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Internship Opportunities

Internship experiences allow students to apply the theory they learn at FIU to practical work settings.  Check frequently for opportunities that may interest you.

Available internships:

The U.S. Department of State 2014 Spring Student Internship Program (unpaid) is now accepting applications!
Click here (https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/344319200) to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2013.This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.
As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:

Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.

So consider spending your Spring 2014 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*

* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Spring 2014 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2013.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

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STUDENTS!!!

Wishing you the best on finals and graduation! Whether or not you are taking time off, applying to grad school or just seeing what’s out there, Career Services has summer events to assist you with connecting with professionals and enhancing your job search.  For all events, space is limited and RSVPs are required

8th Annual Federal Government Statewide Conference

Friday, June 28th from 8:30am-4pm

GC Ballrooms, MMC

  • Connect with over 30 federal agencies including US Dept of State, NSA, DOE and CIA
  • Attend panels, breakout sessions and the Resource Fair
  • Lunch provided, RSVP required, professional business attire recommended

Please see below images.  All information is on our website at http://career.fiu.edu.

Also, if you had an internship we would love to know! Please answer this 4 question survey.

Still want more? Career Services is open all summer for you to make career advising appointments, attend a workshop, or get connected with employers on campus.  Feel free to visit our website, our 3 campus locations (MMC GC 230, BBC WUC 255 or EC 2852) or call us at 305-348-2423.  Be sure to add us on Facebook and twitter as we always post jobs and opportunities.  All positions are on your Panther JOBlink account at http://fiu-csm.symplicity.com

 

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AIA/ RHODE ISLAND ARCHITECTURAL FORUM
A Charitable Organization Supporting Educational Programs within the Architectural Community
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDSPROGRAM 2013
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THE AWARDS
AIA/ Rhode Island Architectural Forum is pleased to announce its Eleventh Annual
Scholarship Awards Program. Scholarship funds will be credited to the winning student’s
college account for the payment of tuition costs. The Scholarship Award committee of
the AIA/ Rhode Island Architectural Forum will review the applications and determine
how many scholarships to award and in what amount the awards will be made.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited school in Rhode Island
pursuing studies in architecture, or be a Rhode Island resident studying at an accredited
school outside of Rhode Island. Applicants must also be returning to continue their
professional studies in the academic year 2013-2014. Applicants can apply for one or
more of the following scholarships:
The Norton Salk Scholarship for Design Excellence
DF Pray Foundation Scholarship
Architecture Scholarship
Travel Scholarship (must be a school sponsored study abroad program)
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Applications shall consist of a letter of intent including a biographical narrative
describing the applicant’s current academic status, and a statement describing how the
award, if granted, would further the applicant’s academic ambitions.
A pdf portfolio of no less than three and no more than six pages to include any illustrative
material that is representative of the applicant’s design experience and interests. In
addition, applicants are to provide, under separate cover, a letter of recommendation
written by a faculty member of the school at which they are studying or a professional
reference (via separate email) and a letter of eligibility for financial aid including extent
of need. (via email from the university financial aid office)
Applicants must include all of the required materials to be considered.
Submissions should be sent as a PDF via email only
Please include your name and contact information (email and address) on each page.
APPLICATION DEADLINE AND AWARD
Applications must be postmarked or emailed by June 25, 2013.
Awards will be made by July 12, 2013.
EMAIL ADDRESS
Email address: execdir@aia-ri.org
This information is also available on the AIA/ Rhode Island website at www.aia-ri.org or
contact the AIAri office at 401-272-6418.

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 G.E.M.
GIRLS EMPOWERMENT AND MENTORING
SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM
at Women’s Park
June 10 – August 16, 2013
G.E.M. Summer Arts Program at Women’s Park for girls ages 11 -16,
focuses on the role of women in the development of our community and the arts. Participants will enjoy classes and workshops in the visual and performing arts, screenwriting and film, photography, leadership, and women’s studies. The G.E.M. program challenges and inspires girls to develop and improve their
communication, self-esteem and artistic skills.
The Women’s Park provides a safe environment for youth to learn from
mentors, qualified arts professionals, and cultural field trips. G.E.M. gives girls an outlet to explore their creativity, and maximize their potential through
structured and fun learning activities.

