Student Trainee (Contracting)


Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Reston, VA - Sep 17, 2022 via USAJobs

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General Information: In order to be eligible to receive consideration for this position, you must be able to: (1) report to the duty station location listed in this vacancy announcement, if selected; and (2) be available to work the schedule identified.

Eligibility Requirements In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program: You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the school (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum); AND Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved homeschool; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; AND Students currently enrolled must be in good academic standing maintaining a 2.0 grade point average on a cumulative basis; AND The duties of this position should be related to your academic or career goals.

You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

Students who successfully complete the internship program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term (1-4 years in duration) appointment without further competition.

Eligibility requirements for conversion: must be a U.S.

Citizen; complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program (*may waive up to a total of 320 hours under specific conditions); successfully complete your degree or certificate requirements from a qualifying institution; meet the qualification requirements for the position to which you will be converted; meet agency-specific requirements as outlined in the Participant's Agreement; and must have performed successfully in your position as documented through performance evaluations.

*NOTE: To learn more about the conditions under which a portion of the work experience hours may be waived, visit https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/students-and-recent-graduates.

Qualification Requirements This internship is geared toward students majoring in one of the following areas of study: Contracting, Business, or similar degree BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for GS-1102 positions for GS-5 through GS-12 OR meet the exception identified below.

A.

Degree: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; **OR B.

At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

EXCEPTION: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the education requirement for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000, and will be considered to meet the basic education requirement for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12.

This includes positions in other agencies and promotions up through grade 12.

However, all employees must meet the specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

For GS-07: In addition to the basic education requirement or the "Exception" thereto stated above, applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-07 level: One full academic year of graduate education or law school (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours or the equivalent) in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

**OR Superior Academic Achievement (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT).

**OR One year of appropriate specialized experience that provided the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

This experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-05 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service.

Examples of such experience may include drawing conclusions and making recommendations by analyzing facts and conditions and making comparison of prices, discounts, delivery dates or handling charges; computing discounts and warranties to compare prices on recurring types of procurements; applying guideline materials by reading and interpreting procurement regulations and technical material, and translating the guidance into specific actions such as assisting in the preparation of solicitation documents; drafting simple contract provisions and supporting documentation.

This level of experience would have involved following established methods and procedures, or detailed instructions; using some judgment in applying basic principles and procedures and may have been gained in any one or a combination of pre-award, post- award, and/or contract price/cost analysis functions.

**OR a combination of successfully completed graduate level education, as described above, and specialized experience, as described above.

(CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE) For GS-09: In addition to the basic education requirement or "Exception" thereto stated above, applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-09 level: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education (36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours or the equivalent) or a master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B.

or J.D.

in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; **OR one year of appropriate specialized experience that provided the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

This experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-07 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service.

Examples of such experience may include performing recurring or developmental assignments involving the use of formal advertising or basic negotiation procedures; analyzing contract provisions and recommending termination or modification of purchase orders and/or contracts; investigating complaints by reconstructing and reconciling incomplete information.

This work experience would have involved following established methods and procedures, or detailed instructions; using some judgment in applying basic principles and procedures, and would have required a good general working knowledge of the principles and business practices of contracting, acquisition, and procurement.

**OR a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education, as described above, that is beyond the first year of graduate study and specialized experience, as described above.

(CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE) You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.



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