Student Trainee (Committee Management Specialist)

Job ID 6753454 Date posted 01/10/2018 Location Hyattsville, Maryland
Department: OPHSS, National Center for Health Statistics
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-IN-18-10112384
SALARY RANGE: $45972.0000 to $59762.0000/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2018-01-10 to 2018-01-23
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0399-7/7
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:
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.

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited educational institution, on at least a half-time basis. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position.

This is a non-temporary full time Intern position located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Classification and Public Health Data Standards Staff (CPHDSS), in Hyattsville, Maryland.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across within the same geographic location CDC-wide.

KEY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship or legal residency is required.


DUTIES:
As a Student Trainee (Committee Management), you will:
  • Assist the Center with developing and maintaining procedures and evaluation tools for federal advisory committees and/or formally chartered subcommittees.
  • Assist in the development of committee budgets, when tasked.
  • Provide the timely submission of membership nominations with established detailed supporting information.
  • Provide supervisor and committee members the approvals and clearances for prospective nominees prior to an invitation being proposed.
  • Maintain committee records and timely submits administrative and procedural reports.


CLEARANCE REQUIRED:
Q - Nonsensitive

REQUIREMENTS:
CONVERSION ELIGIBILITY:
Interns may be converted, without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon completion of program requirements.
To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements
  • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement
  • Perform their job successfully
Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.

In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.

Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work.

If converted to a permanent or term appointment, the anticipated target position will be Committee Management Specialist with full performance level of GS-9; however, the target position and full performance level may change based on the need of the organization at that time. Interns must meet the qualification requirements for the position to which converted.

Extensions: This appointment may be extended without further competition based on the need of the organization for the work to continue and provided the individual continues to meet the eligibility requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To meet the Intern Eligibility requirements, you must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.

Students who expect to graduate and are enrolled or accepted in a professional education program must provide documentation of continued enrollment.
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:
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=exp.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.

1. Skill in developing administrative and procedures responsibilities.
2. Ability to apply administrative and procedural policies, and other requirements.
3. Skill in oral communication.
4. Skill in written communication.

Applicants applying to this vacancy must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 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.

BENEFITS:

OTHER INFORMATION:
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 https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx).

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10112384.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

HOW TO APPLY:

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 01/23/2018 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 (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), 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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
  1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  2. Other supporting documents:
  3. Cover Letter, optional
  4. Current Transcript(s)
  5. A school enrollment verification is required for current students
  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.)

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
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 or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK CDC HELPDESK 1600 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta GA US 30333 Telephone (770) 488-1725 Fax Email HRCS@CDC.GOV

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATIONS:
Hyattsville, MD