Student Trainee (Clerk)

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Department Of The Interior
All students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying educational institution, who reside or attend school within commuting area (50 miles) of Miles City, MT. This Internship is Not-to-Exceed September 30, 2014. Work schedule is Full time. The BLM manages more land - approximately 245 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM''s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Explore a career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
BLM is offering a dynamic and energetic student the opportunity to gain valuable work experience serving as a Student Trainee (Clerk) in the BLM Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office, Miles City Field Office, Minerals Division, in Miles City, Montana. Information about the Miles City area can be found at the Miles City Chamber of Commerce website.
More than one Intern NTE position in the Eastern Montana/Dakotas District may be filled from this announcement.
This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled). This position has no promotion potential beyond the grade level for which selected.
This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected not-to-exceed September 30, 2014. This type of appointment is intended only for temporary projects, to perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to fill traditional summer jobs. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this temporary appointment. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: / You must be a U.S. Citizen. Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required. Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections. Cannot hold an active real estate license. Cannot have interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Direct deposit is required. The intern will operate under the close supervision and guidance of their supervisor and/or a delegated mentor.
Duties include, but are not limited to :
Answering telephone as needed and routes to staff as needed.
Distributing Mail
Operating copy machines and assembles and distributes documents.
Assisting section personnel with simpler tasks.
Operating personal computer.
In addition for GS-3 and GS-4 level:
Performing a variety of recordkeeping, reporting and informational duties.
Greeting customers and answers routine questions.
Monitoring stock levels of a variety of office supples and orders as necessary.
Useing office automation software and equipment to perform duties, including word processing and spreadsheet to prepare correspondence and reports.
For the GS-02 grade level, you may qualify based on (1) completion of high school, and/or (2) 3 months of general experience.
For the GS-03 grade level, you may qualify based on (1) completion of 1 year above high school, and/or (2) 6 months of general experience.
For the GS-04 grade level, you may qualify based on (1) completion of 2 years above high school and/or (2) 1 year of general experience.
General Experience : Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of general experience include: answering an office telephone and referring calls to appropriate staff; filing material in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; and utilizing basic office automation systems to prepare spreadsheets, type reports and/or correspondence, and enter data.
You will need to clearly state in the resume your undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts, or listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Students considered for this vacancy must reside or attend school within the local commuting area (50 miles) of Miles City, MT. Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veterans preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of 5 CRF Part 302.
Eligible and qualified student applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by veteran preference status: (1) Preference eligibles having a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran preference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) candidates not eligible for veteran preference.
The information provided in your resume along with your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire will be applied to your overall qualification determination. The job specific questions are related to the following:
Familiarity with office routine and simple filing systems to file and post data.
Ability to follow instructions to assist personnel.
Knowledge of a variety of office equipment in order to perform routine tasks.
On-line Questionnaire:
Please make sure that your responses to the on-line questionnaire are supported in your resume.
To preview questions please click here. To be eligible, an applicant must:
Be at least 16 years of age or older.
Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school (go to / to verify accreditation status).
Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
In order to assess your eligibility for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, your resume must include completed education, experience, and/or both. To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: (1) Your resume; (2) Your responses to the Assessment/Job-Related Questions; and (3) Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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1) Transcripts : A copy of all your transcripts including your current 2013 transcripts/class schedules is REQUIRED. If you fail to provide this required documentation, you will no longer be considered for this position . Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.
2) Verification of Enrollment : A letter from your accredited U.S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), (3) your anticipated graduation date. If you fail to provide this required documentation, you will no longer be considered for this position.
3) Veterans Preference Documentation : If you are entitled to veterans'' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans'' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans'' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. Missing documentation may result a change or removal of your claim for Veteran's preference. If you are claiming preference as a TP Veteran your profile must contain a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release, or Discharge from active military service. If you are claiming preference as a CP, CPS, or XP, your profile must contain a Standard Form (SF-15), Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, with all applicable supporting documentation as instructed in the SF-15. If you are claiming preference based on sole survivorship (SSP), provide the documentation you received granting this preference. More information regarding Veteran''s preference is available at:
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You will be eligible for annual and sick leave
Health Insurance: After one year of continuous service, (if appointment is extended) you will be eligible to enroll in health benefits program at full cost.
Selectees for this position are ineligible for life insurance, retirement (including the Thrift Savings Plan), and long term care insurance.
This position has no promotion potential beyond the grade level for which selected.
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service Website
If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas. /

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