Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Open to any U.S. citizen, at least 16 years old, who is a student currently enrolled for the Fall 2018 academic terms in a degree or certificate seeking program, taking at least a half-time course load. You also must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants must have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree or certificate.
Non citizens may apply, but must complete a citizenship affidavit. **See Summary section below**
At NSF, you will use your Student Trainee (Administrative) expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF’s vision of the future become a reality. NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career. If you’re seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere, look no further than NSF! More about NSF.
This is an opportunity under the Internship Program component of the Pathways Programs. The Internship Program provides students enrolled in high schools, colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. Veteran’s Preference will be applied in filling positions under the Pathways Programs.
Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.
- Students can be hired for Internship positions at any time during the year.
- Students typically work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer, winter, and spring vacations.
- Students will be on indefinite appointments during their period of eligibility under the Internship Program.
- Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program during employment with NSF.
- The Internship Program allows students an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program.
- Applicants must have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree.
- Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is NOT guaranteed. The Intern’s eligibility for conversion does NOT guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.
**Non-Citizens may apply, but must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. However, non-citizens may NOT be converted to competitive service appointments.**
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Our Student Trainees (Administrative) are clerical positions. They provide support to National Science Foundation scientists and administrators who promote and fund the best possible awards through grants. These positions can be your first step into a fulfilling career at NSF. As a Student Trainee (Administrative) you will:
- Type a variety of documents
- Enter data
- Sort and distribute mail
- Maintain files
- Assist office visitors and callers
Conditions of Employment
- Background investigation.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
- US citizenship.
- You must be taking at least a half-time course load.
- You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.
You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
- To apply for the GS-3 level job, you must have 6 months of full-time clerical experience OR 1 year of education above the high school (e.g., be going into your sophomore year of college).
- To apply for the GS-4 level job, you must have 1 year of full-time clerical experience OR 2 years of education above high school (e.g., be going into your junior year of college).
- To apply for the GS-5 level job, you must have 1 year of full-time experience at the GS-4 level OR Successfully completed four full years of education above high school level.
A combination of education and experience can also be used to qualify for all levels.
From the closing date of this vacancy announcement, applicants must have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree.
Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications.”
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans’ preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.
NSF has determined that all positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties rather than job series or title, type of appointment, or work schedule. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary. Telework requires prior agency approval and is not an entitlement.
For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of “well qualified.” In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Background investigation.
You are strongly encouraged to submit all required documents at the time you submit your resume.
• You MUST submit your official or unofficial college transcripts, including your GPA, with your application. This office will be unable to determine qualification eligibility without transcripts. Applications without transcripts are incomplete applications and will be rated “INELIGIBLE”. Transcripts will NOT be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.
• You MUST provide proof of enrollment for the Fall 2018 academic term (i.e., course schedule, acceptance letter, letter from the registrar). Applications without proof of enrollment are incomplete applications and will be rated “INELIGIBLE”. Proof of Enrollment will NOT be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.
If you are entitled to veterans’ preference:
You must submit all required documents at the time you complete your application or it will not receive further consideration.
You must provide a copy of your DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
For 5-point veterans’ preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans’ preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
For information on veteran’s eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.
At the time of application, if you choose not to upload the documents, you will be directed to a webpage which lists the available fax coversheets for any documents we require. (Veterans note: documents related to veteran’s preference are requested only when you first register in NSF’s eRecruit system.) Please print out the appropriate fax coversheet(s) and follow the instructions carefully.
All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the vacancy closing date. If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed and/or uploaded document(s).
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.
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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
Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. Since referrals may occur prior to the closing date, we urge you to submit all required documents as soon as possible; you cannot be referred until you have a filed a complete application which includes the required documents. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.
If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.
WARNING! Applications submitted online must have a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
Agency contact information
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
2415 Eisenhower Ave.
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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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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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Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.