Technical Training Program Assistant , GS-0303-07 (Recent Grad)

Washington D.C.
Nov 12, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen & Background Investigation required.
  • You must submit a transcript with your application.
  • If selected Intern must sign DOI Participant Agreement.
  • Subject to Financial Disclosure Requirements. You cannot own any
  • direct or indirect financial interest in a coal mining operation.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - must complete Selective Service Registration
  • Applicants must meet the definition of a Student:

    The purpose of the Recent Graduate Program is to provide graduates exposure to public service. The program is formally structured to give the selected person the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic/career goals. Participants will complete assigned duties, tasks and developmental activities as specified in the program.  This is a career development, Excepted Service appointment under the OSMRE Pathways Recent Graduate Program.

    If selected for this position, you will be appointed under the Excepted Service on a Recent Graduate appointment for one year. Participants who successfully meet the requirements at the end of their first year may be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service. This conversion is at the agency's discretion.


    • Must meet the eligibility requirements for the Recent Graduate Program.
    • Recent Graduates will enter a formal training program with a mentor and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations.
    • Recent Graduates must receive at least 40 hours of formal training directly linked to their employment field.
    • Recent Graduates serve a trial period for the duration of their excepted service appointment.
    • Recent Graduates will be required to sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement.
    • Applicants must provide documentation of completion within the previous 2 years of a qualifying, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution*.
    • Applicants must meet grade qualifications by start date.
    • Provide all required documents by the closing date of announcement.
    • Selectee is required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement.  However, you must possess one year of specialized experience with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or directly related to the position be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal service, or comparable pay band system. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Examples of Specialized Experience may include: assisting in the planning, reviewing, and reporting of data results of a training program; or maintaining program-specific data using automated software, i.e. Excel, Access, PowerPoint (Microsoft Suite) to track information such as milestones, progress reports, funding accomplishments, and compliance strategies.

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    *Applicants must have obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years unless military service interfered with a veterans eligibility to apply during that two year time frame. Veterans meeting the above exclusion may apply within 2 years of discharge or 6 years from the date of receipt of the degree whichever comes first.

    ( for information on crediting education.

    You must provide a copy of ALL of your college/vocational/technical transcript(s). See  "Required Documents" section for additional information.

    Applicants may refer to the U.S.Department of Education’s Institutional Accreditation System to determine whether their school/program is accredited:

    Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. See OPM's General Policies ( for information on crediting education.

    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.

    Accreditation: Only education from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education is acceptable to meet education requirements or to substitute for experience, if applicable. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at U.S. Department of Education website at

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: Selective Service.

    Financial Disclosure
    : Candidates for employment are required to submit a “Statement of Financial Interests.” Selectee will be required to file Forms OGE 450 and DI 1993 upon entrance on the job and annually thereafter to avoid any conflict of employment and financial interests. Every OSMRE employee is prohibited from owning any direct or indirect financial interest in a coal mining operation, in accordance with 30 CFR 706. The financial interest of an OSMRE employee’s spouse, minor child or relative living with the employee is imputed to the employee. A new employee owning any interest in coal mining operations will be required to divest themselves of the interest.

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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 the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:

    Gold Category (Highly-qualified): Exceeds the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high proficiency and a comprehensive level of the critical competencies of the job:

    Silver Category (Well Qualified): Demonstrates possession and a comprehensive level of the critical competencies of the job.

    Bronze Category (Qualified): Meets the basic qualification requirements established for the job, but failed to meet the definition for well-qualified.

    Application of Veterans Preference:  The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible' s who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

    Within each category, veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of an extensive body of rules, procedures, operations, and regulations pertaining to administrative and clerical functions of an office.
    2. Knowledge of various office automation systems and software to accomplish various assignments, i.e. Excel, Access & PowerPoint (Microsoft Suite).
    3. Ability to communicate in person and in writing to convey new or existing administrative procedures to an office staff.
    4. Knowledge of Federal travel regulations.

    You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application or supporting documentation is incomplete. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or adverse action after hiring.

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    Drug test required No

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