Employer: United States Postal Service – USPS Headquarters
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.Background CheckThe Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation, the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only, but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S. government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete backgroundcheck because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.Functional PurposeThis role is part of a 18 to 24 month cohort based Professional Development Program (PDP) for recent graduates to develop the competencies, technical knowledge, skills, and experience needed for success in a full performance Headquarters level job. Throughout the program trainees will be developing leadership skills and core competencies using the Postal Service Competency model. Selected candidates will apply the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired from an academic program of study to the USPS business environment through completion of projects and work assignments within various business units. Throughout the program, trainees will have the opportunity to participate in mentoring and networking opportunities within various levels of the organization. Depending upon assignment this position will report to either the USPS Headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC or to the USPS Falls Church, VA location or Merrifield, VA location.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Performs entry-level assignments designed to develop a broad understanding of U.S. Postal Services functions, internal policies, and procedures in assigned functional area.2. Learns about the processes, procedures, and methods used at the USPS corporate level to develop core professional competencies and develop a deeper understanding of Headquarters responsibilities and objectives.3. Supports cross-functional projects by researching, collecting, and evaluating relevant information. Develops reports and presentations to present conclusions of trends, insights, and recommendations based on findings.4. Applies technical knowledge and skills acquired through academic program to support cross-functional projects to an assigned functional area of Headquarters.5. Completes rotational assignments which involve local travel to various Postal facilities (e.g., field rotation) to develop core Postal knowledge and understanding of operations. Prepares and presents takeaways, recommendations, and opportunities for improvements to colleagues.SUPERVISIONManager of unit to which assigned.The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:Requirements1. Experience working with others to build constructive and collaborative working relationships in order to solve problems and achieve common goals, working respectfully and effectively with others in a team or project-based setting.2. Experience communicating orally and in writing sufficient to convey information in a clear, concise manner appropriate for the targeted audience, using the appropriate methodology (e.g., speaking, email, documentation, reports, and presentations), and active listening skills.3. Experience using word processing, spreadsheet/ data analysis and presentation development software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint while preparing briefings, reports and presentations.4. Knowledge or experience using routine data collection and diagnostic tools, techniques, and procedures sufficient to clarify a situation, identify needed information (e.g., resources, materials, knowledge from others), collect and document information in an organized manner, and to prepare standardized reports summarizing information.5. Experience reviewing information and materials sufficient to ensure completeness and accuracy of one’s own work and to ensure standard operating procedures are followed correctly.6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Possession of a Bachelors or Graduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE: Qualified applicants must earn a graduate degree from an accredited college or university no more than 24 months prior to the date of employment.Preference-eligible veterans (see 5 U.S.C. ‘ 2108) who were unable to apply during that two-year period because of their military service may apply up to two years after they are released or discharged from active service. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years from the date on which they received their qualifying degrees.