Student Trainee (Accounting/Auditing),Office of the Comptroller of the Currency,10-09-2018,USA Gov


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  • Open & closing dates

    10/09/2018 to 10/12/2018

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    NB 02

  • Salary

    $35,905 to $39,496 per year

  • Appointment type

    Internships – Internship with Career Option, included in the bargaining unit.

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules – Year-round internship. Work schedule is full-time in the summer and during school breaks; schedule may change to part-time when attending school or as needed. The salary range shown will be pro-rated based on number of part-time hours worked.



    Washington DC, DC

    FEW vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to



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

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal service is required. Students who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution; have at least a cumulative (overall) 2.9 grade point average (GPA) or higher on a 4.0 scale; remain in good academic standing; and are at least 16 years of age.



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    Would you like to serve fellow Americans while being exposed to the work of a Federal career, including experience with solid work assignments that will help you grow professionally through training and mentorship? If your answer is YES, the OCC Pathways Internship Program is for you!  This exciting program offers students paid internships to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.  You will be provided meaningful developmental work at the beginning of your career.

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    The following are the duties of a Student Trainee (Accounting/Auditing) at the NB-III. If you are selected at a lower band level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    • Assist in the processing and maintenance of various expenditure accounts and related documents.
    • Verify the validity of the accounting data against various regulations and policies.
    • Compile various financial data from reports and/or computer listings for use by senior level staff.
    • Work with others to determine discrepancies and assist in making necessary adjustments.
    • Ensure maintenance of accounting system integrity and controlling accounting data.

    Note:  Upon successful completion of your  internship, you may be eligible for conversion to a permanent Accountant or Auditor, which has non-competitive promotion potential to NB-V (equivalent to GS-11/12/13).  For information on OCC’s Salary Structure, click here.  An Accountant/Auditor at the NB-V level provides technical guidance on financial management and accounting policy guidance to customers, and reviews and analyzes accounting policy and prepares related accounting policy memos.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Travel occasionally to attend training, as required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0599 Financial Management Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
    • Complete a one year trial period.
    • Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to a job offer; an official transcript will be required if you are selected.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Travel occasionally to attend training, as required.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
    • Sign a statement that you are voluntarily leaving the competitive service for a position in the excepted service, if applicable.
    • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.


    You must meet the following Eligibility Requirements and Qualification Requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    1) You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (high school, college (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) in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842.  Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met.  An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.  For more information on the education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.

    2) Grade Point Average (GPA): Every semester, you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

    3) You must be seeking a degree in Accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that includes or is supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

    An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.

    Qualification Requirements:

    To qualify for the NB-II level, you must meet one of the following requirements:

    A. Education: In the Internship Program, you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Completion of one full academic year of post-high school study; OR

    B. Experience: You may qualify with 6 months of full-time, general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR

    C. You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    If qualifying with experience, the experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    Please Note: The Accountant/Auditor eligibility and qualification requirements are interchangeable.Conversion to an Accountant/Auditor is contingent on meeting the basic education requirement. There are two ways to meet this basic requirement. Completion or expected completion of all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 semester hours of credit in business law. OR A combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses, which may include up to 6 semester hours of business law, OR a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.


    Please see Qualifications section for education.

    Additional information

    • Following the completion of educational requirements, you may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. In order to be converted, you must have completed educational requirements and work requirements (640 hours prior to graduation, unless you meet one of the exceptions described at
    • For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to:
    • You must be able to work in Washington, DC for the duration of the internship.
    • If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
    • Salary range includes 20% geographical pay.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
    • Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
    • Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”

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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.

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, proof of education (transcripts), and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume and transcript(s) include detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume and transcript(s) may result in a “not qualified” determination.


    Application Review: All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may be referred to the hiring manager in veteran’s preference order.  An unranked list will be used for the selection process. The hiring manager may review the application of all qualified individuals and make selection(s) in accordance with veterans’ preference.  We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    Veterans’ Preference: Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed.  Veterans who are awarded preference are listed before non-preference eligibles and are required by law to be considered before non-preference-eligibles in the applicant pool.

    To preview questions please click here.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Public Trust – Background Investigation

    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 2) vacancy question responses, 3) proof of education (transcript), and 4) submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume by either creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please review Resume Tips.

    VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

    For more information on veterans’ preference view FedsHireVets.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You must submit dated documentation (i.e., documentation must show currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment) verifying you meet the definition of student (e.g., letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). Documentation must show your name, name of your school, type of degree you are seeking, major field of study (if it makes a difference) and your cumulative grade point average. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to the Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:  In addition, you may submit the following:
    – Cover letter

    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.

  • Benefits

    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.

    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

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete the online application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, you must contact us by noon Mountain Time on the announcement’s closing date.

    Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Kelly Gauvin at 202-649-6636 if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # 202-649-6157.

    • To begin, click the “Apply” button and follow the prompts on the page to create a account, or if you previously registered, click “Sign in” and follow the prompts.
    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
    • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

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    Agency contact information

    Charlene Hurtado









    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
    1225 17th Street
    Suite 475
    United States

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    Next steps

    To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the “Applications” section and click on the vacancy you would like to view.
    2. Under “application status,” click “additional application information” and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The “additional application information” link may not be available if your application status says “Unavailable.” This indicates that your application is not complete.

    If the “additional application information” link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and “Update Application” to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

    If your application was successfully submitted, your Status will show “Received.” You can also elect to stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts.

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an e-mail address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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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.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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    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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

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    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period

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