Student Trainee (Management and Program Analyst)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 20, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Function
Analyst, Management
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to legislate, appropriate, and oversee the Federal government for the benefit of the American people. The GAO, commonly referred to as the investigative arm of Congress, or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan. The GAO assists Congress in making informed decisions by providing information on policy and program issues, as well as by providing recommendations to make government more effective and responsive.

GAO's work is designed to address four goals:

- to help the Congress address current and emerging challenges to the well-being and financial security of the American people;

- to help the Congress to respond to changing security threats and the challenges of global interdependence;

- to help transform the Federal government to address national challenges; and

- to maximize the value of GAO by enabling quality, timely service to Congress and by being a leading practices Federal agency.

To learn more about GAO, please visit us on the web at: GAO

Interns must work a minimum of 400 hours, part-time (minimum 24 hours per work) or full-time (40 hours per week) not to exceed a total of 640 hours.

The anticipated start date for these intern positions is January 2018. Interns may have an opportunity for a permanent position based on a successful intern experience (comprised of a minimum of 400 hours) and successful completion of degree requirements. The ability to convert to a permanent or term appointment with 400 hours of work experience is contingent upon budgetary conditions and staffing needs at the time of eligibility.

Note: Applicants who anticipate graduating before the completion of the internship will not be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is an application limit associated with this announcement. The announcement will close at 11:59 ET on the day we receive 500 applications, or at 11:59 PM eastern on 10/27/2017, whichever comes first. Any required documents must be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted past the day the application limit is reached, if applicable. If you choose to edit your application after it has been submitted, it will be removed from consideration until you re-submit your application. The date your application is last submitted will be used to determine whether you meet the cut-off criteria.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Enrolled and in good standing in an accredited degree program.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • It is important to have a well written, thoughtful response to the essay question, that is supported by your resume. You may draw upon academic, volunteer, and/or work experience as a basis for your response. You must provide an actual narrative response. Any application that says "Please see resume", "N/A", "work experiences", "military", or the equivalent will not be accepted. It is important that you do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If the panelists conclude that your narrative response is not supported by your resume, they will adjust your score accordingly.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the start of the internship.

    To qualify for the GS-4 level, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program leading to a Bachelor’s degree; and have completed 2 academic years of post-high school study OR an associate’s degree.

    An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.

    Please ensure that your USAJOBS resume is current and includes all education information (i.e., name of institution, number of credits completed, graduation/anticipated graduation date, dates of attendance, etc.).

    A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-students.html.

    NOTE: You must be a student to participate in the program and continue to be a student until the completion of the minimum 400 hour work requirement. If at any point during the internship (and for any reason) your status as a student changes to that of a non-student, your internship will be terminated.

    See "Qualifications" section.

    Based on the staffing needs, multiple selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

    Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement. (if applicable)

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

    GAO’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identify.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    If you meet the qualifications requirements, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories.

    Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

    Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.

    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Veteran’s preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (Best Qualified) for all positions except for Professional and Scientific positions at the grade 9/band I and above.

    Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first for further consideration. A screening panel will review your application package and responses to the narrative questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete answers, errors, or omissions may affect your rating. Your rating will be invalid if you fail to include a narrative reply to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation or your reply is "see resume."
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