General Admin Support Student Intern
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a Technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, at a qualifying educational institution on a half-time or full-time basis.
- Must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 or better (must provide a transcript and proof of enrollment/acceptance letter); these standards will be in effect for the duration of the internship.
- Must maintain enrollment/continue education throughout the duration of employment under the Pathways Program.
- Minimum Qualifications: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualifications stated above, you must also meet the minimum qualifications for the appropriate grade level.
- To qualify for the GS-4 level, you must have at least: To qualify for the GS-4 level, you must have: Completed 2 full academic years of post-high school education or an Associate Degree (one year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in a college or university; or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial or technical school).
- General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of General Office and Administrative Support Intern. Examples of general experience include: filing materials in alphabetical or chronological order; operating a copier machine; collating and stapling materials; producing a variety of written documents utilizing various word processing software functions; securing information from files and related sources.
- To qualify for the GS-5 level, you must have: Completed 4 academic years of post-high school education leading to a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent degree.
- Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical office support work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of a General Office and Administrative Support Intern. Examples of specialized experience include: reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness; typing and formatting correspondence and forms; obtaining information from files or general reference sources; taking messages and scheduling appointments; performing routine administrative functions.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov. For foreign education see: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your Resumé.
- In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
- In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
- Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran- preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If this position becomes available for conversion, an intern must perform the following to be eligible for conversion to the competitive service after completion of the program. Successfully complete an academic course of study as evidenced by a qualifying degree; complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Pathways Program;
meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the intern is being converted;
maintain acceptable performance under the Agency's approved performance management system;
and receive a favorable recommendation for conversion from supervisor.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three grouping categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these groupings, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. All CPS/CP preference eligibles that meet minimum qualification and eligibility requirements will be included in the "Best Qualified" grouping.
Definition of Category Groupings:
Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
Highly Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a proficiency in some of evaluation criteria.
Qualified: Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications with general knowledge, skills and abilities.
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.
In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualified category as defined by category rating procedures.