Week 1 - Winter 2012

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Welcome to Winter Term 2012!

The first PHRMA Luncheon of 2012 is coming up January 18th! These luncheons are a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the world of PHRMA, network with HR professionals, and hear a formal presentation about current HR issues. If you are interested in volunteering please email Lindsey Corbin, VP of External Relations, at https://mail.google.com/mail/h/osjnx95ef8hf/?&v=b&cs=wh&to=lindseyc@pdx.edu.

January 18th, 2012
10:45am - 1:00pm

DoubleTree Hotel, Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232

Strategic HR - The Value Proposition

Tom Kelley, SPHR (Moderator)
Aliza Scott, SPHR (Panelist)
Barbara Baker (Panelist)
Rick Howell, GPHR and CCP (Panelist)


Student Job Opportunity!

United States Department of the Interior

911 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232-4181


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), Office of Human Resources, has an opening for a Student Trainee in the Human Resources career field. The position will be filled under the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). To learn more about the SCEP in the Service, click on this link: http://www.fws.gov/pacific/aba/dcr/aep_scep.htm.

Interest Areas: Human Resources
Agency Name: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Position Title: Student Trainee (Human Resources) GS-0299-03/04
Location: Portland, Oregon
Applications Accepted: January 9, 2012 through January 17, 2012

Description: The US Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency assigned to protect, conserve and enhance fish, wildlife and their habitats. We employ many of the country’s best biologists, wildlife managers, law enforcement agents, and others who work to save endangered and threatened species, and conserve migratory birds and inland fisheries. The Division of Human Resources is located at the Regional Office in Portland, Oregon and manages, plans, directs, and coordinates the Regional Human Resources Program for Regions 1 and 8, while providing human resources service to approximately 2,300 employees.

Position Description/Tasks: This SCEP position will work in the area of Human Resources. You’ll continue your education and work in your field of study when you are not attending classes. This position will involve a variety of training and developmental assignments in the Human Resources field. Upon graduation, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent career or career conditional position with the Federal government.

SCEP Requirements: This position is designed for candidates interested in Human Resources. The student must be enrolled at least half-time in classes and have at least one year remaining prior to graduation. It is a requirement that SCEP students must work at least 640 hours prior to graduation. The student must be in academic good standing and maintain the grade point average (GPA) requirements of the school.

Duration of the Internship: Multiple terms. SCEP positions may last a year or more and may be converted to a permanent position after graduation and satisfactory completion of all Program requirements.

Proposed Start Date: February 26, 2012

Work Requirement: Work schedules may be part-time, full-time, alternating or concurrent with coursework. The work schedule should not interfere with the student’s academic schedule or progress.

Qualifications & Requirements:
To qualify for the GS-3 level:
(a) You must have completed 1 academic year of post-high school study;
(b) Completion of 1 full semester or the equivalent of post-high school study and 1 period* of student trainee work experience.

To qualify for the GS-4 level:
(a) You must have completed 2 academic years of post-high school study or Associate’s degree;
(b) Completion of 1 academic year of study and 2 periods* of student trainee experience;
(c) Completion of 1 ½ academic years of study and 1 period* of student trainee experience.

*A period of student trainee work experience is the equivalent of 2 months (320 hours) of full-time work experience.

How you will be evaluated: We will review your application package to ensure minimum qualifications are met. All qualified candidates will be referred and veteran’s preference will apply.

Compensation: GS-3: $12.59 per hour OR GS-4: $14.14 per hour

Benefits: SCEP students are eligible for health insurance, life insurance, retirement, thrift savings plan, and leave accrual on the same basis as permanent employees with comparable work schedules.

To apply: If you would like to be considered for this opportunity in the Division of Human Resources, you MUST submit the following documents:
Cover letter (Optional)
Resume - Your resume must include a description of work history with the position title, duties performed, starting and ending date (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. In addition, your resume must annotate Job Opportunity Announcement Number R1-SCEP-HR.
Copy of your official or unofficial college transcripts
School Enrollment Verification – Signed letter from the school that is on the school letterhead and contains the term of enrollment (e.g. Spring 2012), dates of the term, number of hours, state at least half-time enrollment, indicates enrollment or acceptance as a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking student, and the student is in academic good standing. Verification via National Student Clearinghouse form (with your transcripts) is acceptable as long as both documents have all the above required information.
If applicable, veteran’s preference documentation. For information on veteran’s preference and proper documentation, see http://www.opm.gov/faqs/topic/veterans/index.aspx.

If you do not submit all the required materials, you will lose consideration for this position. No additional information will be solicited or accepted after the closing date.

Send your application materials via fax, e-mail or US mail to:
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Human Resources – Attn: Sue Godfrey
911 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232-4181
FAX: 503-231-2373
E-mail: sue_godfrey@fws.gov

Your application package must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time January 17, 2012.

If you have questions or would like additional information about the position duties, please contact call 503-231-6136.

EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
Reasonable Accommodation: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Legal and Regulatory Guidance: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Legal_and_Regulatory_Guidance

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