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Student Cooperative for Research and Insights Solution Center (RISC) - PAID,Office of the Inspector General, USPS,10-07-2019,USA Gov

2019-10-09 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    10/07/2019 to 10/22/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GG 00

  • Salary

    $18.18 to $21.98 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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    The United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a student enrolled in a college/university program to fill our Student Cooperative - (Paid) position in the Research and Insights Solution Center (RISC), located in Arlington, VA.

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    RISC disseminates actionable information and knowledge to support the OIG's audits, investigations, and operations. The selected candidate will provide a wide range of technical and administrative support to RISC, including creating materials such as data sets to support projects and reports, developing executive briefing materials and presentations, creating supporting materials for cases. The ideal candidate will have interest in the application of data science and data analytics, including structured/unstructured data and machine learning techniques. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.

    The selected candidate will provide a wide range of technical and administrative support for RISC that includes creating/manipulating data sets, visuals, and reports on many different platforms that support audits or investigations. Some of the platforms and tools utilized are SAS Visual Analytics and Power BI, as well as SQL and R programming language. Our ideal candidate will be well organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, and a fast learner.

    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 10/22/2019 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 base salary range for this position is $14.06-$17.00/hour. Locality Pay is authorized.

    Sophomore $18.18 per hour includes locality pay
    Junior/Senior $19.40 per hour includes locality pay
    Graduate or Law Student $21.98 per hour includes locality pay

    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.

    • Provide administration and analytics support to the Research and Insights Solution Center (RISC) and staff for project status reports, meetings, presentations, workshops, and outreach meeting to other agencies and vendors.
    • Support analytics projects with basic data collection, manipulation, and analysis.
    • Collect project status information and provide summary data in various formats.
    • Document products and solutions using sound technical writing skills.
    • Conduct research and pull data from a variety of data sources and systems to develop intelligence cases.
    • Create a variety of analytic products, such as relational databases, summary tables and graphs.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548029900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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