Student Cooperative - Office Of Audit - Multiple Locations And Directorates

Office of the Inspector General, USPS | Warrendale, PA

Posted Date 2/12/2024
Description Are you a current college or graduate student looking for an opportunity while enrolled?

The Office of Audit within the USPS OIG has an opportunity for you! We are seeking passionate and driven students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative position on teams within Office of Audit. Join our team where you will learn and obtain invaluable auditing experience from a high-tech, cutting-edge audit agency.

Bring your skills and voice to our team!In-Office Requirement:
The U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General values collaboration, teamwork, and effective communication to foster our dynamic working and learning environment. The position adheres to our agency's telework policy to facilitate this and requires an in-office presence of at least two (2) days per pay period. Remote work is not available for this role.

The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school. This is not a summer or fall internship program.

This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The base salary range for this position is $16.29-$19.62/hour. Locality Pay is authorized. For more information on your specific locality, visit: 2024 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables

Sophomore $16.29 per hour, with additional locality pay.
Junior/Senior $17.31 per hour, with additional locality pay.
Graduate or Law Student $19.62 per hour, with additional locality pay.

To learn more about the teams our Student Cooperative positions support, click on each functional area:

Field Operations:
  • Field Operations Review team Central & Southern
  • Field Operations Atlantic and WestPAC
  • Seasonal Performance and Postal Regulatory Commission
Finance, Pricing, & Human Capital:
  • Human Capital Management
  • Finance
  • Cost & Pricing
Inspection Service, Technology, and Services:
  • Audit Services
  • Cybersecurity & Technology
  • USPS Inspection Service
Mission Operations:
  • Network Processing
  • Delivery Operations
  • Transportation
Retail, Marketing & Supply Management:
  • Infrastructure and Supply Management
  • Retail
  • Sales, Marketing & International

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

The student cooperative performs specialized duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or issues that arise in your functional area. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.
  • Performs specialized administrative duties with continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or problems related to a review/project. Each assignment typically consists of a series of related actions or decisions prior to final completion.
  • Addresses a wide variety of problems or situations common to the segment of the program or function to which the employee is assigned. Decisions or recommendations are based on the development and evaluation of information that comes from various sources.
  • Identifies and studies factors or conditions and determines their interrelationships as appropriate to the defined area of work.
  • Takes or recommends actions that are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the program or functions.
  • Recognizes the dimensions of the problems involved, collects the necessary information, establishes the facts, and takes or recommends action based upon application or interpretation of established guidelines.
  • Provides applicable oral and written support for briefings and other related products.
  • Adapts and interacts well in situations that involve diverse team and work dynamics.
Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on will be considered.


You must meet ALL the minimum requirements.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in an auditing or related field (see below list of related degrees) full or half-time in an accredited college or university program, classified or academically ranked by semester hours as a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student graduating no sooner than DECEMBER 2024. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT STATING CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS, GPA AND IN GOOD STANDING)
  • Must be in academic good standing as defined by the college or university, earning at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
  • Must be able to report to work in the USPS OIG office for which you are selected during core business hours. (Minimum once per week)
  • Must have experience with computer software applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.

Additional Related and Accepted Degrees:
  • Business Related, including but not limited to:
    • Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior/Psychology, etc.
  • Government Related, including but not limited to:
    • Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law, Public Relations/Communications, etc.
  • Technically Related, including but not limited to:
    • Engineering, Cybersecurity, Human Resources, Information Technology, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, etc.

  • Interest in obtaining professional certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • Experience with using techniques from a range of disciplines, including computer programming, mathematics, and statistics, to draw conclusions from data to describe, predict, and improve performance. Use of software such as ACL,R,SAS,SPSS, and Power BI is a plus.

  1. USA Hire Assessment - Click Here for Example Assessment Questions
  2. A structured Interview will be conducted for the top-rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical competencies at the minimum proficiency level:
  • Collaboration and Teamwork - Experience working with others to build constructive and collaborative working relationships to solve problems and achieve.
  • Communication - 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.
  • Technology/Software Fluency - 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.
  • Analysis/Critical Thinking - 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.
  • Accuracy/Attention to Detail - 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.
  • Stress Tolerance/Resiliency - Experience performing effectively when faced with time pressure, adversity, disappointment, or opposition.
  • Interest in the field of auditing.
Salary16.29 - 19.62 Hour

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