Pathways Intern - Student Trainee Legal Administrative Specialist (Claims Examiner), GS-0999-4/5


Posted on Sep 15, 2020

U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security

Washington, DC

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Assistant Commandant for Resources, National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC), Natural Resource Claims Division (NRD), in Washington, D.C.

In order to be eligible for a Pathways Intern Program appointment, you must be a student enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full or part-time degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking student in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.

Selected candidates will be required to submit a copy of their transcripts and a letter of enrollment or acceptance for enrollment prior to appointment.nIn addition to the eligibility requirement:nFor the GS-0999-04 Level: To be eligible at the GS-4 level, you must have: at least one (1) year of general experience; or two (2) years of education above the high school level; or a combination of both general experience and education as explained below.

One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.nGeneral experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of a Pathways Intern - Student Trainee Legal Administrative Specialist (Claims Examiner).

Examples of general experience include: filing material in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; operating a copying machine; collating and stapling materials; generating reports of daily activities, and entering data into data processing software functions.nCombining Education and Experience: Successfully completed education above the high school level and general experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements at the GS-4 grade level.

To determine if you qualify based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your education as a percentage (e.g., 30 semester hours divided by 60 equals 50%); then determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 6 months general experience divided by 12 equals 50%); finally, add the two percentages and if the total equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).nFor the GS-0999-05 Level: To be eligible at the GS-5 level, you must have: at least one (1) year of general experience; or four (4) years of education above the high school level leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree; or a combination of both general experience and education as explained below.

One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.nGeneral experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of a Pathways Intern - Student Trainee Legal Administrative Specialist (Claims Examiner).

Examples of general experience include: data entry; filing material in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; operating a copying machine; collating and stapling materials; reviewing documents for accuracy and producing a variety of written documents utilizing word and data processing software functions; and generating reports of daily activities.nCombining Education and Experience: Successfully completed education above the high school level and general experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements at the GS-5 grade level.

To determine if you qualify based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your education as a percentage (e.g., 30 semester hours divided by 60 equals 50%); then determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 6 months general experience divided by 12 equals 50%); finally, add the two percentages and if the total equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).nIntern must maintain good academic standing throughout the duration of the Pathways appointment.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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