Student Trainee (Program Analyst)

US Department Of Transportation Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

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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Responsibilities

The Pathways Intern, Student Trainee (Program Analyst) works in a FHWA Division Office, and will assist higher-level staff with support in the coordination, facilitation, and implementation of the operations in the office to which they are assigned. This position will provide students an opportunity to be exposed and to participate in activities, innovations, and challenges facing the transportation industry today.

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As a Student Trainee (Program Analyst) , you will:

  • Assist in the development of documents, such as correspondence, memoranda, research-based papers, reports, justifications, forms, briefings, logs, graphs, charts, and other data to be used by transportation officials in defining transportation challenges and recommending options and potential solutions.

  • Perform a variety of program support functions, such as inputting, assigning, maintaining, monitoring, or updating work status and records as well as administering and performing other support activities.

  • Participate in conducting internal studies regarding methods, policies, and procedures utilized within the organization.

  • Use stand-alone computer systems equipped with electronic mail, calendar, graphics, spreadsheets, word processing programs and database management systems.

  • Use database programs to input data and perform computations for reports and other documents.

  • Proofread documents, correspondence, reports, and other records to ensure clear and concise information, grammar, and formatting prior to dissemination.

The ideal candidate for this position is a currently-enrolled student with a desire to work both in the Civil Rights and Planning and Environmental Program in the Ohio Division Office. This candidate would be someone who is a good listener and communicator, is skilled at research and writing, work well with others on a team or on a task by themselves (if needed), is adaptable if work priorities change, and is responsible.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is limited to the first 125 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date or at midnight on the day when we receive the 125th application (whichever comes first).

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Promotion Potential

12

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0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

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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

  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.

  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • INTERNSHIP: Must meet the requirements for the Internship Program.
  • PROOF OF ENROLLMENT: Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate at least half-time.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Must complete a background investigation.
  • DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT: Selectee is required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for federal employment.
  • STUDENT STATUS: You must maintain status as a current student while on this appointment.
  • DEGREE: Must be related to the position.
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Intern should be able to work at least 20 hours per week, depending on academic schedule, and preferably full-time during the summer. This is position is not eligible for telework.
  • PHYSICAL LOCATION: Intern will be required to work onsite.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: The intern is in a trial period throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment.

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.

Qualifications

This position has an education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the education requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

GS-4 Completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.

GS-5 Completion of four academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or four academic years of pre-professional study

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.

Education

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.

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/.


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