Student Trainee (Admin Support)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- High School
-College (including 4-year colleges/universities, community college, and junior college)
-Professional, Technical, Vocational, and Trade School
-Advanced Degree Program
-Other qualifying educational institutions
A note about certificate programs: Certificate programs are defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institute and must be equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study. The certificate program must also be a part of an accredited college-level, technical, vocational, trade, or business school curriculum.
Applicants must be 16 years of age by the closing date.
You must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. We do not round. GPA is based on current enrollment.
This announcement is open to U.S. citizens, non-citizens, national or legal permanent residents.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by June 30, 2019.
To qualify for the GS-1 grade level: You must be enrolled in a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) program.
To qualify for the GS-2 grade level: You must have completed the requirements for a high school diploma or GED OR have 3 months of general work experience equivalent to a GS-1 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to filing paperwork, using computer software, answering phone calls, and directing correspondence to the appropriate individual.
To qualify for the GS-3 grade level: You must have completed at least 1 full year of post high school education OR have 6 months of general work experience equivalent to a GS-2 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to processing paperwork, preparing correspondence, receiving visitors and telephone calls and referring them to the appropriate staff members.
To qualify for the GS-4 grade level: You must have completed at least 2 full years of post high school education or completed the requirements for an associate's degree OR have one (1) year of general work experience equivalent to a GS-3 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to creating filing systems, using computer software, and organizing and maintaining manual and reference guides.
To qualify for the GS-5 grade level: You must have completed 4 academic years of post high school education leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree OR have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: performing clerical tasks related to processing paperwork related to administrative duties, utilizing automated systems and software applications, inputting information into databases, assisting with providing logistical support for program staff, preparing travel documents, providing general office support to staff.
To qualify for the GS-6 grade level: You must demonstrate in your resume, at least 1 year of qualifying experience equivalent to a GS-5 in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of qualifying experience include: receiving visitors/phone calls, directing caller to appropriate staff; maintaining files; maintaining policies/procedures/docs for ready reference; maintaining office supplies; arranging equipment repair, and/or office moves; performing travel-related duties; utilizing automated systems and software applications, inputting information into databases, assisting with providing logistical support for program staff, etc.
To qualify for the GS-7 grade level: You have completed one (1) full academic year of graduate-level education OR demonstrate eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree OR 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-6 in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector.
Special Provisions/or Interns with Previous Related Education or Experience: Previous education and/or experience may be evaluated to determine the highest grade level for which the individual is qualified.
Superior Academic Achievement: If you are claiming S.A.A. you must provide evidence such as a copy of your official transcript at the time of application. To be eligible under Superior Academic Achievement at the GS-07 level you must meet one of the following requirements: a) graduating within the upper-third of the graduating class in a college, university, or major subdivision such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; b) obtain a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; c) being elected for membership in a national scholastic honor society.
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.
Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10469029
You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. If you are enrolled for the Fall 2019 semester and do not yet have a transcript, please provide an acceptance or enrollment verification letter with your application (e.g. a graduating high school student that is enrolled for a bachelor's degree program for Fall 2019 must provide proof of acceptance).
Applicants who have completed their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization and must provide a copy of the evaluation prior to receiving an official offer.
Click here for information on Foreign Education.
Superior Academic Achievement: When claiming SAA, the applicant must provide supplementary evidence to verify SAA (e.g. transcripts).
This position is a temporary Student Trainee position with a not-to-exceed (NTE) date of 9/30/2019. Managers will have the option to extend these appointments on a case-by-case basis. Extensions are not guaranteed and are held at the Agency's discretion.
Student Trainees and their supervisors must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement which outlines expectations for the internship prior to entrance on duty.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 of higher on a 4.0 scale is required throughout the duration of the program.
Students graduating in May or June 2019 and are not accepted or enrolled for a new degree-seeking program after graduation will be rated ineligible for this position.
Applicants under 18 years of age will require a work permit prior to appointment.
This announcement can be used to fill a variety of administrative positions such as: HR Assistant, HR Specialist, Program Specialist, Program Support Assistant, Administrative Technician, Administrative Support, Management/Program Analyst, Budget Analyst, Contract Specialist, Contract Support, Purchasing Agent, Grants Management Specialist, IT Specialist, Computer Assistant, Communications Clerk, Auditor, Accountant, Public Health Analyst, Health Physicist, Engineer, Extramural Staff Assistant, Extramural Support Assistant, Ethics Program Assistant/Intern, Ethics Analyst, Procurement Technician, Communications Specialist, Medical Records Support, Health Specialist, Supply Systems Analyst, Administrative Officer, Program Specialist, Lab Assistant, Library and Archives Assistant, as well as many others.
Non-competitive conversion may be made to either a one-grade or two-grade interval position, depending on the agency's policy. An individual participating in the Internship Program who otherwise meets the Program requirements for conversion (i.e., work hours, satisfactory performance, educational requirements, training completed, etc.) may be converted to a position that has an established career ladder. For a description of the positions listed above, please visit: https://hr.nih.gov/jobs/global-recruitment.
While conversion is not guaranteed, NIH Student Trainees, with U.S. citizenship, may be converted to a career-conditional appointment (permanent, or to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of all program requirements as specified by the Pathways Participant Agreement.
Student Trainees must work 640 hours prior to graduation in order to be eligible for conversion.
Student Trainees appointed for less than 90 days in duration are generally not eligible for benefits.
Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement across the NIH.
This position is designated as a "non-emergency/non-teleworker" position and the selected candidate will be considered a "non-emergency/ non-teleworker" employee.
The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications.
Veteran's Preference does apply. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, to verify your preference claim and receive preference you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: DD-214 member 4 copy (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. If you are a veteran, click here for additional information and about required documents.
Selections will be made in preference order. All individuals in the highest preference group must be selected before making selections from the next lower preference eligible group. All preference eligibles must be selected before making selections from the non-preference eligible group.