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Category: Federal Employment

CIA comes to Gonzaga 27 October

Join the CIA National Clandestine Service for an Information Session

October 27, 2014  |  4 to 5 pm  |  Jepson, room 114

Learn about the exciting positions available right now within the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Are you a U.S. Citizen?
  • Do you have good interpersonal, writing, and briefing skills?
  • Do you have a foreign language or are willing to learn one?
  • Have you traveled, lived or worked overseas?
  • Are you interested in a diverse work environment with opportunity for growth?
  • Do you want to serve your nation and be part of something great?
  • Are you interested in foreign events and current affairs?

If you answered “yes” to the above, then you may be qualified to join a dynamic team of government professionals who are helping to safeguard the United States.

The National Clandestine Service (NCS) serves as the clandestine arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the national authority for the coordination, de-confliction, and evaluation of clandestine operations across the Intelligence Community of the United States.

Visit our website: www.cia.gov

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Internships with the US Dept of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

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Are you interested in performing important work in a challenging environment? If you are, the Office of Science is involved in a variety of sciences, science education, and funding of science research.

We are the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. We oversee and are the principal federal funding agency for our Nation’s research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences.

If this sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to apply for both summer and student internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science if you are at least 16 years of age, a US citizen and in high school or college. We have many locations across the United States where you would be part of the Career Pathways Internship Program from mid-May 2013 through September 30, 2013, with the opportunity to work part time throughout the year as well.

 

  • Major Duties: You will have an opportunity to work in areas related to your personal interests or fields of study under the supervision of scientists and other professionals within the agency.
  • Qualifications: You must be attending and/or enrolled to attend as a diploma/degree-seeking student taking at least half-time academic, technical, or vocational course-load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate, or professional school.
  • Benefits: Benefits include flexible work schedules, holidays and sick leave.
  • Open Application Period: March 13, 2013 – March 19, 2013
  • How to apply: Please apply online at www.usajobs.gov for the specific vacancies listed below. You must also submit a resume, unofficial transcript, and a document from your school stating you are attending and/or enrolled to attend as a diploma/degree-seeking student. The following links will be available during open application period dates only.

 

Summer Internship Positions

DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (General) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (General)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (Human Resources) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (Human Resources)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (Administrative/Office Support) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (Administrative/Office Support)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-001 (Information Technology Mgmt) DOE13-SC-ITRN-004 (Information Technology Mgmt)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Biological Sciences) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Biological Sciences)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Physical Science) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Physical Science)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Mathematics and Statistics) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Mathematics and Statistics)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-002 (Engineering) DOE13-SC-ITRN-005 (Engineering)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Financial Management) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Financial Management)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Legal) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Legal)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Business/Industry) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Business/Industry)
DOE13-SC-ITRN-003 (Copyright and Patent) DOE13-SC-ITRN-006 (Copyright and Patent)

If you have any questions, please contact Donell Dube (dubedm@oro.doe.gov) | 865-576-2803.

Internship Alert! FBI Summer Internships

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requested our office to promote their Volunteer Summer Internship Program at Gonzaga!

Volunteer Internship Program

The 2013 Volunteer Internship Application is open October 1, 2012 through October 22, 2012. The application link is available on www.fbijobs.gov/VolunteerInternshipProgram. The 2013 FBI Volunteer Internship program dates are June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013.

 

Each summer, a special group of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students are selected to participate in the FBI Volunteer Internship Program (VIP).  FBI interns will get an “insider’s view” of FBI operations and will have the opportunity to explore the many career options available within the FBI.  Interns gain professional experience that is unique, valuable, and marketable, across both the public and private sectors.  Positions for this 10-week unpaid internship are available in Field Offices across the country, including the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  The 2013 VIP program will be implemented from

June 3, 2013 through August 9, 2013.

 

Successful interns with the necessary grade point average, academic disciplines, experiences, and diverse backgrounds aligned with the FBI’s long-range personnel needs to include, but not limited to:

  • Engineering, Information Technology, Physical Science, Foreign Languages, Business, International Relations, Communications, Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Law, and Behavioral Science

One of the FBI’s priorities is to hire individuals with Computer Science and Cyber backgrounds.  Since this is one of the FBI’s main focuses at this time, the FBI is looking for individuals who possess any of the following academic backgrounds related to the Computer Science/Cyber fields:

  • Academic Degrees: Computer Forensics, Computer Science, Information Security, Digital Investigative Management, Network and Communications Management, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering Information Systems, or Information Technology
  • Certifications:  Certifications from national associations or vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, GIAC, EC-Council, ISACA, INFOSEC, CompTIA, Apple, ICSA focusing on networks or network security

Benefits:

  • Work side-by-side with Special Agents and Professional Staff personnel on important cases and management issues
  • Obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance
  • At the end of the summer, students may be offered the opportunity to continue the internship throughout the school year at an office nearest to their school

Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a college or university which is accredited through a regional or national institutional association which is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
  • Must be a Junior, Senior or graduate student (anyone graduating before June 2013 is ineligible)
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale, and be in good standing with their academic institution
  • Must be able to meet all FBI employment requirements, to include successful completion of an FBI Background investigation, in order to receive a Top Secret Security Clearance

Disqualifiers (Drug Policy)

You can easily determine whether you meet the FBI’s illegal drug policy by answering the following questions:

  • Have you used marijuana at all within the last three years?
  • Have you used any other illegal drug (including anabolic steroids after February 27, 1991) at all in the past 10 years?
  • Have you ever sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal drug?
  • Have you ever used any prescription drug or used a legally obtained substance in a manner for which it was not intended with three years (36 months) preceding the date of the preliminary application for employment?

 

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you are not eligible for employment or an internship with the FBI at this time.

Internship Alert! Mechanical Engineering

Hey Zags! Here is an excellent summer internship for Mechanical Engineering Students! This a high quality internship with  good pay and housing in Salt Lake City, UT.  The interns will get to work with a GU alumnus and GAMP mentor!  This is a great opportunity for GU students to see the inner workings of a Department of Defense contractor.

Intern, Mechanical Engineering – 040770 

Job Description

L-3 Communications is seeking an engineering student to fill an Intern position for the Mechanical Design Engineering group to assist with technical tasks associated with Department of Defense (DoD) programs. The Intern position provides an opportunity for students currently pursuing a mechanical engineering degree to get hands-on experience working with engineers in a cutting edge electro-mechanical hardware environment. Mechanical design is focused on packaging electronic equipment into a variety of military platforms with  very challenging environments.  Design concerns include thermal, structural, vibration, humidity and reduced size, weight and power.  The student engineer will be called upon to support a variety of hardware engineering activities in this fast-paced multidisciplinary engineering environment.

 

Mechanical engineers at L-3 are involved in the entire design process, from bid & proposal, through design, manufacture, to product support.  The Intern will be assigned to support one of many design engineering teams of 6 to 8 people.  They will receive a variety of tasks in support of the team and will learn from other team members through formal and informal interactions.  The Intern will also be assigned a mentor to provide guidance and to answer questions.  Typical Intern activities may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Product research and development
  • Trade studies
  • Thermal/structural/tolerance analyses
  • Test development and support
  • Technical presentations and peer reviews
  • Manufacturing documentation
  • Product build support
  • Test fixture design
  • Department software and hardware tool development

 

Intern positions start at the end of the student’s Spring semester and, depending on performance and/or job availability, continues until the start of the student’s Fall semester.

Qualifications

  • The Intern engineer is required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
  • Due to the nature of our work this position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
  • This position requires the successful candidate to be a student currently enrolled in an accredited program leading to a degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Candidate must be at least a Junior in college with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

 

Apply online to this position.

 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

 

PAID Summer Internships with The National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS), Office of Risk Management is pleased to announce that we are again offering a paid student summer internship for graduate and undergraduate students to work in our parks on a range of injury prevention projects.

Students will apply skills in epidemiology, behavioral sciences, risk management, public health, and/or social sciences to enhance NPS injury prevention and control efforts and mitigate unintentional injuries (e.g. drowning, fall injuries, hypothermia, dehydration, carbon monoxide poisoning, animal bites or attacks, and trauma from crashes in cars, boats, bikes, and other forms of transportation, among many other injuries that occur in parks) to park visitors. Students will attend a week long intensive training in the DC metro area before heading to their park for their internship.

We have 7 public risk management internship opportunities available in the following locations:

  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Yosemite National Park
  • NPS Headquarters in Washington, DC (2 internships)

There are 4 occupational safety and health internship opportunities available in the following locations:

Morristown and Thomas Edison National Historical Parks New River Gorge National River Glacier National Park Valley Forge National Historical Park

Interns will receive a weekly subsistence, housing, and transportation to and from the park.  They will attend an intensive, week-long training prior to placement and may be eligible for an AmericaCorps student grant.  In addition, students may be able to fulfill practicum requirements through this opportunity.

Interns will be supervised by park staff and will also receive technical support throughout the duration of the internship from our experienced team in the Public Risk Management Program at the NPS headquarters in Washington, DC.

For more information, students should email Gabrielle Fisher, Public Risk Program Specialist, at Gabrielle_Fisher@nps.gov (or stop by the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office, Crosby #211, to pick up a flyer).

Testimonial:

“I greatly appreciated the chance to work with the Park Service…I hope to use this experience as a jumping-off point for future research — perhaps dissertation research — either here or in another park.”

– Laura Rickard, doctoral student at Cornell University, Intern at Mount Rainier National Park, 2009 now conducting her dissertation research at three national parks; recently published her findings in: Visitor proficiency profiling and risk communication at a national park, Environmental Communication, Vol . 5, No  1, March 2011, pp 62-82.

