Student Trainee (Administrative)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 14, 2019
Closes
Jun 15, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.
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Responsibilities

The Student Trainee participates as an apprentice with higher-graded staff to acquire skill and techniques in addressing and monitoring larger and more complex program applications performing the following duties:
  • Assist senior staff with routine program support tasks, including planning, scheduling, and coordination of meetings; maintenance and distribution of publications and meeting materials.
  • Assist with developing memoranda, letters, reports, background papers and talking points for speeches or briefings.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
5

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Registered or exempt from Selective Service (www.sss.gov)
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Proof of student status must be submitted with the application
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing of at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative) for an undergraduate degree program
  • Students must provide official transcripts, if selected
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • One-year trial period may be required.
  • To qualify for promotions, the Interns must have the same level and type of experience and/or education usually required for an initial appointment.
  • Student Interns without the NTE are eligible for career ladder promotion upon meeting qualification standards and other eligibility requirements


Qualifications

To become a Pathways Intern, the incumbent must meet the below education requirement:
  • GS-3 - Completion of I full academic year of post-high school study.
  • GS-4 Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
  • GS-5 Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
An individual participating in the Student Trainee 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 with an established career ladder, when that career ladder has been established in the announcement for which they were selected.

Education

Pathways Internship Eligibility :
** Students graduating in the Summer 2019 Term and are not enrolled for a new degree seeking Program, or Certificate Program after graduation and/or not enrolled to attend the Fall 2019 Term will be rated ineligible for this position

1.) Be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate on a full or half-time basis.

2) A citizen of the U.S. (or lawfully admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed under Immigration law, and able to be employed under the appropriations ban on employment of non-citizens);

3) Maintain good academic standing of at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative) for an undergraduate degree program and 3.0 GPA for a professional master's degree program.

4) Meet the qualifications standards as well as any security requirements for the position.

All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov/ .

NOTE: You MUST provide proof that you are currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment in the next academic term on a full-time or part-time basis. Interns are required to submit proof of enrollment and remain in good academic standing as outlined in per each term.

Additional information

Travel and transportation expenses may be paid: No

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Drug Screening Required: No

Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No

Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No

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This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see Agency Contact Info for whom to contact for more info. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are unable to apply online, please go to https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Veterans Preference does apply to this announcement. 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. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
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Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume and supporting documentation against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Candidates in the "Best Qualified" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10493056

CONVERSION REQUIREMENTS
Interns can be non-competitively converted to a permanent or term position within HHS upon successful completion of Pathways Program requirements. However, non-competitive conversion or placement is not guaranteed, which is based on various factors such as budget, organizational needs, student performance, education, etc.

Eligibility for conversion to competitive service:
- Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program;
- Complete the degree in an accredited college or university;
- Meet OPM's qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted;
- Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and;
- Perform the job successfully as documented through performance evaluations, an/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP).

All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov/ .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume. You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose, you must that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information (address, phone, and email); 3) Education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series, and grade if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number and email address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and 6) other qualifications.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
3. Supporting Documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (showing character of service). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214 (showing character of service), you must also submit a standard form 15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. If you are currently active duty, you must provide an official statement (including character of service and expected discharge date) from your command; discharge dates must be within 120 days from the closing of this announcement. For more information on veterans' preference see: www.fedshirevets.gov .
- Education. Transcripts are required: an unofficial copy of your transcript and/or letter from an education institute stating that you have meet all degree requirements; is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty. Transcripts must show the institution name and individual's name. All education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education website at www.ed.gov . All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed at foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by an accredited private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation, at the time of application, will result in lost of consideration. For more information, visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

APPLICATON MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 06/14/2019. Application materials will not be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.

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You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

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.

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