Bureau of Land Management Pathways - Student Trainee (Administration) in Ely, Nevada

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Summary

This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

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These positions are in the Ely District Office; the duty location for these positions will be in Ely, NV or Caliente, NV. Information about each area can be found at Ely: White Pine Chamber of Commerce or Caliente: Caliente Chamber of Commerce. The duty location will be determined upon selection.

This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).

This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected not-to-exceed 1 year. This type of appointment is intended only for temporary projects, to perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to fill traditional summer jobs. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this temporary appointment.

Physical Demands: Work is primarily sedentary. Some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items is required.

Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting.

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Responsibilities

May perform a wide variety of clerical and administrative support activities. Duties may include: Use of office automation equipment and software to type and edit a variety of standard documents; establishing and maintaining a variety of office records and files; researches files and reference materials, provides routine information to general office staff, may perform other miscellaneous clerical duties.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

04

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution and preference eligible veterans meeting this criteria.

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.

This position falls under the Group Qualification Standards for Administration and Office Support Student Trainee Series.

Qualifications

To be eligible, an applicant must: Be at least 16 years of age or older for a non-arduous or non-hazardous duty position. Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school. Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.

In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, specialized experience, and/or both - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-03) of the position to be filled.

For the GS-04 grade level: one (I) year of general experience; OR have completed two (2) academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree; OR have a combination of the experience and education described above.

You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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Additional information

The selectee is not eligible for promotion without competition.

This is a not-to-exceed (NTE) appointment and at the expiration of this appointment, or whenever services are no longer needed, the selectee will be terminated from Federal service.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

The BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal Government, to attract high quality applicants.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

This position requires an Internship Program Participant Agreement. Applicants selected for this position must sign a program agreement.

This is a temporary appointment, which may mean that when work or funds are not available you will be placed in non-pay status.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veteran’s preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.

KSA 1: Skill in office automation software pakages and equipment to type, edit, process, and create a variety of standard documents and reports.

KSA 2: Skill in organizational techniques in order to provide information, obtain information, and maintain data within a records database.

KSA 3: Ability to work in a customer service environment to discuss basic mission, program(s), and policies of the office to screen requests and provide information from files and records; advice on established procedures; and refer non-routine requests to appropriate staff members.

KSA 4: Ability to perform clerical tasks in an office setting. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

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Required Documents

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the job-related questions), you are required to submit the following forms:

Current BLM Pathway Interns: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document.

Verification of Enrollment: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U. S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.

Letter from your accredited U. S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), and (3) your anticipated graduation date.

If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.

Veteran’s Preference: If you are entitled to veteran’s preference, you should indicate the level of veteran’s preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran’s preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. You may request copies of your DD-214 by calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.

For 5-point veteran’s preference, you must 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., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veteran’s preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), a DD-214 showing character of service, and the required documentation.

Certification In Lieu of DD-214: Active duty service members claiming veteran’s preference may submit a ‘certification’ when applying for Federal jobs (Chapter 21 of Title 5 U. S. C Section 2108a). The ‘certification’ is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. Prior to appointment, agencies must verify the service member is eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with 5 U. S. C. 2108, unless the service member is appointed under the provisions of 5 U. S. C. 5534a, Dual employment and pay during terminal leave from uniformed services.

For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

AUTO-REQUESTED FAX: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:

(1) Your resume; (2) Your responses to the Assessment/Job-Related Questions; and (3) Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you have not already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

Your application package, including required documentation, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 775-861-6510. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

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Agency contact information
HR Specialist
Phone

775-861-6510

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

nvjobs@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management BLM Nevada State Office NV-953 Reno, Nevada United States

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Next steps

You will be notified as to the status of your application as the eligibility and qualification review process is conducted.

You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBS account.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499778000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/17/2018 to 05/30/2018

Salary: $29,847 to $38,798 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 04

Work schedule: Part-Time - Work Schedule is Part Time.

Appointment type: Internships - This is an Internship Not-To-Exceed 1 year. This appointment may be extended based on agency needs.