“I was impressed by the efforts of the National Park Service.  They do amazing work maintaining our natural and cultural assets.  In addition to the professional experience, this internship helped me appreciate nature and the beauty of the park.  All I can say is “Thank You.”

– Ekta Chaudhary, participant of the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Intern at Virgin Islands National Park, 2009

 

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR GONZAGA CAREER CENTER & GAMP OFFICE TO REQUEST A FLYER WITH MORE INFO.

CareerCenter&GAMP@gonzaga.edu

509-313-4234

Crosby Student Center, Room #211

Interested in Weather & Water?

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  • Would you like to assist Emergency and Water Managers in making critical decisions?
  • Are you excited about using the latest technologies like radar, satellites, computers and advanced models?
  • Would you like to work in the expanding area of water resources forecasting?
  • Does helping to save lives and property during flood events interest you?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service Office in Spokane, Washington may have a position for you as a Service Hydrologist Position.

Here are a handful of duties:

  • Is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the WFO/supported WFO hydrologic program.
  • Preparing, issuing and providing quality control over the preliminary river and flood forecasts, as well as adaptive stage and flood forecasts.
  • Alerting the Meteorologist In Charge (MIC) of deficiencies in products or procedures.
  • Instructing and training other WFO personnel in operational aspects of the hydrology program.
  • Managing the flash flood program for the WFO.
  • Supervising the hydrological data acquisition network.
  • Participating in the Community Preparedness and Outreach Programs.

For a full job listing, go to: www.usajobs.com and search for Job Announcement Number:  NWS-WR-2009-0172

Recent Grad looking for Employment with a Stable Employer?

Are you tired of hearing of one company after another going bankrupt or having difficulties in this tough economy?  Consider working for one company that has been around for quite some time: the Federal Government.    The benefits are there as well as the demand for young and fresh employees.   Some estimates put that the Federal Government will be retiring nearly 500,000 baby boomers over the course of the next ten years so the need to fill roles now is paramount.

Here is one Federal opportunity design specifically for recent graduates:

Public Service Fellows Program

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

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The Public Service Fellows Program is structured to enable each Fellow to significantly contribute to the Partnership’s work while gaining valuable experience.F ellows are assigned to one of the Partnerships teams based on their skill and interest match. During their tenure, fellows are fully integrated within the teams projects and meetings. Fellows may also be asked to lend support on projects for other teams, as needed, and to occasionally assist with administrative duties, such as mailings, greeting visitors, and directing phone calls.

Departments/Areas accepting fellows fo Fall 2009 are as follows:

  • Business Development/Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Education & Outreach
  • Government Affairs
  • Nonprofit Management/Accounting
  • Government Transformation
  • Research

QUALIFICATIONS:  Strong commitment to public service issues Desire to learn about issues affecting the federal government. Desire and ability to interact with other organizations including those in the non-profit, academic, private, media, and governmental sectors. Excellent writing and analytical skills. Good presentation skills. Ability to work well in a fast-paced ever-changing environment and to work on multiple assignments in a given time frame. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a tea.  Current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program. Proficiency in web-based research and Microsoft Office programs.

For full description of specific department, check out the posting on ZagTrax.net with ID#: 3155.

Do you have a Jack Bauer Within You?

Are you going through withdraw of the familar tick-tock of the dynamic and fast-paced show “24”?  When you settle down for your favorite television show 24 so you secretly wish that you had a life or even career like that?  As long as you realize that Jack Bauer is fiction with the perfect example being that no one ever survives that many near death attempts, the Career Center may have a great opportunitiy for you.

Recently the Federal Bureau of Invesitagtion forwarded a lead to our office for  Staff Operations Specialist positions. The requirements are as follows:

  • Applicant must be a recent graduate (within the last two years)
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen
  • Applicant must be able to obtain a TS-SCI clearance
  • Applicant must successfully pass the FBI background investigation to include compliance with the FBI drug policy.

Serving as a member of the Field Intelligence Group (FIG), you will provide direct support to Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts as the team works detailed cases and projects. In this important role, you perform a broad range of complex operational/administrative functions to include assessing case developments, recommending appropriate action, preparing/presenting oral briefings and written reports, and researching informational leads for credibility/value.

The FBI seeks proactive candidates with a solid understanding of data collection methodologies/techniques; strong analytical skills; and current knowledge of military, economic, cultural, geographic, and socio-economic conditions around the world.

Must possess the ability to learn the FBI’s various computerized database systems, and have exceptional strategic reasoning and superior communication skills.

For more information for jobs within the FBI, check out their site here: http://www.fbijobs.gov/

All resumes need to be faxed to Vicki Thorness at 206-262-2046 by July 4, 2009.

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