Student Trainee (Management Analyst) Intern
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Washington, DC

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 801548 (Please include on all documents)

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the

battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring

the men and women who are America's Veterans.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Who May Apply:
This position is a Pathways Internship open to all current students who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an accredited institution and currently pursuing a qualifying educational program.

T his position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Asset Enterprise Management. This entry-level Pathways Internship is a developmental position designed to provide training and practical experience leading to work in the management analysis field.

Duty Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

This position is without time limits providing the student remains a student. Upon graduation, this position is eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment.

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation

You must submit a transcript or proof of enrollment with your application

You must meet full or half-time student enrollment requirements

Must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent

DUTIES:
Major Duties Include:
As a management analyst trainee, the incumbent performs a variety of clearly-defined tasks assigned to increase the employee's knowledge and understanding of the functions of capital asset planning and management.

•Receives intensive on-the-job and classroom training in the application of concepts, principles, practices and procedures in capital asset management.

•Develops and reviews congressional correspondence, analyzes capital initiatives to include infrastructure and information technology.

•Reviews capital proposals and initiatives and monitors the process concerning matters of interest and attends meetings and conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Eligibility:
You are eligible if you are currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited institution and or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Specialized Experience/Educations:
At least three year of general experience, one of which is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS- 04 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Such qualifying specialized experience includes: analyzing basic data to generating standard and ad hoc reports. (In addition, you must be pursuing a course of qualifying educational program.)
OR

Completed at least a four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in a field of study closely related to the occupation which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of such fields of study include communications, business administration, public administration, or other similar fields (Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts).

OR

I possess a percentage of the above specialized experience and a percentage of the above graduate-level education that when combined total 100%.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. LATE APPLICATIONS OR MISSING DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE.

QUALIFYING EDUCATION:
Pursuing a degree in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For more information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

Students on appointments without time limits are eligible for benefits (health insurance, life insurance, retirement, etc).

OTHER INFORMATION:
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION (the agency has the option to convert Interns to term or permanent positions if the Intern meets the requirement of the program. This is not automatic. It is at the decretion of the employing office.:

  • Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years):
  • To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
o Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program

o Complete their degree or certificate requirements

o Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted

o Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant’s Agreement, and

o Perform their job successfully;

  • Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance;
  • In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement;
  • Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.
CITIZENSHIP:
Citizens and non-citizens are eligible for appointment to Pathways Internship positions. Non-Citizens are eligible provided the individual is lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or is otherwise authorized to be employed and the agency is authorized to pay aliens under its annual appropriations. Non-citizens are INELIGIBLE FOR CONVERSION TO THE COMPETITIVE SERVICE.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...