Pathways Student Intern - General Engineer

internship - part time, paid

US Government
Chicago, IL
Closed
Posted 69 Days ago
US Government
Chicago, IL
internship - part time, paid
Posted 69 Days ago
Closed

Description

What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,417,847 ) Job Information Federal Transit Administration Pathways Student Intern - General Engineer in United States Pathways Student Intern - General Engineer Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Overview ##### Open & closing dates 05/13/2019 to 05/20/2019 This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more ##### Service Excepted ##### Pay scale & grade GS 04 - 09 ##### Salary $30,344 to $66,868 per year ##### Appointment type Internships - Excepted Service Appointment for an initial period expected to last for more than 1-year. ##### Work schedule Part-Time - Full Time / Part Time Locations 2 vacancies in the following locations: - Chicago, IL - San Juan, PR Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible No - Duties Summary This is a Student Internship position under the Pathways Internship Program. To qualify for this Internship, you MUST be a continuing student enrolled or accepted for enrollment for the current/upcoming semesters for the duration of the internship as a condition of employment, taking at least a half-time course load. You will be required to provide documentation to support eligibility. Students may be employed throughout the academic year. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Student Trainee - General Engineer Pathways Intern: Assists higher-graded specialist in researching, analyzing, and drafting responses to questions regarding specific transit related topics. Provides assistance in the development and interpretation of regulations, circulars and policy guidance. Provides general engineering assistance to program managers, senior staff and grantees in the management and oversight of all aspects of FTA-funded programs and projects. Supports senior staff in advising grantees in developing solutions to project problems. Assists senior staff with routine meetings with grantees, project engineering representatives and contractors. Assists in providing detailed oversight of grantee efforts related to (1) design facilities, equipment and systems using established criteria or specifications; (2) construction and manufacture of facilities, equipment, and systems in accordance with contract requirements and specifications; (3) test of material, equipment and systems for compliance with specifications or for evaluation in terms of intended operation use; (4) review of engineering aspects of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, or other requirements and criteria; (5) coordination of varied engineering operations and functions to accomplish a specific project. Travel Required Occasional travel - Some travel is required. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 #### Job family (Series) 0899 Engineering And Architecture Student Trainee - Requirements Conditions of Employment You must meet the qualification standards of the position You must be at least 16 years of age You must complete a background investigation This position is NOT telework eligible; intern must work onsite Review Required Documents section as documents are required by closing date Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP : Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. SELECTIVE SERVICE : Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service. INTERNSHIP : Must meet the requirements for the Internship Program. PROOF OF ENROLLMENT : Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate at least half-time. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION : Must complete a background investigation. DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT : Selectee is required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for federal employment. STUDENT STATUS: You must maintain status as a current student while on this appointment. *DEGREE: * Must be related to the position. WORK SCHEDULE: Intern should be able to work at least 20 hours per week, depending on academic schedule, and preferably full-time during the summer. This is position is not eligible for telework. PHYSICAL LOCATION: Intern will be required to work onsite. TRIAL PERIOD: The intern is in a trial period throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment. You must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement; furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term. The positions are located in various Federal Transit Administration (FTA) offices. Student Trainees will receive opportunities for learning in a professional work environment that focuses on transit career-related fields. The vision of success is to provide student Trainees the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Participants in the program will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn the mission of the Federal Transit Administration and it's role and responsibilities to the public transportation industry. Qualifications This position has an education requirement . Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment. To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the education requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration. *GS-04: * Completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree. GS-05: Completion of four academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelors degree or four academic years of pre-professional study. GS-07: Completion of one academic year of graduate level education; OR bachelors degree with Superior Academic Achievement as defined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook; OR five academic years of pre-professional study. Superior Academic Achievement- In the upper one-third of graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on official transcript, or based on courses completed during final 2 years of curriculum; OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed during the final 2 years of curriculum. *GS-09: * Completion of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - click here. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration. For the definition of a qualifying educational institution, please use the following link: click here Eligibility: Applicants must meet the definition of a Student, click here for additional information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/ 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. For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4 * * Grade qualifications must be met prior to start date. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position: A. Successful completion of a degree in engineering that: (1) has at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR B. Combination of education or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration or licensure - current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE). Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences which included the courses as specified in Paragraph A above. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume. For more specifics, please see the OPM qualifications standard for GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf ** You must be a student currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university:** Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the education institution (typically six hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate). Maintain good academic standing, generally, at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for undergraduate programs and a 3.0 GPA for graduate programs, on a 4.0 grading scale. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets For a list of accredited institutions, please visit: * * http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ * .* Additional information This is an Excepted Service appointment . As a part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee's projected graduation date, plus 120 days. Upon graduation, depending on the qualifications and the Agencys need the student intern may be converted without a break in service to a term (time-limited) or permanent appointment, to a position that has a career ladder target up to the GS-12, provided they are a US citizen who has worked at least 640 hours in an appropriate program and has received a favorable recommendation from the supervisor for retention. There is no guarantee of a permanent position following this internship. Selectee is on a trial period while on a Pathways Internship appointment. *This is an Excepted Service Appointment for an initial period expected to last for more than 1-year. * If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement. Interns may work full-time during the summer and a flexible part-time work schedule during the school year (based on agency needs) while continuing their education. You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways Internship appointment. If selected by management, you are required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity. PLEASE NOTE: Salary will be adjusted in accordance with the locality pay of the specific area. Salaries for areas are available on the OPM website https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/ This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. 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. Qualified students will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by veteran preference status: (1) Preference eligible 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. You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application or supporting documentation is incomplete. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or adverse action after hiring. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No - Required Documents ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy. The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying. Please review each of the following sections to determine which, if any, additional documents you need to provide with your application. Current Resume: Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and required from all applicants. Completed Questionnaire. College Transcripts: Copies of your transcripts which includes courses currently in progress. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. (Prior to appointment, an official transcript will be required.) Required from all applicants who are currently enrolled. Acceptance Letter of Enrollment: A letter from the educational institution that confirms the following: The degree/diploma program in which you have been accepted and that you will be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Required from all applicants who have been accepted for enrollment. Department of Defense Form DD-214: Official document verifying creditable military service (if applicable). Standard Form 15: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, to adjudicate individuals' claims for veterans' preference (if applicable). VETERANS: Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility. it need not be official. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. An SF-15 is desired, but not required. If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) (https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/#veoa), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214, which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act. Veterans Administration Letter: Official document verifying total compensable disability based on military service (if applicable). Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission. 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 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. Review our benefits 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 You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. To begin, click the "Apply Online" button on the job announcement posting. Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov. If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office via email at Transjobs@dot.gov. Agency contact information Automated Staffing Office Phone 000-000-0000 Fax 000-000-0000 Email TRANSJOBS@dot.gov Address DOT, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION Submit Application and Documents Online 1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50 Washington, District of Columbia 20590 United States Learn more about this agency Next steps Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualifications. Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. - Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy 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. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Reasonable Accommodation Policy 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. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. 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