Washington D.C.
May 01, 2019
May 01, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Post-Secondary Students Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled in a full-time academic program at an institution of higher education as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1001. A full-time academic program is defined by the individual institution. Students must have completed at least one full year of their academic program prior to appointment. Students must 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. At the time of application, students must provide proof of full-time academic enrollment and academic standing as well as a copy of their transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

    Prior to the start date, the student must provide an official set of school transcripts. Individuals must meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements throughout the duration of the appointment and are required to provide up-to-date transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) at the end of each trimester, semester, or quarter, which include grades for the previous term, unless requested more frequently by the supervisor or HR office for verification of enrollment and academic standing as proof of continued eligibility for participation in the program. Students who fail to meet and maintain eligibility requirements may result in termination.

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

    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.

    NH-1 Student Trainee Positions

    Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.

    DAWIA: Some of those hired into student internship positions may be required to complete a level 1 certification in the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) program. DAWIA training requires the completion of online non-resident Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses and in some cases resident DAU courses. Various levels of experience must be met in order to qualify for certification in the DAWIA program. For some higher level certifications there is a positive education requirement (e.g., 24 credit hours of business courses). Specific information regarding the DAWIA certification process can be found at:

    THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1106 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 and Direct-Hire Authority FRN Vol. 82, No. 216 dated 11 /9/17 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified Post-Secondary Students directly to acquisition workforce positions or non-acquisition workforce positions that spend at least 51 percent of work time supporting the acquisition workforce in the competitive service for Professional and Administrative occupations within the Department of Defense (DoD). Competitive rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process.

    This is a developmental position that is subject to the rules regarding the Accelerated Compensation for Developmental Positions program (FR, Vol. 82, No. 216, pp. 52104 - 52172, dtd 9 Nov 2017).

    CONVERSION: Post-Secondary students on Term appointments may be non-competitively converted to a permanent appointments upon completion of all academic program requirements.

    In addition to the SSP Headquarters facility in Washington, DC, SSP encompasses the following field activities in the U.S.:

    • Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic (SWFLANT) Kings Bay, GA
    • Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific (SWFPAC) Silverdale, WA
    • Strategic Systems Programs Flight Systems Mountain View, CA
    • Strategic Systems Program Detachment Magna, UT
    • Strategic Systems Programs Flight System Detachment Cape Canaveral, FL
    • Strategic Systems Programs, Shipboard Systems Pittsfield, MA
    Salary range below:
    Anaheim, CA $24,528 - $43,909
    Santa Cruz, CA $26,164 - $46,838
    Sunnyvale, CA $26,164 - $46,838
    Denver, CO $23,570 - $42,194
    Washington Navy Yard, DC $24,086 - $43,119
    Cape Canaveral, FL $21,777 - $38,986
    Titusville, FL $21,777 - $38,986
    Kings Bay, GA $21,672 - $38,798
    Pittsfield, MA $21,885 - $39,178
    Uniondale, NY $24,821 - $44,434
    Magna, UT $21,672 - $38,798
    Bangor, WA $23,502 - $42,073

    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:

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

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    As vacancies occur, the Human Resources Office will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this flyer. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume, along with your supporting documentation.

    If selected, you may be required to provide additional supporting documentation.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All qualification requirements must be met before being considered for any vacancies.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No

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