Student Trainee (General Engineering and Architecture)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Langley AFB, Virginia
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Closes
Apr 15, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to appoint a Pathways Program with on the job training and guidance to further student technical development.
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Responsibilities

  • Performs selected tasks and phases of studies and projects that require application of basic theory and principles in the area of electronics engineering.
  • Participates with senior personnel in conducting non-routine projects.
  • Provides assistance to senior personnel in planning, monitoring, and conducting special studies , projects, and initiatives.
  • Uses computer/computer software such as information management programs, computer aided design and drafting (CADD) programs.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
4

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
  • U.S. citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island)
  • Males 18 years or older must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance, www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This position is established under the provision of the Pathways Program.
  • This public notice may be used to fill target grades
  • This public notice may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must sign a Participant Agreement


Qualifications

(Contact the location/installation as indicated in this announcement on how to submit your resume and application package)

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Competitive Service Student Trainee Positions

GS-04: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree..

To view qualifying educational requirements click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/engineering-and-architecture-student-trainee-series-0899/

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 the basic theories, concepts, principles and methodology of electronics engineering.
  • 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 and 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.

    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    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 information

    May work part-time or full-time schedules

    Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act

    NOTE: U.S. citizenship is required for a noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment with the Department of the Air Force.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application package (resume and supporting documents) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Proof of enrollment/class registration
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 .
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    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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