Monday, May 24, 2010

Federal Career Intern Program

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Federal Career Intern Program


Do you want to become a part of a team that supports top-notch scientists and administrative program personnel who make a real difference in improving the lives of individuals on a global scale? Or are you perhaps interested in performing administrative and management support functions for key senior career and politically appointed executives in a vibrant headquarters environment? 

Does the idea of being exposed to a broad range of organizational experiences, mentoring opportunities and skill-building activities appeal to you? Do you want the challenge of using your critical thinking, analytical and communication skills to solve unstructured problems?
If so, please consider an amazing opportunity to support the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, within the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The Office is the principal Federal entity charged with the development of a nationwide interoperable health information technology infrastructure to ensure that public and private sector programs and initiatives related to the exchange of health information are complimentary efforts executed in a coordinated manner.

ONC is headed by a National Coordinator who serves as the Secretary’s principal advisor on the development, application, and use of health information technology; coordination of HHS health information technology policies and programs internally and with other relevant executive branch agencies; direction and development of a strategic plan to guide the nationwide implementation of interoperable health information technology in both the public and private health care sectors to the extent permitted by law; and provision of comments and advice at the request of OMB regarding specific Federal health information technology programs.  Opportunities are available for motivated individuals interested in working on new programs, policy initiatives, program reviews, and operational initiatives.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who want to grow personally and professionally, full-time, as part of a cohort in a developmental program that includes rotational work assignments, structured training and other activities in the areas of overall management and administration.    All applicants must have strong writing and public speaking skills as well as intermediate experience using the Microsoft Office suite of programs.  We’re also looking for candidates with project management, program analysis, quantitative research, and/or policy analysis skills.  In addition, experienced information technology project managers are encouraged to apply. 


Position Title:                                   Management Analyst (Multiple Positions will be filled)
Open Period:                                    May 21, 2010 – June 4, 2010
Series/Grade:                                   GS-0343-09 (Promotion Potential to GS-12)
Salary:                                             $51,630 - $67,114 (with promotion potential to $97,333)
Duty Location(s):                              Washington, D.C.

The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) is a two-year entry-level, full-time employment and career development training program in the public service. As a Federal Career Intern, you will participate in developmental assignments designed to train you for the full performance level or promotion potential of the position. You will be responsible for a wide variety of sensitive and complex duties involving analytical, coordinative, advisory and consultative services. To be eligible for FCIP, you must be a U.S. citizen.

Salary Level GS-09:  Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree; or a combination of qualifying education and experience; or one year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal government.


Selected candidates will be eligible for the following benefits: Transhare; flexible work schedule; health benefits; life insurance; and Thrift Savings Plan. Upon successful completion of either program, FCIP participants may non-competitively receive permanent, full-time positions at HHS. To view more federal benefits please visit

Veterans' Preference

You may be eligible for veterans’ preference if you meet certain criteria (please see All applicants claiming preference must provide their DD-214.  In addition, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference & provide a copy of your VA Disability letter issued after 1991 or later which documents a service-related disability. The SF-15 is available online at: . Failure to provide the required verification of Veteran’s eligibility will affect your claim for Veteran’s preference.
Note:  Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

The open period for this program is May 21, 2010 to June 4, 2010.  
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and transcript (if applicable) to Please also direct any questions you may have to this mailbox.


You must provide a copy of your resume, cover letter and transcript (if applicable) by email / fax by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 4, 2010, to receive consideration for this opportunity. You may fax or scan documentation (i.e., veteran’s documentation and/or transcripts). To fax, please send to Attn: Joyce Rawlings, FCIP, at 202-401-2901.  She may also be reached by phone at 202-260-0418.