Student Trainee (Aeronautical Information)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
Nov 10, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Student Trainee will perform routine and recurring developmental assignments to acquire knowledge and understanding about the aeronautical information business environment in the management of aeronautical data and information technology as it relates to aeronautical information systems and data.

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Responsibilities

The Student Intern with FAA's Aeronautical Information Services will perform a mixture of routine and somewhat complex tasks under the general direction of a manger, team leader, or other more experienced employee. Regularly coordinates with a manager and other more experienced employee to plan time, prioritize assignments, and use assigned resources to accomplish tasks. The assignments are considered developmental in nature and for acquiring the knowledge of the principles and methods applied in the management of aeronautical data and information technology as it relates to aeronautical information systems and data. This position is designed to provide the trainee with initial experience and on-the-job training in the functions performed by an Aeronautical Information Specialist.

He/she applies basic knowledge and limited experience in performing tasks. The assignments include assisting manager or more experienced staff with variety of day-to-day functions associated with aeronautical information, including: development maintenance of Instrument Flight Procedures, En Route and Visual Charting, Airport & Terminal Products, as well as information technology and automation systems in support of these programs and analysis & improvement of various business processes.

The trainee carries out selected assignments intended to develop an understanding of the functions and systems for which Aeronautical Information Services is responsible. He/she performs a variety of clearly defined tasks that will enhance his/her knowledge of aeronautical information and aeronautical products.

Contacts are primarily internal to one organizational unit, with a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee to share basic information and to receive guidance. In some areas, may have limited contact with external customers. Established policies/procedures provide detailed guidance for almost all assignments, with little or no room for discretion. Receives detailed instructions from manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee.

Regularly refers problems and work issues to a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee for guidance. The work is reviewed regularly during the assignment, and at completion, to ensure timeliness and all aspects of quality. Work activities typically support the work of other employees and contribute to the activities of the organizational unit.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Transcripts required with application.
  • Proof of current enrollment required with application.
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.


Qualifications

Reference - OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Student Trainee Positions.

To qualify for this position, you must be currently enrolled on a full-time or half-time basis (as defined by the institution) in an accredited college or university, in a program that leads to a bachelor's degree, or higher in a related field (i.e. Information Technology, Navigation, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Engineering, Cartography, Aviation Science,or other subjects related to aeronautical navigation and operations.)

To qualify at the FV-C pay band (GS/FG 3-4), you must show completion of one full academic year of post-high school study.

Your experience examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability.

Experience may be subject to verification.

Education

Applicants MUST submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to (please include announcement number on each page). Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.405-954-3003

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

YOU MUST ALSO PROVIDE PROOF OF CURRENT ENROLLMENT ON A FULL-TIME OR HALF-TIME BASIS, AS DEFINED BY THE INSTITUTION.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

NOTES:
  • A copy of your transcript MUST be submitted by uploading or faxing to on or before the closing date. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION. FAX: 405-954-3003
  • You must also provide proof of current enrollment on a full-time or half-time basis, as defined by the institution, prior to the closing date.
  • If selected, your official transcript will be required prior to employment. If you do not have an official transcript (original with a raised seal), you should request it today.
  • Some, none or all applicants may be interviewed.
  • Applicants may be asked to verify information on their application for employment with the FAA.
  • Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
  • Appointed students must complete a written Participant Agreement with the FAA that clearly identifies expectations of the appointment such as duties, length of appointment, mentorship, etc.
  • Appointment to an internship position will be temporary. The duration will depend upon the length of time it takes the intern to successfully complete the educational program, the minimum of 640 hours of career-related work, required training, mentorship, and other requirements in accordance with the intern's Participant Agreement.
  • An intern may be converted from the Internship program to a permanent position without further competition at the same or higher pay band in accordance with their Participant Agreement, unless terminated for any reason, and within 120 days after successful completion of the educational program.
  • Work schedules may vary, minimum 20 hours per week.
  • Multiple positions may be filled at the FV-C level in Silver Spring, MD.
  • This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.
  • TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF FAXED DOCUMENTS, PLEASE CALL 405-954-7947.

  • This is not a bargaining unit position.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    You MUST submit a copy of your college coursework BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. You should Upload your transcripts to your USAjobs profile and attach to your application for this announcement OR fax to 405-954-3003 and reference this announcement number. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment. Failure to provide your transcript will eliminate you from consideration.

    You MUST also upload or fax proof of current enrollment on a full-time or half-time basis (as defined by the institution), by the closing date of the announcement.

    PLEASE REFERENCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER ON ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY FAX AND ENSURE SUBMISSION NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

    All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

    If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

    Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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