<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative position in the Investigative Operations Center located in Arlington, Virginia. This position is for those interested in a career as a Federal Law Enforcement Special Agent within USPS-OIG. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area of assignment.<br /><br />In this position, the successful candidate will assist with the coordination of inventory and logistics, participate in the development and review of policy, support the Threat Management Program, assist in Quality Review Assessment program, conduct investigative research, assist in the development of internal web-pages via SharePoint, and support all members of Investigative Operations Center. In addition, on a limited basis, assist in gathering data and conducting limited inquiries regarding individual case assignments; assist in case development including, surveillance, forensic analysis, researching, assembling, compiling, tabulating information, and preparing memoranda of activity, for agents use in developing search and arrest warrants, and further assisting agent's in evaluating evidence for administrative, civil, and criminal hearings or trials.<br /><br />The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.<br /><br />The student cooperative performs specialized duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or issues that arise in the area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion. <ul> <li>Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to the segment of the program or function to which the employee is assigned. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development and evaluation of information that comes from various sources.</li> <li>Identifies and studies factors or conditions and determines their interrelationships as appropriate to the defined area of work.</li> <li>Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the program or functions.</li> <li>Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or recommends action based upon application or interpretation of established guidelines.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen</li> <li>Must be able to pass a drug screening</li> <li>Must be able to pass a background investigation and obtain and maintain a Moderate Background Investigation</li> <li>Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week</li> <li>May require some travel</li> <li>Applicants who are referred to the interview will be required to interview in-person in Arlington, VA at your own expense</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 07/10/2019 will be considered.<br /><br /><strong>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS</strong><br /><br />You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements. <ul> <li>Students must be currently enrolled full or half-time in an accredited college or university program, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore,Junior, Senior or Graduate student and graduating no sooner than May 2020. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS, GPA AND IN GOOD STANDING)</li> <li>Must be in academic good standing as defined by the college or university, earning at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.</li> <li>Must be currently enrolled in a Law, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, or Accounting undergraduate or graduate degree program. </li> <li>Must have experience with computer software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc</li> </ul> <strong>DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS</strong> <ul> <li>Previous internship/co-op in the criminal justice field</li> <li>SharePoint Experience</li> </ul> <strong>EVALUATION FACTORS</strong> <li>USA Hire Assessment</li> <li>A structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical competencies at the minimum proficiency level:</li> <ul> <li>Utilitization of social media (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linked-In, etc) for research.</li> <li>Ability effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with individuals within and outside of an organization</li> <li>Ability to effectively coordinate projects and logistics across a large organization</li> <li>Ability to work in a team environment, and to develop and maintain effective working relationships across OIG components and with stakeholders and other agencies and organizations</li> <li>Ability to analyze large datasets and present your findings</li> <li>Ability to collaborate on projects as well as your ability to present your findings in a professional setting.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Student Cooperatives are not eligible for USPS OIG Employee Benefits.<br /><br />Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br />Accountability<br /> Attention to Detail<br /> Customer Service<br /> Decision Making<br /> Flexibility<br /> Integrity/Honesty<br /> Interpersonal Skills<br /> Learning<br /> Reading<br /> Self-Management<br /> Stress Tolerance<br /> Teamwork<br /><br />The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 10527179, by closing date 07/10/2019.<br /><br /><b>1. RESUME. </b>When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document). IMPORTANT: You will be asked questions in the self-assessment questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.<br /><br /><b>2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE</b>. Click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. (<b>Required: </b>You must click on "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this process)<br /><br /><b>3. TRANSCRIPTS</b> from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued. Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent. <b>(Required</b>: Upload and save as "Transcript" document.)<br /><br /><b>4. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS </b>which may include: <ul> <b>Certificates or Licenses, if applicable</b>. Upload and save as "Other" document.</li> <b>Veterans Preference Documentation.</b> If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http: www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans' preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document")</li> <b>Reasonable Accommodation Documentation.</b> If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at http: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.