Student Trainee (Program Analysis): Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) GS-09

Washington D.C.
Jul 18, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This vacancy announcement will be open from July 18, 2017 to July 24, 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.
Student means an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying 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.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age by the closing date of the announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must maintain student eligibility for duration of internship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Applicants applying for the GS-9 must complete 2 academic years of graduate level education, or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.

    In accordance with the Office of Personnel Management policy, forundergraduatelevel education,successfully completed education is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours. For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education.An academic year ofgraduateeducation is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information is not provided by the applicant, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours will be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. For applicants that have completed more than 1 year of education in a graduate program, advanced degree, or certificate program, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide documentation from the institution in order to establish the length of their academic program.

    Candidates will be evaluated based solely on basic eligibility requirements using agency-developed or OPM Qualification standards. Candidates who meet the qualification requirements will be referred to the hiring official for consideration in an unranked order.

    Veterans’ preference applies for selection in all Pathways positions. Veterans entitled to preference will be listed ahead of those who are non-preference eligibles.

    Selections will be made in accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR Part 302, veterans preference laws, and OPM guidance.

    NOTE: If it is determined that you do not meet program eligibility requirements or fail to submit proper documentation, you will be removed from consideration.



    This position may be located in any of the following offices: A/EX, A/GIS, A/OPR, A/OEM, A/PTS, A/OPE

    As Student Trainee (Program Analyst) GS-09 you will:

    As an intermediate-level trainee, applies considerable knowledge of operating programs and objectives to gather and analyze various program and resource data and advise management on a broad range of projects and mission areas, including planning, resource utilization, and achievement of program objectives and milestones.

    Participates in the analysis, formulation, and development of ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing, and evaluating mission-specific or Bureau-wide efforts related to critical mission areas and operating programs. The incumbent does not exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to Program Analyst matters of significance.

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