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Organizational Location: These Pathways Student Intern positions
are located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and
Customs Enforcement, SAC New Orleans, in New Orleans, LA; Baton
Rouge, LA; Lafayette, LA; Fayetteville, AR; Little Rock, AR;
Jackson, MS; Gulfport, MS.SAC Seattle, in Seatac, WA. SAC Phoenix
in Phoenix, AZ. SAC Boston, in Boston, MA.
These are non-bargaining unit positions.
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As an Investigative Assistant(Student Trainee), you will perform
the following duties:
- Serve as an Intern NTE(Not to Exceed) or Intern component of
the Pathways Internship program for an Investigative Assistant
- Provide support and assists higher-grade specialists by
presenting limited factual information on routine investigations
and legal matters particular to a narrow subject area
- Compiles information to assist with investigations of criminal,
civil or administrative matters
- Performs the full range of administrative support work of the
1899 Investigation Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with
- Requirements by Closing Date: You must meet all requirements by
the closing date of the announcement.
- If selected, you will be required to sign and comply with a
Pathways Program Participant Agreement.
- Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment,
BASIC ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible as a Student Intern
under the ICE Pathways Program, you must be enrolled in a
qualifying educational institution (on at least a half-time basis)
pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate. A qualifying
educational institution is a public high school whose curriculum
has been approved by a state or local governing body; a private
school that provides secondary education as determined under state
law; a homeschool that is allowed to operate in a state; and
educational institutions or curricula accredited by the U.S.
Department of Education. This includes technical or vocational
schools; 2- and 4-year colleges or universities; graduate and
professional schools (e.g. law school or medical school); or a
post-secondary home school curriculum that is accredited by the
U.S. Department of Education.Candidates must also:
- Must remain in good academic standing as defined by the school,
generally at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for
undergraduate programs (cumulative) and a 3.0 GPA for advanced
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained throughout the entire
- Degree does not have to be related to the position/series;
however to be eligible, candidate must meet the ICE Qualification
Standards for the position to which the Intern may be
- Meet the ICE developed qualifications standards prior to
appointment and any physical, suitability, security requirements
and if applicable medical clearance.
- If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Program
GS-4: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school
study or associates degree.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of
this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to
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.
Current or Former Political Appointees: 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
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe
physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR
213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5
CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons
with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences,
and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you
are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete
with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for
non-competitive appointment and to understand the required
documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing
Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION:
Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some
limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within
120 days of successful completion of the internship
program.Students who successfully complete the internship program
may be eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term
(1 to 4 years in duration) appointment without further
To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
- Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through
the Internship Program.
- Complete degree requirements within one year of your internship
- Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the
Intern will be converted.
- Must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire
- Perform their job successfully.
- Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work
for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by
outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job
- In addition, students working in agencies through third-party
intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward
the 640 hour requirement.
- Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may
count towards required work experience hours.