Student Trainee (Information Technology)

Patuxent River, Maryland
Mar 23, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Full Time

  • You will receive informal and on-the-job training which are intended to enhance individual technical competencies in IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking.
  • You will assist senior staff members in the collection and analysis of data, performing a variety of duties with an increasing degree of difficulty and responsibility.
  • You will utilize basic computer skills to provide assistance in evaluating requirements and procedures, assisting with the preparation of technical and administrative reports, and interfacing with senior program officials.
  • You will perform a variety of developmental tasks assigned by the supervisor to furnish experience in the application of principles, procedures, and work techniques in actual operating situations.


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
  • 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 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.
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher G.P.A
  • Must be 18 years of age before the announcement closes


Please see education section for qualifications requirements.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

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.


Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, two or four year college or university, graduate or professional school. Applicants must provide transcripts demonstrating they have a 3.0 or higher G.P.A

*Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. We are required to verify the qualifying education that has been successfully completed before any applicant can be appointed (report to work).

Additional information

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 may be converted into the cyber workforce

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: .

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.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.