COMPETITIVE SERVICE STUDENT TRAINEE (GENERAL ENGINEERING)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Base, Virginia
Posted
Aug 06, 2022
Closes
Aug 09, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will serve as a Student Trainee (General Engineering) in the Engineering Department of Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • You will participate in activities supporting system and machinery design, alterations and modifications on MSC ships
  • You will assist project engineers, review technical and engineering studies, perform calculations, and provide input on marine engineering issues
  • You will communicate orally and in writing with personnel of various levels to exchange information, coordinate work, provide input or assist with problem solution.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final Secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.


Qualifications

GS-03: Applicant must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time academic program at an institution of higher education, be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and making satisfactory progress towards the receipt of a bachelor's or graduate degree.
  • Student's academic or career goals must be in the field of Engineering or Naval Architecture.
  • Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study.
GS-04: Applicant must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time academic program at an institution of higher education, be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and making satisfactory progress towards the receipt of a bachelor's or graduate degree.
  • Student's academic or career goals must be in the field of Engineering or Naval Architecture.
  • Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree in the field of Engineering or Naval Architecture.

The required education must lead to a bachelor's degree with specialization in or directly related to the field of Engineering or Naval Architecture. The degree of specialization in this field must satisfy on graduation the specific educational requirements in the qualification standard for the corresponding Professional two-grade interval positions.

Upon completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in specified field, student trainees may be reassigned or promoted in the appropriate target series if they meet the qualification requirements of the target occupation, including minimum educational requirements.
Conversion/Appointment is neither automatic, nor guaranteed

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CSST

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

Qualifying level of education for GS-3: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study in the field of Engineering or Naval Architecture.

Qualifying level of education for GS-4: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree in the field of Engineering or Naval Architecture

Additional information

This announcement uses the Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

Post-secondary students on Term appointments may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent, competitive service, career-conditional appointment upon completion of all academic program requirements. Conversion is neither automatic, nor guaranteed.

Surveys of ships and shipyards may require a considerable amount of walking, crawling and climbing. Occasional shipboard visits may require exposure to discomforts such as high noise levels, high temperatures, adverse weather conditions.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.