Employee Benefits Security Administration Student Trainee (Employee Benefits Investigator) in MANY vacancies Kansas City, Missouri

Employee Benefits Security Administration
  • MANY vacancies - Kansas City, MO
Work Schedule is Full-time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The position is located in the Kansas City Regional Office. Student Interns are required to report to the Kansas City Regional Office and work on investigative files located in the Kansas City Regional Office. This position is not eligible for telework.

This is a student internship appointment that is expected to last for more than one year.

PLEASE NOTE: To be appointed to this position, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying academic institution at the time of appointment, and must maintain such enrollment throughout the duration of the appointment.

Upon completion of requirements for graduation and successful completion of the internship, the appointee may become eligible for non-competitive conversion, at the agency's discretion, to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.

Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.

The entire duration of the internship constitutes a trial period.

Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the internship.


This is a trainee position and under close supervision, the incumbent conducts investigations of small single employer plans involving routine, single violations or portions of investigations involving multiple employers, service providers, and third party entities and/or a multitude of civil and/or criminal violations. Attends and participates in meetings and conferences conducted by higher level staff. In conjunction with higher level Office staff, the incumbent works with the legal staff of the Department's Office of the Solicitor and the Department of Justice in preparing cases for civil litigation and criminal prosecution by developing documentary evidence.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a security clearance.
  • Requires a valid drivers license. Subject to frequent travel 25% or more.
  • Must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at least half-time
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • The entire duration of this internship constitute a trial period.

3 years general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4.

General Experience is experience that demonstrates the ability to: 1. Analyze problems to identify significiant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; 2. Plan and organize work; and 3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Education substitution: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.

To be eligible for appointment, you must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution, for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate.

Current students must have a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. If appointed, you must maintain such grade point average throughout the duration of the internship.

You must submit with your application a current academic transcript and/or other official documentation from your academic institution demonstrating your eligibility for appointment. See the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.

In addition, if you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements.

If specific course work is required to fulfill the minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement for more details.

If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

Please review College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education information. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

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Other Information

Promotion Potential: GS-12 Bargaining Unit: NCFLL

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.


Salary Range: $15.50 to $20.16 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: GS-1899-05/05

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Eligible students from . Refer to the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement for more information.

Control Number: 453123800

Job Announcement Number: PW-16-CHI-EBSA-0271