Women’s Park
10251 West Flagler Street • Miami, FL
REGISTRATION LIMITED
For more information: 305-271-0812 / 305-480-1717

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FIU STUDENTS!

Please take the time to visit FIU’S University – Wide Scholarships Website. They Currently have 100,000 dollars to award in scholarships. The funds are in need of deserving FIU Panthers! The website is:

http://scholarships.fiu.edu/

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Internship Name: HACU National Conference in Chicago

Apply for a scholarship to attend the 2013 HACU National Conference in Chicago, October 26-28, 2013.

Last year a number of FIU students won scholarships to attend the HACU national conference.  The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 400 colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  FIU was one of the founding members and is now the largest four-year university member of HACU.  HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Apply for a student scholarship to attend HACU’s Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Securing the American Dream,” October 26-28, 2013, in Chicago.   At the conference you will network with potential employers and discuss career, internship, research and advanced education opportunities.   Only student attendees have access.  The conference attracts hundreds of distinguished corporate, federal, public policy and community leaders, along with top corporate and federal employers. A special Student Track program is specifically designed for undergraduate students. It is a forum for students and professionals to discuss issues and share information

Student Track Scholarships will cover costs for: (1) conference registration; (2) travel and lodging for out-of-state students; (3) and conference-related meals (1 per day).  Last year’s Student Track Agenda is on the HACU website.

To be considered for a Conference Scholarship, complete the on-line application and email a one-page resume by August 2, 2013The application to apply for a scholarship is found at:  http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Conference_Student_Scholarship1.asp

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Internship Name: Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship @ Chicago Ideas Week

We are thrilled to announce that the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship @ Chicago Ideas Week is now open for applications!

The BHSI Fellowship annually recognizes a group of young social entrepreneurs who have developed sustainable ventures addressing critical needs, and provides them with exposure to nationally recognized leaders, a community of support, and a platform for growth. The Fellows are hosted at CIW (October 14-20, 2013) where they have the opportunity to speak about their work, meet with exceptional leaders from across the world, and receive a $10,000 financial contribution to their venture.


Sound like you? If so, we want you to apply today! The deadline to apply is June 6th, 2013.

Previous Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellows have been honored by the Clinton Global Initiative, featured as CNN Heroes, and accepted into the Unreasonable Institute among many other incredible achievements and honors.

Apply by visiting:

 https://www.chicagoideas.com/bhsi_applications/new

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RECRUITMENT HAS BEGUN & WE’RE ANNOUNCING A CHANGE!

A Viacom International Media Networks (Latin America Division: MTV/VH1/Nick/Tr3s) internship allows college students to work in an innovative, progressive, fast paced and professional environment. Students are exposed to all levels of the organization, which has proven to be an invaluable experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Our program runs during spring, summer and fall semesters. Interns are placed in every department within out Latin America division located in Miami Beach.

Click here for the link to the online application

Internships are available in the following departments:

  • Ad Sales and Affiliate Sales
  • Communications and Consumer Products
  • Creative (On/Off-Air) and Finance
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Legal and Marketing
  • Production and Production Management
  • Programming and Research
  • Talent Relations and Tape Library
  • Technical Operations and Web/Multimedia

Program Guidelines:

  • We accept students entering their junior or senior year of college, as well as graduate and law students.
  • Internships will be paid at a standard competitive hourly rate, starting summer 2013.
  • We offer internships for the spring, summer and fall semesters with a 10-week minimum, a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week and a recommended maximum of 35 hours per week.
  • College credit is not required, but we will provide appropriate documentation for credit if necessary.
  • We will do our best to fill all requests, however submitting a request does not guarantee placement if appropriate candidates are not available.

Questions? Please email Nathalie.arias@vimn.com

Thank you for supporting the Internship Program!

