The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is always seeking the best and brightest to promote student achievement and preparation of global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
If you are a highly-motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!
This intern position is a part of the Department of Education's Pathways Program. The Pathways Program was established to provide students enrolled in a variety of education institutions with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads/ .
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
This position is located in the Office of Deputy Secretary, Risk Management Service. As a Student Trainee (Program Support Clerk) you will:
Perform clerical and routine administrative duties in support of the program.
Independently, research files, compile information from program documents, and prepare abstracts for use in business and technical memoranda, letters, reports, and/or briefing papers.
Receive and distribute mail and compose replies to routine correspondence.
Greet visitors, receive calls and provide available information from a variety of sources in response to routine requests.
Establish and maintain files; requisition supplies, equipment and maintenance services.
Have responsibility for arranging logistics for meetings and conferences.
To qualify for this position, you must be a student enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational or certification program.
Completion of 1 year of general experience or 2 years above high school OR
Combination of education and experience. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements at grades GS-5 and below.For full qualifications go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
Veterans’ Preference : If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide 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., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation. Click here for the form http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf (For Office Automation positions or other positions requiring typing, word processing, or data entry)
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled at least half time at a qualified education institution. Applicants must also complete a background investigation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications requirements will be referred to the selecting official. If there are qualified preference eligible veterans, they will be referred first for consideration.
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The Department of Education offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, federal holidays, health and life insurance, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Click on http://www.opm.gov/insure/index.aspx to find out more about federal benefits.
Why Work at ED?
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is a great place to work. For more detailed information regarding our various work sites, please click on the link below: http://www.ed.gov/about/jobs/open/edhires/ed-locations.html
As an ED employee, you will benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for parent/teacher conferences (3 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other incentives such as telecommuting and alternative work schedules also may be available to you.
ED offers positions that are fair and competitive in compensation; developmental opportunities to exhibit teamwork and goal-oriented projects to enrich your federal career.
You must be a United States citizen to apply for this position.
As a part of the Pathways student 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.
The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), non-competitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A). People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
Student Loan Default: Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.
Veterans Career Counseling: “Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session with a career counselor. Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email.”
Equal Employment Opportunity: The Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status or political affiliation.
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