Washington D.C.
Jun 16, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Full Time

The Health Division (HD) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeks applicants qualified to perform as student health budget specialists, in support of the President, the Director of OMB, and other OMB officials.

As one of five centers of subject-matter expertise within OMB, the Health Division is responsible for Medicare, Medicaid, private health market reforms, and a wide variety of public health and health research programs that are mainly operated under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Health Division currently manages more than one-fourth of the Federal budget. The Health Division engages in analysis, planning, and policy formulation to improve programmatic quality, efficiency, and financial management, with responsibilities divided among five branches.

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. Applicants who do not meet the definition of "student," will not be considered. This is a year-round internship with the intent that the student will work at least 640 hours while still in school in order to be eligible for non-competitive conversion. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position. Conversion is not guaranteed.

The ideal candidate would be someone with a background or an interest in public policy and health care. Students studying public health, public administration and public policy are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong organizational skills, communication (oral and written) skills, analytic ability, and dependability are a must. The potential duration of the internship is 1-2 years.

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 50 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 50 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 50.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Must be a US citizen or national
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if a male born after 12-31-1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:

    For the GS-07: I have at least one full year of specialized experience performing quantitative and qualitative analysis; preparing and presenting results; coordinating work from initiation to completion, and performing clerical task such as arranging meetings.


    EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE: Education must demonstrate the applicant obtained the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

    For the GS-07: Completion of one year of graduate level education. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.


    SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. S.A.A. is based on (1) Class standing-applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class, based on completed courses; or (2) Grade-Point Average-applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (3) Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society - membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.

    Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.

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