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Student Trainee (Physical Science Technician), ZT-1399-I (GS-1-4 with Security Clearance

Company: Department Of Commerce
Location: Boulder
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Duties Summary This is a Student Internship opportunity under the Pathways Program. This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first 100 applications are received or on March 25, 2020, whichever comes first. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy. NOTE: At the time of application, ALL APPLICANTS are required TO BE ENROLLED or HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED for enrollment and seeking a degree, diploma or certificate in a qualifying educational institution on a FULL OR HALF-TIME basis. Copies of your unofficial transcripts and/or a current proof of enrollment letter are required at the time of application to be considered for this program. The enrollment letter can be obtained from your school. The position will support research and development within the Applied Physics Division at NIST, which has a wide ranging research portfolio including laser radiometry, quantum optics, frequency combs, spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, integrated photonics, semiconductor physics, precision imaging, and biological imaging. More information on the division can be found at the NIST website (https://www.nist.gov/pml/applied-physics-division). The duties will include laboratory work, data acquisition and analysis support, and possible field experiments. Several openings are available in physics, biology and engineering within different research groups of the division. These openings are targeted toward a summer internship, with possible continuation part time during the school year if the candidate is local. We are also looking to fill student positions in other backgrounds and levels. Please apply to this announcement if it matches your educational background and/or level. The ZP-1 level positions require that the applicant's school transcript specifically state the applicant has declared a major in the relevant area. The ZT-1 level positions are appropriate for an applicant with a transcript that states an undeclared major. Our other announcement(s) can be found here: Student Trainee (Biological Science), ZP-0499-I: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562091900 Student Trainee (Engineering), ZP-0899-I: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562092200 Student Trainee (Physical Science), ZP-1399-I: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562092400 Student Trainee (Physical Science Technician), ZT-1399-I: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562092700 Student Trainee (Biological Science Technician), ZT-0499-I: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562092900 Student Trainee (Engineering Technician), ZT-0899-I: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562093100 Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 01 - No known promotion potential * Job family (Series) 1399 Physical Science Student Trainee * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. citizen. * You must be registered for Selective Service. * You must be suitable for Federal employment. * You must be at least 16 years of age * Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying institution * Must possess a grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher out of a 4.0. All applicants 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). In addition, you must be enrolled in school for the duration of the appointment. You will be required to provide documentation to support your eligibility for the program. Applicants must possess a grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.If you are submitting an acceptance/enrollment letter from your university you MUST also upload your last known unofficial transcript containing your cumulative GPA. If you do not provide proof of GPA, you will be disqualified from further consideration. Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Your resume must be complete (i.e., include dates of experience, salary, work schedule, etc.), detailed and relevant to the position. Qualifications Basic Requirements: Enrollment in a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) program Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation. Education PROOF OF ENROLLMENT FOR THE CURRENT SEMESTER. This may be documented on your official/unofficial transcripts, a course schedule, an acceptance letter from your university for future enrollment, or an official letter of enrollment from the university registrar's office or a university counselor, as long as your enrollment for the current semester is clearly documented. If you do not provide proof of enrollment for the current semester, you will be disqualified from further consideration. If you are currently enrolled, but in your last semester/quarter of completing your degree/certificate requirements, you must show proof of continuing education, such as an acceptance letter, or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment. Foreign education: Individuals educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for a U.S. equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. View a listing of these accredited organizations from the Department of Education's website . Provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing. Additional information As a part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION: Program participants may be non-competitively converted to a career-conditional, career, or term position within 120 days of successful completion of the program, but there is no requirement to do so. To be eligible for conversion, the intern must: * Meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which s/he will be converted * Have completed academic study from a qualifying institution * Have completed at least 640 hours of work experience while in the Internship program; up to 320 hours may be credited from other qualifying federal Internship appointments or non-federal work experience toward the 640 hours * Receive a favorable recommendation by an official of the Agency Pathways participants may be converted to a permanent or term position within any NIST career path. If converted to permanent or term position, the full performance level would be: ZT-III More information on the Pathways Programs for students and recent graduates can be found if you click here . You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways appointment. This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, click here. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band. To preview questions please click here . Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness * Required Documents Help Required Documents You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts, that includes your GPA, with your application. This office will be unable to determine qualification eligibility without transcripts. Applications without transcripts are incomplete applications and will be rated "INELIGIBLE". T

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