Human Capital Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
Department of Defense - Alexandria, VA

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A Unified Organization Working as One Team

If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (see link below) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

The Human Capital Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) position is located in the Human Capital Advisory Services component. This position provides students experience that is directly related to their academic program and career goals as well as exposure to the public service. Students will be provided on the job training during the summer while attending college during the school year.

Selectees will begin their fulltime internship on May 21 or June 4, 2012. Internships will be for 10-12 weeks. All selectees must complete the pre-employment process and begin on either of the above dates. After completion of educational and work requirements interns will be eligible for permanent employment within 120 calendar days. The offer is not guaranteed and is based on the needs of management and available monies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Secret security clearance

Random drug testing

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service

This is an Excepted Service position

Selectee must start internship on May 21st or June 4th, 2012

DUTIES:
If a selectee is placed within Human Capital Advisory Services, typical duties may include but are not limited to:

Working on a variety of special projects in support of human resources programs.

Serving as the Summer/Student Intern coordinator, which includes establishing special programs and activities to ensure Interns receive a “realistic job preview” while in the OIG Intern Program.

Evaluating the success of the Intern program and making recommendations for improvement.

Assisting the OIG Worklife Program Coordinator in administering the telework, Alternate Work Schedule and Unemployment Compensation Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
You must be currently attending, or enrolled to attend, an accredited graduate institution progressing towards a degree on at least a half-time schedule as defined by your college or university.

A determination of basic eligibility and qualifications will be based solely on each candidate's application and the transcripts submitted at the time of application submission.

Salary is based on academic classification.

GS-7 - Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement and enrolled in a graduate program or 1 full academic year of graduate level education

**NOTE**: S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or

3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

GS-9 - Master's or equivalent graduate degree 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

**NOTE: **All applicants, regardless of educational level must have knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of human resource management to perform internship duties. This knowledge must be demonstrated by completion one year of graduate studies in Business Administration or Public Administration, with at least one course in human resource management, or 1 year of graduate studies in human resource management, or labor/industrial relations or equivalent program.

After begining your internship, students may advance to higher grades based on management approval and as more education has been completed.

Eligible applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of appointment.

Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application and official transcripts will be required prior to hiring to verify enrollment and GPA. The educational institution must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Military schools or military educational programs that meet this criterion are also acceptable. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education web site at http://www.ed.gov/. Institutions located within the United States that have attained accreditation as well as recognized accrediting agencies are listed on the U.S. Department of Education web site at http://www.ed.gov/. Foreign Education - Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at http://www.ed.gov/.

Requirements

Position has been designated as Non-critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

The incumbent of this position is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with the DoD OIG.

Must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting information, including your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, will be reviewed as an initial assessment. An additional assessment by subject matter experts may be conducted to further evaluate the level and quality of your experience, and possession of relevant competencies in order to determine the best qualified candidates. All Best Qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official.

A structured interview by subject matter experts may be conducted to further evaluate your proficiency in the most important competencies required by this position.

Note that we review carefully your responses to any questions; these must be supported by factual information in your resume and transcript. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in lowering your self-rated score or loss of further consideration.

BENEFITS:
Working for OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.

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