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Student Trainee (Engineering), GS-0899-04 (NTE)(JA)

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Student Trainee (Engineering), GS-0899-04 (NTE)(JA)

##### Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation


- ##### Open & closing dates

05/15/2019 to 05/28/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 04

- ##### Salary

$14.54 to $14.54 per hour

- ##### Appointment type

Internships - Temporary Internship not-to-exceed 1 year

- ##### Work schedule

Part-Time - Full time/Part time


1 vacancy in the following location:


Willows, CA 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Student Trainee
(Engineering). An intern with AutoCAD experience is preferred.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific
Region, Mid Pacific Construction Office in Willows, CA. You must be
able to report to this location for duty no later than two weeks
from the date of tentative offer in order to be eligible for this
job opportunity. For more information about Willows,
CA visit:

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

Serves as a Student Trainee (Engineering). Performs a variety of
routine duties in support of professional engineers and engineering
technicians. Primary duties will focus on utilizing AutoCAD.
-Uses software applications (e.g., AutoCAD, spreadsheets, databases,
word processing, electronic communications, etc.) to input or update
various technical data, perform calculations, and/or generate data
in prescribed formats.
-Extracts data from a variety of prescribed but non-standardized
sources, including maps, lists, and computer files.
-Performs a variety of routine engineering calculations; prepares
simple engineering drawings, and collects and computes data.
-Performs specific tasks relative to setup, operation or testing of
equipment or instruments.
-May accompany higher graded employees on field visits to acquire
knowledge of operations or assist them in various manual tasks.

This is a temporary student internship opportunity under the
Pathways Program. The major objective of the Pathways Program is to
employ students, giving them a chance to work in a Federal agency
and resume or continue their education without interruption caused
by financial pressure. Students appointed may work part-time while
school is in session and full-time (depending upon the needs of the
agency) when students are on a vacation period or whenever the
school is officially closed.

For more information about the Pathways Internship program, please

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel is required approximately 5% of the time

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0899 Engineering And Architecture Student Trainee

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizen or National.
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background
- Must submit a resume, transcripts, and supporting documents.

To be eligible, an applicant must:
- be at least 16 years of age or older;
- be in good academic standing as defined by the school they are
attending; and
- be a student who has been accepted for enrollment for next
semester and must maintain at least a half-time course load as
defined by your educational institution while serving in this
position OR be a student who is 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, or graduate or professional school. An individual who
needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an
academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to
graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this

Interns must continue to meet program eligibility requirements
throughout the duration of the appointment.

In addition, they must meet all eligibility and qualification
requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

### Qualifications

Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements
listed below:

Using Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Schedule D, Pathways
Internship Positions:
GS-04: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study
or an associate's degree.

Academic Year: At the undergraduate level, 30 semester hours or 45
quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education.
Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the
degree requirements. At the graduate level, 18 semester hours or 27
quarter hours.

Accreditation: Only education from an accredited college or
university recognized by the Department of Education is acceptable
to meet education requirements or to substitute for experience, if
applicable. For additional information, please go to the Office of
Personnel Management at and the
U.S. Department of Education website at

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed
outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the
education has been submitted to a private organization that
specializes in interpretation of foreign education credentials and
such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in
conventional U.S. education programs.

### Education

### Additional information

Relocation: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized and
are the responsibility of the selectee.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this
position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed
to telework with supervisory approval. This is not a virtual

Employment Conditions:
-Applicants must be available to work part-time in the Willows area
during the school year and full time during the summer.
-This is a temporary position with a not-to-exceed date. When the
not-to-exceed date is reached or whenever services are no longer
needed, the selectee will be terminated from Federal service.
Position may be extended depending on management's need, providing
student program requirements continue to be met.
-The duration of a Pathways appointment is a trial period.
-Successful adjudication of personnel security investigation
-All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal
payments made by direct deposit.
-A mandatory participant agreement that spells out the requirements
of the program, including an anticipated date for completing
educational requirements is required.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final appointment and again
before you begin work, you will be required to sign and certify the
accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false
statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you
may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine,
imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Federal
hiring process visit: Federal Hiring Process FAQ

E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility
of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify,
including your rights and responsibilities, please visit:

For more information on the Pathways Program visit:

### How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure
applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will
evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the
information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment
questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes.

