IT Specialist (Student Trainee)

Washington D.C.
Apr 26, 2019
Apr 26, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • You must be able to obtain a background security investigation
  • You will be required to execute a Pathways program participation agreement
  • You must adhere to Pathways program requirements
  • You are required to register for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/03/59
  • To be eligible for basic consideration, all Pathways Interns must:
    • Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, on at least a half-time basis, at a qualifying educational institution;
    • Be seeking a diploma, degree, or certificate; AND
    • Be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
    To qualify at the GS-5 level, you must meet one of the following requirements: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree, in a related field such as Information Technology AND have one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 obtained in the federal or private sector which demonstrates all of the following: Work experience showing attention to detail, customer service, written/oral communication, problem solving skills and abilities, utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Project), managing multiple concurrent initiatives, and identifying areas of improvement.

    The following link contains more detailed information on Student Internships under the Pathways program:

    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.

    Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree, in a related field such as Information Technology.

    For proof of education, you are required to submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements, if it has been certified. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accreditation organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials:

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    There is no implied expectation of conversion in this career opportunity.

    Time period to meet qualifications: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    1. Male applicants born after 12/31/59 are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act. The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    2. References: If you are contacted for an interview, please be prepared to provide a list of three references. Include your association with the individual, and include current phone numbers and email addresses.

    3. Continued employment: While not implied, and dependent on program requirements and budget, this position may be extended past the 6-month employment period, either under the Pathways Program or term employment. Any extension would continue to be covered under program requirements, and benefits may change. More information is available at:

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

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    Knowledge of general Project Management Principals.
    Skills in Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Project.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    Strong organization skills in order to manage multiple concurrent initiatives.
    Ability to work independently and the ability to identify areas of improvement.

    In addition you must have experience demonstrating these competencies:

    Attention to Detail
    Customer Service
    Problem Solving

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education on the information provided and evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).

    Better: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Good: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Names of the candidates in the Best category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    Your experience is also evaluated using an assessment questionnaire, which is available at the following link:

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    Drug test required No

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