Student Trainee (Operations Research Analyst)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Closes
Apr 27, 2018
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
  • Must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited education
  • Who May Apply: Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program
    Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled). Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

    Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited education.

    This intern position is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as a Operations Research Analyst. Interns will be assigned tasks designed to increase familiarity with the target occupation in a real world work environment.

    This opportunity follows a standard promotional path:
    The ideal candidate for this internship is enrolled as a Sophomore or Junior in a baccalaureate program, and has declared a major directly related to Operations Research. The ideal candidate will have excellent grades, possess exceptional people skills and ability to work with sensitive matters. Strong candidates will have academic experiences which include sufficient knowledge of applied mathematics to understand and use the fundamental concepts and techniques of operations research methods of analysis. Perform scientific work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques. The work also involves analyzing management problems and providing advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to these problems. The primary requirement of the work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis.
    To qualify for a Pathways Internship at the GS-03, students must have completed one full academic year of post-high school study. One full academic year is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university, or school to represent one year of full-time study.
    To qualify for a Pathways Internship at the GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study, or have an associate's degree. Two full academic years is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university, or school to represent two years of full-time study.
    To qualify for a Pathways Internship at the GS-05, students must have completed four full academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    For qualification purposes, an academic year is computed as follows:
    • At the undergraduate level, successfully completed education that has not led to possession of a degree is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours. For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the degree requirements. Additional credit cannot be given for duplicate course work.
    • For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.
    • An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
    • When academic credit is expressed in contract months, units, or other terms that differ from conventional semester or quarter hours, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide an interpretation of such credits from the appropriate institution in order to equate them to the semester or quarter hours specified in the standard.

    NOTE: If your college, vocational, trade, technical or high schools' definition of "academic year" differs from above, you must submit proof of this difference (e.g., copy of course catalog that defines an academic year). Absent this documentation, you will screened for academic qualifications based on the academic hours as defined in the bullets above.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Oral Communication
    • Research and Data Analysis
    • Scientific Research
    • Technology Application

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

    This is a student internship opportunity. Your transcripts are a required part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 36 position.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • You may claim military spouse preference.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • This position may require a mobility agreement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    Eligibility requirements for conversion to a permanent or term position. Interns must:
    • Be a U.S. Citizen at the time of conversion;
    • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program prior to or concurrent with completion of academic requirements;
    • Complete their educational requirements (as specified in the announcement);
    • Successfully complete all the requirements of the Internship Program as defined in the agency-participant agreement; and
    • Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP).

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified Candidate, Highly Qualified and Qualified Candidate. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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