Student Trainee (Admin Support ID)

Washington D.C.
Aug 04, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

We are the Office of Inspector General within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, we conduct and supervise audits and investigations to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse and promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of SBA programs and operations.

The SBA OIG Pathways Internship Program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational and technical, undergraduate and graduate) with paid opportunities to explore Federal careers while still in school. This Program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work at the beginning of their careers, before their career paths are fully established. The flexible nature of the Program also accommodates the need to hire students to complete temporary work or projects, or to work traditional "summer jobs."

The student will perform a range of administrative support tasks while working as a member of the OIG Investigations Division. This position is NTE 1-year, however, it may be extended without further competition based upon the needs of the agency.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited education institution.
  • Must sign a Pathways Intern Participant Agreement.
  • The Office of Personnel Management has identified the following basic education requirements for this position:

    GS-04: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study OR Successful completion of the requirements for an Associate's degree (please verify by attaching a copy of your college transcripts).

    Academic year of undergraduate education (post-high school study):

    A minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours at an accredited college or university; or
    A minimum of 36 weeks at an accredited business, technical, vocational, or qualifying educational institution for at least 20 classroom hours per week.

    All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Verify School accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. *** For further information, click on: Foreign Education.

    SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    CTAP/ICTAP APPLICANTS: If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must submit proof of eligibility. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP.

    Q - Nonsensitive


    • Keeping informed of activities, commitments and assignments to assist the ID in carrying out their responsibilities; making notes of developments that require their personal action or follow-up; keeping them informed of those matters that require their further attention.
    • Screening visitors both in person and by phone. Directing inquiries to the appropriate staff member, and taking clear and accurate messages.
    • Communicating with employees and other individuals to answer questions and disseminate or explain information.
    • Compiling, copying, sorting, filing and maintaining electronic and physical documents.

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