Student Trainee (Clerk)


Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys, Department of Justice

Hammond, IN - Aug 05, 2022 via USAJobs

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For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met: Student Status: Definition of a student - applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate/professional school, or certificate program equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study (go to http://www.ed.gov/accreditation to verify accreditation status) pursuant to 5 CFR 362.

You must be considered in good academic standings by the school.

Individuals must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate.

"Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.

Grade Point Average: You must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Citizenship: Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States.

(Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.) Background Investigation: You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

Pathways Participant Agreement: All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement.

Qualification requirements as outlined below.

GS-04 Grade Level Qualification Requirements To qualify for this position, you must meet the experience/education requirements at the GS-04 grade level, as described below: Experience: At least one (1) year of general office experience.

General Experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Examples of general experience include: filing material in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; Operating a copying machine; Collating and stapling materials; Producing a variety of written documents utilizing varied and advanced word processing software functions; securing statistical or other information from files and related sources.

-OR- Education: At least two (2) years of education above the high school level.

This education must be obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.

(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.) -OR- Combination of Experience and Education: Combinations of successfully completed post high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.

In order to qualify based on a combination, college education must be in excess of 60 semester hours or beyond the second year.

To determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine the education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages.

The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

For example, if you had 20 semester hours of creditable education.

20 divided by 60 is 33% of the required education.

If you also had 8 months of general experience, then 8 divided by 12 is 67% of the required experience.

33%+67% = 100%, therefore, you would qualify for this position.) GS-05 Grade Level Qualification Requirements To qualify for this position, you must meet the experience/education requirements at the GS-05 grade level, as described below: Specialized Experience: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to work at the GS-4 level in Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as: establishing and maintaining a variety of administrative files; maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of calendars, scheduling meetings, conferences, and interviews for professional staff; receiving and processing incoming mail and facsimiles; and producing a variety of written documents utilizing varied functions in one or more types of office automation software.

-OR- Education: Bachelor's degree or at least four (4) years of education above high school level in any field.

This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university.

-OR- Combining experience and education: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this position.

Successfully completed post-high school education may be used to meet the total one year of specialized experience requirement equivalent to the GS-04 grade level.

Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.

One full academic year of study (30 semester hour) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.

TYPING REQUIREMENT: You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5- minute sample with three or fewer errors.

(A typing test may later be required.) Conversion: Interns may be non-competitively converted to a term, career-conditional or career appointment within 120 days following successful completion of all of their educational and work experience requirements in accordance with 5 CFR 362.204.

Promotion Requirements: The advancement of Interns to higher-graded positions, prior to conversion, is strictly at the agency's discretion.

To qualify for promotions, the Interns must have the same level and type of experience and/or education usually required for an initial appointment.

The complete Qualification Standards used for this position may be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards Pathways Internship Positions: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PI



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