Student Trainee (Human Resources)
-Receives and refers telephone calls and visitors to appropriate co-workers. Provides routine, non-technical information on personnel matters.-Processes payroll documents such as direct deposits, W-4s, FEHB, FEGLI. Scans, files, and verifies for accuracy documents in employees Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF). Prepares service certificates and frames.-Performs a wide variety of interrelated HR support work for multiple HR Specialists. Researches HR online resources to provide documentation to specialist.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment with an accredited college or university at least part-time seeking a degree and in good academic standing (as defined by the school). It is the intent that candidates be pursuing a degree in Human Resources or related field.MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:GS-03: Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study. One year of full-time academic study is defined as completion of 30 semester hours or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.-Your application must show that you meet the minimum qualification/education requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experiences, 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. While candidates are not required to have a college major in Human Resources at the application stage, in order to be converted, individuals must meet the education requirements of the Pathways Program (see Requirements section). This means, for conversion to the full performance GS-04 level Human Resources position, the student must have completed all of the necessary course work requirements for an Associate degree. The degree of specialization in this field must satisfy, on graduation, the specific requirements as listed in the qualification standard for Human Resources positions. You may review the qualification requirements at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0200/human-resources-management-series-0201/. 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 educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For further information visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html To be eligible for this opportunity, applicants must:-You must be able to report to work at Billings, MT.- Be at least 16 years of age or older at the time of appointment;- Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying educational institution; - Be in good academic standing as defined by the school they are attending (generally GPA of 2.0 or higher);- Maintain at least a half-time course load as defined by your educational institution while serving in this position; - Graduate no later than December 2018;- Provide official transcripts at appointment and at end of each semester/quarter;- Expected to work at least 20 hours/week minimum year round, and may work 40 hours/week during breaks from school.**All Interns must continue to meet these 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.---Individuals serving in Intern-indefinite appointments may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program but conversion is neither promised nor guaranteed. To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, the Intern must also:- Be a U.S. Citizen;- Complete at least 640 hours of trainee work experience under the Internship Program; - Complete an Associate degree or certificate requirements;- Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted;- Meet all agency and program specific requirements as specified in their individual Participant Agreement**;- Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations; and- Be recommended for conversion by management.**Failure to sign or comply with the Pathways Program Participant Agreement may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment. The Participant Agreement spells out the requirements of the program, including an anticipated date for completing educational requirements of the trainee position's full performance grade level.
-For more information about the Pathways Internship program please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/ -Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.-The entire period served as an Intern-indefinite is creditable toward completion of the required probationary period for initial appointment to a position in the competitive service. Prior Federal civilian service is credited toward the completion of the required probationary period in the same manner as prescribed in 5 CFR 315.802. -The incumbent of this position is expected to work at least 20 hours/week minimum year round and may work 40 hours/week (full-time) during school breaks in order to obtain the required 640 trainee work hours.-Operation of a Government vehicle may be required. A valid State Driver's license is desired, however, a lack of one can be accomodated.-Tuition assistance may be available with written agreement to continue employment with Federal government for a specified period of time after graduation.-This position has been designated as a Public Trust (Moderate Risk) position. This requires a higher-level MBI investigation. This investigation will include a background search of your employment, law enforcement, and credit/financial records. You must successfully obtain and maintain this investigation level as a condition of employment. You will be required to undergo and successfully pass a reinvestigation of your background every 5 years.-You may be required to complete a 'Declaration of Federal Employment' (OF-306), prior to appointment to determine your suitability for a security clearance. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for non-selection or dismissal and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).-Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: www.sss.gov-Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.