Student Cooperative (Paid) - CIPCD

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Oct 23, 2021
Closes
Oct 29, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative positions in the Office of Investigations, Central Intelligence Unit (Criminal Intelligence Program Coordination Division (CIPCD)), located in Arlington, VA. This position is for those interested in a career in Federal Law Enforcement within USPS-OIG. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.
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Responsibilities

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, October 28, 2021 will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The base salary range for this position is $14.62-$17.61/hour. Locality Pay is authorized.

Sophomore $14.62 per hour plus locality pay
Junior/Senior $15.54 per hour plus locality pay
Graduate or Law Student $17.61 per hour plus locality pay

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area of assignment.

The successful candidate will utilize analytical tools and other law enforcement information to generate investigative leads for referral to the appropriate Area Field Offices. In addition, the successful candidate will prepare targeting packages and provide analytical, investigative, administrative, and basic intelligence support to the Lead Program Area SME's, Program Managers and Intel Analysts. Finally, the successful candidate will support the criminal intelligence program by developing raw information into finished intelligence for consumers, including field agents and executive leadership. They will also gather pertinent date from internal and external sources for analysis to streamline investigations and management projects.

The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

The student cooperative performs specialized duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or issues that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.
  • Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to the segment of the program or function to which the employee is assigned. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development and evaluation of information that comes from various sources.
  • Identifies and studies factors or conditions and determines their interrelationships as appropriate to the defined area of work.
  • Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the program or functions.
  • Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or recommends action based upon application or interpretation of established guidelines.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) Clearance
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Must be able to work in-person at the USPS-OIG Arlington, VA Office location
  • May require some travel


Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements.
  • Students must be currently enrolled full or half-time in an accredited college or university program, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student graduating no sooner than May 2022. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS, GPA AND IN GOOD STANDING)
  • Must be in academic good standing as defined by the college or university, earning at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Technical Program, Law, Criminal Justice, Social Science or Accounting undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Must be able to report to work in the USPS OIG office for which you are selected during core business hours.
  • Must have experience with computer software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Previous internship/co-op/employment in the criminal justice field
  • Criminal Intelligence experience to include academic courses or real-world experience
EVALUATION FACTORS

Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.

Include your major accomplishments relevant to the evaluation factors in your resume.
  • Experience in creating spreadsheets, presentations and creating reports for data calls
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with individuals within and outside of the organization
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and to develop and maintain effective working relationships across the OIG components, stakeholders, other agencies and organizations
  • Ability to analyze large datasets and present your findings
  • Ability to collaborate on projects as well as your ability to present your findings in a professional setting
  • Please include in your resume how you meet each evaluation factors. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factors.

    Education

    Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

    Additional information

    Student Cooperatives are not eligible for USPS OIG Employee Benefits.

    This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to jobs@uspsoig.gov . The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 22-01-11261517-DR, by closing date Thursday, October 28, 2021.

    1. RESUME - Required, when completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT: You will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.

    2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click on "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process)

    3. TRANSCRIPTS - Required, from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued. Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . (Required: Upload and save as "Transcript" document.)

    4. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
      Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document. Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans' preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document") Reasonable Accommodation Documentation. If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .


    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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