 

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Internship Title: PATHWAYS Program – US Citizenship & Immigration Office

Description:

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

The Internship Program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational and technical, undergraduate and graduate) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.  This Program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work at the beginning of their careers, before their careers paths are fully established.  The flexible nature of the Program also accommodates the need to hire students to complete temporary work or projects, perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to work traditional “summer jobs.”

The Program provides our agency with the opportunity to convert Interns who successfully complete the Program and academic requirements to any competitive service position for which the Intern is qualified.  Our agency is encouraged to utilize the Pathways Internship Program authority for several reasons:

  • To recruit and develop talented employees to support changing agency missions, even in periods of downsizing;
  • To ensure that the Government can meet its professional, technical and administrative needs; and
  • To sustain a quality and diverse workforce.

Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible for the Pathways Intern Program, the individual must have been accepted for enrollment or be enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.

Qualifications

Agencies can use agency-developed or OPM qualification standards when filling Internship positions as specified in their MOUs.  However, individuals being considered for positions that have positive education requirements (e.g., biologist, geologist) should be enrolled in directly related degree programs in order to be eligible for conversion to that position in the competitive service.

 Appointments

Appointments to the Internship Program under the Pathways Program are:

  • A temporary appointment for a period not to exceed 1 year, the ending date of which must be specified in the Participant Agreement with the Intern.  These appointments may be extended under 5 CFR 213.104; or
  • An appointment for an initial period expected to last for more than 1 year.  An end date must be specified in the Participant Agreement with the Intern and is generally the Intern’s projected graduation date.

Trial Period

 The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participant’s trial period.  Prior Federal civilian service is credited toward the completion of the required trial period in the same manner as prescribed in 5 CFR 315.802.

Student Schedules

Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.  The agency is responsible for establishing work schedules for Interns in accordance with 5 CFR 610.121.  Agencies and students should agree on a formally-arranged schedule of school and work that does not interfere with the student’s academic schedule or performance and so that completion of the educational program and the Internship Program is accomplished in a reasonable timeframe.  Interns without NTE dates must complete 640 hours of work in order to be eligible for conversion to the competitive service or meet one or more of the exceptions granted for a credit of up to 320 hours mentioned in the Conversion to the Competitive Service section of this guide.  This information must be reflected in the Participant Agreement.

Breaks in Program

A break in the Program is defined as a period of time when an Intern is working but is unable to go to school, or is neither attending classes nor working at the agency.  The agency should have a written process to receive and consider a participant’s request for a break in the Internship Program.  The agency may use its discretion in either approving or denying a break in Program.

Conversion to the Competitive Service

 An agency may convert an Intern noncompetitively from the Internship Program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service, provided that all the terms of 5 CFR 362.204 are met and there is an available position.  However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed.  Interns must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for conversion.

 

  • To be eligible for conversion, an Intern must:
    • Have completed the required number of hours of work experience (generally, at least 640 hours) while enrolled as a full-time or half-time degree-seeking student
    • Have completed educational requirements from a qualifying institution
    • Have received a favorable recommendation by an official of the agency, and
    • Meet the qualification requirements for the position to which the Intern will be converted.

 

  • Agencies may credit time spent under one or more previous Federal internship program appointments towards the 640 hours that is not in a field or functional area related to the Intern’s target position or career field as provided in 5 CFR 362.204.  Interns’ participation in the Pathways Program counts toward their career tenure.

 

  • Agencies may credit up to 320 hours of certain non-Federal career-related internship program experience, volunteer service, or active duty military service and apply it towards the 640 hours as provided in 5 CFR 362.204(c).

 

  • Agencies may waive up to 320 hours of the 640-hour requirement based on exceptional job performance and outstanding academic achievement (5 CFR 362.204(d)).

 

  • Agencies are permitted to noncompetitively convert Interns into term or permanent appointments in the competitive service.  If OPM has established a cap on the number of the noncompetitive conversions to the competitive service, the conversion must be within that cap.

