Student Cooperative - Office Of Audit
Company: Office of the Inspector General, USPS
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: March 26, 2020
The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university
programs to fill our Student Cooperative position(s) in the Audit
area of Sales, Marketing & International. This directorate provides
value to the U.S Postal Service and its stakeholders by auditing
and reviewing data collection systems, operations, and services
related to sales and customer relations, marketing, product
innovation, global business, mail entry and payment technology, and
corporate communications issues.
Learn more about this agency
The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous
employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.
This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level.
The salary range for this position is listed above and includes
Sophomore $18.55 per hour
Junior/Senior $19.79 per hour
Graduate or Law Student $22.42 per hour
Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with
this position may vary based upon the area of assignment. The
following description of major duties and responsibilities is only
intended to give applicants a general overview of the
The student cooperative performs specialized duties with continuing
responsibility for projects, questions, or issues that arise in the
area of assignment/curriculum. Each assignment typically consists
of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final
- Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to
the segment of the program or function to which the employee is
assigned. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development
and evaluation of information that comes from various sources.
- Identifies and studies factors or conditions and determines
their interrelationships as appropriate to the defined area of
- Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the
objectives and requirements of the program or functions.
- Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects
the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or
recommends action based upon application or interpretation of
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
- Job family (Series)
0599 Financial Management Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be able to pass a drug screening
- Must be able to pass and maintain a Moderate Background
- Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
- May require some travel
Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that
are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the
experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's
ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to
perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet
all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the
required information by 11:59 PM EST on will be considered.
You must meet ALL of the minimum requirements.
- Students must be currently enrolled full or half-time in an
accredited college or university program, classified or
academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore, Junior,
Senior or Graduate student. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT
ENROLLMENT STATUS, GPA AND IN GOOD STANDING)
- Must be in academic good standing as defined by the college or
university, earning at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
- Must be able to report to work in the USPS OIG office for which
you are selected during core business hours.
- Must have experience with computer software applications such
as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc. EVALUATION FACTORS
- USA Hire Assessment
- A structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated
applicants to validate your experience meets the critical
competencies at the minimum proficiency level:
- Collaboration and Teamwork - Experience working with others to
build constructive and collaborative working relationships in order
to solve problems and achieve
- Communication - Experience communicating orally and in writing
sufficient to convey information in a clear, concise manner
appropriate for the targeted audience, using the appropriate
methodology (e.g., speaking, email, documentation, reports, and
presentations), and active listening skills.
- Technology/Software Fluency - Experience using word processing,
spreadsheet/data analysis and presentation development software
applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint while
preparing briefings, reports and presentations.
- Analysis/Critical Thinking - Knowledge or experience using
routine data collection and diagnostic tools, techniques, and
procedures sufficient to clarify a situation, identify needed
information (e.g., resources, materials, knowledge from others),
collect and document information in an organized manner, and to
prepare standardized reports summarizing information.
- Accuracy/Attention to Detail - Experience reviewing information
and materials sufficient to ensure completeness and accuracy of
one's own work and to ensure standard operating procedures are
- Stress Tolerance/Resiliency - Experience performing effectively
when faced with time pressure, adversity, disappointment or
- Audit Interest
Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation
here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for
Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the
United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S.
education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a
private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency
of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges
and universities. For further information visit:
Student Cooperatives are not eligible for USPS OIG Employee
Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a
disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with
Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with
completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be
granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in
your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for
the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate
supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be
received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based
Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations
are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum
qualifications of the position, after notification of the
adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation
to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must
complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to
access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received
the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you
need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for
Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to
the online assessments completed during the application process.
You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge,
skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Attention to Detail
Top rated applicants will be invited to participate in a structured
You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive
a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all
required documentation; if your application materials indicate that
you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail
to qualify on any application step. Only the top-rated candidates
will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for
further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to
participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or
rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting
official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant
scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the
closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 10748972,
by closing date 04/12/2020.
1. RESUME. When completing your online application or uploading
your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document).
IMPORTANT: You will be asked questions in the self-assessment
questionnaire. It is essential that your resume and supporting
documentation provide sufficient information to substantiate your
responses to the self-assessment questionnaire.
2. COMPLETE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. Click the "Apply Online"
button and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational
Questionnaire. (Required: You must click on "Submit My Answers"
button at the end of the Questionnaire to complete this
3. TRANSCRIPTS from an accredited college or university. The
information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and
should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list
of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of
Bachelor's Degree issued. Education completed outside the United
States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in
conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable
for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been
deemed equivalent. (Required: Upload and save as "Transcript"
4. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
- Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as
- Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans
preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214
Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other
proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter,
form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related
to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of
their DD-214 at
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can
download a copy of their VA letter from
applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans'
preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other
- Reasonable Accommodation Documentation. If you are requesting a
reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based
Assessments, submit documentation to support your request,
including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
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
Review our 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
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