BEP Internship Program (Student Trainee) (Clerical Support)
Would you like to help serve fellow Americans while being exposed to the work of a Federal Career, including experience with solid work assignments that will help you grow professionally through training and mentorship? If your answer is YES, (Treasury or Bureau) Pathways Internship Program is for you! This exciting new program offers students with paid internship opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. You will be provided meaningful developmental work at the beginning of your career.
Following the completion of educational requirements, you may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. In order to be converted, you must have completed educational requirements and work requirements (640 hours prior to graduation, unless you meet one of the exceptions specified on the OPM Intern Program information page).
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
1) You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (high school, college (4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate) in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. For more information on the education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.
2) GPA: Every semester, you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.
To qualify for the grade 04 level, you must meet the following requirements:
A. Education- In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree. (This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.)
B. Experience: You may qualify with one year of general at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service. General experience for this position includes: One full year of 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;
C. You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. (For example: the completion of 50% requirements for an Associate’s degree and 6 months of general experience.)
If qualifying with experience, the experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is anon-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
- Complete a trial period, which is at a minimum the entire length of the Internship program.
- Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the job offer; An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Application Review: All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may be referred to the hiring manager in preference order. The hiring manager may review the application of all qualified individuals and make selection(s) in accordance with veterans’ preference. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
Veterans’ Preference: Veteran’s preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Veterans who are awarded preference are listed before non-preference eligibles and are required by law to be considered before non-preference-eligibles in the applicant pool.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.
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