Intern- Student Trainee (Investigative Assistant/OA)
Department Of Labor - Kansas City, MO

This job posting is no longer available on Find similar jobs:Intern jobs - Department Of Labor jobs

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This is a temporary student internship appointment, not to exceed December 31, 2013. Appointee may become eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service, at the agency's discretion.

Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.

The entire duration of the internship constitutes a trial period.

Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the internship.

This position is located in the Regional Office of Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). EBSA Regional Offices are responsible for administering the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The purpose of the work is to determine if employee pension and welfare benefit plans are operated and administered in accordance with ERISA and to determine if plans' funds, operations, and financial investments are managed prudently.

The incumbent of this position provides support to the staff, including both investigative staff and technical assistance staff, or the Regional Office.
  • U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens should refer to Qualfication section)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Appointment to this position requires a background investigation.
  • The entire duration of this internship constitutes a trail period.
  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollement on at least half-time basis.

DUTIES: Incumbent provides investigative support to the investigative staff by gathering and summarizing financial data, reports, and documents related to the transactions under investigation. Researches specific issues and summarizes pertinent information for higher-level review. Incumbent uses Word, Excel, Outlook, and other computer software applications as well as printing equipment to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve and print work products in a variety of formats. Resolves a variety of non-recurring problems which typically involve selecting a course of action from a number of possibilities after applying existing instructions, manuals, regulations and precedents.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution, for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree or certificate.

Appointee must maintain good academic standing and enrollment status throughout the duration of the student internship.

Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.

Non-U. S. citizens may be eligible for appointment, provided that they meet an exception to certain legal restrictions. Appointee must be a U. S. citizen in order to be converted to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the internship.

The entire duration of the internship constitutes a trial period.

One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level.

Specialized work experience must be directly related to the position to be filled and that have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Some examples of qualifying specialized experience is proof-reading all material for spelling, grammatical correctness and accuracy; Uses word, excel and outlook; Composing complex and routine correspondence; Analyzing and synthesizing information to prepare responses to written and oral inquiries; and Gathering and summarizing financial data, reports and documents.

Education substitution: 4 year above high

College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Please reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Applicants meeting the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against the competencies described below and will be placed into one of the following quality categories, based on responses to the vacancy questionnaire:

Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying the critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies by this position.

Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):

Customer Service: Works and communicates with clients and customers (e.g., any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit provides, including individuals who work in your agency or in other agencies or organizations outside the Government) to satisfy their expectations. Committed to quality services.

Writing: Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling to communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing.

Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Conscientiousness: Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards performing work; demonstrates responsible behavior.

Organizational Awareness: Knows how social, political, organizational, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them. This includes the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the work or organization.

Manages and Organizes Information: Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.

Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.

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.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

Referrals will be made in accordance with applicable reemployment priority and/or veterans' preference requirements. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS: The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. Generally, students hired as temporary Interns are not entitled to health and life insurance benefits unless they have been continuously employed for more than one year, after which they may become eligible for such benefits. The benefit package includes but is not limited to 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year. We also offer a variety of employee benefit options, including a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM . For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS .

OTHER INFORMATION: Promotion Potential: GS-5 Bargaining Unit: Outside The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION , PROBATIONARY PERIOD , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

About this company
157 reviews