 

  • Interns can be placed in term positions and may subsequently be noncompetitively converted into permanent competitive service positions.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE UNDER THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM:

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Position Title:Immigration Services Officer                                                           GS Grade:5/7

Overview

Employee supports the Adjudication Process by adjudicating cases, conducting security checks, managing correspondence, providing internal and external customer support, conducting interviews, and ensuring program quality assurance. Incumbent adjudicates at least 25% of the time.

Major Duties

Adjudications – Grants or denies applications and petitions for immigration benefits based on electronic or paper applications/petitions. Independently researches, interprets, and analyzes an extensive spectrum of sources including pertinent sections of the law and regulations, operating instructions, references and guidance contained in legislative history, precedent decisions, state and local laws, international treaties and other legal references to embrace the correct course of action.

 

  • Validates official documents recorded in state or local government offices, or foreign documents from the country/culture involved.
  • Applies the rules of evidence and criminal procedure to protect the constitutional rights of the applicant/petitioner.
  • Develops appropriate risk-management skills including the ability to determine when a decision can be made with all available evidence or when it might be necessary to request additional evidence. Writes legal decisions and opinions.

Data Integrity – Uses available electronic systems to process applications and petitions through verification of any number of established data points to make adjudicative decisions and/or determine appropriate level of adjudicative review; updates databases with appropriate information and decisions.

Security – Uses government systems to perform security checks in accordance with all applicable DHS/USCIS laws and policies; conducts file search for aliases and dates of birth and criminal behavior; reports all instances of fraud or suspected fraud, including misrepresentation of identity, submission of fraudulent or altered docs, and patterns discerned by review and analysis of submitted petitions and applications; identifies and prioritizes files with national security threats and public safety issues.

 

  • Ensures that all records and property are maintained and destroyed in accordance with security requirements.
  • Provides direct and continuing assistance to US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel and officials of other Federal Agencies in identifying individuals who pose a threat to national security/public safety.
  • Participates in fact finding and supports enforcement personnel where information indicates fraud has been detected. Works closely with other functions of USCIS to ensure full compliance with, or enforcement of, immigration laws.
  • Grants (or tantamount to denies) applications based on evidence generated by hearings or interviews and refers cases to appropriate channels where fraud is suspected.

Customer Support – Provides services to both internal and external customers, including:

 

  • Liaison: Serves as principal liaison for USCIS clients and their advocates regarding their requests for benefits and represent the clients’ concerns during the USCIS decision-making process. Facilitates Naturalization Oath ceremonies; conducts various support functions in outreach endeavors.

 

  • Problem Resolution: Reviews, evaluates, and facilitates complex problem resolution. Facilitates requests for additional information, provides information to third parties, and evaluates all avenues to determine and/or correct problems. Takes all corrective actions required, updates information in systems, requests information, and creates documents.

 

  • In-person Services: Screens applications and petitions filed for benefits under the INA for completeness, appropriate fees, and proper supporting documents. Examines documents including passports, entry documentation, and a variety of other documents issued by foreign governments, other government agencies and other personal documents to determine eligibility of applicant.

 

  • Communications: Researches, drafts, edits, and finalizes various standard communication vehicles, including: informational documents and reports, standard statements and paragraphs which address specific criteria or specific applications and petitions and letter templates that cover a broad range of national and local circumstances. Writes well-organized, logical, documents which cover essential issues and are clear, consistent with adjudicative standards and legislation and are applicable to the facts of the case or communicate USCIS policies and procedures.

 

  • Interviews – Interviews applicants and petitioners to elicit statements and assess credibility. Interviews cooperative officials or individuals with knowledge pertinent to the case. Analyzes information gained from interviews to identify facts and considerations that form the basis for a determination as to the applicant’s eligibility for the specific benefit sought. Understands and exhibits ethical standards relating to interviews including impartiality and proper treatment of individuals interviewed.

