Student Trainee (Human Resources)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Dec 18, 2018
Closes
Dec 18, 2018
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel May Be Required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
  • Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.

    You must meet both the (1) Experience and/or Education Requirement and the (2) Pathways Program Requirements.

    (1) EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    GS 5: applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service which demonstrates skill in analyzing and interpreting regulations and policy, the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and the ability to use software applications to develop reports, spreadsheets, and track data.  Examples may include researching policy and/or procedures and presenting analysis orally or in writing; using software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel to develop reports and track data; or providing guidance to customers based on standard operating procedures or policies. 

    OR

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

    GS-5: Completion of four (4) academic years of post-high school education

    NOTE: One (1) year of education is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.

    OR

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements. Only education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used.

    (2)PATHWAYS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    • You must be enrolled and attending a qualifying educational institution pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate;
    • You must have (and maintain) good academic standing, as defined by your school, generally at least a 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for undergraduate programs (without rounding).  You must provide proof of your school's academic requirement with your application if the requirement is less than 2.0.
    • Advanced degree students and above must have (and maintain) a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) based on your school's academic requirements. You must provide proof of your school's academic requirement with your application if the requirement is less than 3.0.
    • You must remain enrolled at least half-time in order to continue to be eligible for the Pathways Internship Program.
    • Unofficial transcripts and/or enrollment letter for Fall 2018 semester must be provided with application package. Official transcripts showing Fall 2018 attendance/grades and Spring 2019 enrollment will be required if selected for a position.
    • If you are graduating after the Spring 2019 semester and cannot provide documentation of enrollment in another qualifying program, you are not eligible for these positions.

     

     

    The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    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 provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

    Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: here To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.  Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. 

    PATHWAYS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    • You must be enrolled and attending a qualifying educational institution pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate;
    • You must have (and maintain) good academic standing, as defined by your school, generally at least a 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for undergraduate programs (without rounding).  You must provide proof of your school's academic requirement with your application if the requirement is less than 2.0.
    • Advanced degree students and above must have (and maintain) a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) based on your school's academic requirements. You must provide proof of your school's academic requirement with your application if the requirement is less than 3.0.
    • You must remain enrolled at least half-time in order to continue to be eligible for the Pathways Internship Program.
    • Unofficial transcripts and/or enrollment letter for Fall 2018 semester must be provided with application package. Official transcripts showing Fall 2018 attendance/grades and Spring 2019 enrollment will be required if selected for a position.
    • If you are graduating after the Spring 2019 semester and cannot provide documentation of enrollment in another qualifying program, you are not eligible for these positions.

    PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION:

    The Agency has the option to convert an intern to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) if the requirements of the program are met. This is not automatic. It is at the discretion of the employing office. Interns may be converted to the GS level qualified for at the time of conversion. To be eligible for conversion, an intern must:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program.
    • Complete their degree or certificate requirements.
    • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standards for the position to which the intern will be converted.
    • Meet agency-specific requirements as specific in the Participant's Agreement, and
    • Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP).
    • A relocation incentive is not authorized.
    • The salary range listed is for the locality pay area of Washington, D.C. and may differ based on the duty location.

    Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.

    Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will decide to opt for conversion.

    • To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at https://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/.
    • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
    • DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
    • Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
    • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    • If selected for this position, and you have not previously completed these requirements, you are subject to (1) completion of a 2 day onboarding program at your primary duty location.
    • This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
    • At the Agency's discretion, students hired under the Pathways Program may be extended beyond 9/14/2019 and/or non-competitively converted to a term, career, or career-conditional appointment with a possible Full Performance Level (FPL) of GS 5, GS 7, GS 9, GS 11, GS 12, or GS13 (FPL varies based on the hiring department) upon graduation. Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.

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

    Individuals will be evaluated against OPM qualification standard for the position being filled.

    Each applicant will receive a determination of eligible or ineligible.

    Qualified applicants eligible for veteran's preference will be referred and considered ahead of non-veterans.

    Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference.

    More information on entitlement is available at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before a selection certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that minimum qualification requirements are met.


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