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Student trainee (historian)

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Department of the Air Force
Student/Internship Program Eligibles Internships Multiple Schedules
This is an Air Force Pathways Internship position located at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The Pathways Intern Program is a planned, progressive education program that provides for the integration of a student's academic studies with target positions in the Federal Workforce. The Pathways Intern Program allows students to gain real, paid work experience while pursuing a diploma, degree or certificate in a particular career field. Work locations vary throughout Kirtland AFB, and the duties performed are designed to provide hands-on experience in the specific discipline for which hired.
THIS POSITION HAS PROMOTION POTENTIAL TO THE TARGET GRADE OF GS-09, HOWEVER, MANAGEMENT HAS THE OPTION TO FILL AT ANY GRADE LEVEL
THIS IS A PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPOINTMENT
3-Month Register: This announcement will result in a 3-Month register (list of eligible candidates) that may be used to fill like vacancies for 3 months after the closing date of the announcement. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
This internship position is located in the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: STUDENTS Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying education program.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Must be submitted with your application package in order to be considered for this position.
FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
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 must obtain and maintain a secret security clearance Must be registered for Selective Service, see Other Information below Travel and Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Major Duties:
As a Student Trainee (O/A Clerk), GS-0199-07POT09, you will perform selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require application of basic occupational field theory and principles in the technical area of space and directed energy. You will also:
Participate with senior personnel in conducting non-routine projects.
Provide assistance in planning, monitoring, and conducting special studies, projects, and initiatives.
Study Air Force requirements for the projects and researches and studies the current body of precedents and technical knowledge.
Assists in the collection and analysis of information and data, the documentation of findings, and the development of reports.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of basic occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices in the technical area of space and directed energy.
2. Skill in applying basic occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices sufficient to perform student trainee assignments.
3. Ability to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks and communicate information to others in oral or written format.
4. Ability to analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather and interpret pertinent data, and apply established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions.
5. Ability to learn and apply basic investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field.
QUALIFICATION REQUIRED:
REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL APPOINTMENT
To qualify for a GS-07: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education, bachelor's degree with superior Academic Achievement as provided in the "General Policies and Instructions" for Qualification Standards Operating Manual, or 5 academic years of pre-professional study.
To qualify for a GS-09: Completion of 2 academic years of graduate level education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement, TAG: Closing Date.
This position has an education requirement. You must provide transcripts to support ALL your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts on college letterhead are acceptable. Education must be accredited by an accreditation intuition recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: _ 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:
Your must be a student currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university Master's Degree Program. Your major field of study must be either directly or closely related to the work of the Student Trainee (Historian), GS-0199-07POT09 position.
Pursuing a Master's Degree, in any field of study related to the position.
Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the educational institution (typically three hours or equivalent)
Maintain good academic standing (typically no less than 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale, or school's equivalent grading scale).
A U.S. citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island) Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if: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.
1. Online Application (Occupational Questionnaire)
2. R sum , for each block of work experience you must include month/year (starting/ending dates), salary, hours per week, job title, supervisors name/phone number (may we contact statement).
3. Transcripts & proof of enrollment or acceptance for enrollment as a degree seeking student at an accredited college or university, carrying at least half-time course load as defined by your school, and in good academic standing as defined by your school. Acceptable forms of documentation are: Official or unofficial academic transcripts, proof of enrollment on school letterhead stating your major field of study, current grade report and/or class schedule.
4. Veterans, if you are a veteran with preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (a copy stating character of service, Service-2, Service-7, Member-4, or etc.). If not separated you may provide a memo from your Military Personnel Office that includes your "character of service". In addition, if claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a current VA letter dated 1991 or later stating your overall/combined percent of disability and a Standard Form (SF) 15 "Application for 10-pont Veterans' Preference". For more information on veterans' preference
5. Proof of student status is required. Applicants must submit one of the following: a letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university for an upcoming academic term; OR Transcripts showing current enrollment at an accredited college or university; OR A letter on college/university stationery stating that you are enrolled for the current academic term.
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 Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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 1300107. 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, clickhere.
1. May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
2. This position is established under the provisions of the Pathways Program.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: INCUMBENT MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A SECRET SECURITY INVESTIGATION AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Typically the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices and meeting rooms.
The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participant's trial period. Interns may work part-time or full-time schedules.
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 or may not be used.
Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.
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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