Student Trainee (Management Analysis) Pathways Internship

Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This is an entry level position in the Office of Strategic Management (OSM), Office of the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DOJ). The Office of Strategic Management serve as the strategic planning and performance management staff for the Bureau and is responsible for facilitating the development and communication of the Bureau's strategic plan and strategic priorities. OSM serves as the analysis staff and liaison to directorates for coordinating and implementing the Office of the Director's initiatives. OSM tracks and analyzes the Bureau's performance data and is responsible for all external performance reporting.

This is an excepted service appointment under the Department of Justice Pathways Internship Program using the Schedule D excepted service appointing authority. The duration of a Pathways appointment under Schedule D is a trial period. A Pathways Participant Agreement is required for all new hires, and interns must furnish course registration information at the start of each school term and provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term.

After successful completion of all program requirements, you 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. It is important to remember that as a Pathways Participant, service in the Pathways Internship does not confer any rights to further employment in the competitive or excepted service.

  • Occasional Travel
  • In support of the agency efforts less than 25% travel may be required.

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  • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Interns must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for the Pathways Internship Program, ALL of the following requirements must be met:

    1. Academic Enrollment: You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited qualifying educational institution and must be enrolled on a full or half-time basis as defined by the institution of enrollment.
    2. Good Academic Standing: Applicants must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.
    3. Qualification Requirements: Applicants must meet the qualification standard for the position.
    BASIC REQUIREMENTS AT THE GS-05 GRADE LEVELS: The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:
    • Providing detailed administrative support.
    • Facilitating the movement of projects.
    • Meeting deadlines.
    • Contributing as a team member.

    Successful completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.


    A combination of the above defined education and experience.

    Interns must meet the definition of student throughout the duration of the Pathways appointment.

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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.

    CONVERSION ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for a non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, the Intern must possess all of the following:
    • Be a U.S. citizen.
    • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship program while enrolled as a full-time or part-time, degree or certificate seeking student.
    • Complete a course of academic study, within the 120 day period preceding the appointment at a qualifying educational institution conferring an advanced degree or certificate.
    • Receive a favorable recommendation.
    • Meet the qualification standard for the position to which the Intern will be converted.
    • Meet any specific requirements as specified in the Intern's Participant Agreement.

    To qualify, you must meet all qualification requirements described in this announcement by 11:59 PM of the closing date.

    Top Secret


    As a participant in the Pathways Internship Program, you will work closely with supervision in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to perform in progressively more responsible assignments.

    As a Student Trainee (Management Analyst), you will:

    • Assist the Chief and Deputy Chief with a variety of non-complex issues related to administrative programs.
    • Work with senior specialist to seek methods for continuous improvement of work products.
    • Participate in team development and customer service improvement initiatives.
    • Prepare non-technical routine correspondence.
    • Assemble data and use word processing software to produce a variety of documents and reports.

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