Duties

    Summary

    At NSF, you will use your Student Trainee (Program Specialist) 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!

    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Directorate of Geosciences, Earth Sciences Division, under the Internship component of the Pathways Program. As a Student Trainee (Program Specialist), you will play a key role in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify business process problems with a focus on supporting program and division budget activities.

    Key functions of the Student Trainee (Program Specialist) position include:

    • Performing a variety of duties associated with proposal processing including redacting panel reviews/summaries (non-scientific), identifying conflicts of interest (COI), and responding to correspondence and telephone calls regarding proposal policies and systems.

    • Gathering data for analysis and information sharing and conducting moderately complex qualitative analyses.

    • Troubleshooting systems and provide system support for basic proposal processing systems and applications.

    • Providing budget support to include creating and monitoring the budget spreadsheets and conducting financial analyses.

    • Managing funds in accordance with rules and regulations and guidance to properly apply legal use of appropriate funds to prepare year-end financial status reports.

    Competencies

    • General Administrative Support
    • Data Analysis
    • Communication
    • Program Administration
    • Collaboration/Team work

    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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

  • Job family (Series)

    0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Background Check
    • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
    • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • You must be taking at least a half-time course load.

    It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General. Foreign Talent Definitions

    • Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution & maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.
    • Students may be hired for Internship positions at any time during the year, & may work full-time or part-time based on office needs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Interns may be required to submit updated transcripts and proof of enrollment upon selection.

    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.

    Experience refers to paid & unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) & other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills & can provide valuable training & experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    You must answer all job-related questions in the eRecruit questionnaire.

    All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full /blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for the GS-7, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience include: Collecting data and evaluating information; Reviewing budget data to monitor expenditures; and assisting with database queries. OR Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education OR Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision: Achievement of Baccalaureate and in the upper one-third of your graduating class or a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or based on courses completed during your final 2 years.; OR A combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.

    To qualify at the GS-9 level you must have one of the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Conducting analysis of financial matters to determine resources required; Using various data management systems to apply analytical techniques to identify patterns and trends, and to track and monitor analytical activities; Assisting in the performance of management studies to evaluate program success and to offer recommendations for improvement. OR A Master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master`s or equivalent graduate degree; OR A combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the qualification requirements for this position.

    Education

    Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications."

    All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation .

    PLEASE NOTE: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

    Additional information

    Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

    This announcement is open to All US Citizens who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements.

    Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

    The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicant qualifications will be assessed based on the level of completed education and relevant work experience at the closing date of the announcement. 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

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    You are strongly encouraged to submit all required documents at the time you submit your resume. Cover letters are optional.

    • 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 current FALL 2019 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.

  • Benefits

    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 .

    A GREAT LOCATION! The National Science Foundation Headquarters is conveniently located across the street from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station, right in Alexandria, VA, a few miles from downtown Washington, DC. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance, as well as historic Old Town Alexandria a short trip away. Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program

    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.


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