United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10357181
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Public Affairs and Communication
Job Posting Period
09/25/2019 - 10/15/2019
BOARD OF GOVERNORS INTERN
475 LENFANT PLZ SW
WASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004
TITLE: BOARD OF GOVERNORS INTERN
GRADE: E5 - 11
FLSA DESIGNATION: Non-Exempt
OCCUPATION CODE: 0301-0610
NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: SAT / SUN
HOURS: 06:00 A.M. to 02:30 P.M.
**Hours / Reporting times may vary** SALARY RANGE: $18.73 - $27.00 USD Hourly
FINANCE NUMBER: 101099
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The hourly wage will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay
The 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 preceding
5-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 background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.
The U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors Intern will work in the Office of the Board of Governors. The Board of
Governors of the U.S. Postal Service is comparable to a board of directors of a publicly held corporation and are the principal
officers of the Postal Service. The Board is responsible for the exercise and administration of the powers of the Postal
Service, including directing and controlling expenditures, reviewing its practices, conducting long-range planning, and
approving officer compensation. The intern program is built around the principles of: Earn, Learn, and Serve. The Intern will
work directly with an Assistant Secretary of the Board of Governors on key initiatives for the Postal Service. The Intern will
participate in professional development and be exposed to, and participate in, the range of activities performed by the
executive staff at the Board of Governors, including assisting on projects related to Postal Service governance, policy, and
strategy. To be eligible for this internship, applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program with a college
or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S.
Department of Education. The Internship is part-time during the Spring academic semester and will begin in January and end
in May, with the potential to be extended full-time and/or additional weeks on a case-by-case basis.
This job is for use only within the Office of the Board of Governors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Collaborates in the development and execution of board activities in areas such as governance, strategy, finance, and
2. Assists in the planning and preparation of Board of Governor’s events and meetings, including preparing briefing materials
3. Monitors legislation, regulation, and policy issues that could impact the Postal Services operations and policy interests.
4. Researches and drafts reports and memos for the Office of the Board of Governors related to key initiatives for the Postal
5. Participates in meetings with the Secretary of the Board of Governors and Board Office staff regarding Postal matters.
6. Participates in professional development programs offered through the Office of the Board of Governors.
Assistant Secretary Board of Governors and Counselor
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:
1. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in Public Policy/Administration, Business,
Law, 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.
2. Experience working in, or with, a legislative or executive branch office on the local, state, or federal level to demonstrate
knowledge of the policy arena and ability to work alongside public officials.
3. Experience performing integrative policy analysis to demonstrate analytical and written abilities sufficient for office
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to prepare reports, position papers, and policies related to office
5. Experience leading an extra-curricular organization or initiative to demonstrate ability to work independently, meet
deadlines, and manage office projects to completion.
6. SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Willingness to submit to a Tier 2 or Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). This investigation
requires, among other things, completion of a questionnaire and fingerprinting for a criminal records check. The investigation
may require a drug test. The successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements of this level of
background investigation while holding this position.
**Reimbursement of relocation expenses will NOT be authorized**
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.