Pathways Intern (Africa Programs), MC-099-5

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 24, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Compact Operations (DCO) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). DCO is responsible for developing and implementing MCC's compact programs.

Students may work full-time or part-time while school is in session, and full-time (depending on the needs of MCC) when on a vacation period or when school is closed.

The vacancy will close after receipt of 50 eligible applications. Applications received on the applicant cutoff date will be considered

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Responsibilities

As a Pathways Intern, you will assist DCO staff with:
  • Developing and managing tracking and reporting tools to monitor progress of the portfolio.
  • Developing presentations, drafting remarks and talking points, and creating data visualization tools for meetings, events and travel.
  • Performing special projects in support of departmental and divisional priorities.
  • Preparing and tracking internal and external correspondence.
  • Providing research and analysis related to MCC and broader foreign assistance topics.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
5

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days


Qualifications

To qualify for pay band 5 level applicants must meet the following:

Must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or equivalent degree in International Development, International Relations, Public Policy or Administration, Public Health, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Foreign Affairs or closely related. NOTE: Your transcript showing that you meet this requirement must be included with your application.

and

You must be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a Master's or equivalent degree. You must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load.

OR
To qualify for pay band 5 level applicants must meet the following:

You must be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a Master's or equivalent degree in International Development, International Relations, Public Policy or Administration, Public Health, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Foreign Affairs or closely related.. You must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load. NOTE: Your transcript showing that you meet this requirement must be included with your application.

Good Academic Standing: Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA. (Note: if your school uses an alternate grading system, you must submit proof of the grading system with your application or your application will not be considered).

Desirable: Working knowledge or better of French in addition to English. Please include level of proficiency in your resume.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Education

Only degrees from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be evaluated for US equivalency to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Additional information

  • This is an excepted service appointment, not-to-exceed one (1) year, under the MCC Pathways Internship Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, at the discretion of MCC, the individual may be converted to a term or permanent appointment. An intern converted to a term appointment may be subsequently converted non-competitively into a permanent competitive service position before the term expires.
  • For more information about the Pathways Internship program please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentAndGrads
  • Selectee must sign a Pathways Agreement defining the requirements of the program.
  • There is no guarantee of conversion to a term or permanent appointment. Conversion is at the sole discretion of MCC management.
  • If selected, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-employment Certification Statement to verify Selective Service Registration.
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • 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.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your application and supporting documents will be made to determine if you are qualified for the position. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will further evaluate each applicant on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position based on the information provided in your resume.

Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

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 Internship. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

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
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Resume - Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using information contained in the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder ( http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
  • All applicants MUST submit a copy of their CURRENT transcripts (official or unofficial) with their application package. Transcripts must reflect cumulative GPA. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official copy of their transcript before they enter on duty (EOD). https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/transcripts/
  • IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR CURRENT TRANSCRIPTS, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE GIVEN FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
  • Proof of Enrollment - If your current class schedule is not reflected on your unofficial transcripts, please provide proof of enrollment (e.g., letter from the Registrar confirming enrollment status).
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable).
  • If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions.
  • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
  • If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a completed SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at http://www.ebenefits.va.gov .


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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