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Administrative and Office Support Pathways Intern

Company name
Department Of Health And Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS)

$21,672.00 to $38,798.00

Lawrence, KS

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$21,672 to $38,798 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 1 - 4

Work schedule

Multiple Schedules - flexible schedules available dependent upon school schedule.

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Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Native Americans

Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.


Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.


Clarification from the agency

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority and Current IHS Interns who are students currently enrolled in a degree/certificate seeking program.

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The Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal Careers while still in school and getting paid for the work performed.

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

You must be a student accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis and in good standing; enrollment must be with an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school including high schools, colleges, universities, technical, trade, vocational or business schools.

You must be in good academic standing maintaining a 2.0 grade point average on a cumulative basis.

This announcement will serve as public notice of competition to hire new Pathways students on 1 year NTE positions, to convert current IHS interns from NTE positions into Pathways positions that expire with the completion of your educational goals, and to extend current Oklahoma City Area Pathways Intern appointments.

An agency may convert an Intern non-competitively from the Internship Program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all the terms of section 5 CFR 362.204 are met and there is an available position. Once all the terms of section 5 CFR 362.204 are met the person is qualified for the position and there is an available position, this position may be converted to the following series; 0080, 0185, 0201, 0203, 0303, 0318, 0326, 0340, 0341, 0382, 0399, 0510, 0525, 0540, 0560, 0601, 0610, 0620, 0621, 0630, 0631, 0633, 0636, 0640, 0644, 0645, 0647, 0649, 0651, 0655, 0661, 0662, 0671, 0675, 0679, 0681, 0682, 0688, 0801, 0802, 0808, 0809, 0819, 0850, 0856, 0962, 1102, 1105, 1106, 1530, 1601, 1640, 1725, 2005, 2210. However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. U.S. citizenship is required to be eligible for conversion.

This Internship is for students who can commit to working year-round. Interns may work full-time, part-time, intermittent or (seasonal) schedules.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee



Conditions of Employment

Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.

Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period.

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period.


To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. We encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.

For this position, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

GS-1 Level: Enrollment in a high school diploma or GED program

GS-2 Level: High school diploma or equivalent

GS-3 Level: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study (In order to verify that you meet this requirement, you must provide a copy of your transcripts and/or future enrollment in next semester).

GS-4 Level: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree (In order to verify that you meet this requirement, you must provide a copy of your transcripts and/or future enrollment in next semester).

What are the Eligibility Requirements? In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree, GED, or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the school (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum);

Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2- or 4-year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum;

Students currently enrolled must be in good academic standing, maintaining a 2.0 grade point average on a cumulative basis.

You are required to show proof of enrollment in a qualified degree/diploma program by the closing of this announcement. Failure to provide adequate scholastic documentation within the specified timeframe will disqualify you from further consideration.


Additional information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

This position has promotion potential to the GS-4 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and Regulatory/Administrative approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

This position is covered by Public Law 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Protection Act (25 United States Code Chapter 34) requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this law, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions.

You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following:


Interpersonal Skills

Oral Communication


You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.

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. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of 04/09/2018, to be considered.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.

Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link:

. When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans' preference the rules regarding Veterans' preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.

Transcripts AND/OR Proof of Enrollment are required - You must either provide Transcripts and/or Proof of Enrollment to verify that you meet the program requirements. Which needs to show current or future enrollment and transcripts to verify you are eligible for the grade you are applying. Applications without this proof will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 04/09/2018, the closing of this announcement.

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.



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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

Click 'Apply' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

1. Follow the prompts to upload required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.

2. Please ensure you click the 'Submit Application' button to submit your application.

3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

4. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Home, then click the Job Title to expand the details. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Terrance Bolt, (405) 951-3896, and/or The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here:

Agency contact information

Terrance Bolt Terrance Bolt


(405) 951-3896



Oklahoma Area Indian Health Service

701 Market Drive

Oklahoma City, OK


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Next steps

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer ~ ~ ~

Fair & Transparent

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

Department Of Health And Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS)
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The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are members of 566 federally recognized Tribes across the U.S.

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