Office Support Trainee (Pathways Intern - Security/Facilities)
This is an excepted service appointment under the Department of Justice Pathways Internship Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may, at agency discretion, be converted to a term or permanent appointment. An intern converted to a term appointment may be subsequently converted non-competitively into a permanent competitive service position before the term expires.
This internship is expected to continue through the fall and spring semesters. Applicants solely seeking summer internships should look for other opportunities.
Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.
The incumbent will either serve as a Pathways Intern in either the Security Programs Staff or the Facilities Staff located in the Criminal Division, Office of Administration.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
- Not Required
To be eligible for this internship position, ALL of the following requirements must be met:
- Academic Enrollment: You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate, or professional school (go to https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ to verify accreditation status). Individuals who are enrolled must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.
- Good Academic Standing: Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
- Qualification Requirements: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for this position as outlined below.
To qualify at the GS-03 grade level, applicants must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study; OR have 6 months of general experience to include: progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled; OR have a combination of education and experience: equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
To qualify at the GS-04 grade level, applicants must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree; OR have 1 year of general experience to include: progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled; OR have a combination of education and experience: equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
To qualify at the GS-05 grade level, applicants must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school education leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree; OR have 1 year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-4 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Perform a variety of record keeping, reporting and informational duties, obtain and organize specialized subject matter information and materials including records, reports, and various types of correspondence; OR have a combination of education and experience as listed below. Please note, only education in excess of 60 undergraduate hours may be used in this calculation.
Combination of Education and Experience - Your current education completed is credited as a percentage of the education required for the grade level and your current experience is credited as a percentage of the total experience required for the grade level. The two percentages are added and must equal 100% in order to qualify for the desired grade level.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
- Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- An in-person interview in Washington, D.C. may be required for this position prior to final selection. The cost of travel to the interview site will be the responsibility of the applicant unless otherwise stated. Reasonable accommodations requests will be considered on an individual basis as requested by a person with a disability. Declining an invitation to interview may remove you from further consideration.
- You must be enrolled in a school within the Washington, D.C. commuting area (75 miles from DC) or be enrolled in a distance education program in order to be considered. If you are enrolled in an online degree program for a school normally located outside of Washington, D.C., please indicate this clearly in your application package.
As an Office Support Trainee (DOJ Pathways Intern), you will:
- Provide support in coordination of office moves, office construction, repair or upgrade and other facility improvements;
- Assist with the Division's property management, including maintenance and control of property records, accountable property inventories, equipment maintenance, and identification and disposition of excess and real property;
- Perform a variety of record keeping, reporting and informational duties;
- Provide assistance to senior specialists to support the coordination of security activities or security-related situations;
- Coordinate a variety of security activities or security-related situations, such as conducting investigative checks, entering information into security databases, and maintaining security files and file rooms;
- Conduct research on a variety of topics across multiple disciplines in the security program;
- Create and maintains access devices such as Kastle keys, Datawatch cards, proximity badges, and PIV Cards; and
- Provide office support in a variety of security disciplines such as physical security, information security, operational security, personnel security and emergency management.