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Student trainee (computer assistant)

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Department of Defense
Student/Internship Program Eligibles Other Student NTE 365 Full Time
This is a Department of the Air Force (AF) Pathways Student Internship Announcement.Students considered must reside within the commuting area where the position is located.
If you are looking for a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience, an internship with the Department of the Air Force is for you. AF Internships offer challenging work and the opportunity to gain "real world" experience.
The Internship offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study or career goals. As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the US Air Force upon completing your degree, certificate or diploma and meeting conversion eligibility requirements. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.
Internship appointments made under this announcement may be extended or may be non-competitively converted to permanent without further competition.
Applicants May Be Referred For Consideration As Vacancies Occur And Based On The Eligibility Claimed At The Time Of Application And When A Certificate Is Issued.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Students Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program - residing in the commuting area
Students enrolled or accepted for enrollment (see REQUIREMENTS below) Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation Be at least 16 years of age You may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance Must be registered for Selective Service, see Other Information below
KnowledgeofDoDandAirForceautomateddataprocessingstandards,policies,andtechniques.
Knowledgeofinformationprocessingsequences,controls,andprocedures;andcomputerhardwareand/orsoftwaresystemsandtheirinterfaces.
KnowledgeofCOBOL,FORTRAN,orotherhigherlevelprogramminglanguage;andtheterminology,codes,abbreviations,andgraphicsforpreparingsystemdocumentation orprograms.
Knowledgeoflocalrulesandprocedurescontrolling jobprioritiesandcontrolsonaccesstodataandprogramfiles.
Abilitytouseandmaintainacomputersystem,equipment,and/orsoftware and abilitytocommunicateeffectively,bothorallyandinwriting.
Successful completion of 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or completion of 4 academic years of pre-professional study. The required education must be either: (a) related to the field in which student will receive on the job training; or (b) applicable under the qualification standard for the target occupational series or have completed 3 academic years of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree and one period of GS-4 student work experience; or (b) completion of 2 1/2 academic years of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree and 6 months (at least 960 hours) of GS-4 student work experience.
This position has an education requirement.You will be required to provide transcripts or proof of enrollment to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.__
You must be:
Enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) from an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school
Enrolled or attending on at least a half-time basis as defined by the institution
Meet the qualification standards of the position
A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:
Permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act
Eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws
_NOTE:_ U.S. citizenship is required for a noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment with the Department of the Air Force.
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You will be evaluated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applications will be evaluated against the Air Force unique qualification standard for student employment. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with theOffice of Personnel Management Pathways Guidelines.
Veterans' Preference applies in the recruitment and hiring procedures for Interns under the Pathways program.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your R sum
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Documents (see Documents to Submit section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 24, 2014
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, clickhere for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 1239406. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.Clickhere for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clickinghere. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable; however, if selected official transcripts are required)
Proof of enrollment / class registration
DD214 or "Certification" of service (Document must reflect character of service)
SF-15 , Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable
Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating ,if applicable
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires the active duty service member to furnish a "certification" of active service. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is signed . Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible". Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
To be considered, you must submit all required supporting documentation mentioned in this vacancy announcement, and all vacancy applications submitted electronically or via fax must be submitted and received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this announcement. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
When a request to fill a vacancy is received, your application will be evaluated and if referred, you will receive a notice of referral. Please note: you will not receive any notices for Standing Register announcements other than acknowledgement, notice of rating, and referral notices should your application be referred to a Selecting Official for consideration and disposition notice on those referrals.
Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:
Eligibility Documentation, SF50, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.

Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option. Please ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Applicants will be notified by USAJOBS when their application has been received. This notification does not imply that you have submitted all the necessary documentation for this announcement, so read the announcement carefully. After the announcement closes, your application will be evaluated. If you are deemed "eligible" or "ineligible", you will receive an appropriate "Notice of Results". Then if you are referred to the selecting official at this time, you will also receive a "Notice of Referral". If you are deemed eligible, but are not referred to the selecting official at this time, you will receive a "Notice of Non-Referral". If you are referred, but not selected, you will receive a "Disposition Letter" notifying you of the non-selection. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer of employment via email
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program . In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit : All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the selective service system (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment. For additional information or to register, click here .
The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participant's trial period.
You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways appointment.
Interns may work part-time or full-time schedules
Interns __may be__ considered for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of educational program requirements, if they meet the following:
1. U.S. citizenship
2. Successful completion of academic course of study, degree, diploma, etc.
3. Completion of a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program
4. Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to
5. Maintain acceptable performance
It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee the agency will offer conversion.
Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may not be used.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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