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Student Trainee (Contractor Industrial Relations)
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Department of Energy | Oak Ridge, TN
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Job Description

* Duties




This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The Internship Program provides students who are enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a wide variety of qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work and explore career paths related to their academic fields of study or career interests.

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The Department of Energy Consolidated Service Center in Oak Ridge, TN is seeking students interested in competing for an intern position that has potential to lead to permanent employment after graduation; however, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. Some appointments may be extended or may be eligible for conversion if eligibility requirements are met.

Students will perform a wide variety of duties in the business field designed to meet DOE's mission and the student's learning objectives.

Sample Duties:

Work will involve progressively responsible tasks designed to increase knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to contractor industrial relations work. Duties will include reviewing and advising on Human Resources programs implemented by Department of Energy (DOE) contractors. Students will review and recommend collective bargaining parameters; review compensation; benefits; and related packages; assure potential contractors have drug-free workplace programs in place that comply with established standards and guidelines, and will become involved in a variety of progressively responsible functions that impact DOE contractor human resources programs.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

12 - Promotion and conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed.

* Job family (Series)

1199 Business And Industry Student Trainee

* Requirements



Conditions of Employment

* You must be a United States Citizen.
* This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
* See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
* Must be a current student or enrolled/accepted for enrollment.
* Must sign an Internship Program Participant Agreement.
* Resume and question responses must be submitted online.

Students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking students in an accredited high school or State approved home school, technical or vocational school, 2 or 4-year college or university or graduate or professional school, with at least a half-time course load. Must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher).

Applicants course of study/career focus must be in a business, Human Resource, communications, or public relations related fields.

Your transcripts MUST be submitted with your application package to be considered for this position.

Veterans Preference applies and will be adjudicated accordingly.

Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.

Excepted Appointment Not-To-Exceed (NTE) one year, some appointments may be extended and/or may be converted to a term or permanent position; however, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. Some appointments may be extended or may be eligible for conversion if eligibility requirements are met. Please check out the requirements on OPMs website.

To be eligible for conversion, the Intern must have:

(1) Completed at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program, except as provided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section, while enrolled as a full-time or part-time, degree- or certificate-seeking



(2) Completed a course of academic study, within the 120-day period preceding the appointment, at a

qualifying educational institution

conferring a diploma, certificate, or degree;



a favorable recommendation for appointment by an official of the


or agencies in which the Intern served;

(4) Met the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted; and

(5) Met


* specific requirements as specified in the



Participant Agreement

with the Intern.


Students will be evaluated based on a comparison of the quality and extent of their education as reflected in their resume against the requirements of available positions.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated "ineligible", "not qualified" or your score may be adjusted.


Level of Education:

* GS-4: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
* GS-5: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

Applicants course of study/career focus must be in a business related or Human Resource related field.

NOTE: One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; technical or high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university or school to represent 1 year of full-time study. One year of education is typically defined as two semesters (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours).

Copies of unofficial transcripts and proof of enrollment must be provided at the time of application to support your educational claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

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