Student Trainee (Information Technology Specialist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 09, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Management and Policy (OMP) formulates and executes the OIG budget; coordinates development of the OIG long-range strategic plan and oversees OIG performance measurement and reporting systems; establish OIG wide administrative policies and procedures; and provides OIG with information technology (IT), human capital and administrative support services.

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Responsibilities

As a Student Trainee (Information Technology Specialist) GS-5, the incumbent will receive informal and on the job training which are intended to enhance individual technical competencies. Assignments may involve applying available technologies and basic management principles to adapt computer methods to a variety of subject matter situations in a highly technical communications environment. The purpose of this trainee position is to perform analytical work related to integrated systems, computer programs, and/or equipment. Participates in a variety of projects utilizing basic computer skills to provide assistance in evaluating requirements and procedures, assisting with the preparation of technical and administrative reports, and interfacing with senior program officials.

As a Student Trainee (Information Technology Specialist) GS-7, the incumbent will perform a variety of routine and recurring assignments, technical tasks such as solving minor problems, and analysis in support of higher level Information Technology (IT) Specialists. Gather and analyze basic facts; organizes documentation to facilitate use by more experienced specialists in troubleshooting problems. Provide information and assistance to customers. Evaluate established methods and procedures, and prepares recommendations for changes in methods and practices where appropriate. Ensure the application of appropriate security measures to the assignment.

As a Student Trainee (Information Technology Specialist) GS-9, the incumbent plans and carries out routine work independently and participates on more complex studies and projects to develop expertise. The employee makes minor adaptations to procedures and accepted practices, and handles unexpected conditions arising in the normal course of the work. The work involves the execution of specific rules, regulations, or procedures and typically comprises a complete segment of an assignment or projected of broader scope. Identify and resolves issues and problems. Gather and analyze basic facts; organizes documentation to facilitate use by more experienced specialists in troubleshooting problems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • Must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement
  • Must be able to work full-time for the duration of the program.
This is an excepted service appointment under the OIG Internship Program. The internship will begin May 2020 and is not to exceed September 25, 2020. This appointment does not allow for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment in the federal service.

Qualifications

You must meet all eligibility requirements for the OIG Internship Program and all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Internship Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals accepted for enrollment (must provide an acceptance letter from the academic institution on letterhead) or students enrolled (you must provide academic transcripts) 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.

Note: You must provide an unofficial academic transcript that reflects your current enrollment and a verification of Spring 2020 enrollment. If you have been accepted for enrollment at a qualifying academic institution, you must submit an acceptance letter from the academic institution on the institution's letterhead. For Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 enrollment, you must provide sufficient proof of acceptance.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-05 grade level, the applicant must:
  • Have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or equivalent degree; or a Bachelor's degree; OR
  • Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service or obtained in the public sector. Specialized experience includes basic knowledge in standard computer hardware and software programs and preparing written reports; OR
  • Qualify based on a combination of education and experience for the GS-05 grade level if the applicant exceeds 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.
To qualify for the GS-07 grade level, the applicant must:
  • Have 1 year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement; OR
  • Have 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-05 grade level or equivalent level. Specialized Experience includes knowledge in standard computer hardware and software programs; knowledge in computer security, including layers of protection, anti-virus software, logins, passwords and user rights; and preparing written reports.; OR
  • Qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.
Note: Superior Academic Achievement (SAA), may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) allows applicants to apply for certain positions at the
GS-7 level if they have a Bachelors degree in a qualifying field of study and they meet one of the following requirements: class standing (upper 1/3 graduating class), G.P.A. is 3.0 or higher, or if applicant was a member in a National Scholastic Honor Society.

*One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks. Specialized experience includes knowledge in standard computer hardware and software programs; knowledge in computer security, including layers of protection, anti-virus software, logins, passwords and user rights and preparing written reports.

To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, the applicant must:
  • Have 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped the applicant with the competencies required to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes knowledge and skill in standard computer hardware and software programs; knowledge skill in computer security, including layers of protection, anti-virus software, logins, passwords and user rights; and preparing written reports; OR
  • Have two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a LL.B or J.D.; OR
  • Qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above. Specialized experience includes knowledge and skill in standard computer hardware and software programs; knowledge and skill in computer security, including layers of protection, anti-virus software, logins, passwords and user rights and preparing written reports.
Experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work.

If you fail to submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, you will be deemed ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

Education

Education used as part of an application package will only be considered if complete transcripts are submitted and must be from an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants should report only attendance and/or degrees from accredited institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Additional information

Security and Background Requirements: A Public Trust background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the 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. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Veterans' Preference Documentation: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy),or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. 10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf . For more information on veterans' preference, go to: http://www.opm.gov/Veterans .

EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

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.

Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed application and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions. Your application will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate possession of any specialized experience and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement.

Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your application. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be adjusted accordingly which may affect your overall final rating. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or for changing your scored responses to questions you've answered, which may affect your overall final score.

The self-assessment questions relate to the following Competencies:
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication


Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you and/or will affect your overall final rating.

This agency uses Category Rating Procedures. Under Delegated Examining, we will use your responses to the job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
  • Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  • Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of evaluation criteria.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • The Category Rating Process protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed at the top of the highest quality category.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Veterans Preference documentation, if applicable
  • Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript. You must submit all academic transcripts from all academic institutions that support you meeting the positive education requirement.However, an official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position. All required documents must be uploaded as a scanned document, smartphone screenshots and photographs will not be accepted.

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    APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 11/14/2019.

    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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