Student Trainee (Human Resources) GS-0299-04/05 Pathways Intern

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jul 12, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position serves as a Student Trainee (Human Resources) in the Compensation & Benefits Branch (CBB), Division of Human Resource Management (HRM), Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM), National Science Foundation (NSF). The Branch has responsibility for managing the following programs: benefits and retirement, workers' compensation, Work/Life programs, payroll, and pay and leave administration.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Human Resources Specialists within CBB that manage the benefits (health insurance, life insurance, etc.), retirement, and work/life programs (health unit, child care subsidy, telework, etc.). Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Providing guidance on benefits and retirement entitlements and the work/life programs;
    • Assisting customers complete forms;
    • Using software to compute service computation dates and prepare retirement estimates;
    • Processing benefits and payroll elections in the Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS);
    • Preparing benefits separation packages and retirement folders;
    • Scanning and indexing into the electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF); and
    • Coordinating logistics for meetings, training events, and/or seminars.

Competencies
  • Attention to Detail
  • Clerical
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
08

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • You must be taking at least a half-time course load.


• Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.
• Students can be hired for Internship positions at any time during the year.
• Students typically work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer, winter, and spring vacations.
• Students will be on indefinite appointments during their period of eligibility under the Internship Program.
• Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program during employment with NSF.
• The Internship Program allows students an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program.
• Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is not guaranteed. The Intern's eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.
• Interns may be required to submit updated transcripts and proof of enrollment upon selection.

From the closing date of this vacancy announcement, applicants MUST have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree.

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

Qualifications

To be eligible, all applicants must be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled. A major in human resources management or business administration is preferred, but not required.

GS-04: You must have at least one (1) year of general experience which is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office or other work experience (paid or unpaid) such as utilizing Microsoft Office software; screening, directing, and answering telephone calls; and maintaining files and information; OR Two (2) years of education above the high school level or an Associate degree; OR A combination of both general experience and education.

GS-05: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-04. Specialized experience for this position includes preparing and/or reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness; obtaining information from files or general reference sources; processing human resources forms into a human resources database/system ; OR Completion of four (4) academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree; OR A combination of both specialized experience and education.

Education

Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."

All Education must be accredited by an accredited 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 only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation .

PLEASE NOTE: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

Additional information

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

This announcement is open to (All US Citizens OR current NSF employees) who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements.

Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.

Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.

The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least "Very Good."

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

You are strongly encouraged to submit all required documents at the time you submit your resume. Cover letters are optional.

• You MUST submit your official or unofficial college transcripts, including your GPA, with your application. This office will be unable to determine qualification eligibility without transcripts. Applications without transcripts are incomplete applications and will be rated "INELIGIBLE". Transcripts will NOT be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.

• You MUST provide proof of enrollment for the current Fall academic term (i.e., course schedule, acceptance letter, letter from the registrar). Applications without proof of enrollment are incomplete applications and will be rated "INELIGIBLE". Proof of Enrollment will NOT be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.

If you are entitled to veterans' preference: You must submit all required documents at the time you complete your application or it will not receive further consideration.

You must provide a copy of your DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

At the time of application, if you choose not to upload the documents, you will be directed to a webpage which lists the available fax coversheets for any documents we require. (Veterans note: documents related to veteran's preference are requested only when you first register in NSF's eRecruit system.) Please print out the appropriate fax coversheet(s) and follow the instructions carefully.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the vacancy closing date. If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed and/or uploaded document(s).

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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