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Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full-Time/Part-Time; Unpaid
Internships - Volunteers serve period of one (1) academic semester/quarter during the Summer/Fall 2018 session.
FEW vacancies in the following locations:
Grand Rapids, MI
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Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Students & recent graduates
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
- Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
- Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
- Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure
Joining the Secret Service as a Student Volunteer within the Region 2 Field or Resident Offices will allow you to gain substantive educational and professional experience while making an impact on the agency mission.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
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Duties of the U.S. Secret Service Student Volunteer Service Program vary from office to office however, it is not uncommon for students to:
- Observe protective advances and/or movements
- Perform light administrative duties as needed
- Assist with counting and processing counterfeit currency
- Support Secret Service personnel with various initiatives, projects, and/or assignments
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens High School; Undergraduate; Graduate; or Certificate Seeking Students.
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0099 General Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
U.S. citizenship is required.
Conditions of Employment
Please Note: You cannot be the son/daughter of a current Secret Service Employee.
If selected for this position, you must:
- Maintain a Level 3 background check. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page
- Undergo random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
To be considered for the Fall Student Volunteer Session, you must apply via the on-line application.
Students must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the internship (Applicants must be actively enrolled at an accredited institution). Applicants that have graduated or will graduate prior to the completion of the internship are ineligible to participate without proof of future enrollment in an accredited university.
1. Be a United States Citizen
2. Be at least 16 years old
3. Have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
4. Be enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university on at least a half-time basis as defined by your educational institution
5. Must be returning to your course of study the semester/quarter immediately following the completion of your internship.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience)
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, 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.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Transportation - Travel expenses and arrangements are the sole responsibility of the participant.
Housing - The U.S. Secret Service does not provide housing for Student Volunteer Service Program participants. Housing arrangements are the sole responsibility of the participant.
E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify
, including your rights and responsibilities.
Mandatory Suitability Statement:
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment
, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Qualified applicants who successfully submit a complete application package are forwarded for consideration to the offices to which they have applied. Representatives in these offices determine the extent to which an applicant’s education, experience, training and background indicates that he/she possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the internship. Possible knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job are:
- Ability to work well in a team environment
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Strong written communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Knowledge of computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously
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Background checks and security clearance
In addition to addressing the vacancy specific questions, you must also submit the following documentation:
Resume - In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per week.
You must submit a copy of your high school, college or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student's name, and credits earned. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here
If you fail to submit your transcript (s) prior to the closing date of the announcement OR prior to the date that 100 applications have been received you will be deemed INELIGIBLE for the internship.
Documents mailed or faxed directly to the U.S. Secret Service, or any U.S. Secret Service office either before or after the vacancy announcement has closed, will not be accepted.
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.
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
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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
This position is being advertised via CareerConnector which is an automated staffing system. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. You must complete the application process and submit any required documents no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. Instructions outlining the application process can be found at ****If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Talent and Employee Acquisition Management Division, Administrative, Professional, Technical Staffing Branch at **** OR by calling (202) 406-6420 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the stated closing date of the vacancy OR on the day that 100 applications are received, whichever occurs first. Only complete applications that include all supporting documents received prior to midnight EST on the closing date or the day the application limit is reached will be accepted. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application. Supporting documents WILL NOT be accepted once the job opportunity announcement closes.
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You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My USAJOBS” tab and clicking on “My Applications”. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. In addition, if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g. spam blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. Due to the high level of interest, we will not be able to respond to individual requests for information.
After all application packages have been received, the Talent and Employee Acquisition Management Division, Classification and Administrative, Professional, Technical Staffing Branch will review applicants for eligibility. Eligible applicants will be forwarded to the office(s) that the applicant has selected for further consideration. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 45 days after the closing date of the announcement.
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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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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The United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and more than 150 offices throughout the United States and abroad. The Secret Service was established in 1865, solely to suppress the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Today, the agency is mandated by Congress to carry out dual missions: protection of national and visiting foreign leaders, and criminal investigations.