The application essay is the cornerstone of your application. Applicants are req
The application essay is the cornerstone of your application. Applicants are required to write a well-written essay (500-750 words), based on the following questions below: • Tell us a bit about yourself. • Please explain how participating in GVI Fellows fits your academic and/or career goals. • What do you expect to gain from the GVI Fellows Program? Please submit your essay on a Word document, along with your resume and college transcript.DescriptionDEFINITIONUnder the program administration of Division of Personnel and Office of Management and Budget, GVI Fellow is a two-year entry-level position with three to six-month rotations within various agencies. During the two-year program, the GVI fellow will complete challenging rotational assignments and will be under the supervision of an assigned Departmental Fellowship Coordinator. The GVI Fellow will also be assigned a mentor and be provided with relevant and competitive training and development. In the second year of the fellowship, the GVI Fellow will be responsible for collectively identifying and completing a business challenge project that addresses a key issue within the Government of the Virgin Islands.Upon successful completion of the program, GVI Fellows will have an opportunity to seek full-time employment within an agency. During the program, GVI Fellows are considered full-time GVI employees with the associated wages and health benefits.Duties and ResponsibilitiesDUTIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)Rotates between identified GVI agencies for up to six months at a given time.Provides support to agency staff to fill critical gaps and complete priority assignments. Coordinates, supports and/or manages special projects as instructed. Supports agencies with planning and executing analytical and strategic projects.Researches and prepares policy briefings, talking points, presentations, and proposals for internal and external meetings.Conducts research and generate ideas and recommendations on topics of interest.Conducts financial and operational analysis to support critical decision making.Assists with the identification and documentation of best practices within agencies.Identifies and conducts a business challenge project that addresses a critical issue within the government.Performs other related duties as required.Minimum QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Preferred disciplines of study include Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship. Position FactorsFACTOR 1 – KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITIONKnowledge and principles of office procedures and practices as they apply to government operations.Knowledge of computer applications.Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Outlook) with high proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Skill in problem-solving and critical thinking.Skill in research, analytics, planning and organization.Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely. Ability to work independently and interpersonally on teams. Requirements: 800 words

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