Student Cooperative - Office of Audit (Paid)
AMENDED: CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO JULY 26, 2017
The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to promote integrity and accountability to minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
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The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in a college or university program to fill 1 or more student cooperative positions within the Office of Audit, located in Arlington, VA and Bethesda, MD. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.
Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 07/26/2017will be considered.
The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.
This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The base salary range for this position is $13-$17/hour. Locality Pay is authorized.
Sophomore $13.00 per hour plus locality pay
Junior/Senior $15.00 per hour plus locality pay
Graduate or Law Student $17.00 per hour plus locality pay
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required
YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NARRATIVE SECTION AFTER EACH EVALUATION FACTOR IN THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH YOU MUST FULLY EXPLAIN HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE YOU GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES AS LISTED IN EACH OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS.
You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or "See resume" or similar language will be scored a zero (0) ); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.
In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name, title and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write.
Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.
You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements.
- Students must be currently enrolled full or part-time in an accredited college or university program, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student; graduating no sooner than May 2018. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS AND IN GOOD STANDING)
- Must be in academic good standing as defined by the college or university, earning at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale
- Must be enrolled in a degree program with a concentration or emphasis in the study of accounting (auditing) or Information Technology for the Audit IT Department. (Must submit transcripts) AND
- Must be able to report to work in the USPS OIG office for which you are selected during core business hours.
- Experience with computer software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
You must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration.
Include your major accomplishments relevant to the evaluation factors in your resume.
- Ability to research and analyze various information/problems
- Excellent written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
- Ability to verbally communicate information and ideas so that others will understand
- Ability to work on a team, whether as a team member or leader, to accomplish project objectives and goals
- Ability to use computer systems and related software including Microsoft Office applications
Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.
The student cooperative performs specialized duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or issues that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.
- Searches, isolates, and determines the interrelationships among available information
- Assesses a variety of situations that depend on the particulars of the assignment and/or the requesting staff member
- Selects appropriate resources and applies those resources to the problem at hand
- Develops recommendations for problem resolution
- Assists higher grade employees to plan strategies