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Pathways Student Trainee It Current Fdic Interns Only

Company name
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

$40,074.00 to $101,196.00

Arlington, VA

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$40,074 to $101,196 per year

Pay scale & grade

CG 05 - 09

Work schedule

Full-Time - Excepted Service

Appointment type

Internships - Full Time, Part-Time, Without Time Limitation.


Many vacancies in the following location:

Arlington, VA

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Students & recent graduates


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This announcement is for Current FDIC Interns Only. If you are not a current FDIC Intern and wish to be considered for this opportunity, you must apply to announcement 2018-HQP-0052

This announcement is for internship opportunities that will begin during Summer 2018.

As FDIC's technology leader, the Chief Information Officer Organization (CIOO) provides the FDIC with innovative and cost-effective IT solutions to support core business processes and to achieve mission-critical goals.

The incumbent will physically work in Arlington, VA.

The applicants selected will be offered an excepted appointment without time limitation. After successful completion of the program requirements and based on FDIC's needs, the selectee(s) may be non-competitively converted to a Term or Permanent position based upon an evaluation of performance and completion of at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Pathways Internship Program. However, service in the FDIC Internship Program confers no right to further employment in the competitive or excepted service.

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Internship opportunities are located in the following areas of CIOO:

Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO): The mission of the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) is to provide an enterprise-wide Information Security Program that assures integrity, confidentiality, and availability of corporate information by proactively protecting its assets from unauthorized access and misuse.

Office of the Director, DIT : The Office of the Director provides oversight and direction for DIT in its mission to provide scalable, efficient and secure technology solutions.

Business Administration Branch (BAB): The mission of the Business Administration Branch (BAB) is to provide expertise and services necessary to ensure efficient business operations of the Division.

Infrastructure Services Branch (ISB): The mission of the Infrastructure Services Branch (ISB) is to provide a highly available IT infrastructure for the FDIC.

Delivery Management Branch (DMB) The mission of the Delivery Management Branch (DMB) is to define, design, develop, test, implement, and maintain corporate applications systems that support all corporate business, financial, administrative, and legal services requirements.

Enterprise Technology Branch (ETB): The mission of the Enterprise Technology Branch (ETB) is to promote IT innovation and evolution and IT strategic planning, direction, and consultation to the FDIC in support of corporate goals and client needs.

Interns assigned to OCISO may assist with performing the following:

Create and maintain SharePoint sites;

Designing and deploying a ‘cyber range’ test environment in the security lab and;

Developing test cases for validating security controls

Interns assigned to the Office of the Director, DIT may assist with performing the following:

Project Management;

Providing assistance with project management activities;

Engages in tactful communication to elicit information, listens and analyzes collected information;

Organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects;

Develop and maintain project plans;

Providing assistance to other project managers and;

Provide project status updates

Interns assigned to BAB may be assigned to the Sourcing and Financial Services Branch (SFSS) may assist with performing the following:

On/Off Boarding Process for contract staff;

Invoice review and reporting;

Financial Monthly Status Reports and;

Accrual reporting;

Interns assigned to ISB may be assigned to the Client Services Headquarter Unit (CSHQ) or the Engineering Section (ES) may assist with performing the following:

Provide desktop and laptop equipment and installation and maintenance of system software and distribution of software;

Assist in coordination, planning and submission of the DIT budget and financial management functions in DIT;

Testing hardware/software in the lab & documenting result; and

Assist the project manager with the management of IT projects

Interns assigned to DMB may assist with performing the following:

Research software and technologies;

Create and Maintain Software Development guidelines and documentation;

Create and Maintain section intranet pages;

Create and maintain Application deployment architectures;

Provide administrative and project management support to the business clients in the Divisions or Offices at the FDIC;

Interns assigned to ETB may be assigned to the Enterprise Strategies & Measurement Section (ESMS) or the Enterprise Information Management Section (EIMS) may assist with the following:

Assist in data modeling, architecture, analysis, and reporting in support of application development and data integration;

Research cloud services as it relates to database and data management and develop proof of concept;

Manage access rights/permission levels/site requests for the site collection and;

Add, remove, manage content, folders, and control the site hierarchy of the Division/Office site.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current FDIC Interns Only

who are accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, 1 year certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis with an anticipated graduation date AFTER April 1, 2019; have at least a cumulative 2.5 out of 4.0 grade point average; and are in good academic standing.

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Job family (Series)

2299 Information Technology Student Trainee



Conditions of Employment

Employment Conditions.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.


To qualify for this program, applicants must: (1) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree seeking program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis; (2) have a preferred academic major in computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems management, technology management. Other majors may also include mathematics, statistics, information technology operations, information science, research or a degree that provides a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development of adaptation of applications, systems or networks; (3) have a minimum cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0; and (4) be in good academic standing.

NOTE: All eligible applicants MUST be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree seeking program that will begin during Spring 2018, and with an anticipated graduation date AFTER Apri. 1, 2019.

You may qualify for grades based on education, experience or a combination of education and experience. Education and experience requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


CG-05: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

CG-07: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education, or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) with completion of a bachelor's degree. If utilizing SAA, you must submit your transcripts or proof of your national honor society membership.

Superior Academic Achievement (SAA):

To qualify for SAA, applicants must have met one of the following:

a. A grade-point average of B (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

b. A grade-point average of B (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

c. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university or major subdivision.

d. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies)recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

CG-09: Completion of all requirements for a master's degree or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate level education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related

Note: One full academic year of undergraduate is 30 semester hours. One full academic year of graduate/vocational/trades/technical/high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college/university/school. A certificate program must be a 1 year academic program if attending at a full-time status.

Qualifying Experience

CG-05: 1 year of IT related experience equivalent to a GS-04.

Specialized Experience for the CG-05: IT experience utilizing PC software and operating systems; assisting clients with the use of standard Microsoft applications; preparation of reports using Microsoft Office.

CG-07: 1 year of IT related experience equivalent to a GS-05.

Specialized Experience for the CG-07: IT experience developing and maintaining web pages and web-based applications; troubleshooting hardware and software configuration problems.

CG-09: 1 year of IT related experience equivalent to a GS-07.

Specialized Experience for the CG-09: IT experience performing PC software testing; writing installation scripts; developing software; researching and evaluating PC software and operating systems.


Additional information

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

To be eligible for conversion to the competitive service, you must complete 640 hours of work experience (up to 320 hours may be waived based on successful performance in the position and a 3.45 overall GPA); meet the OPM qualification standards for the target position; and meet the requirements of the FDIC Pathways Agreement. Service in the Pathways Internship Program confers no right to further employment.

NOTE: Prior to conversion to an Information Technology Specialist (2210 series), you must either have a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks or have IT related experience. IT related experience must demonstrate each of the four competencies listed below with a minimum of 1 year specialized experience at the next lower GS/CG level or equivalent:

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

3. 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.

4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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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.

The online assessment questions and resume you submit for this position will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the basic requirements as outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that the documents you submit contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make this basic qualification determination.

If you meet the basic qualification requirements, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Qualified candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

To receive consideration, you must submit the following:

1. Current resume. Your resume must include your expected degree major and graduation date to include month and year of anticipated graduation.

2. A copy of all college transcripts completed to date. Unofficial transcript(s) are acceptable. The transcript(s) must show the courses you have completed, grades/credits earned, and your current overall GPA. It must also include the courses in which you are currently enrolled at the time of application.

3. Proof of Enrollment/Registration for Spring 2018. A class schedule is acceptable only if your name, school information, and the Spring 2018 semester/term are identified.

Education must be from an accredited educational institution. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here

Failure to submit the required documents will make you ineligible for consideration for this position.

Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): If you are claiming SAA, you must ensure you submit your transcripts, your 1/3 class ranking, or membership in a national honor society.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here

. Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service (e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.) along with any other required documents.

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 begin, click the Apply button and follow the prompts. If you haven't already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the Apply button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click Submit Application to complete the application process.

You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

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account and click on Applications tab. Click on the Position Title, and then select Update Application or Additional Application Information to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: Received. Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.

Agency contact information

John C. Morris





Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Human Resources Service Center

3501 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, Virginia

United States

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Next steps

You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS

by signing in and selecting Application Status. Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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.

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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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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
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Company Profile
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by: insuring deposits; examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection; making large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and managing receiverships. Vision The FDIC is a recognized leader in promoting sound public policies, addressing risks in the nation's financial system, and carrying out its insurance, supervisory, consumer protection, resolution planning, and receivership management responsibilities.

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