Bureau of the Fiscal Service Internship Program (Student Trainee (Human Resources Management))

US Department of the Treasury

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    Duties

    Summary

    PLEASE NOTE: Based on the current hiring restrictions, selectees may be subject to additional approvals prior to an offer being extended.

    This position is located in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Deputy Commissioner Accounting and Shared Services, Office of Shared Services (OSS).


    Responsibilities

    Would you like to help serve fellow Americans while being exposed to the work of a Federal Career, including experience with solid work assignments that will help you grow professionally through training and mentorship? If your answer is YES, (Treasury or Bureau) Pathways Internship Program is for you! This exciting new program offers students with paid internship opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. You will be provided meaningful developmental work at the beginning of your career.

    Following the completion of educational requirements, you may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. In order to be converted, you must have completed educational requirements and work requirements (640 hours prior to graduation, unless you meet one of the exceptions specified on the OPM Intern Program information page).

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    - Develop and present training courses, seminars, and briefings for employees, supervisors, and managers on all aspects of the assigned program.
    - Provide authoritative information and/or advice to human resource support staff, program managers, operating officials, and applicants on legal or regulatory requirements relating to the assigned program.
    - Provide advice, guidance, and assistance to managers as requested or required to ensure compliance with the customer’s policies and the appropriate law, rule or regulation.
    - Ensure that all human resource actions are processed in accordance with guidelines such as Title 5, United States Code; 5 CFR; OPM; and other federal and agency rules, regulations, and guidelines.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per year.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0299 Human Resources Management Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Please refer to Conditions of Employment.
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    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Eligibility Requirements

    1) You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (high school, college (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) in a qualifying and accredited 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 are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. For more information on the education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.

    2) GPA: Every semester, you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.

    One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study or 18 semester hours. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    To qualify for the grade 05 level, you must meet the following requirements:

    A. Education- In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows: You must have completed 4 full years of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree.

    OR
    B. Experience: For the GS-05, you must have three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. General experience includes:
    • Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; and
    • Plan and organize work; and
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

    OR
    C. You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    To qualify for the grade 07 level, you must meet the following requirements:

    A. Education- In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows: You must have successfully completed at least 1 full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university; OR you may have a bachelors degree and meet one of the following requirements for superior academic achievement: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

    OR
    B. Experience: For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Following practices, processes or guidelines to perform duties or provide services. Examples of positions where this could be gained: providing analysis support, human resources technicians/assistants, regulatory compliance positions, teachers assistants, positions that oversee others or team leads, etc.

    OR
    C. You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
    If qualifying with experience, the experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Education

    Additional information


    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
    • Complete a trial period, which is at a minimum the entire length of the Internship program.
    • Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the job offer; An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S of returns.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Application Review: All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may be referred to the hiring manager in preference order. The hiring manager may review the application of all qualified individuals and make selection(s) in accordance with veterans’ preference. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    Veterans’ Preference: Veteran’s preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Veterans who are awarded preference are listed before non-preference eligibles and are required by law to be considered before non-preference-eligibles in the applicant pool.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.



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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, 3. Provide proof of education (transcripts) and 4. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

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    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION
    You must submit dated documentation verifying you meet the definition of student. (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). An official transcript will be required if you are selected. Proof of enrollment must show that you are currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis (generally, 6 semester hours). If you are applying within 30 days of the end of a semester/quarter and your transcript does not show enrollment for the next term, you must provide a letter from the school registrar that shows your status as full- or half-time student or you must provide proof from a resource such as the National Student Clearinghouse (http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/).

    A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
    If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your 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. Ten-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.

    For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets. If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:

    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
    • For full-time employees-Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

    Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals who are Students enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution; have at least a cumulative (overall) 2.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale; remain in good academic standing; and be at least 16 years of age.