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Pathways Program - Student Intern (Engineering)

Air Force Civilian Service Tinker Afb, OK
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Dependent upon the positions being filled and the Organizations filling the positions; Interns selected through this announcement may also be assigned to the 76th Software Maintenance Group (SMXG) on Tinker Air Force base. 76th SMXG brings a broad scope of systems engineering and software sustainment expertise and capability to the Department of Defense. As the largest Engineering organization on Tinker Air Force base, the 76th SMXG provides software, hardware, and engineering support solutions on a variety of Air Force weapon systems and platforms.

The eight-week summer pathways program for 1st year Interns at 76th SMXG consists of:

1)      Training rotations through every division in SMXG

2)      Individual and team projects in the areas of electronics and software design

3)      Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities

4)      Career development workshops

5)      Leadership speaker series

6)      STEM camps for 4th to 8th grades in the larger Oklahoma City area.

7)      Guided tours of facilities and labs at Tinker Air Force Base

Areas of focus for training during the summer program:

1)      Test Program Set (TPS) development cycle which includes circuit analysis, hardware design, software design and troubleshooting

2)      Agile with Scrum process

3)      Overview of Android IDE, Java programming language, and XML interfacing

4)      Linux development environment and command-line processing

5)      C++ Programming

6)      High performance computing

7)      Overview of the software development process (CMMI)

NOTE: Other Organizations may not have the same training/program requirements as listed above.

PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Some positions require a specific degree or coursework such as engineers, contract specialists, financial management, etc.; interns appointed to these positions are required to be graduated from or enrolled in a directly related degree program/curriculum in accordance with their participant agreement.

CURRENT STUDENTS:  At the time of application, Student Interns are required TO BE ENROLLED or HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED for enrollment and seeking a degree, diploma or certificate in a qualifying educational institution on a FULL OR HALF-TIME basis.  NOTE: Copies of your transcripts and a current proof of enrollment letter are required at the time of application to be considered for this program.  The enrollment letter can be obtained from your school. 

All certificates and official transcripts will be required at the time of selection.

Job requirements as a Student Intern:

·        Sign a Participant Agreement

·        Attend school while working at Tinker AFB

·        Work part-time or full-time while attending school

·        Commute daily to work at Tinker AFB

·        Complete 640 hours of OJT while attending school 

To be eligible for conversion, Student Interns must:

·        Complete 640 hours of work experience (On-The-Job Training) acquired through the Internship Program

·        Complete and obtain degree or certificate/licensing requirements

·        Meet qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted

·        Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the signed Participants Agreement

·        Demonstrate successful job performance

Qualifications

In addition to meeting Pathways Internship Program requirements for Current Students, you must be in the process of completing a specific level of education and/or work experience to qualify at the grade levels below.  

GS-03:

Completion of one (1) academic year of post-high school study.  One year of study is defined as at least 30 semester hours of post-high school education

OR

Current student seeking a High School or General Education Development (GED) Diploma AND have six (6) months or more of general experience as described below

OR

Current student seeking a degree, license or certificate AND have six (6) months or more of general experience as defined below

OR

A combination of education and experience as defined below

GS-04:

Completion of two (2) academic years of post-high school study.  Two years of study is defined as at least 60 semester hours of post-high school education

OR

Graduate with an Associates Degree with continuing education

OR

Current student seeking a degree, license or certifcate AND have one (1) year or more of general experience as defined below

OR

A combination of education and experience as defined below

GS-05:

Completion of a four (4) year course of study leading to a Bachelors degree or possess a Bachelors degree, or have completed education beyond the bachelors degree, e.g., graduate study, masters degree, LL.B., J.D., LL.M., or Ph.D. and be continuing education for a higher degree.

OR

Current student seeking a degree with three (3) years of progressively responsible related work experience as defined below

OR

A combination of education and experience as defined below, in a related field

GS-07:

Graduate with a Bachelors Degree with Superior Academic Achievement as defined below and be continuing education for a higher degree.

OR

Current student seeking a degree with one full year of graduate level study, or possess a masters or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D, in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position. Such fields include personnel management, industrial relations, public administration, political science, business administration, psychology, labor relations or education (Unless otherwise noted by the institution, one academic year is considered to be 18 semester hours)

OR

Current student seeking a degree with completion of five (5) academic years of pre-professional study in a related field of study.

OR

Current student seeking a degree with one (1) year of specialized work experience equivalent to the next lower grade, GS-05, level of Federal service in a related field as defined below

OR

A combination of education and experience in a related field

GS-09:

Current student seeking a Masters degree (or equivalent graduate degree), in a related field of study

OR

Current student seeking a degree with completion of two (2) academic years of graduate level education in a related field of study  (Two years of graduate study is defined as in excess of 36 semester hours)

OR

Current student seeking a degree with one (1) year of specialized work experience equivalent to the next lower grade, GS-07, level of Federal service in a related field as defined below and be continuing education for a higher degree.

