Internship: Student Trainee (Investigations): Pathways Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP)

Deadline for Applications: September 13, 2016

Job Overview:

This vacancy announcement will be open from 09/07/2016 to 09/13/2016. Only the first 100 applicants will be considered. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Salary Range: $30,578.00 to $39,752.00 / Per Year

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or half-time basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of “student” in order to be considered for this opportunity. ITEP participants are on temporary appointments that allow for seasonal employment (during summers and holiday breaks from academic program) as well as year-round employment should their academic programs allow. These appointments are limited to a year or less with possibility for extensions in one-year increments. This will be determined at the time of selection. At the successful conclusion of the program, interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position in the competitive service. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

Pathways candidates must meet the DOS qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment;
  • Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.

Student means an individual accepted for enrollment or 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 the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements.

Duties:

The incumbent receives work assignments and career-related training designed to provide productive work experience to the student; and to provide a pathway to a future career in federal service. Provides specific support for administrative staff in general investigative and related analytical functions in a variety of functional areas. Assignments include, but are not limited to:

  • Applies a standardized body of rules, procedures, and operations to perform a full range of clerical support assignments for investigations and related analytical functions;
  • Provides specific clerical assistance for higher-graded staff involved in investigation, inspection, compliance or similar functions for the agency;
  • Uses personal computers and software programs in an office environment to extract, revise, or sort information from files, records, or databases;
  • Assembles relevant information and drafts standard reports; correspondence and other documents;
  • Assists with the dissemination of information.

Job Requirements:

Key Requirements

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age by the closing date of the announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must maintain student eligibility for duration of internship.
  • Secret security clearance is required.
  • Projected graduation date on or after Fall 2017.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-04 grade level: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associate’s degree.

Certificate Program Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Certificates must contain a minimum of 30 Semester hours or 45 Quarter hours.
  • Graduate Certificates must contain a minimum of 18 Semester Hours or 27 Quarter hours.
  • For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.

The Department of State no longer accepts certificates that are credited with Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Pathways Internship Program candidates must meet the U.S. Department of State (DOS) qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. All applicants must meet the qualifications Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 11:59 pm EST.

– Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment.
– Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
– All transcripts or educational supporting documentation reflects a projected graduation date on or after Fall 2017.

The Pathways Internship Program defines “student” to mean an individual accepted for enrollment or 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 the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirement are met.

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