Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Student Trainee (Admin), CG-0399- 3/4/5 (NTE 1 Year) (For Current FDIC Interns Only) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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*This position is for current FDIC Pathways Interns only. *

Internship opportunities are available in the following divisions within the FDIC:

Division of Administration, Division of Depositor & Consumer Protection, Division of Insurance & Research and, Division of Resolution & Receivership.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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The duties of the intern are designated according to the division/office to which the intern is assigned:

Division of Administration (DOA):interns may be assigned to one of the following areas: Acquisition Services Branch, Management Services Branch, Office of the Director or Human Resources Branch and will perform various clerical tasks which involve providing support on division wide work products relating to, but not limited to, staffing; position management; training; records management; space and equipment management; web work and information security. The incumbent will assist in preparing reports, memoranda, and emails that may include matters of a sensitive nature. Other tasks may include compiling data; data entry into databases and spreadsheets; performing research on various topics/issues; responding to staff requests. (Located in Arlington, VA)

*Division of Depositor & Consumer Protection (DCP): *Interns assigned will perform clerical duties such as filing, typing and copying. Other duties assigned included are: data entry, generating routine reports, handling route requests and dissemination of information to the appropriate staff members in the office. (Located in Washington, DC)

*Division of Insurance & Research (DIR): *Interns will assist with the electronic organization of publications, properly tagging files to help build the publications portal as well as support with document management in SharePoint. Interns will assist with meeting planning and logistics to carry-out FDIC’s international activities related to technical assistance, foreign visitors, outreach programs, and international travel requirements. Interns will research, collect, and compile information on economic and financial issues to assist with responses to inquiries from regulatory and supervisory personnel, government officials, and members of the public on matters pertaining to FDIC activities. Duties will also assist with presentation materials using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. (Located in Washington D.C. and Arlington, VA)

*Division of Resolution & Receivership (DRR): * Interns can be assigned to one of the following areas: 1) Business Program Management – Provide support for IT security initiatives and application development projects assisting with project administration tasks, access certifications; SharePoint administration tasks, technical support and data entry 2) Asset Management – Interns will assist staff with a variety of technical and administrative duties (SAS/SQL proficient); proofreading documents, research, and assistance with maintaining SharePoint and FACTS inquiry database; 3) CFI – Interns will provide technical and administrative assistance to senior staff. (Located in Arlington, VA)

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

03 - Applicants will be qualified based on initial qualifications. In order to be considered for the next higher grade, you must compete by applying to future FDIC Pathways intern announcements.

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0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current FDIC Pathways Intern.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Registration with the Selective Service.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.

Applicant must sign a FDIC Pathways Participant Agreement

Applicant(s) must be able to work at least a part-time work schedule during the academic year.


To qualify for this program, applicants must: (1) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree seeking program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis; (2) have a minimum cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0; and (3) be in good academic standing.

Eligible applicants may qualify for grades based on education, experience, or a combination of education and experience.

Education and experience requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


*CG-03: *Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.

*CG-04: *Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or successful completion of an associate's degree.

*CG-05: *Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

Qualifying Experience

*CG-03: *6 months of general work experience.

*CG-04: *1 year of general work experience.

*CG-05: *1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-04.

Specialized experience for the CG-05 is defined as screening, directing and answering telephone calls; maintaining office files; performing typing and filing duties; performing basic data entry; and generating reports.

*Note: *One full academic year of undergraduate is 30 semester hours or equivalent. One full academic year of graduate/vocational/trades/technical/high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college/university/school. A certificate program must be a 1 year academic program if attending at a full-time status.

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

To be eligible for conversion to the competitive service, you must complete 640 hours of work experience (up to 320 hours may be waived based on successful performance in the position and a 3.45 overall GPA); meet the OPM qualification standards for the target position; and meet the requirements of the FDIC Pathways Agreement. Service in the Pathways Internship Program confers no right to further employment.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The online assessment questions and resume you submit for this position will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the basic requirements as outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that the documents you submit contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make this basic qualification determination.

If you meet the basic qualification requirements, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Qualified candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority. To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required


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Required Documents

To receive consideration, you must submit the following:

  1. Current resume. Your resume must include your expected degree major and graduation date to include month and year of anticipated graduation.

  2. A copy of *all *college transcripts attended and/or completed to date. Unofficial transcript(s) are acceptable. The transcript(s) must show the courses you have completed, grades/credits earned, and your current overall GPA. It must also include the courses in which you are currently enrolled at the time of application. If appointed, you must submit an official copy of your current transcript.

  3. Proof of Enrollment/Registration for Fall 2018. A class schedule is acceptable as long as your name, school information and the Fall 2018 semester/term are identified.

Education must be from an accredited educational institution. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here.

If selected for a position, you must submit an official transcript prior to coming on board.

Failure to submit the required documents will make you ineligible for consideration for this position.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here. Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service (e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.) along with any other required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTS: You must submit college transcripts (official or unofficial) showing the classes you are currently enrolled in as well as your overall cumulative GPA. If you are not a student, you must submit proof of enrollment (i.e., letter from the registrar’s office or acceptance letter from an accredited educational institution). Your transcript must document the educational requirements for this position. Education must be from an accredited educational institution. For a listing of accredited educational institutions,click here. If you attended more than one university and need to send multiple transcripts, please upload/fax all transcripts as one document.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information, click here.

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 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


How to Apply

To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

Veterans must include a copy of the DD214 to obtain employment preference.

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Agency contact information
John C. Morris







Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3501 Fairfax Drive 3501 Fairfax Drive Arlington, Virginia 22226 United States

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Next steps

You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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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.

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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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510412600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/10/2018 to 09/26/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: CG 03 - 05

Salary: $31,906 to $66,788 per year

Appointment type: Internships - Temporary Appointment Not-To-Exceed 1 Year

Work schedule: Multiple Schedules - Full-Time, Part- Time