Student Trainee (Contracting)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Mar 15, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed


  • 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 at least half-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

Work Schedule: Full-Time Temporary
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Rarely
Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive
Drug Testing Designated Position: No
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:

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 at least half-time course load, as defined by your school and remain in good academic standing in accordance with the Pathways 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.

Management prefers Students currently enrolled in the following degree programs: business, accounting, human resources, management, or other closely related business degree OR a degree program that provides at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.


  • 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.)
  • GS-5 Level Qualifications: Successful completion of four academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
  • GS-7 Level Qualifications: Successful completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.

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


    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    Salary Information: The hourly rate range for the positions/grades to be filled are as follows: GS-3: $11.04-$14.35, GS-4: $12.40-$16.11, GS-5: $13.87-$18.03, GS-7: $17.18-$22.33 (Hourly rates are base pay only and do NOT include locality pay.  Actual rate will depend on the geographical location of the position.)  ** Please note: Most student positions will be filled at the entry level which is represented by the lower end of the rate ranges.

Please review the General Information and Definitions at:


DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.  The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated and reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements outlined above.

Volunteer Experience:  Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Not Applicable

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