Student Trainee (Accounting/Auditing)

Washington D.C.
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel occasionally to attend training, as required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
  • Complete a one year trial period.
  • Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to a job offer; an official transcript will be required if you are selected.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel occasionally to attend training, as required.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
  • Sign a statement that you are voluntarily leaving the competitive service for a position in the excepted service, if applicable.
  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.

You must meet the following Eligibility Requirements and Qualification Requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Eligibility Requirements:

1) You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (high school, college (4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate) in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842.  Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met.  An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.  For more information on the education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.

2) Grade Point Average (GPA): Every semester, you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

3) You must be seeking a degree in Accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that includes or is supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.

Qualification Requirements:

To qualify for the NB-II level, you must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Education: In the Internship Program, you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Completion of one full academic year of post-high school study; OR

B. Experience: You may qualify with 6 months of full-time, general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR

C. You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.  

If qualifying with experience, the experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

Please Note: The Accountant/Auditor eligibility and qualification requirements are interchangeable.Conversion to an Accountant/Auditor is contingent on meeting the basic education requirement. There are two ways to meet this basic requirement. Completion or expected completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 semester hours of credit in business law. OR A combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses, which may include up to 6 semester hours of business law, OR a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

Please see Qualifications section for education.

  • Following the completion of educational requirements, you may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. In order to be converted, you must have completed educational requirements and work requirements (640 hours prior to graduation, unless you meet one of the exceptions described at
  • For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to:
  • You must be able to work in Washington, DC for the duration of the internship.
  • If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
  • Salary range includes 20% geographical pay.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
  • Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
  • Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, proof of education (transcripts), and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume and transcript(s) include detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume and transcript(s) may result in a “not qualified” determination.


Application Review: All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may be referred to the hiring manager in veteran's preference order.  An unranked list will be used for the selection process. The hiring manager may review the application of all qualified individuals and make selection(s) in accordance with veterans’ preference.  We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

Veterans’ Preference: Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed.  Veterans who are awarded preference are listed before non-preference eligibles and are required by law to be considered before non-preference-eligibles in the applicant pool.

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