Student Cooperative for RARC (PAID),Office of the Inspector General, USPS,03-13-2019,USA Gov

2019-03-14 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    03/13/2019 to 04/01/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GG 00

  • Salary

    $16.67 to $21.80 per hour

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



  • Arlington, VA Few vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to

  • Students

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

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Open to U.S. Citizens who are students 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.

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    Are you an excellent writer who is interested in public policy? The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative - (Paid) position in the Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC) located in Arlington, VA. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school. The selected candidate will work between 15 and 30 hours per week, and up to 40 hours per week when on school breaks.

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    We are looking for an academic achiever who is intellectually curious, loves to research and write, and is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. The selected candidate will work for RARC, the OIG's research group, which digs into economic, business, and policy trends affecting the U.S. Postal Service. RARC's body of work has touched on a wide variety of topics, from conducting neuromarketing and consumer behavior studies, reporting mail use by region, to exploring innovations in 3D printing and blockchain technology. The Student Cooperative will work collaboratively with staff to help conduct research using a wide range of methods, and create and edit materials to support RARC white papers and other products. The position requires excellent writing and critical thinking skills, and experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis is preferable.

    Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area/team of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

    • Research new technologies, innovations, and emerging business models relevant to the Postal Service.
    • Research methodologies to help the Postal Service enhance the customer experience for distinct market segments.
    • Write and edit research papers, short articles, and analytical documents for both internal and external audiences.
    • Help with federal and external stakeholder outreach, including setting up and conducting interviews for data collection.
    • Perform data analytics to support research projects, such as descriptive summaries, qualitative interview data analysis, or data visuals and maps.
    • Help plan and execute publicly held events, such as workshops and round tables.
    • Prepare a wide variety of recurring reports and other documents for both internal and external audiences.
    • Use varied functions of multiple office automation software to produce newsletters, videos, presentations, and reports.
    • Provide basic administrative support in the form of calendar management, meeting preparation, expense reporting, and travel coordination.
    • Provided assistance in contract and budget management as needed.
    • Provide copy editing or quality assurance assistance as needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

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