Pathways Internship Student Trainee (Chemist)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study
You qualify for the GS-4 if you posses one of the following:
- Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study; OR
- Completed requirements for an Associate's degree
One year of full time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours and two years of full-time academic study is defined as 60 semester hours, 90 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 04/17/2018.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link.
Residency: If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three years prior to applying to this announcement:
- Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
- Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
- Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.
Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Bargaining Unit: This position is covered under the bargaining unit.
Conversions: Interns may be non-competitively converted from the Internship program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service within 120 days following successful completion of all their educational and work experience requirements in accordance with section 5 CFR 362.204 and there is an available position; however, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement: Pathways students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate studies or lower program, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for a master's program or higher program.
A Pathways Participant Agreement will be required if you are selected for a position. This agreement must be signed by all applicable parties prior to entrance on duty.
Schedules: Positions will be filled for a full-time basis.
Trial Period: The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participants' trial period.
Drug Testing: You must complete a drug test as a condition of employment for this position. Once employed, you will be subject to random and unannounced drug testing.
Position with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. if you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred in the following order after any DHS priority Reemployment candidates:
- Preference Status
- Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more
- Other 10-point preference eligibles
- 5-point preference eligibles
- Non-preference eligibles
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10167103 Read more Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation