Department of Energy
$26,587.00 to $38,798.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$26,587 to $38,798 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 03 - 04
Full-Time - Full-Time or Part-Time
Internships - Temporary Not To Exceed 1 year
few vacancies 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.
Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
Where will I be working?
Western Area Power Administration, Upper Great Plains Region (UGP), Maintenance, Engineering (B5500), duty station: Huron, SD.
The purpose of the Pathways Intern Employment Program is to provide the intern with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and support educational goals. The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic/career goals. Participant completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the program. A written agreement is required between the Western Area Power Administration and the intern. Interns will be expected to work at least a Part-Time work schedule while attending school.
You must be willing and available to report for duty at the designated location listed in the duty location section of this vacancy announcement.
Selectee MUST be able to work a full time during the summer at the Huron, SD Maintenance Office. This position will begin approximately May 15, 2018, Not-to-exceed one year.
If you have graduated and are not currently pursuing further education, you are NOT eligible for a Pathway-Student Appointment.
Position may be filled as a Student Trainee (Engineering) at either the GS-3 or GS-4 level.
Annual Salary GS-3: $26,587.00-$34,561.00
Annual Salary GS-4: $29,847.00-$38,798.00
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The Student Trainee (Engineering) performs as an intern in the pathways program. The incumbent provides support to projects and other engineers involved in the various engineering disciplines. Assignments provide training and experience in the functional area which prepare the student for more advanced assignments. Performs developmental engineering assignments to support projects in the assigned Engineering discipline.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens who are degree seeking students enrolled at least half-time in accredited educational institutions. Half-time enrollment is defined by the educational institution. For institutions that do not have a definition of half-time, half of full-time enrollment will be considered half-time.
You MUST be a continuing student with an expected graduation of December 2018 or later to qualify for this internship.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0899 Engineering And Architecture Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
See Other Information section regarding Selective Service requirements.
Must be at least 16 years of age
Pathways Intern Employment candidates must meet the qualifications consistent with Western and the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled by the closing date of the announcement.
You MUST be either currently enrolled, or accepted for enrollment into a qualifying educational program beginning the next available school term to qualify for this program. Enrollment must be in an accredited high school, community college, vocational or technical program, undergraduate, graduate, or professional program that culminates in a diploma, certificate or degree.
EXPLANATION OF TERMS
An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45-quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university or 36 weeks at an accredited business, technical, vocational, or qualifying educational institution for at least 20 classroom hours per week. An academic year of graduate education is defined as 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement or the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-3 Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study
GS-4 Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree
One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; technical or high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university or school to represent 1 year of full-time study. The high school curriculum must be approved by a State or local governing body. All education beyond high school must be accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Education – students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited educational institution and provide the following: 1) letters, records, or statements issued from the high school, vocational institution, college or university from an official source (i.e., university registrar's office) and/or 2) copy of transcripts which reflect field of study, school name, students name, GPA or academic standing, past and current course work, degree program and major/concentration. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, the official transcripts will be required prior to entrance on duty.
Transcript MUST be submitted to be considered for this position. (A copy of your degree will not be accepted- unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register
. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated based on information contained in their application/resume. Applicants should include all pertinent experience, awards, commendations, training, and other information in the application.
Veterans' preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR.
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supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
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Official documentation verifying current or projected enrollment as a student must be obtained from the school before the effective date of the appointment. Evidence of enrollment or accepted enrollment in a degree, diploma, or certificate program at an accredited school may include:
Official Transcript. An unofficial transcript maybe provided during the application process; however, students must provide the official transcript prior to the Enter-on-Duty date.
Letter from the Registrar’s or Dean’s office
Advanced Registration Schedule
Evidence of good academic standing as determined by the academic institution (generally a GPA of 2.0 or higher).
Interns and managers must complete, sign, and submit the required Pathways Program Participant Agreement to their servicing HR office.
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for more information.
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
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the online application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our online application system displays a countdown timer at the top of the screen for your reference.
For your security, your session in our online application system will time-out if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get timed-out you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click Update Application to finish where you left off.
Steps to submit a complete application:
Click the Apply Online button. If you are not already logged in, you will need to do so.
You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a USAJOBS-formatted resume using the Resume Builder
You will be prompted to select a resume and any documentation you have attached to your USAJOBS account before you are transferred to the Department of Energy's online application system. Please be aware that any document you select before being transferred to our system, will not automatically be received. You must take steps to download your documents from USAJOBS during the Documents step within our online application system (see Step 6).
If you are a first-time applicant to the Department of Energy, you'll be asked to register an account first. If you are a returning applicant, you will skip this step and go straight to the application portion.
You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 3), you will need to click the USAJOBS link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
After reviewing your submission in the final step, you must click Submit Application at the bottom of the page. If you leave the application before clicking Submit, your application will not be received.
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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Agency contact information
Laurie Batcheller Laurie Batcheller
Department of Energy
12155 W. Alameda Parkway
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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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