This is a Student Internship position under the Pathways Internship Program.
To qualify for this Internship, you MUST be a continuing student enrolled or accepted for enrollment for the current/upcoming semesters for the duration of the internship as a condition of employment, taking at least a half-time course load. You will be required to provide documentation to support eligibility. Students may be employed throughout the academic year.
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The Pathways Intern, Student Trainee (Financial Specialist) works in a FHWA Division Office, and is introduced and instructed in the functional areas of the office which include:
Auditing and accounting procedures concerning Federal-aid funds.
Processing routine transactions using the FHWA Fiscal Management Information System (FMIS)
Reviewing support documents, applicable guidance, and system information to assure that the transaction coding and dollar amount are accurate.
Generate fiscal reports for Division management
Update standard operating procedures for the financial discipline
Assist Financial Manager with process reviews
Reconciliation of expenditures
Administrative duties as needed
The internship program is designed to introduce the student to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of Federal-aid financial management in the FHWA. The work requires knowledge and application of business processes, the use of information technology, database management skills, and the use of clerical skills.
Job family (Series)
0599 Financial Management Student Trainee
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must meet the qualification standards of the position
You must be at least 16 years of age
You must complete a background investigation
This position is NOT telework eligible; intern must work onsite
Review Required Documents section as documents are required by closing date
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement; furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term.
This position has an education requirement. You MUST provide UPDATED transcripts that show any/all degrees conferred, current grades and registration with cumulative GPA to support your educational claims (acceptance letter is also required if applicable to current academic status).
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the education requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
Grade 04 Completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.
Grade 05 Completion of four academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or four academic years of pre-professional study.
Grade 07 Completion of one academic year of graduate level education; OR bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement AND current enrollment/recent acceptance into a graduate degree program.
Superior Academic Achievement- In the upper one-third of graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on official transcript, or based on courses completed during final 2 years of curriculum; OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed during the final 2 years of curriculum.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - click here. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For the definition of a qualifying educational institution, please use the following link: click here
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the definition of a Student, click here for additional information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4
Grade qualifications must be met prior to start date.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You must be a student currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university:
Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the education institution (typically six hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate).
Maintain good academic standing, generally, at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for undergraduate programs and a 3.0 GPA for graduate programs, on a 4.0 grading scale.
Must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement; furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term.
For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets
For a list of accredited institutions, please visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
You will be required to provide documentation to support eligibility.
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