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Job opening: Student Trainee (IT Specialist)

Salary: $54 111 - 70 343 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), works within the U. S. Department of Transportation to prevent or stop waste, fraud and abuse in departmental programs. The OIG carries out its mission by issuing audit reports, evaluations, and management advisories with findings and recommendations to improve program delivery and performance. It conducts investigations into whether Federal laws and regulations were followed and reports suspected civil and criminal violations to the Attorney General.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • This position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Must sign a Pathways Student Agreement.
  • Applicants will not graduate before Fall 2024 (December 2024) semester.
  • Degree audits will not be accepted
  • Must be a current student
  • May be required to be physically present at DOT Headquarters


To qualify for the GS-7 Student Trainee (IT Specialist) position you must possess the following:One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT related. Specialized experience includes, but not limited to: applying basic IT principles and practices; communicating factual and procedural information clearly, providing information or assistance, and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.  Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. OREducation: Completed one full academic year of graduate education (18 credits or equivalent) in a related field such as computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. ORCombination of Education and Experience: Applicants that possess a percentage of the required specialized experience and a percentage of the required graduate level education such that, when the percentages of the required graduate education and specialized experience are added together, they equal 100%. (Only graduate education and only professional experience equivalent to the GS-5 or higher is creditable.)OR Superior Academic Achievement: You possess a BACHELOR'S DEGREE that is qualifying for this position that meets the criteria for eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement provision through one of the following methods. No more than 10% of academic credit can be based on pass/fail or similar non-traditional grading systems. TO CLAIM SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (S.A.A): YOU MUST HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE. THE DEGREE MUST BE CONFERRED. YOU CAN NOT CLAIM S.A.A WHILE STILL PURSUING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE UNLESS YOU HAVE OBTAINED A BACHELOR'S DEGREE ALREADY. THEREFORE, TO CLAIM S.A.A AND ALSO BE A PATHWAYS ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE WITH A 3.0 GPA OR HIGHER CONFERRED AND PURSUING A POST-GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OR ANOTHER DEGREE SUCH AS AN ASSOCIATE'S, BACHELOR'S, MASTER'S OR DOCTORATE. IF YOU ARE COMPLETING YOUR 4-YEAR DEGREE THIS SEMESTER, IT MUST BE COMPLETED BY DEC 2023/ JAN 2024 (FALL SEMESTER) AND THE PROOF OF ENROLLMENT OR ACCEPTANCE LETTER TO ANOTHER 2 OR 4 YEAR PROGRAM (UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE PROGRAM) MUST BE ATTACHED TO QUALIFY FOR S.A.A. * 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum* 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.(Grade-point averages will be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9)* Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your application)* National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (You must submit proof with your application) Please click the link for more information on Pathways educational qualifications: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4 NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE COPY OF THEIR TRANSCRIPTS. DEGREE AUDITS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.  IF SELECTED, AN OFFICIAL/SEALED TRANSCRIPT WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO AN APPOINTMENT DATE BEING ESTABLISHED. IF YOU HAVE EARNED A DEGREE FROM A FOREIGN INSTITUTION YOU MUST SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION EVIDENCE THAT ANY EDUCATION COMPLETED IN A FOREIGN INSTITUTION WAS APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING BODY RECOGNIZED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AS EQUIVALENT TO U.S. STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, REFER TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEB SITE AT http://www.ed.gov.


Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. Please submit your transcripts to meet this requirement. 


  • Address DOT, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL 1200 New Jersey Ave SE West Building, Room W71-123 Washington, District of Columbia 20590 United States
  • Name: Karen Muller
  • Phone: 202-366-1490
  • Email: [email protected]


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