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Bonneville Power Administration Student Trainee (Financial Analysis) in Portland, Oregon

Summary This position is located in an organizational element of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The purpose of the position is to serve as a student trainee in the financial analysis occupational field as part of a formal student employment program. The position involves periods of pertinent formal education and periods of employment. Responsibilities As a Student Trainee (Financial Analysis), you will: Assist analysts with preparation of accounting and financial analyses and presentation materials. Assemble, verify, and correlate factual information in reports and similar material with factual information. Perform studies, researches projects, and performs a wide range of technical duties. Assist in developing alternative and recommended financial policies within the context of BPA's strategic financial goals and objectives. Research and analyze financial issues related to development, communication, and execution of BPA's financial strategy and objectives. Prepare briefing materials and analyses on issues, problems, and findings related to financial topics. Requirements Conditions of Employment This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. PATHWAYS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 16 years old. Must be in good academic standing (GPA of a 2.0 or higher). Must be enrolled in at least a half-time course load, as defined by your educational institution. Must submit a copy of your current transcripts and/or letter of acceptance as proof of your enrollment. If selected, official transcripts/proof of enrollment must be submitted prior to establishing a start date. Your entire time as a Pathways Intern will be considered your probationary/trial period. As a Pathways Intern you may have rotational assignments in various organizations. As a Pathways Intern you are expected to work during your summer, winter and spring breaks unless otherwise coordinated with your manager. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENT: Currently enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate GS-04: To qualify, you must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study OR an associate's degree. (1 full academic year is equivalent to 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.) GS-05: To qualify, you must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school education leading to a bachelor's degree OR a bachelor's degree. GS-07: To qualify, you must have completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. PATHWAYS PROGRAM COMPLETION: BPA has the option to convert an intern to a permanent position upon program completion. This is not automatic nor guaranteed. It is at the discretion of the employing office. Interns may be converted to the General Schedule (GS) level qualified for at the time of conversion. To be eligible for conversion, an intern must: Must be a U.S. Citizen. Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the internship program before completion of their educational program/degree. Financial Analysis Series 1160 ( Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standards for the position to which the intern will be converted Meet requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement. Perform their job successfully and be recommended by the organization to a permanent position. Relocation may be authorized with conversion. Education This vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts. Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible". Your educational goals must include obtaining a professional degree in finance, business administration, economics, accounting, insurance, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, real estate operations, statistics, or other fields related to the position. You must submit a copy of your current transcripts for proof of education and enrollment. If you are not currently enrolled, but have been accepted for future enrollment you must submit a copy of your acceptance letter with your application. DO NOT email or mail in any of your application documents. Documents will not be accepted outside of the online application system. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: EEO Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Veterans Information: Telework: Selective Service Registration: Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.