Analysis – Performs analysis to conduct work in the following areas:

 

  • Program Analysis: Monitors, analyzes and evaluates adjudicative workflow processes; collects data; performs statistical analysis; prepares analytical reports; and makes recommendations for the development of projections regarding immigration applications and petitions.

 

  • Quality Assurance: Ensures that the adjudication process is performed correctly as required by the performance standards for accuracy. Seeks continuous process improvement by actively interpreting, analyzing, and utilizing feedback from available quality information sources, and recommends further means to enhance productivity, efficiency, and adjudicative integrity.

 

  • System Analysis: Performs basic analysis of systems applications, including new technological developments, to ensure that they are used properly and efficiently for adjudicative processes. Identifies issues, problems, and errors concerning electronic data tracking systems at both the national and local level and assists with the resolution of these issues.

 

  • Training: Develops and conducts training sessions for Adjudications officers on less complex cases. Mentors new staff to ensure that training is properly applied and helps new officers develop adjudicative discretion.

 How To Apply:http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads.

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Position Title:Immigration Services Assistant                                                 GS Grade:5/6

Overview

Employee supports the Adjudication Process by conducting security checks, supporting Immigration Services Officers, managing correspondence, maintaining customer support, processing documents and fees, performing analysis on files, reports, and information systems or databases.

 Major Duties

 Security – Uses government systems to initiate security checks in accordance with all applicable DHS/USCIS laws and policies. Conducts file searches for aliases and dates of birth and criminal behavior. Reports all instances of fraud or suspected fraud, including misrepresentation of identity, submission of fraudulent or altered documents, and patterns discerned by review and analysis of submitted petitions and applications.

 

  • Identifies and prioritizes files with national security threats and public safety issues.
  • Ensures that all records and property are maintained and destroyed in accordance with security requirements.

Adjudications Officer Support – Supports Immigration Services Officers by prescreening various applications and submissions by USCIS customers for accuracy, completeness of initial supporting documentation, and eligibility for benefit. Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Verifying information: tracking responses to requests for additional evidence; managing files; reviewing officers’ resolutions for accuracy; scheduling appointments; following up to ensure process is completed; updating content; reviewing petitions to determine the nature of the request and determining the appropriate location for the petition to be adjudicated; assisting with prioritization of cases and workload distribution; identifying still-pending cases; making prima facie determinations; supporting naturalization ceremonies; reviewing systems and files to ensure accuracy, to include systems checks and notifications to interested parties.

 

Correspondence– Manages and analyzes incoming mail, including Congressional correspondence, in accordance with current agency procedures. Represents USCIS in written inquiries, requests and final decisions.

Customer Support – Analyzes incoming requests for expedited services and provides expedited services as appropriate.

 

  • Processes requests for fee waivers, assists with Naturalization Oath ceremonies, Serves as a liaison with Community Based Organization, ICE, and CBP, and other governmental agencies.
  • Conducts liaison with adoption agencies.
  • Responds to inquiries, whether telephonic, fax, email, written correspondence, third party referrals, electronic referrals or in person using various USCIS databases, electronic systems and reports.
  • Reviews and analyzes files and provides case status information and explanation.

Documents and/or Fee Processing – Creates, issues, stamps, updates, routes, and serves documents and process fees in accordance with established procedures. Ensures proper amounts are received, refunds are returned, amounts are deposited and entered in the system.

Customer Service – Explores all avenues of assistance available to the client, determines the benefit most advantageous if more than one exists, and tries to motivate him/her to file the appropriate application(s).

 

  • Explains the eligibility requirements for these benefits and advises client of the forms and supporting documentation necessary to apply.
  • Assists the client with information as necessary to complete the required forms and their requirements regarding accompanying evidence and documentation and explains the administrative procedures and normal processing times for each application.
  • Answers inquiries about the pending status of applications and petitions.
  • Observes and questions clients for the purpose of determining if individuals are attempting to submit applications under fraudulent situations and reasons.
  • Develops information through observation, analysis of records, and personal interviews.
  • Alerts supervisor and other operating units of their findings.
  • Develops basic intelligence information by identifying trends.

