Student Trainee (Financial Management Specialist) GS-0599-05 Pathways Intern

Arlington, Virginia
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

At NSF, you will use your Student Trainee (Financial Management Specialist) expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF's vision of the future become a reality. NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career. If you're seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere, look no further than NSF! More about NSF.

This is an opportunity under the Internship Program component of the Pathways Programs. The Internship Program provides students enrolled in high schools, colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. Veteran's Preference will be applied in filling positions under the Pathways Programs.

Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.

•Students can be hired for Internship positions at any time during the year.
•Students typically work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer, winter, and spring vacations.
•Students will be on indefinite appointments during their period of eligibility under the Internship Program.
•Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program during employment with NSF.
•The Internship Program allows students an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program.
•Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is not guaranteed. The Intern’s eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.

From the closing date of this vacancy announcement, applicants MUST have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree.

NSF is relocating to Alexandria, Virginia. In late summer of 2017, NSF will begin the transition from its current location in Arlington, VA to 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. The new location is adjacent to a Metro station (Eisenhower Avenue on the Yellow Line) and there is ample parking in the area. There are several amenities nearby, such as restaurants, hotels, and shops.

  • Not Required

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  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • You must be taking at least a half-time course load.
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
  • US citizenship.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • To qualify at the GS-5 level, you must have at least three years of progressive work experience, one year of which is equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Examples of this experience may include: responsibility for identifying problems, gathering data, and recognizing solutions; planning and organizing work; and communicating orally and in writing; OR Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university; OR Possess a combination of post high school education and work experience that in combination meet the requirements for this position.

    Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications."

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    Not Applicable


    As a Student Trainee in the Division of Financial Management (DFM) the incumbent will:

    Assists with data retrieval and analysis, using various data bases, and performs technical analytical support to establishment of new computerized financial management systems.

    Assists in the development of detailed reports, recommendations, and briefing materials resulting from program evaluation projects. Assists in the presentation of briefings to senior managers;

    Under close supervision, performs assignments that allow the incumbent to become familiar with basic NSF statutes and regulations and the DFM programs;

    Receives on-the-job training in the overall conduct of the DFM’s program initiatives.

    Gather, assess, and analyze data, in order to research electronic data, and identify information concerning trend analysis on administrative or operational functions in the division.

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