DON Pathways Internship Program (Office Automation Student Trainee)

Washington D.C.
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time

Not required

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
  • Selectee is required to sign a participant agreement.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This position requires the ability to type at least 40 words per minute. Your response to the typing skill question on the Occupational Questionnaire will be used in your qualification determination.

    In order to be eligible for this position, your resume must provide sufficient information, level of education, current degree program and expected date of graduation, 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 this information as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific.

    To be eligible for the NC-01 Pay Band you must meet the following required level of education:
    *Currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited college (including 2-year and 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 on at least a half-time basis. A certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of fill-time study that is part of an accredited college level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum. *We encourage you to submit documentation (acceptance letter, enrollment verification, transcripts, etc.) to verify this information.

    To be eligible for the NC-02 Pay Band you must meet the following required level of education:
    *Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a Bachelor's degree (or more advanced degree). Current enrollment must be on at least a half-time basis. Note: 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. 120 semester hours of progressive study is comparable to 4 years and/or completion of an undergraduate degree. *We encourage you to submit documentation (acceptance letter, enrollment verification, transcripts, etc.) to verify this information.

    All educational requirements and documentation to verify your eligibility for this position must be provided prior to Entrance on Duty.

    Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) Requirement: This position requires you to currently possess and maintain an overall G.P.A. of 2.5 or greater out of a 4.0 scale. (G.P.A.'s are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.45 rounds to 2.5 and 2.44 rounds to 2.4). Your G.P.A. must be reflected in your resume.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

    This position may be non-competitively converted to a position in one of the following series: 0303, 0305, 0318, 0326, 0344, 0301, 0341 or 0343 series within the NC or NO Career Track at the 01 or 02 Pay Band levels depending on your highest attained level of education after meeting all regulatory requirements (including qualification requirements), and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    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.

    1) Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the
    U.S. Department of Education:
    (i) A technical or vocational school;
    (ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university;
    (iii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or
    (iv) A home-school curriculum

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements, if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, please visit:

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    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.

    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

    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:

    Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.
    To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:

    Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
    Complete their degree or certificate requirements
    Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
    Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and
    Perform their job successfully

    May be promoted or reassigned.
    Must be a United States citizen to be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.
    Recruitment incentives will not be authorized.
    Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
    Work schedule may be either full-time or part-time.

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:


    You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
    Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
    Highly Qualified -Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
    Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

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

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a current student enrolled in:
    1) An accredited college (including technical, vocational trade schools, two or four year colleges/universities);
    2) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school, etc.); or
    3) A Certificate Program in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study, that is part of an accredited, college-level, technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum. Short-term training and/or certificate programs (i.e., several two-week programs completed or class sessions attended over a period of two years) that are not required for the position or which lack sufficient academic rigor, are not considered an acceptable academic course of study.

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    Drug test required No

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