Analysis-Performs analysis to conduct work in the following areas:

 

  • File Analysis: Obtains, maintains, and properly accounts for priority and premium processing files required for review at the office location. Analyzes files to ensure they contain all the required documentation and documents. Requests records and documents from a range of databases maintained by Federal, states, or local offices, or foreign countries. Maintains compliance with established procedures for file management and inventory systems at all stages in the workflow process.

 

  • Report Preparation: Researches, collects, correlates, and analyzes data in order to prepare reports. Reviews reports for management and manages special reports. Ensures all HQ protocols are followed.

 

  • System and Database Updates: Analyzes systems to ensure that they have current case status, including incoming inquiries. Updates systems and databases to perform case management. Manages various electronic data tracking systems at both the national and local level. Completes all actions to ensure proper resolution of issues, problems, and errors. Monitors process times for electronic inquiries. Provides feedback to systems developers and system support personnel. Maintains lists within the systems.

 

  • Operates word-processing software and computer hardware to produce, store, and retrieve drafts of a variety of documents types, i.e., reports, memoranda, and letters. Uses software functions, manipulates the document’s text and data so that it conforms to existing office dictation and format standards.

 How To Apply:http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads.

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Position Title:Operations Support Specialist                                       GS Grade:5/7/9

Overview

Employee provides a variety of management services essential to the direction and operation of USCIS. This includes functions related to human resources, equal employment opportunity program, occupational health and safety and workers compensation, facilities management, security, procurement, asset and fleet management, budget and financial management, customer relations, and management analysis.

 Major Duties

Human Resources – Supports the human resources function by providing HR support to USCIS offices. Specific functions include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Staffing- recruiting candidates for USCIS positions and performing hiring actions related to filling these positions, assisting with identifying qualified candidates, processing certificates of eligible candidates, processing new employees entering on duty.
  • Personnel Actions- preparing and processing through HR system personnel actions related to hiring, promotions, reassignments, position classification, details, resignations.
  • Position Management and Classification- managing positions utilizing various databases and spreadsheets, recommending position classification changes, writing position descriptions.
  • Employee Benefits and Pay- providing information to employees and management concerning benefits available to federal employees; reviewing applications, supporting documentation, and other forms for accuracy, completeness and eligibility for benefits and coordinating with HR for final processing
  • Employee Pay- making pay determinations and assisting management and employees with pay and compensation matters; serving as timekeeper.
  • Performance Management and Incentive Awards- providing guidance and training to rating and reviewing officials concerning the employee performance rating system reviewing and tracking performance work plans and ratings, performance, and other incentive awards.
  • Employee and Labor Relations- coordinate management actions on employee and labor relations matters, performing various tasks to assist in administering these programs.
  • Training and Employee Development- ensuring USCIS employees meet training requirements; maintaining training records; coordinating and scheduling training.

Equal Employment Opportunity – Assists in administering the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program in accordance with federal laws, rules and regulations, and USCIS policy and procedures.

 Occupational Health and Safety and Workers Compensation Programs – Assists in administering the Occupational Health and Safety and Workers Compensation programs.

 

  • Implements the safety and health program at the office location.
  • Coordinates the Workman’s Compensation Program in accordance with the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act and USCIS policy and procedures.
  • Maintain health and safety logs and training records, case files, review OWCP claims, respond to general inquiries, prepare reports, and post program information.

 Facilities Management– Coordinates issues relating to USCIS facilities.

 

  • Monitors projects for building modifications, repairs, and alterations.
  • Serves as point of contact for building issues, space planning and facility requirements.
  • Coordinates facility matters with General Service Administration, lessors, contractors, and other building occupants.

Security – Assists with security issues at USCIS facilities.

 

  • Handles matters relating to employee, facility, computer, and document security, access control, and documenting reporting issues.
  • Develops and maintains the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and participates in emergency planning.
  • Ensures emergency plans and security procedures are communicated and followed.

Procurement – Prepares requisitions and purchases goods and services in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations, other federal laws, rules and regulations, and USCIS guidelines and procedures.

