12 Sep

Student Trainee Life Scientist Engineer Physical Jobs Vacancy in Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Chicago

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Student Trainee Life Scientist Engineer Physical Jobs Vacancy in Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Chicago Jobs Details:

    Duties

    Summary

    This position is in Region 5, Superfund and Emergency Management Division. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About Region 5: Region 5 Webpage.

    One or more positions may be filled.


    Responsibilities

    At the GS-4 level, you will:

    • Assist senior staff, project officers, analytical staff, and other staff as necessary.
    • Assist in the performance of other standardized support duties such as the collection of literature references and the organization of files.
    • Assist with routine steps in science studies and regulatory/compliance work.
    • Support higher-graded staff in planning for program management of environmental programs.

    At the GS-5 level, you will:

    • Complete developmental assignments that expand the employee's understanding of concepts, underlying principles, and program requirements and procedures.
    • Assist with summary of environmental program information data for use in preparing reports and program evaluations.
    • Perform routine tasks in science studies of a standard nature on regulatory and compliance issues and problems.
    • Support higher-graded staff in planning for program management of environmental programs.
    • Assist staff in preparation of materials for, and participation in, briefings with managers.
    • Review literature for assessment and information gathering.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

  • Job family (Series)

    0499 Biological Science Student Trainee

    0899 Engineering And Architecture Student Trainee

    1399 Physical Science Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
    • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
    • 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.
    • If you are selected, a written participant agreement must be signed.

    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.

    This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    You must be a U.S. citizen.

    Qualifications

    In addition to the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, Pathways Interns qualify for an initial appointment based on their educational achievements as described below:

    To qualify for the GS-04 level, you need to have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or an associate’s degree.

    To qualify for the GS-05 level, you need to have completed four academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.

    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.

    Education

    Student Trainee (Physical Science) - A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics OR a combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Student Trainee (Engineering) - A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics or a combination of education and experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that 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.

    Student Trainee (Life Science) - A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR a combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Additional information

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    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.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    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.

    Interns without not-to-exceed dates who successfully complete the program may be converted to a term or permanent position with greater promotion potential in the competitive service without further competition.

    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.

    Position does not have portable work and selectee may not telework.


    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

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Documents to be submitted online:

    • -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.

  • 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.

    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.

    Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

    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.


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