OR

A combination of education and experience in a related field

General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to perform the duties of a student trainee. Examples of general experience include: answering an office telephone and referring calls to appropriate staff; filing material in alphabetical, numerical or chronological order; operating a copying machine; collating and stapling materials; answering questions from customers and coworkers of a general nature; basic knowledge and experience with computers and computer programs, i.e., MS Word and Excel.

Specialized Experience is defined as possessing the knowledge, skills and abilities of the position by performing duties and responsibilities directly related and appropriate to the level necessary for successful job performance, which is in or related to the work of the position being filed. 

Superior Academic Achievement is defined as a Bachelors degree in a field related to the work of the position and eligibility for superior academic achievement (S.A.A.).  S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership:

1.) Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

2.) Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.

3.) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies. Agencies considering eligibility based on any society not included in the list must ensure that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.

DETERMINING COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

To determine if you qualify based on a combination of education and experience, first determine your education as a percentage (e.g., 15 semester hours divided by 30 equals 50%); then determine your experience as a percentage (e.g., 3 months general experience divided by 6 equals 50%); finally, add the two percentages and if the total equals 100% or more, you qualify (e.g., 50% + 50% = 100%).

Qualifying education must have been obtained in a program accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.

NOTE:  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if the applicant can show that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States.  For more information on foreign education, please go to the following links. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4 and www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/studyrecog.doc.

You must provide the following documents at the time of application to receive consideration for the Pathways Internship Program.  

CURRENT STUDENT:  

1.) A completed questionnaire (if you are not able to complete the application online, refer to the How to Apply section for instructions for application via FAX).

2.) A detailed résumé containing your full employment history, i.e. employer, dates worked (inclusive months and years, and hours worked per week) etc.

3.) Current proof of enrollment letter.  This MUST be an official letter from your school, on school letterhead.  The letter must state that you are either currently enrolled, or have been accepted for enrollment in either a half-time or full time program.  If you do not provide this document, you will not receive consideration of eligibility.

4.) School/Program transcripts; copies of unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, you will be required to provide official transcripts at the time of selection.

5.) Veterans preference document/s; a copy of your DD-214 (copy showing type of discharge) and, if applicable for veterans claiming 10-pt preference; a current VA letter and SF-15.  If you do not provide this documentation, you may not receive full consideration of your Veterans preference.

Program Completion and Conversion Requirements:

Current Student Interns may be converted to a permanent position, or term position lasting 1-4 years, within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

 

To be eligible for conversion, Student Interns must:

·        Complete at least 640 hours of work experience (On-The-Job Training) acquired through the Pathways Internship Program

·        Complete degree or certificate requirements

·        Meet qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted

·        Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the signed Participants Agreement

·        Demonstrate successful job performance

 

Other Significant Facts:

1.) This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and may be required to participate in random drug testing.

2.) Appointment is contingent upon passing a physical examination.

3.) Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.

4.) May be required to drive a motor vehicle. A valid drivers license may be required for the position. 

5.) Incumbent will be required to sign a Participant Agreement that details the program requirements and expectations of the incumbent and organization.

 

Pathways Internship positions can be filled at the following grade levels depending on the position, work experience, education level and/or degree program/curriculum of candidates. 

 

Current Students may be appointed at the GS-03, GS-04, GS-05, GS-07 or GS-09 levels.  

 

GS-0899-03      $26,150/yr-$33,999/yr

GS-0899-04      $29,356/yr-$38,158/yr

GS-0899-05      $32,844/yr-$42,702/yr

GS-0899-07      $40,684/yr-$58,893/yr

GS-0899-09      $49,765/yr-$64,697/yr

 

BENEFITS

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


Other Information

U.S. CITIZEN OR NON-U.S. CITIZEN EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

There is no U. S. citizenship requirement to participate in the Pathways Programs; HOWEVER, U. S. citizenship is a requirement for conversion to the competitive service via a term or permanent appointment.

**Non-U.S. citizens may apply to the Pathways Internship Program as current students or recent graduates and be employed, however, the student must have been lawfully admitted into the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed in the Pathways Internship Program. 

NOTE: A non-citizen student may not be converted to career-conditional employment in the competitive service unless they are U.S. citizens at the time of conversion. Additionally, applicants must be a U.S. citizen for positions that require security clearances.

Priority Placement/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP ) applicants who have special priority placement rights must be well qualified for the position. Well qualified, for this position, is defined as meeting the minimum qualifications of the position.  In addition, ICTAP applicants must submit required documents to determine eligibility in accordance with 5 CFR 330.704. Some of these documents include a copy of the agency notice, most recent performance appraisal, and most recent SF50.

Reemployed Annuitants who are receiving an annuity can be hired if the position meets certain criteria described in the following instruction:  http://www.afciviliancareers.com/sites/default/files/DoD-instruction-1400-25-V300.pdf

Certain Military Spouses are also eligible to apply under E.O. 13473. More information is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/veterans-authorities/#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individuals employment experience will be used only to determine the persons qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individuals personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.


Job Details

Date Posted December 6, 2017
Date Closes January 5, 2018
Requisition 464917800
Located In Tinker afb, OK
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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