Student Trainee (Budget/Finance)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Full Time

America's Combat Logistics Support Agency

Would you like to be part of a team that provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands, and that is a vital contributor to humanitarian relief efforts? The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has positions in exciting locations throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. We offer attractive work environments and alternative work schedules, as well as robust benefits packages that include health and life insurance, and a secure retirement plan. DLA is currently seeking bright and highly-motivated students for the Defense Logistics Agency Internship Program. The program will offer you the opportunity to pursue valuable experience in career fields such as Contracting, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources while pursuing your education. This paid program includes, informal training, valuable work experience, and challenging work assignments. Individuals who complete the program may transition into Federal positions. If you are searching for an exciting career, want more than just a job, and have a desire to perform civilian public service, we may have a career for you!


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  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required to attend meetings, conferences, or training.

  • No

  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student.
  • Must be taking a full-time course load, as defined by your school.
  • Remain in good academic standing in accordance with Participant Agreement
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Transcript must state major, earned credit hours, and cumulative GPA
  • Must have one (1) year of academic program completed
  • Direct Hire Evaluation: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. This vacancy will be filled through the Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy. Your application will be evaluated for basic eligibility and to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements described in the announcement. All applicants who meet the qualifications and other basic requirements are eligible for referral and selection consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you fail to complete or provide requested information, your application package will be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible. Post-secondary students will be initially appointed to a term appointment in the competitive service for an initial period expected to last more than one (1) year and not to exceed four (4) years.

    To qualify you must meet the eligibility and education requirements. Your qualifications are evaluated based upon your total amount of COMPLETED education.


    Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Students must be taking a full-time course load, as defined by your school and remain in good academic standing in accordance with the participant agreement.

    Students must be a citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.

    Candidates pursuing a degree in accounting, business administration, or finance are preferred.


    • GS-3 Level Qualifications:  Successful completion of one academic year of post-high school education. (One academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.)
    • GS-4 Level Qualifications:  Successful completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree. (Two academic years of undergraduate education is defined as 60 semester hours, 90 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.)

    **Your transcripts must indicate a passing grade to be creditable towards the required hours.

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:


    Work Schedule: Full-Time or Part-Time, Term
    Tour of Duty: Flexible
    Overtime Work: Rarely
    Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive without Access
    Drug Testing Designated Position: Not required
    Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
    Preemployment Physical: Not Required
    Emergency Essential: No
    Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
    The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
    For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


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