Student Trainee (Clerk) (OA) -NTE 1 year

Lorton, Virginia
Sep 27, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Drug testing designated position.
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be a current student.
  • This position is a temporary excepted service appointment, Not To Exceed (NTE) one year with the possibility of extension without further posting. This student position can possibly be extended until the student graduates or is no longer enrolled at which time the position will terminate.

    Please note that if you are a fall 2018 graduate you will not be eligible for this student appointment unless you are enrolled at a qualifying educational institution seeking an additional degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) or an advanced degree. You also must submit proof of acceptance along with you current transcripts for consideration.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site.

    Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) throughout their appointment to remain in the program.

    You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree program or qualified certificate program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0. 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.

    At the GS-1 grade level you must either be currently enrolled in High School or a GED program.

    At the GS-2 grade level you must either have successfully completed a high school diploma or equivalent or will have successfully completed a high school diploma or equivalent within 9 months from the closing date.

    At the GS-3 grade level you must either have successfully completed one full year of post-high school study or will have successfully completed one full year of post-high school study within 9 months from the closing date of this announcement.

    At the GS-4 grade level you must either have successfully completed an Associate's degree or two full academic years of post-high school study or will have successfully completed an Associate's degree or two full academic years of post-high school study within 9 months from the closing date of this announcement.

    At the GS-5 grade level you must either have a 4 academic course years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree, 3 years of general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 level work, or a combination of education and experience.

    Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:
    Attention to Detail
    Oral Communication
    Written Communication

    PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute with 3 or fewer errors.

    You must be currently accepted for enrollment OR are you currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution (a public high school whose curriculum has been approved by a State or local governing body; a private school that provides secondary education as determined under State law, a home school that is allowed to operate in a State; any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education: technical or vocational school; a 2-year or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g. law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum), on a full or half-time basis? You must remain enrolled and will be required to provide proof of current student status to be eligible for this program. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, click here.

    Educational enrollment MUST be on a half-time or full-time basis. Half-time basis is defined by the academic institution that the student is enrolled or accepted into.

    Applicants MUST submit a transcript or proof of enrollment with the online application that details current classes or enrollment status and GPA.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here.

    If selected, you must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement; be able to furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and be able to provide verification of academic status (official transcript) at the end of each academic term.

    Direct Deposit:
    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

    A recruitment incentive may be authorized

    All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

    It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click here to access the Drug Questionnaire.

    To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

    Click the below links for additional information.

    How to Claim Veterans' Preference

    Military Spouse Preference

    Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

    EEO Policy Statement

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

    In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

    If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

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

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. 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. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories; Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligible.

    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).

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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