Student Trainee (Clerical & Assistance),Bureau of Reclamation,02-19-2019,USA Gov


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  • Open & closing dates

    02/19/2019 to 03/05/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 04

  • Salary

    $29,847 to $38,798 per year

  • Appointment type

    Internships – Intern-indefinite position expected to last the duration of student’s academic attendance.

  • Work schedule

    Part-Time – PART TIME (20 hours per week), may vary to fit school schedule. May work FULL time during the summer and as school schedule allows.


1 vacancy in the following location:


    Hungry Horse, MT

    1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to


    Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.



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

Clarification from the agency

Current Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Pathways Interns, including veterans who meet those requirements (Reclamation Pathways Intern employee) accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution.



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  • Duties


    Reclamation is seeking an entry level Intern-indefinite looking for an opportunity to be a Student Trainee (Clerical & Assistance). Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

    Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

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    • Provides a variety of office support functions including, but not limited to, managing mail, answering phones/taking messages, filing, copying, scanning, scheduling meetings, updating calendars, researching technical information, and assisting with travel arrangements and purchasing.
    • Assists in entering and retrieving data for program databases.  Follows guidance to input data, review information for errors, and correct information as appropriate.
    • Assists and completes project initiation and completion forms, tracks action items, reviews reports for clarity and understanding, and researches technical information.
    • Prepares draft and final correspondence, reports, memorandums, presentations, spreadsheets and other documents from rough drafts, notes, and electronically transmitted materials using various Microsoft software products.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

  • Additional information

    The applicant must be a current Bureau of Reclamation employee serving under in a Pathways Intern position, who has been accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution in order to be eligible to be considerate for this position opportunity.

    The selected student will be appointed at the GS-04($14.30 per hour) Federal pay grade level, which is determined by meeting the qualification requirements.

    This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, Hungry Horse Field Office, located in Hungry Horse, MT. For more information about location visit:

    At the present time, we have 1 vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.

    This is a career development opportunity in the excepted service under the Bureau of Reclamation Pathways Internship Program. It is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring Federal careers. The candidate selected to fill the position will be required to complete a Participant Agreement the spells out the requirements of the program, including an anticipated date for completing educational requirements related to the full performance grade level of the position.

    For more information about the Pathways Internship program please visit

    Successful adjudication of personnel security investigation required.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty at the location designated will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

    The entire period served as an Intern-indefinite is creditable toward completion of the required probationary period for initial appointment to a position in the competitive service. Prior Federal civilian service is credited toward the completion of the required probationary period in the same manner as prescribed in 5 CFR 315.802.

    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit

    Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to:

    Housing is not provided.

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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.

    After the vacancy announcement closes, a Human Resources Office representative will review your application/resume to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements of the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on an assessment questionnaire conducted using qualification standards, your responses to job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position.

    Veterans’ preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Program. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 302.

    Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their  description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.

    Eligible, qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official in an unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligible; (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point veterans’ preference (TP); and (4) Applicants not eligible for veteran’s preference (NV).

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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