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Student Trainee (Clerk Typist)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThis position is to provide a learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a field of study to enhance their future goals and improve their knowledge with work experience in a working environment. This also provides the Service with administrative support in the area of clerical and typing.ResponsibilitiesThis position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. The Internship provides managers a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the student with work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion. For more information on Internship opportunities within the Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit: https://www.va.gov/EMPLOYEE/pathways-internship-program/ Duties include but are not limited to: Performing general office support work such as preparing, receiving, reviewing, and verifying documents; Maintaining office records; locating and compiling data or information from files; Compiling information for reports; Keeping a calendar and informing other of deadline and other important dates; sorting; scanning, filing documents in an established alphabetical or simple subject-matter filling system; and similar clerical support work within the organization. Included is typing work prepared from written material and/or voice recordings. Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (hours are negotiable based on student's class schedule, as agreed upon by the service supervisor)Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not AvailableVirtual: This is not a virtual position.Position Description/PD#: Student Trainee (Clerk Typist)/PD2275-0Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedRequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date 02/13/2020 of this announcement: This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. The Internship provides manager's a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the student with work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion. For more information on Internship opportunities within the Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit http://MyCareeratVA.va.gov/CareerPath/Internships . This opportunity is open to current degree or certificate seeking students at a qualifying educational institution OR to students that have been admitted/accepted for enrollment at a qualifying education institution. You will be required to provide documentation to support your eligibility. NOTE: You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship. If you cannot, you are ineligible for this program. Please review the "REQUIREMENTS" section of this vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify for this internship. To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements must be met: 1. Be a U.S. Citizen;

  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in degree or certificate program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis;
  • If enrolled, you must be in good academic standing (At least a 2.0 GPA);
  • Provide current transcript or proof of enrollment/acceptance;
  • Provide a detailed resume showing your eligibility for this position (please include the month and year for all dates);
  • Successfully complete a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment;
  • Use of Direct Deposit required;
  • Required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement (this will be signed once student is onboard); and
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Grade Requirements: GS-02: Education: Completion of high school or GED diploma For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of items such as papers or books. Significant use of computer and computer keyboard generated assessments requires basic typing and data tracking ability.EducationA transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional InformationYou are excluded from health benefits coverage if you are expected to work less than 130 hours per month for at least 90 days. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas.

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