Veterans' preference applies to the selection for positions in the
Pathways Program. The examination and selection of applicants will
be made in accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 302.

Eligible, qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring
official in an unranked order by preference status: 1) Preference
eligibles having a compensable service-connected disability of 10%
or more (CPS and CP); 2) other preference eligibles (XP); 3)
applicants eligible for 5-point veterans' preference; and 4)
applicants not eligible for veterans' preference (NV).

The duties of the position align with the following Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) required to perform the duties of the
1. Knowledge of computer assisted drafting techniques and systems to
file, retrieve, and prepare drawings using AutoCAD.
2. Ability to understand the methods and techniques of engineering,
engineering systems, processes, principles and practices.
3. Ability to perform mathematical calculations with a working
knowledge of algebra and trigonometry.
4. Experience with office automation applications (word processing,
database, spreadsheet, graphics) to collect, consolidate, and
compute report information in a logical and organized manner to
facilitate review and use by others.
5. Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to
prepare routine written documents such as reports, specifications,
and correspondence.

Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their
qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent
in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or
education/training OR that copy vacancy announcement posting
information verbatim into resume OR whose resume/application is
incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Not Required

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to
submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e., years, months, and
hours worked per week) and the following supporting documents, as

Transcript(s): Applicants must furnish a copy of their current
college transcripts (official or unofficial). If selected, you will
be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your
educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

Pathways Student Eligibility: Applicants must show proof, such as a
letter, from an accredited U.S. educational institution that
- you have been accepted for enrollment;
- the degree/diploma/certification program in which you are
- that you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the
school) Note: An individual who needs to complete less than the
equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load
immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for
purposes of this Program;
- the number of semester/quarter hours or a class schedule for next
semester/quarter; and
- your anticipated graduation date.

DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty: Applicants entitled
to veterans' preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 and
should indicate the type of veterans' preference claiming on their
resume. Veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the
employing agency.

-For 0-point sole survivorship preference, submit a copy of your
DD-214 (Member 4 copy); the family member's DD-214 (Member 4 copy)
and documentation to support the family member was killed, died as a
result of wounds, accident, or disease, is in a captured or missing
in action status, or is permanently 100 percent disabled or
hospitalized on a continuing basis (and is not employed gainfully
because of the disability or hospitalization).

-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit the DD-214 (Member 4 Copy)
or an official statement of service from the command if currently on
active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of
receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) and evidence
that proves the military service was performed under honorable

-For 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the documents
required for 5 pt veterans' preference, submit a Standard Form (SF)
15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the required
documentation requested by this form.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

#### 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

Temporary employees earn sick and annual leave and contribute to the
Social Security (FICA) system. Temporary employees who are expected
to work a full-time schedule of 130 hours or more each month and
work at least 90 days are eligible to enroll in the Federal
Employees Health Benefit plan and receive the same government
contribution as full-time permanent employees.

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

Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy
MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington
D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're
ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of
any page. When you have finished with your application, click the
SUBMIT APPLICATION button on the bottom of the REVIEW PAGE. Your
application will not be received unless you click

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's
Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system
and the registration process, visit:

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be
required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the
requested supporting documents may result in your not being
considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto
Requested Fax or uploading from a USAJOBS profile (instructions are
provided during the online application process.) In addition,
applicants may E-mail their supporting documentation to, fax directly to the HR Office at 916-978-5563, or
mail or hand-deliver to USBR/ATTN: HR, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento,
CA 95825. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting

Applicants needing assistance in applying online should contact the
HR Office at 916-978-5476 or Federal Relay at The Federal Relay website contains
information for TDD/TTY users to receive free needed service. If
applying online poses a hardship, contact the HR Office prior to the
closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of

### Agency contact information

### Human Resources Office

##### Phone


##### TDD

##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

2800 Cottage Way
Attn: MP-500
Sacramento, California 95825-1898
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

After all application packages have been received, resumes and
transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic
qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic
qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided
in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be
referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job
offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will
be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days
after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their
status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly
checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.
**Candidates are advised against making irrevocable employment
decisions based on receiving a tentative job offer.**

- 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

### 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.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.



Willows, CA