Student Trainee (Information Tech): Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) GS-04
This vacancy announcement will be open from July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.
The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or half-time basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of "student" in order to be considered for this opportunity. Internship appointments under the Internship Experience Program (IEP) are non-temporary and can last the duration of the student's academic program. This will be determined at the time of selection. At the successful conclusion of the program, interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position in the competitive service. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.
Pathways candidates must meet the DOS qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment;
- Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
- Not Required
To qualify for the GS04, an applicant must complete 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
***You may qualify for the Special Salary Rate if you meet the following conditions: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-administration/fact-sheets/special-rates-for-student-trainees/.
Typical work assignments may include any number of functions and tasks within the Configuration Management Branch to include:
- Assisting the Property Specialists with management and operations associated with data management
- Assisting with inventory management and other general support services as necessary.
- Assisting in the distribution and control of the desktop IT inventory from receipt to disposal.
- Ensuring that all property is properly bar-coded and accurately recorded in Department’s corollary Asset Management (AM) systems, support inventory audits for office moves, installs, transfers and disposals.
- Monitoring the accuracy of all property data, assuring anomalies are identified and addressed throughout the year.
- Supporting the transition, development, and expansion of the Asset Management Team.
- The incumbent maybe requested to fulfill other duties as requested.
Pathways Internship Program candidates must meet the U.S. Department of State (DOS) qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered for the position.
- A U.S. Citizen;
- 16 years or older by the closing date of this announcement;
- Enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment as a full-time or half-time student into an accredited college or university in a degree-seeking program, or enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment in a certificate program;
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment; and
- Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the agency-developed or OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
- All transcripts or educational supporting documentation must reflect a projected graduation date on or after Fall 2018.
- Undergraduate Certificates must contain a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.
- Graduate certificates must contain a minimum of 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.
- For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence at the time of application. Late submissions of proof of accreditation will not be accepted. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
This position is located in the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Office of Operations and Consolidated Customer Support, Operational Services Division (IRM/OPS/CCS/OSS).
As an IT student trainee, you will:
- Apply a standardized body of information technology (IT) principles, processes, and operations to perform moderately complex assignments in the specialty area(s); identify and resolve issues and problems; recommend changes and updates to established methods and practices where appropriate.
- Participate in the development of IT goals, objectives, plans, and policices. Assist in identifying and specifying business requirements for new or enhanced systems' and develops basic system specifications.
- Participate in the design, development, testing, and implementation of new or modified applications software.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.