Student Trainee (Engineering)

Job ID 11196145 Date posted 03/14/2019 Location Bruceton, Pennsylvania
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-IN-19-10448365
SALARY RANGE: $33394.00 to $41365.00/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2019-03-14 to 2019-03-25

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. These positions are located within various organizations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention located in Bruceton, Pa and Morgantown WV. This HHS Position meets the criteria outlined in OMB M-17-18 and is exempt from the hiring freeze. Temporary appointments may be extended through the Fall semester of 2019 without further competition. No further extension is granted past Fall 2019 academic period. This vacancy is established to meet hiring needs for the Summer 2019 session. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Pathways Intern Program is designed to attract students in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational and technical, undergraduate and graduate) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work at the beginning of their career, before their career paths are fully established.

"As a Student Trainee, you will: Receives formal and on the job training designed to familiarize incumbent with functions and operations of the organization, and to provide experience in the practical application of basic engineering principles, techniques and concepts. Apply basic engineering knowledge to uncomplicated portions of projects such as: drafting or minor detail design; applying basic formulas to routine calculations; preparing graphs, curves or tables for use of other engineers or searching technical reports to obtain information for others. Assist senior engineers and other scientists conducting research activities concerned with the prevention and control of engineering hazards. Assist in designing minor details of research protocols. Assist in data collection and analyses." ]

1. U.S. Citizenship is required or proof of legal residency.
2. Transcripts are required with the current enrollment period course load. 3. Students must provide official transcripts if selected. 4. A school acceptance letter is required for all high school graduates. 5. Student participant agreement. Yes 6. Special Immunizations may be required for some positions. 7. School enrollment form must show current semester registration. 8. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. 9. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. 10. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. 11. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. 12. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law required DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. 13. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. 14. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 15. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. 16. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes 17. Drug Screening Required: No

GS-5 Applicants- I have successfully completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree GS-7 Applicants- I have successfully completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or eligible under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree. Students who expect to graduate and are enrolled or accepted in a professional education program must provide documentation of continued enrollment.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.Please follow all instructions carefully.Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates assigned to a category are not given numeric ratings (scores); therefore, preference eligibles do not receive points, as prescribed by 5 U.S.C. S 3309. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).You do not have to respond to the KSAs separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSAs: Applicants applying to this vacancy must have an overall grade point average of 2.95 or higher. Grade point average must be identified on college transcripts or list of courses. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Knowledge of basic clerical processes and procedures in a laboratory setting. Ability to perform routine preparation, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment and tools in a laboratory. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement


If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Applicants must have successfully completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree. Provisions for superior academic achievement (S.A.A) can be found at: Students who expect to graduate and are enrolled or accepted in a professional education program must provide documentation of continued enrollment.


To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/25/2019 to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. - After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. - You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.
1.Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. 2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire. 3. Other supporting documents. 4. Cover Letter, optional 5. Proof of Education: High School or College Transcript(s), and/or College Acceptance Letter. 6. Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.) 7. Documentation of legal U.S. residency, if applicable. 8. School Verification Form: School Enrollment Verification Form School Enrollment Verification Form For Résumé and Application Tips visit: you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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