Student Trainee (Public Health)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 16, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

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

At the full performance level duties include but are not limited to:

Serves as an analyst responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and advising on a well defined and established program of a moderate size and complexity.

Provides substantive program consultation and develops, implements, and evaluates program operations and strategies.

Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the assigned public health program(s) and develops and/or implements standards and recommendations; gathers data and coordinates with others to develop program guidelines, goals, plans, and strategies; develops qualitative and quantitative methods and strategies for planning, evaluating, and documenting program activities; makes presentations and/or conducts training; etc.

Serves as functional representative for all related projects and activities and maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • 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.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Proof of student status must be submitted with the application.


Qualifications

Pathway Eligibility:

Must 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. 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

Must be 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).

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

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

Participants in the Internship Program who are considering breaks in their academic program must prepare a request for a program waiver, and the supervisor will make a determination if the employee should be terminated or allowed the waiver.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

For GS-07:

A. Have successfully completed one (1 ) full academic year of graduate level education. One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; technical or high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university or school to represent 1 year of full-time study.

OR

B. Have at least a bachelor's degree and meet Superior Academic Achievement

(S.A.A.) criteria. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:a.3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; orb.3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

For GS-09:

Have successfully completed two (2) academic years of graduate level education, or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree. One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; technical or high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university or school to represent 1 year of full-time study.

For GS-11:

Have successfully completed all requirements for a PhD or equivalent 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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Education

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Additional information

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public.

Travel and transportation expenses may be paid.

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Drug Screening Required: No

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized.

Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized.

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap .

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

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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.

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. 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/10959154

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 in 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

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

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 .

- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. (See Other Information Section)
- 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 01/16/2021. 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.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic you may be authorized to telework remotely. The Federal government will begin a phased transition to normal operations in line with the national guidelines to Open Up America Again. HHS will make operating decisions based on State or locality of duty stations and other factors.

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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