The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
For DHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
*** The term "Current post-secondary student" mean a person who is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and is make satisfactory progress toward receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.
Post-secondary students may be noncompetitively converted to a career or career-conditional appointment within 120 days of successful completion of their academic program requirements.
*** The term "recent graduate" means a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of such person, except that in the case of a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniform service of more than four years.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-01: Must be enrolled in a high school diploma or General education Diploma (GED) program.
GS-02: Must have completed high school or GED diploma.
GS-03: Must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
GS-04: Must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
GS-05: Must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
GS-07: Must have completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.
GS-09: Must have completed 2 academic years of graduate level education, or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-11: Must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
To view qualifying educational requirements click on the following link:
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:
- Knowledge of basic occupational theory, principles, concepts and practices in the technical area of engineering technology.
- Skill in applying basic occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices sufficient to perform student trainee assignments.
- Ability to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks and communicate information to others in oral or written format.
- Ability to analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather and interpret pertinent data, and apply established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions.
- Ability to learn and apply basic investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject matter field.
- Ability to gather and analyze basic facts, information and data and draw conclusions.
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.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of official duties
Performs selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require application of basic occupational field theory and principles in the technical area of engineering technologies.
Participates with senior personnel in conducting non routine projects.
Provides assistance in planning, monitoring and conducting special studies, projects and initiatives.