Information Technology (IT Auditor Intern) Student Trainee

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 01, 2018
Closes
Oct 01, 2018
Function
Audit and Tax, IT
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - May be authorized


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
  • You must be able to work a minimum of 400 hours (approximately 10-16 weeks) during the internship.

    To qualify for the GS-7 level, you must be enrolled in a Graduate degree program and meet at least one of the following:

    1.  Have a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement (defined below) in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management; OR

    2.  Have a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement (defined below) that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the IT-related fields identified above, and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks; OR

    3.  Have one full year of graduate-level education in one or more of the fields identified above; OR

    4.  Have one year of specialized experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as performing duties that involve evaluating information about IT management and security topics, such as systems development; program planning and management; requirements management; investment management; information assurance; cloud computing; IT contractor oversight; IT workforce planning; cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; electronic records management; and/or IT privacy; and developing recommendations based on findings, and presenting such recommendations to decision makers. In addition, have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies: (1) Attention to Detail - demonstrates the ability to take thorough notes, prepare accurate written summaries, and synthesize information and drawing preliminary conclusions; (2) Teamwork – demonstrates the ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team-based setting (3) Written and Oral Communication – demonstrates the ability to conduct and participate in meetings, and present information in writing and orally to team members, management, and stakeholders; and (4) Problem Solving – demonstrates the ability to apply analytical methods to identify patterns, trends, or irregularities, and to assess evidence to develop findings and recommendations for improvement.

    Superior Academic Achievement is defined as: a) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision; b) Grade Point Average - 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum. If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are non-graded, i.e. pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc., you cannot qualify based on GPA; c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position). (If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership, provide appropriate documentation).;

    To qualify for the GS-9 level, you must be enrolled in a Graduate degree program and meet at least one of the following:

    1. Have a graduate degree, that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the following subjects: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management; and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks; OR
    2. Have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as performing duties that involve evaluating information about IT management and security topics, such as systems development; program planning and management; requirements management; investment management; information assurance; cloud computing; IT contractor oversight; IT workforce Planning; cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; electronic records management; and/or IT privacy; and developing recommendations based on findings, and presenting such recommendations to decision makers. In addition, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies: (1) Attention to Detail - demonstrates the ability to take thorough notes, prepare accurate written summaries, and synthesize information and drawing preliminary conclusions; (2) Teamwork – demonstrates the ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team-based setting (3) Written and Oral Communication – demonstrates the ability to conduct and participate in meetings, and present information in writing and orally to team members, management, and stakeholders; and (4) Problem Solving – demonstrates the ability to apply analytical methods to identify patterns, trends, or irregularities, and to assess evidence to develop findings and recommendations for improvement.

      At the start of the program, all qualifications must be met and proof of enrollment through May 2019 for the Spring 2019 Internship and August 2019 for the Summer  2019 internship leading towards a Graduate degree must be evident.

      NOTE:  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.

    You must be currently enrolled and good standing in an accredited degree program throughout the duration of the internship.

    All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited institutions.

    Please ensure that you will have the required number of IT-related educational hours at the start of the 2019  internship. 

    This position does not have promotion potential.  Interns are considered for the grade level for which they apply.

    This is a non-bargaining position

    Student interns may have an opportunity for a permanent or term position based on a successful intern experience (completion of a minimum of 400 hours of work) 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.

    If you have exceptional analytical, communication, and collaboration skills, and can demonstrate high levels of initiative, then GAO is where you want to be!

    To learn more about GAO and our IT Team, please visit us on the web at: http://www.gao.gov/about/index.html."

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

    Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit http://www.sss.gov/.

    Selectees 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.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees (and interns) with disabilities.  To request an accommodation, please email ReasonableAccommodations@gao.gov

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office’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 identity.

     The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

    The positions may be filled at either grade level advertised.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

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

    After you submit your application, it will be reviewed to determine whether you have submitted all of the required documents as set forth below by the closing date of the announcement and meet the eligibility requirements. If you have submitted all required documents in a timely fashion and meet the eligibility requirements, your application will be reviewed by a screening panel.  The panel will assign a score to your application based on the answer you provide to the essay question contained in this announcement and your resume.

    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.  The essay cannot exceed 2,000 characters, including spaces.  You must provide an actual narrative response.  Any application that says “Please see resume” or the equivalent or “N/A” 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 applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

    • Knowledge of and experience with analytical concepts, principles, and practices (methods) that provides the ability to analyze and evaluate qualitative and quantitativedata to make logical inferences and/or draw logical conclusions.
    • Ability to prepare written documents that effectively communicate information, some of which are complex, that are complete, organized, and grammatically correct.
    • Ability to learn new and complex material quickly in order to understand the issues and obtain relevant and sufficient information about the research problem/issue.

       

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