Student Trainee (Admin/Ofc Mgmt)

Washington D.C.
Apr 25, 2019
Apr 25, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


You must be a US Citizen to apply for this job.
Be at least 16 years old (by closing date of this vacancy announcement)
Currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, technical, or vocational school.
Students must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 2.5 or higher.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required for all males born after 12/31/1959.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work places no special physical demands on the employee. The work includes some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items such as paper and books.

Criminal Justice or Forensics (for 1st recruit) and Media or Communications (for second recruit) degrees preferred but not required.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience (GS-4):
Applicants must have completed 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate degree. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to: Experience with several types of office automation software packages, practices, and procedures, and ability to apply these knowledge and skills in processing and producing a wide range of documents and other materials in support of the office mission. Skill to operate a personal computer and operating related equipment such as printers and copiers. Under general supervision performs duties independently in accordance with established instructions and procedures. Uses own initiative to resolve recurring problems. Employee selects and applies instructions when available. Researches general guidelines to determine specific procedures. When existing guidelines cannot be applied, refers to supervisor or technical specialist.

Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: and

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

Competency 1 - Utilizes several types of office automation software packages, practices, and procedures, and utilizes these systems in processing and producing a wide range of documents and other materials.

Competency 2 - Clarifies and exchanges information, schedules and arranges meetings, and provides organization personnel with help on applicable procedures.

Competency 3 - Interacts with a wide variety of visitors from other offices within and outside the organization.

Competency 4 - Prepares and coordinates correspondence and reports.

Competency 5 - Identifies problems and uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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.

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Drug test required No