Student Trainee - Transportation Program Support

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 14, 2019
Closes
Jun 18, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Secretarial Internship Program with the Department of Transportation is designed to provide interns an opportunity to broaden their perspectives on issues facing government. Interns will work throughout the DOT and support higher-level management in coordinating, facilitating, and implementing activities within the office to which they are assigned; and be exposed to and participate in activities, innovations, and challenges facing the Transportation Industry.

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Responsibilities

The Student Trainee (Program Support) will:
  • Develop documents, such as research based papers, graphs, charts, and other data to be used by transportation officials in defining transportation challenges and recommending options and potential solutions.
  • Assist management in collecting, organizing and maintaining program and/or functional documentation and materials.
  • Perform a variety of program support functions, such as inputting, assigning, maintaining, monitoring, or updating work status and records as well as administering and performing other support activities.
  • Participate in meetings, events, and briefings.
  • Prepare a variety of correspondence, memoranda, and briefing information as requested, through the use of Microsoft Office products.

Ideal Candidate: The Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking for Undergraduate and Graduate students with an interest in transportation, preferably majoring in political science, business, human resources and research-based majors. The DOT is seeking students who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and self-initiative. These positions are located in the DOT HQ building, which is directly across the street from the Metro and blocks away from the National's Baseball stadium.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
07

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and meet Pathways Internship requirements.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • Must complete a background investigation
  • This position is NOT telework eligible; intern must work onsite.
  • May be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • INTERNSHIP: Must meet the requirements for the Internship Program.
  • PROOF OF ENROLLMENT: Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate at least half-time.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Must complete a background investigation.
  • DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT: Selectee is required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for federal employment.
  • You must maintain status as a current student while on this appointment.
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  • Bargaining Unit: Position may be covered by a bargaining unit.
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt


Qualifications

This position has an education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the education requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

GS-4 Completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.

GS-5 Completion of four academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or four academic years of pre-professional study.

GS-7 Completion of one academic year of graduate level education; OR bachelor's degree with http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=General-Policies">Superior Academic Achievement as defined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook; OR five academic years of pre-professional study.

Superior Academic Achievement- In the upper one-third of graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on official transcript, or based on courses completed during final 2 years of curriculum; OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed during the final 2 years of curriculum.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - click here . 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 when requested will result in lost consideration.

For the definition of a qualifying educational institution, please use the following link: click here

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the definition of a Student, click here for additional information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/

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.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Grade qualifications must be met prior to start date.

All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Additional information

If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement. Interns may work full-time or part-time during the school year (based on agency needs) while continuing their education.

You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways Internship appointment. If selected by management, you are required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

This is an Excepted Service appointment. As a part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee's projected graduation date, plus 120 days. Upon graduation, depending on the qualifications and the Agency's need the student intern may be converted without a break in service to a term (time-limited) or permanent appointment, to a position that has a career ladder target up to the GS-12, provided they are a US citizen who has worked at least 640 hours in an appropriate program and has received a favorable recommendation from the supervisor for retention. There is no guarantee of a permanent position following this internship. Selectee is on a trial period while on a Pathways Internship appointment.

This is an Excepted Service Appointment for an initial period expected to last 1-year, with the possibility of extending and/or conversion to a term or permanent appointment.

You must be a student currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university:
  • Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the education institution (typically six hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate).
  • Maintain good academic standing, generally, at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for undergraduate programs and a 3.0 GPA for graduate programs, on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the qualification standards of the position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement; furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term.


For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets

For a list of accredited institutions, please visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .

You will be required to provide documentation to support eligibility.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job. Qualified students will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by veteran preference status: (1) Preference eligible having a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran preference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) candidates not eligible for veteran preference.

You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application or supporting documentation is incomplete. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or adverse action after hiring.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be provided by the closing date.
  • Current Resume: Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and required from all applicants.
  • Completed Questionnaire.
  • College Transcripts: Copies of your transcripts which includes courses currently in progress. "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. (Prior to appointment, an official transcript will be required.) Required from all applicants who are currently enrolled.
  • Acceptance Letter of Enrollment: A letter from the educational institution that confirms the following: The degree/diploma program in which you have been accepted and that you will be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Required from all applicants who have been accepted for enrollment.
  • Department of Defense Form DD-214: Official document verifying creditable military service (if applicable).
  • Standard Form 15: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, to adjudicate individuals' claims for veterans' preference (if applicable).
  • Veterans Administration Letter: Official document verifying total compensable disability based on military service (if applicable).

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

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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