U.S Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
Summer Internship opportunity
The mission of the Department of Transportation is to: serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
To apply please send cover letter, resume, and proof of educational enrollment/unofficial transcript via e-mail Whitney.Veit@DOT.gov
OR APPLY TO UMBCworks Intern Position 9239119
Position: Security Assistant, Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, Office of Security (M-40).
Duty Location: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC. 20590
(Green Line – Navy Yard Metro Stop)
Salary: Will be determined based on qualifications.
Open/Close Date: Monday April 12 – Friday April 23rd 2010
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration provides Departmental leadership in human resources, security, acquisition and grants, information services, transportation and facilities, and space management. This leadership includes establishing policies, providing operational services, directing financial management of DOT's Working Capital Fund, and serving as the Department's liaison with the Inspector General and the U.S. General Accounting Office.
The Office of Security (OS) develops internal security policy for all DOT modal administrations in accordance with federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders. OS is also responsible for personnel security and physical security of the DOT headquarters buildings in the Washington metropolitan area.
• Enrollment or accepted enrollment in an undergraduate, graduate or professional school
• In good academic standing
• Must successfully complete a background investigation
• U.S Citizen
• Good verbal and written communication skills to effectively deal with customers and diffuse potential problems are required.
• Must have good organizational skills, be detail oriented and able to meet agency and customer deadlines.
Summary of Duties:
The Security Assistant’s primary role during the project will be to support Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12).
HSPD-12 requires a Government-wide common identification standard for all Federal and contractor employees requiring physical access to Federally-controlled facilities and/or logical access to Federally-controlled information systems.
Specific Responsibilities include:
• Provide assistance in administering the personnel security programs in a professional flexible work environment.
• Contact DOT applicants and enroll employees for HSPD-12 PIV identification cards.
• Review forms for accuracy and authorization. File and Scan documents.
• Collect investigative forms, fingerprint and photograph applicants.
• Issue ID cards using the process specified by DOT, Office of Security.
• Provide assistance as required to other Personnel Security Specialist (PSS) – duties to be determined by the HSPD-12 Program Manager.