Pathways Student Trainee (IT) Current FDIC Interns Only

Arlington, Virginia
Feb 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Employment Conditions.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.

To qualify for this program, applicants must: (1) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree seeking program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis; (2) have a preferred academic major in computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems management, technology management. Other majors may also include mathematics, statistics, information technology operations, information science, research or a degree that provides a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development of adaptation of applications, systems or networks; (3) have a minimum cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0; and (4) be in good academic standing.

NOTE: All eligible applicants MUST be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree seeking program that will begin during Spring 2018, and with an anticipated graduation date AFTER Apri. 1, 2019.

You may qualify for grades based on education, experience or a combination of education and experience. Education and experience requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


CG-05: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

CG-07: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education, or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) with completion of a bachelor's degree. If utilizing SAA, you must submit your transcripts or proof of your national honor society membership.

Superior Academic Achievement (SAA):

To qualify for SAA, applicants must have met one of the following:
a. A grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

b. A grade-point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

c. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university or major subdivision.

d. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies)recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

CG-09: Completion of all requirements for a master's degree or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate level education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related

Note: One full academic year of undergraduate is 30 semester hours. One full academic year of graduate/vocational/trades/technical/high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college/university/school. A certificate program must be a 1 year academic program if attending at a full-time status.

Qualifying Experience

CG-05: 1 year of IT related experience equivalent to a GS-04.
Specialized Experience for the CG-05: IT experience utilizing PC software and operating systems; assisting clients with the use of standard Microsoft applications; preparation of reports using Microsoft Office.

CG-07: 1 year of IT related experience equivalent to a GS-05.
Specialized Experience for the CG-07: IT experience developing and maintaining web pages and web-based applications; troubleshooting hardware and software configuration problems.

CG-09: 1 year of IT related experience equivalent to a GS-07.

Specialized Experience for the CG-09: IT experience performing PC software testing; writing installation scripts; developing software; researching and evaluating PC software and operating systems.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

To be eligible for conversion to the competitive service, you must complete 640 hours of work experience (up to 320 hours may be waived based on successful performance in the position and a 3.45 overall GPA); meet the OPM qualification standards for the target position; and meet the requirements of the FDIC Pathways Agreement. Service in the Pathways Internship Program confers no right to further employment.

NOTE: Prior to conversion to an Information Technology Specialist (2210 series), you must either have a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks or have IT related experience. IT related experience must demonstrate each of the four competencies listed below with a minimum of 1 year specialized experience at the next lower GS/CG level or equivalent:

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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

The online assessment questions and resume you submit for this position will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the basic requirements as outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that the documents you submit contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make this basic qualification determination.

If you meet the basic qualification requirements, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Qualified candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority.
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