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    The United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, has recurring clerical and administrative support employment opportunities for students. Days and hours of work are flexible to accommodate class and study schedules. Pay grade is commensurate with level of experience and education.

    These jobs are offered in accordance with the federal government’s Student Temporary Employment Program. Following is a general outline of this program and the requirements for employment with the U. S. Attorney’s Office:

    - U. S. Citizenship is required.

    - Positions are located in Los Angeles or Santa Ana, California.

    - A student is an individual enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as a degree seeking student in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4- year college or university, graduate or professional school.

    - The student must be taking at least a half-time academic/vocational/or technical course load. The definition of half-time is the definition provided by the school of enrollment.

    - Students must maintain an academic grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4-point scale for initial employment and continuation in the program.

    - Students are appointed to positions not to exceed 1 year. Appointments may be extended in one-year increments as long as the individual continues to meet the requirements of half-time student status with a 2.5 or better GPA.

    - Students are eligible for promotions.

    - Students are eligible for annual and sick leave.

    - After completion of one year of continuous employment under this program, students are eligible for health benefits coverage (however, the government does not contribute to premium payment).

    OTHER QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    - Students must possess typing proficiency at the rate of at least 40 words per minute.

    - The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for student employment opportunities:

    GRADE SALARY EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION
    GS-2 $9.66 / hr. 3 months HS grad or equivalent
    GS-3 $10.60 / hr. 6 months 1 year above HS
    GS-4 $11.28 / hr. 1 year 2 years above HS
    HOW TO APPLY

    Applicants must submit two copies of current Application for Federal Employment (SF-171), OR Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) OR a resume. Resumes must include the following information: Job Information -- State that you are applying for Student Positions and location desired (Los Angeles or Santa Ana); Personal Information -- Full name, mailing address (with zip code), day and evening phone numbers (with area code), social security number, country of citizenship (United States citizenship is required), Education -- High school/college/university name, city state, and zip code, date of diploma or GED, majors, type and year of any degree received OR anticipated (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours); Typing/Keyboard Skills: State your typing speed in Awords per minute@; Work experience -- Provide the following information for relevant paid and nonpaid work experience (do not send position descriptions): Job title (include series and grade if Federal job), duties and accomplishments, employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, and salary. Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor; Other Qualifications -- Job-related training courses (title and year); Job related certificates and licenses (current only): Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking and performance awards (give dates but do no send documents).

    Applications must be sent to: U.S. Attorney’s Office, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Room 3003, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Attention: Personnel Office (Student Employment). Applications submitted at the government’s expense will not be considered; this includes those submitted in government metered envelopes and those transmitted to a government fax machine.

    OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING EMPLOYMENT Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice. The background investigation is thorough and it will include checks with present and former employers, military records, credit bureaus, etc. Verification of tax filings and attendance at institutions of higher learning will also be completed. It is important that the information you provide be complete and accurate. A record of serious credit problems, a pattern showing a failure to timely file tax returns, misrepresentations on the application forms, etc., may preclude a security and/or suitability clearance and, consequently, it may preclude employment consideration. All qualifications must be met at the time of application. Employment is subject to drug testing by urinalysis.

    Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national rigin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

    Employment in the Student Temporary Employment Program is by noncompetitive appointment. There is no testing, rating, or ranking of applicants for the Student Temporary Employment Program. Applications will be retained for consideration when vacancies occur. Interviews will be requested by phone or mail. Interviewees will be asked to bring copies of pertinent school/education/student documents, such as transcripts of course work, current enrollment verification, etc., to verify eligibility for this employment. If you have not been called for an interview within six months of your application submission, please submit a new application to indicate your continued interest.

    Employment under the Student Temporary Employment Program does not afford noncompetitive conversion to permanent employment with the U. S. Attorney’s Office, or any other federal agency. However, experience acquired while working as a student is creditable toward competing with others for permanent employment opportunities.

    HOW TO REQUEST FORMS: Call (213) 894-8632, 24-hours per day; or visit Support Staff.

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