Asset (Property) and Fleet Management – Conducts asset and fleet management activities within area of jurisdiction, to include the following:

 

  • Updating asset management systems
  • Performing required inventories within established schedules and policies
  • Receiving, transferring, and disposing of excess property
  • Maintaining adequate inventory of supplies and forms; maintaining government vehicle fleet
  • Scheduling maintenance and repairs; tracking fleet credit card expenses.

Budget and Financial Management – Monitors operational activities to ensure they meet compliance requirements within allocated budget levels, including general expenses, overtime, awards, other than permanent employment costs.

 

  • Maintains systems of financial accountability and control over all financial activities, obligations, and transactions.
  • Collects data for budget requests and budget/expenditure analyses.

 How To Apply:http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads.

 How do I apply to Pathways Programs jobs?

You may search for Internship and Recent Graduates Job Opportunity Announcements (JOA) at http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads.

Agencies allowing submission of applications through USAJOBS may choose to accept uploaded resumes (.gif/.jpg/.jpeg/.png/.rtf/.doc/.docx or pdf format; 3 megabytes or less) or resumes created using the USAJOBS Resume Builder.

  • Follow the application instructions provided within the “How to Apply” section of the JOA, because some agencies only accept resumes created using the USAJOBS Resume Builder.

 

 

  • Any required documents (e.g., transcript(s), DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable: SF 15 Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) that are uploaded should be less than or equal to 3 megabytes per file in .gif/.jpg/.jpeg/.png/.rtf/.doc/.docx or pdf format.

 

 

  • Refer to the “How to Apply” instructions to determine whether you must submit unofficial/web-based transcript(s), or if the agency requires official transcript(s).

 

The OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, is obsolete; therefore, if you do not have a resume, you will need to write or build one in order to apply for Pathways opportunities.



Catalyst Miami and FIU “Connect for Good” Internship Program

The “Connect For Good” Internship Program developed by Catalyst Miami and Florida International University (FIU) is a great opportunity for FIU students to connect to nonprofit and government agencies, to serve the community that surrounds them, and to gain critical career and life skills. Connect For Good partner organizations and interns will be hand-picked to provide students with a professional working environment that is conducive to educational and career learning outcomes.

 

Important Information:

  • Application and instructions are available on the JobLink posting (https://fiu-csm.symplicity.com/students/) Job#-738835
  • All applicants must submit resume and the Connect for Good Internship student application (attached)

 

Full Internship Host and Position Details : http://engagement.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Connect-for-Good-Host-Internships-Updated.pdf  

 

  1. All Angels Academy Marketing Intern   
  2. Americans for Immigrant Justice Grants Intern

Americans for Immigrant Justice Budget Intern

  1. Ayuda, INC. Teacher Assistant  
  2. Catalyst Miami Organizational Leadership Intern
  3. City Year Miami Marketing and Communications Intern
  4. Feeding South Florida, Inc. Community Investment Intern #1

Feeding South Florida, Inc. Community Investment Intern #2

  1. Florida Prosperity Partnership Digital Marketing Intern                
  2. Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach Human Resources Assistant-Intern                           
  3. Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Program Evaluation Intern
  4. MCCJ, Inc. Program Assistant   
  5. Neighbors4Neighbors Production Assistant       
  6. Power U Center for Social Change Youth Organizing Intern        
  7. Project Motherpath Program Coordinator          
  8. South Florida Community Development Coalition SFCDC Communications Intern
  9. South Miami Drug-Free Coalition Marketing Communications and Social Media Intern 
  10. Unity on the Bay Marketing and Promotions Assistant 
  11. Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade Programs Intern
  12. Yoga Gangsters Social Media/ Website Intern    
  13. YWCA of Greater Miami Human Resources and Finance Headstart Program Compliance Intern

 

Applications, resumes, and questions can be directed to Jaheera White (305) 576-5001 x 52 or Jaheeraw@catalystmiami.org

 

               

 

 

 

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