- Perform varied routine program analysis functions;
- Research and interpret legal and regulatory material for use by supervisor or co-workers;
- Collect data from a variety of reference sources in office and prepare reports to present patterns and trends in program activities;
- Assemble material for staff associated with briefings, conferences, and meetings.
Job family (Series)
0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
- If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
- You must submit transcripts & proof of enrollment (see Required Documents).
- You must be enrolled at least half-time during your appointment.
- You must be age 16 or older.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You may be required to travel 1-5 days of each month.
You must have and maintain good academic standing as defined by your academic institution.
If you are selected, the entire period served under the Internship Program will be a trial period.
You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
If you are selected, a written participant agreement must be signed.
If you are selected, fingerprinting is required.
In addition to the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, Pathways Interns qualify for an initial appointment based on their educational achievements and/or experience as described below:
To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have completed one full academic year of graduate level education; or a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement Definition).
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.
If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
Pathways Internship Program:
This program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. The position must be related to the student’s academic field of study or the student’s career interests. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at: USAJOBS Information Sheet.
Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty location of the position.
This position is in the bargaining unit if appointment is more than 90 days.
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
If you are graduating from your present course of study at the end of the current semester/quarter, to be eligible for this program you must be continuing your education next semester/quarter and be accepted for enrollment seeking a diploma, certificate, bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or professional degree from a qualifying educational institution on a full- or half-time basis.
Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.
Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.
One or more positions may be filled.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid by EPA according to applicable rules. You can read more about these expenses on this web site: EPA Relocation Information.
If you are selected, your appointment may be extended beyond the initial not-to-exceed date, and/or may be converted to an Intern appointment without a not-to-exceed date.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you are eligible for Pathways Intern employment and meet the basic qualification requirements. We will notify you of the results of our evaluation through USAJOBS. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments. Veterans’ preference applies to all referrals/selections made under the Pathways programs.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Documents to be submitted online:
NOTE: You should ensure your social security number, date of birth, and any other personal information are redacted.
- -Resume clearly stating your background and/or experience related to this position as described in the Duties section.
-Responses to the online assessment questionnaire (you must complete this online – it is not a document you need to upload).
-College transcripts – required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course titles, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned. NOTE: Official educational transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if you are selected, you must provide official transcripts before you start work with EPA.
-Proof that you are currently enrolled (see note) or have been accepted for enrollment seeking a diploma, certificate, bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or professional degree from a qualifying educational institution on a full- or half-time basis. NOTE: If graduating at the end of current semester/quarter, you must submit proof of continuing education (e.g., accepted for enrollment in a graduate program).
-Veterans’ Preference Documents – DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service members: submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).
Additional information can be found on our website: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures
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.
You will earn annual leave if your appointment is for 90 days or longer and sick leave regardless of appointment duration.
If you are a full-time employee, you will be eligible for health benefits if you are expected to work 130 hours per month or more for at least 90 days. If you are a part-time employee, you will be eligible for health benefits after one year of continuous employment.
You are not eligible for life insurance or retirement coverage except under special circumstances.
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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.
This position is located in Region 2, with openings in several divisions. For more information on this office, visit Region 2’s website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-2
At the GS-07 level of this position, you will:
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
Enrolled students or individuals who have been accepted for enrollment seeking a diploma, certificate, bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or professional degree from a qualifying educational institution on a full- or half-time basis, including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program.