This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (250) applicants are received or on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, whichever comes first.
This vacancy is for an Student Trainee (Information Technology) position in various divisions located at the U.S. Census Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail, Green Line-Suitland Station.
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The individual selected for this position will perform the following duties at the GS-11 level:
Perform computer-related duties related to well-defined subject-matter applications.
Participate in overall planning, proposing, and/or designing for segments of large or more complex programs.
Based on specifications provided, may design modifications to internal program structure of files and records.
Determine detailed sequence of actions in program logic. Codes, tests, debugs, and documents programs.
Job family (Series)
2299 Information Technology Student Trainee
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment.
You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
You MUST sign a Pathways Agreement.
Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Registered for Selective service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Minimum Education Requirements:
GS-03: Successfully completed one year of education above high school, at least 30 credit (45 quarter hours).
GS-04: Successfully completed two full years of successfully education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite or associate's degree, at least 60 credits (90 quarter hours)
GS-05: Successfully completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree, at least 120 credit hours (180 quarter hours).
NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts and proof of current enrollment. If recently accepted into a certificate or degree program, you must include the acceptance letter with your application. See the Required Documents section for more information.
Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location
If degree has been obtained, please include a letter of acceptance into another degree or certificate program to show proof of eligibility.
All applicants to include Census employees MUST submit a copy of your transcripts. Make sure all vacancy requirements are demonstrated in the documents that are submitted. Applicants may need to submit more than one transcript.
This position will be filled under the Pathways Internship Program. This Program allows students to gain paid work experience while pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate at a qualifying institution. Under the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered a permanent position with our agency upon graduation or completion of a qualifying certificate.
This position has promotion potential beyond the grade that you are selected for if you meet the requirements for the next grade.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Student Trainee (Information Technology), GS-2299-3/4/5, FPL 11 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
At the Agency's discretion, students hired under the Pathways Program may be non-competitively converted to a term, career, or career-conditional appointment with a possible Full Performance Level (FPL) of GS 5, GS 7, GS 9, GS 11, GS 12, or GS 13 (FPL varies based on the hiring department).
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.
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