, office, research, or other work with many different prescribed tasks, steps or operations performed in the same or slightly varied sequences; and indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties in this position.

    GS-5:
    Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level performing a variety of functions to include 1) conducting research, administrative, or clerical duties; 2) using software programs to produce spreadsheets, memorandums, and reports of research materials; and 3) maintaining research databases.

    Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    For GS-4: Two-years of successfully completed education above the high school level may be substituted to meet the generalized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the generalized experience, you must submit transcripts. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

    For GS-5:
    Four years of successfully completed education above the high school level may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the generalized experience, you must submit transcripts. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

    Background or Security Investigation: This is a Special Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance to occupy a Special Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.

    Top Secret/SCI