Student Trainee (Clerk) OA
Department Of Justice - Saipan, MP

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The Department of Justice has a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women. Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. If selected, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See www.bestplacestowork.org .

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program. This appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may at agency discretion be converted to a TERM or permanent appointment. F or more information on the Pathways Program, please visit:
http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/.

To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above. KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
You must meet half-time student enrollment requirements.
You must submit a transcript or proof of enrollment with your application. DUTIES:

The Student Trainee (Clerk- Office Automation) will provide office
clerical and automation support to one or more professional, program, or
technical staff members in the United States Attorney’s Office .
Automated support may include use of one or more of the following
software applications: word processing,
electronic spreadsheets, database management, desk-top publishing, graphics, project
management, calendar and electronic mail.

Specific

duties include:
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Producing a variety of documents using varied and
advanced word processing software functions;

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Storing, retrieving, editing, and printing a
variety of documents with complex formats such as graphics or tables within the
text;

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Sorting, calculating, and retrieving data from
electronic databases or spreadsheets to produce reports, charts, and graphs.

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Answering telephones and referring callers to
staff members or taking messages as appropriate;

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Operating a copy machine;

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Collating and stapling materials;

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Sorting, filing, and retrieving materials in
alphabetical, numerical, or chronological order; and

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Making recurring and special messenger trips as
necessary.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required: None QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met: Student Status : Definition of a student - applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school (go to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ to verify accreditation status). You must be considered in good academic standings by the school. Individuals must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled. Citizenship : Student Interns must be United States citizens or owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (Currently, natives of American Samoa, Swains Island and certain inhabitants of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are the only groups that owe permanent allegiance to the United States.) Background Investigation : You must successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment. Pathways Participant Agreement : All interns are required to sign the Participant Agreement. Qualification requirements as outlined below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE DEFINITION:
GS-5: To be eligible at the GS-5 level,
you must have: at least one (1) year of specialized experience; or four (4) years of education
above the high school level; or
a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained
below. One year of full-time academic
study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a
college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week
for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

Specialized experience is defined as progressively
responsible clerical, office, automation, or other work that indicates the
ability to perform the duties of a student trainee (clerk - office automation).
Examples of specialized experience include: p roducing, storing,
retrieving, and printing documents using word processing hardware and software;
sorting, calculating, and retrieving information from electronic databases or
spreadsheets to produce reports, charts, and graphs; answering office telephones and
referring calls to appropriate staff; sorting, filing and retrieving materials
in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; operating a copying machine;
collating and stapling materials.

Combining Education and Experience :
Successfully completed education above the high school level and general
experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements at the GS-05
grade level. To determine if you qualify
based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your education
as a percentage (e.g., 30 semester hours divided by 60 equals 50%); then
determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 6 months general experience
divided by 12 equals 50%); finally, add the two percentages and if the total
equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).

To be qualified, you must type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. (A typing test may later be required.)

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at an institution that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov .
Foreign Education Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three grouping categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these groupings, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. All CP/CPS preference eligibles that meet minimum qualification and eligibility requirements will be included in the "Best Qualified" grouping.

You will be rated on the following Competencies:
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Technical Competence B Knowledge of how to perform one’s job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is
acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.

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Listening - Receives, attends to, interprets,
and responds to verbal messages and other cues such as body language in ways
that are appropriate to listeners and situations.

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Applies Technology to Tasks - Selects and understands procedures, machines, or tools that will
produce the desired results; identifies or solves problems in machines,
computers, or other technologies as they are related to performing tasks.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR & JUSTIFICATION:
1. Experience producing a variety of documents
using varied and advanced word processing software functions, e.g.,
automatic generation of indices and tables of contents.
2. Experience sorting and calculating data within
an electronic spreadsheet.

To be successful, a Student Trainee (Clerk -
Office Automation) must be able to work independently with word processing and
spreadsheet software. Utilizing
Microsoft Word (or equivalent) and Microsoft Excel (or equivalent) is essential
to being able to perform the duties of this position. This experience is reflected directly in the
Position Description. Possessing these skills
in the use of advanced word processing software functions and electronic
spreadsheet applications is not something that can be learned in 90 days.

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions BENEFITS:

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Selectees for this position are ineligible for life insurance, retirement (including the Thrift Savings Plan),
long term care insurance, and within grade increases.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Veterans' Preference - If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation, as specified below.

•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 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 if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated 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 preference claim.
Selective Service : If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .

Reasonable Accommodation Statement : 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.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

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