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Student Trainee Program Support

Company name
General Services Administration - Agency Wide

$26,755.00 to $44,434.00

Atlanta, GA

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$26,755 to $44,434 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 03 - 04

Work schedule

Part-Time - Full-time

Appointment type

Internships - Excepted Appointment Not-To-Exceed 09/30/2018


Many vacancies in the following locations:

Lakewood, CO

Atlanta, GA

Chicago, IL

Boston, MA

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Kansas City, MO

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Fort Worth, TX

Auburn, WA

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Students & recent graduates


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As a summer intern at GSA, you will actively participate as a team member and assist in administrative tasks in support of day to day operations.

GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the ' Best Places to Work

' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE

about why you should choose GSA.

This position is being announced under the Pathways Student Internship Program. This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found here

At this time we are filling multiple vacancies in many different locations. Interested candidates may select up to 2 locations. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

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Receive a variety of incoming mail and arrange by subject; review outgoing correspondence.

Maintain electronic and/or hard copy office files. Perform filing duties by sorting and arranging materials to be filed in alphabetic, numerical, or chronological order as prescribed by available guidelines. Retrieve data or documents from files upon request.

Compile data to provide assistance on projects and special requests. Create reports, charts, etc.

Utilize programs such as Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel and Word or other office productivity software to create, copy, edit, store, send, and print a variety of standardized documents.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current students enrolled at least half-time in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship or National

Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.

Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required

Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

Submit proof that you are either (1) enrolled in Summer 2018; (2) enrolled in the Fall 2018 semester, or (3) have been accepted for enrollment in the Fall 2018 semester.

Sign an agreement between GSA, the student and educational institution that will identify agreed-upon schedule of school and work to ensure work responsibilities do not interfere with academic performance.

Serve in a trial period for the entire duration of the internship appointment.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Complete a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.

Undergo a background investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.

Non-GSA employees must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:

the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)

number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

The salary range differs based on location. Salary ranges can be viewed here

. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by May 30, 2018. To qualify, you must demonstrate the following:

At the GS-3: Completion of one full academic year of post-high school study OR six months of progressively responsible clerical, office or other experience which indicates an ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the clerical position to be filled OR a combination of education and experience.

At the GS-4: Completion of two full academic years of post-high-school study OR an associate's degree OR one year of clerical, office or other experience which indicates an ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the clerical position to be filled OR a combination of education and experience.

NOTE: One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours/45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university program.


Qualifying educational institutions/programs for Pathways include: a high school/GED whose curriculum has been approved by a state or local governing body, or a home-school curriculum; and any accredited technical or vocational school, 2- or 4-year college or university, a graduate or professional school, or a post-secondary home-school curriculum.

A post-secondary certificate program must have been completed at a qualifying educational institution equivalent to at least 1 academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Varies by location

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.

There is no promotion potential with these positions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

Travel expenses associated with pre-employment interviews may be authorized for this position and will be paid by the General Services Administration as allowed by regulation. Determinations to authorize such expenses will be made on a case-by-case basis and subject to funding availability.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:

You will be scored on the questions you answer during the applicaion process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of clerical functions

Ability to gather and organize data

Ability to read and interpret written instructions, regulations and guidelines

Skill in oral communication

Skill in written communication

Knowledge of grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation

Skill in using a variety of computer software

Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified

We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.

Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

If you are claiming veterans preference:

(a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

(b) If you are claiming 10-point preference, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:

(1) completed SF-15

form; and

(2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15

for complete list).

If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

Proof of Student Status: Submit proof that you are either:

enrolled in Summer 2017 semester;

enrolled in the Fall 2018 semester; OR

have been accepted for enrollment in the Fall 2018 semester.

If selected, you will be required to submit this documentation.

College transcripts: Your transcripts must show the number of credits hours completed and/or currently enrolled. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

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

Review our benefits

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

Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job

To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.

Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.

Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.

Note: Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the USAJOBS link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).

Need Assistance in Applying? Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions.

Agency contact information

Carol Lammering







GSA-Multiple Departments

General Services Administration

Human Resources Division (NRC)

Kansas City, Missouri

United States

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Next steps

After the closing date/deadline:

ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.

REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.

SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.

FINAL JOB OFFER: Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes

FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

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

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