Budget Analyst Intern (Student Trainee)
Department Of Justice - Washington, DC

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Area of Consideration: This is a student internship opportunity under the Pathways Program. The appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent appointment, but there is no guarantee.

Schedule may vary to accommodate the student's school schedule during the school year and/or full-time during the summer and school breaks.

The Department of Justice is the Federal Government's primary law enforcement and litigation agency. DOJ is sometimes referred to as the Nation's biggest law firm, although our component agencies cover the full range of law enforcement activities: from crime prevention to investigations, prosecutions, and incarceration. Some of the larger components of DOJ include: Federal Bureau of Investigation; United States attorneys; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; Federal Bureau of Prisons; and United States Marshals Service.

This position is located in the Justice Management Division, Budget Staff.

To find out more about the Justice Management Division, please visit: http://www.justice.gov/civil/index.html

You are encouraged to read this announcement in its entirety for instructions on how to apply.


You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).

If selected, must sign Pathways Program Participant Agreement.

Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

You must undergo a pre-employment security and background investigation.

Must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited academic institution.

As a student trainee Budget Analyst, you will have a unique opportunity to learn a valuable skill that is needed at every federal agency.

You will work side-by-side with senior managers and budget analysts on a variety of assignments, including:

  • ANALYZING component requests for funding;
  • LEARNING about component programs and developing performance measures;
  • PROVIDING recommendations to senior policy officials;
  • CONDUCTING cost-benefit analyses;
  • REVIEWING component staffing projections and spending patterns;
  • COMMUNICATING with the Office of Management and Budget, other federal agencies, and the Congress on DOJ budget matters.
The work involves trainee duties in one or more of the following: With technical guidance and supervision by supervisor or other analysts, reviews easily obtained historical data and, using predetermined formulas, prepares estimates of future requirements for a specific operating program or small stable organization. Assists in completing the estimates for consolidation into an integrated budget.

Successfully completes required formal and on-the-job training, and demonstrates a progressive ability to independently accomplish assignments. For example assignments are varied in nature, yet limited in complexity.

Interprets and applies pertinent regulations and style manuals governing written communications in order to prepare written materials which communicate the intended information. Prepares well-researched and logically organized presentations related to work assignments..

Student Internship - Pathways Program Requirements:
•Be enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment as a full-time or part-time student into an accredited college or university* in a degree seeking program in a related field or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. (See Education Requirements)

•Must be in good academic standing.

•If selected, must sign Student Pathways program 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.

•Must be able to complete required occupation related work experience (640 hours) prior to or concurrently with the completion of course requirements for the degree .

Minimum Qualifications Required:
To qualify for the GS-7 Student Trainee Position you may qualify by one of the following:

A. Bachelor's degree AND meet Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) based on ONE of the following: (1) class standing (upper third standing in graduating class); -OR- (2) grade-point average (2.95 or higher overall or over the last two years of bachelor's degree -or- 3.45 in my major field or over the last two years in my major); -OR-(3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

B . One full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D, in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

C. A t least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal Service performing most of the following duties: assisting with the analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of program operations; using automated correspondence management systems; maintaining data base records of projected milestones and/or funding; preparing a wide variety of program management documents; assisting with the development of new or modified administrative policies or regulations.

NOTE : One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.

Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

The required education must lead to a bachelor's degree with specialization in or directly related to the field in which the student trainees will receive training on the job. The degree of specialization in this field must satisfy on graduation the specific educational requirements in the qualification standard for the corresponding position.

Unofficial transcripts are required to verify educational claims. All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college, or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov .

Candidates will be assessed either based solely on basic eligibility requirements or may include a qualitative rating of candidates. Veterans' preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a preliminary security review before entrance on duty. Any applicant tentatively selected, unless a current employee of the Department of Justice, will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. You will be required to complete and sign the Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306 if selected for an interview. See http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf to print a copy of the form and bring the completed form with you to the interview. The OF-306 authorizes the selecting official to call your previous employers. Any false statements in any part of your application including the OF-306 may be grounds for termination.

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

Applications received in government envelopes will not be considered.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be considered CTAP/ICTAP, your agency must have notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP/ICTAP consideration. You may receive selection priority if the vacancy is within your ICTAP/ICTAP eligibility and you apply under the instructions in this announcement. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of our separation personnel action. Additional information about the ICTAP/ICTAP can be obtained from the following website: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp . Failure to submit such documentation will disqualify you for selection priority . If applying to a position with promotion potential, you must provide evidence that the position from which you are being separated or from which you were separated has the same promotion potential as the position for which you are applying. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume/application. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a purple heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10 point veteran preference” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your claim.

Although veteran preference points will not be assigned under the student vacancy, veteran preference eligibles will be listed ahead of non-veterans.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is an equal opportunity/reasonable accommodation employer. DOJ does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

For additional information about this position please contact: Towanna Williams (202) 616-2851

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