United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General
$15.75 to $20.60
Open & closing dates
$15.75 to $20.60 per hour
Pay scale & grade
Part-Time - 10 Hours
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to promote integrity and accountability to minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
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The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative position in the Office of Investigations, Capitol Metro Area Field Office (CMAFO) located in Atlanta, GA. This position is for those interested in a career as a Federal Law Enforcement Special Agent within the USPS-OIG. The successful candidate will assist in gathering data and conducting limited inquiries regarding individual case assignments; assist in case development including, surveillance, forensic analysis, researching, assembling, compiling, tabulating information, and preparing memoranda of activity, for agents use in developing search and arrest warrants, and further assisting agent's in evaluating evidence for administrative, civil, and criminal hearings or trails. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.
Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, January 25, 2018 will be considered.
The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.
This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The salary range for this position including locality pay is as follows:
Sophomore - $15.75 per hour
Junior/Senior - $18.17 per hour
Graduate or Law Student - $20.60 per hour
Occasional Travel Required
No Relocation Authorized
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Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.
The student cooperative performs specialized duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or issues that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.
Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to the segment of the program or function to which the employee is assigned. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development and evaluation of information that comes from various sources.
Identifies and studies factors or conditions and determines their interrelationships as appropriate to the defined area of work.
Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the program or functions.
Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or recommends action based upon application or interpretation of established guidelines.
Performs various administrative and miscellaneous clerical work in support of area of assignment/curriculum.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S. Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be able to pass a drug screening
Must be able to pass a criminal and financial background investigation
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Background Investigation
Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
Include your major accomplishments relevant to the evaluation factors in your resume.
Ability to research, analyze and evaluate complex analytical and/or administrative leads
Demonstrated experience to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to multi-task
Demonstrated experience working in a team or group setting.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Do you have training and experience with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Products, and other computer software
Do you have any knowledge and experience of multiple social media sites (Face Book, Instagram, Twitter, Linked-In, etc.)
YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NARRATIVE SECTION AFTER EACH EVALUATION FACTOR IN THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH YOU MUST FULLY EXPLAIN HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE YOU GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES AS LISTED IN EACH OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS.
You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or See resume or similar language will be scored a zero (0) ); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.
In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name, title and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write.
Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed not minimally qualified, and you will not be referred for further consideration.
You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements.
Students must be currently enrolled full or part-time in an accredited college or university program, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student, graduating from an accredited college or university in May 2018 or later. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS, GPA AND IN GOOD STANDING)
Must be in academic good standing as defined by the college or university, earning at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Must be currently enrolled in a Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Business related or Public Administration undergraduate or graduate degree program.
AND Must be able to report to work in the USPS OIG office for which you are selected during core business hours.
You must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration
Student Cooperatives are not eligible for USPS OIG Employee Benefits.
This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please call 703-248-2210 or send email to us at email@example.com. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section or state see resume or similar language; receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. If your application is referred to the review official, the reviewer will compare your self-assessment questionnaire responses to your resume and supporting documentation. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. If your questionnaire responses are not adequately substantiated, the review official will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview and a writing assessment. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview or writing assessment performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.
Background checks and security clearance
You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 2018-22-10115937-KB, by closing date Thursday, January 25, 2018.
1. RESUME. Required: When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a Resume document). IMPORTANT: you will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.
2. COMPLETE SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (Required: You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process.)
3. TRANSCRIPTS - Required. Official copy of current transcripts from an accredited college or university showing GPA, current level of education, and the number of completed semester hours and current status. Transcripts must validate current enrollment status. (REQUIRED: Attach document as Transcript)
NOTE: Your college or university must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred.
Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret the equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
4. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
- Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as Other document.
- Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans' preference document and categorize as DD-214 or SF-15 or Other Veterans Document)
- SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a SF-50 document.)
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.
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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 complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date, Thursday, January 25, 2018 to receive consideration.To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents.
You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
You are strongly urged to read and print the entire vacancy announcement.
Agency contact information
OI - DAIGI 3 - Capital Metro Area Office
1735 N. Lynn Street
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Once the Occupational Questionnaire has been received you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail that your submission was successful. After a review of your application package has been completed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the Selecting Official.
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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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United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General
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