Student Trainee (Administrative and Office Support)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent regulatory agency that regulates and oversees various aspects of the energy markets within the United States. We value independence, analytic ability, communication skills, integrity and objectivity.
If you are seeking a bachelor's degree or a master's degree, possess outstanding communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to challenge your leadership and team building skills, then this opportunity is for you. In general, the Commission hires students with majors in the following fields: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, finance, business, economics, human resources, and biological and environment sciences.
The position is located in the Human Resources Division (HRD) of the Office of the Executive Director and reports to the Employee Acquisition and Operations Branch Chief. As a member of the STARS program, you will gain first- hand experience in the federal government by providing clerical and administrative support to the HRD and other offices throughout FERC. STARS at FERC:
• Provide administrative support to program offices,
• Complete special projects for the Human Resources Division,
• Complete special projects for other offices throughout FERC,
• Polish their communication and professional skills in a real world setting
At time of appointment, applicant must submit proof of Spring 2018 enrollment.
*These positions are temporary, they may be converted to a full time, career-conditional position. Any conversions to full time or career-conditional status is neither implied nor guaranteed.*
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
List of Department of Education accredited institutions: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspxCandidates must have one full year of general experience at the lower grade level or equivalent education. General experience is described as 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.
Candidates must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position is not included in the barganing unit.
Education Requirement: Two full academic years of post-high school study OR possess an associate's degree AND must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Applicant must submit proof of Spring 2018 enrollment.
You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your resume will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
**Telework is NOT authorized for this position. Incumbent will be required to physically report to FERC Headquaters in Washington, DC.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. Please use the following link for additional information: Mythbusters of Federal Hiring
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
*SELF-PREPARED TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED*
We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Ability to effectively meet customer needs in a timely manner.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of basic data entry and computer software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
- Ability to work well with others on special projects.
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