Student Trainee (Investigative Analyst)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college or university, or graduate or professional school; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate on at least a half-time basis.
Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater. (G.P.A.'s are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.45 rounds to 2.5 and 2.44 rounds to 2.4).
You must be enrolled through the Fall 2019 semester and not expect to graduate prior to.
- Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions;
- Plan and organize work; and
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
OR a combination of education and experience as listed above.
To qualify for the GS-7 Grade level: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-5 Federal grade level. The specialized experience is experience in or related to investigations of criminal violations that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Experience includes but is not limited to providing investigative or inspection support for a law enforcement organization; fundamental research techniques sufficient to collect relevant data and perform computations and analyses; Written communication techniques sufficient to clearly and concisely summarize data from various sources; and skill in using graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and computer print outs to interpret data.
OR one full year of graduate level education in social sciences, business or public administration, behavioral sciences, and sociology. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.
One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be determined from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as equivalent to 1 year of full-time study;
Or Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): A Bachelor's degree in one of the above fields of study with SAA. SAA may be met in one of the following three ways:
1. Class Standing -Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, based on completed courses.
2. Grade Point Average-Applicants must have a GPS of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or based on the last 2 years of the curriculum; or a 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed in the major during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
3. Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society- Applicants can be considered eligible for SAA based on membership in a national scholastic honor society that meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. a master's degree, LL.B, J.D., or equivalent degree that demonstrates the competencies needed to do the work of the position may be substituted for the experience required;
OR a combination of education and experience as listed above.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
The initial cut-off date for this announcement is December 10, 2018, subsequent cut-off dates at regular intervals for eligible applicants every week during the life of the announcement, (February 1, 2019), or as long as there is a vacancy to fill.
Conversion may occur at Headquarters, Washington, DC or at one of our regional offices
Any male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, and who is subsequently selected for this position must certify that he is registered for the military selective service by the date he is to enter on duty. False certification may result in termination after appointment.
If you served on active duty in the U.S. Military and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veteran's preference. More information on veterans' is available in the VetGuide that may be found on the United States Office of Personnel Management website at www.opm.gov.
If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume/application. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a purple heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10 point veteran preference” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your claim.
Although veteran preference points will not be assigned under the student vacancy, veteran preference eligibles will be listed ahead of non-veterans.
Candidates will be asked to fill out a Declaration for Federal Employment (Optional Form 306). Individuals selected for positions will be required to certify that their application materials are accurate when they enter on duty.
Additional selections may be made within 90 days of the opening date of this announcement should vacancies occur.
THIS AGENCY PROVIDES REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE AGENCY. THE DECISION ON GRANTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, UNION AFFILIATION OR NON-AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, NON-DISQUALIFYING PHYSICAL HANDICAP, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT REASON. THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG), U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
Applications received in government envelopes will not be considered.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Candidates will be assessed based on their eligibility requirements listed under qualifications and key requirements. Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements will not be further evaluated.
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