Office Automation Clerk Intern (PWY-MD)

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to current students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational institution and enrolled at least half-time. Recent graduates up to two years may also apply. Additional information can be found at . Pathways Internship not to exceed September 30, 2014. Full-Time PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNINGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 50TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) seeks a dynamic and energetic student to join its team and gain valuable work experience as a student intern (Office Automation Clerk) in the Pittsburgh, PA, Big Stone Gap, VA, Knoxville, TN, and Lexington, KY.
The purpose of the Pathways Student Intern Program is to provide interns with exposure to public service enhance educational experience and provide financial support to encourage and support educational goals. The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic/career goals. Participants will complete assigned duties, tasks, readings and developmental activities as specified in the program. Selectee is on a trail period while on a Pathway Internship appointment.
Students will work full-time in the summer. Students are normally placed into a non-pay status when they return to school each fall, then returned to work the following summer.
This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program that is expected not-to-exceed September 30, 2014. This appointment may be extended until the selectee''s educational program requirements have been completed. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual, may at agency discretion, be converted to the Competitive Service. Conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the need of the agency. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: /. For a list of accredited institutions, please visit: /.
Must be a U.S. Citizen. Personnel Security Investigation is required. Must be at least 16 years old (by closing date of vacancy announcement) Must meet Pathway Program Eligibility Requirements. Must submit a transcript/proof of enrollment/acceptance. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. As an Intern, you will serve in a trainee capacity, performing routine and recurring development assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding of functions, principles, practices, and methods used in the area of administration.
You will perform the following duties:
Use written or oral notes to prepare correspondence, memos, vouchers, technical instructions, etc. with responsibility for format, typographical and grammatical accuracy, and conformance to procedures.
Type a variety of material involving complicated formats and spacing into final form material which often contains technical terminology.
Refer to guidelines and and use discretion in solution of these solutions.
Receive incoming reports, correspondence, etc. Handle routine inquiries and may draft replies of a non-technical nature.
Collect or excerpt material to be incorporated into the final copy from reference material, the agency''s library, etc.
Prepare material occasionally tabular or graphic for dissemination to government and non-government agencies.
Use office machine for preparation of correspondence, reports and briefing materials.
Scan and electronically organize and file office documents.
Receive callers, visitors, and mail. Screen callers and visitors and refer them to appropriate person.
Perform other related duties as assigned. Education Notes : It is mandatory to submit college transcripts to document your education. Photocopies are acceptable for initial application. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected for this position.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: .
Foreign Education Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a "Certificate of Foreign Equivalency," with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:
1. Gold Category (Highly-qualified): Exceeds the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high proficiency and a comprehensive level of the critical competencies of the job.
2. Silver Category (Well Qualified): Demonstrates possession and a comprehensive level of the critical competencies of the job.
3. Bronze Category (Qualified): Meets the basic qualification requirements established for the job, but failed to meet the definition for well-qualified.
4. Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans'' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible''s who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
You must complete an Assessment Questionnaire which collects information on you education, training and experience.
You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application or supporting documentation is incomplete. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or adverse action after hiring.
To preview questions please click here. To Qualify for the intern position, applicant must have completed 2 academic years of post-high school study or Associate''s degree.
Applicants must have a completed application package and meet the basic requirements listed below by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Transcripts (official or unofficial) are required to verify current enrollment. Proof of enrollment is acceptable for college/university students who do not yet have transcripts and are enrolled to attend the next semester/quarter/term.
Pathway Eligibility Requirements :
Must be at least 16 years old (by the closing date of this vacancy announcement);
Must be enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university on at least a half-time basis as defined by the school;
Must be pursuing a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying education institution.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at an institution that has obtained accreditation of pre-accreditation status from an accrediting recognized by the U.S.
See Qualifications for Basic Requirements. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the 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 websites at - and
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Applicants must meet the definition of a Student ( ).
UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
INTERNSHIP: Must meet the requirements for the Internship Program.
PROOF OF ENROLLMENT: Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate at least half-time.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Must complete a background investigation.
Applicants will be expected to work on site You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
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Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
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If you are having difficulty applying online, please do not hesitate to contact me at . The following documents must be provided by the closing date.
Current Resume: Required from all applicants.
Completed Assessment Questionnaire
College Transcripts: Copies of your transcripts which includes courses currently in progress. "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. (Prior to appointment, an official transcript will be required.) Required from all applicants who are currently enrolled.
Acceptance Letter of Enrollment: A letter from the educational institution that confirms the following: The degree/diploma program in which you have been accepted and that you will be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Required from all applicants who have been accepted for enrollment.
Schedule A Certificate/Letter - Official document authenticating special hiring authority due to a disability. (If applicable)
Department of Defense Form DD-214 - Official document verifying creditable military service. (If applicable)
Standard Form 15 - Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, to adjudicate individuals'' claims for veterans'' preference. (If applicable)
Veterans Administration Letter - Official document verifying total compensable disability based on military service. (If applicable)
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Once the application process is completed in it''s entirely, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the job requirements. Best Qualified applicants will be referred to the Hiring Manager for further consideration and possible interviews. You will be notified as to the status of your application as the eligibility and qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBS account. The selectee of this position will be eligible for annual and sick leave.
The selectee of this position is ineligible for benefits (i.e., life insurance; retirement including the Thrift Savings Plan; and long term care insurance). However, after 1 year of continuous service, the selectee of this position may become eligible to enroll in the health benefits program though at full cost at his/her own expense. Financial Disclosure: Selectee will be required to file, Forms 450 and DI 1993, upon entrance on the job and annually thereafter, to review any conflict of employment and financial interest in coal mining operations, in accordance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law. See .
If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement. Interns will work full-time during the summer and may work a flexible part-time work schedule during the school year (based on agency needs) while continuing their education.
Student may be eligible for conversion to a Career Conditional Appointment under the Pathways Internship Program, if they have:
1. Completed education requirement and 640 hour work experience.
2. Graduated and received degree, certificate, etc..
3. Met the qualification standard for the position.
4. Met any agency-specific requirements specified in the Participant''s Agreement.
5. Demonstrate successful job performance that results in a rating of record of at least Fully Successful and a recommendation for conversion by the first level supervisor; and
6. Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA.
This is Excepted Service appointment. Pathways Internship Program participants may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. /

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