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Work Study Student Program 2017/2018 more...
Location:Washington, DC
Company:Library of Congress
First posted:April 20, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Library of Congress Work Study Student Program is a progressive, career development program for local high school students. It combines on-the-job training and career development with classroom instructions and education. Under the paid program, students earn a federal salary, receive work site supervision and career assistance. Students will get the rare chance to work part-time when school is in session with the possibility of full-time employment during school breaks in the administrative support field.


This program offers high school students insights into the environment and culture of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Work Study Students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, and information management.

For more details about the Work Study Student Program, click here: (please use the apply button below)

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to... Applicants must be U. S. citizens who currently attend a local high school, hold an early release schedule, are in good academic standing and able to provide appropriate references.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • Students enrolled in a Work-Based Learning Program are given preference
  • Homeschooled students must have completed 70% of their high school studies
  • To be considered for a position students MUST submit ALL required documents


GS - 1: No experience required other than attendance in accredited high school with an early release time. (During High School Work Study Program)

GS - 2: High school diploma. (As you graduate high school and complete High School Work Study Program, it is possible to be promoted, if certain requirements are met)

GS - 3: High school diploma and 1 year of work experience. (As you graduate high school and complete High School Work Study Program, it is possible to be promoted, if certain requirements are met)

Students who are homeschooled must have completed 70% of their high school studies at the time of application as demonstrated on school transcript.

For a student to be eligible to submit an application for the Library of Congress Work Study Student Program they must meet the following requirements.

  • A US Citizen

  • Enrolled in their Junior or Senior year of high school studies at a local high school not more than 45 minutes commute to worksite

  • Must be available for work Monday - Friday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. OR Monday - Friday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. - available from June 1, 2017 through May 30, 2018.

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Eligible for a Work Permit OR 18 years old

  • In good standing with high school grades

  • In good standing with previous employers or supervisors at volunteer positions

  • Demonstrate positive behavior at high school and work environments

  • Recommended by the appropriate high school officials through required e-mail procedure (see Required Documents section of vacancy for e-mail procedure)

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Please review our evaluation process under "How You Will Be Evaluated." You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". You will receive final notification via e-mail when this vacancy has been filled.

Selection Process:

Applications Received

1. Student applications are received

2. Applications are reviewed for completeness and incomplete applications are disqualified

Applicant is Interviewed

1. Work Study Student Position becomes available

2. Hiring Manager calls student applicants for interview

3. Hiring Manager interviews student applicants

4. Students receive an update from their Hiring Manager shortly after the interview if they have been selected for a position. Students who have not received calls or e-mails have not been selected and remain in the pool of student applicants for consideration for other Work Study Student positions when they become available.

Applicant is Hired

1. Human Resources calls student applicant to offer the position and sends out Official Offer Letter to student, Vocational Teacher, and Hiring Manager

2. Student reports to jobsite for first day of employment


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Other Information

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If a student needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at (see application details) or email (see application details).

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

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