Department of the Air Force - Tinker AFB, OK (30+ days ago)4.5

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The primary purpose of these positions is to develop and perform the skills needed in a variety of Federal Wage System positions which support Tinker's maintenance, repair and overhaul, and production efforts in support of the war fighter. The actual duties of each position depend on the area of study, the candidate's interest in a particular vocation, or the needs of the organization.


New appointments shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade unless regulatory guidance permits otherwise. This register is being established and may be used to fill:
(A) Full or part-time positions on a temporary basis for up to one year for an initial period (with option of extension per needs of the Organization
(B) Full or part-time positions for an indefinite period to complete an educational requirement
(C) Full or part-time summer positions not to exceed 30 September 2018.

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 Participant's Agreement
  • Demonstrate successful job performance
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.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee


Conditions of Employment
Tinker Air Force Base plays a key role in managing and maintaining the sophisticated weapon systems that keep America's air defenses strong. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find rewarding career opportunities at Tinker AFB where a highly skilled workforce of more than 24,000 civilians and military personnel work together to complete the Air Force mission.

1.) Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment
2.) Must be at least 16 years of age
3.) Must be enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying accredited institution
4.) Incumbent will be required to sign a Participant Agreement that details the program requirements and expectations of the incumbent and organization.
5.) U.S. citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island) at the time of conversion
6.) Must be eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws
7.) Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
8.) You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
9.) Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved program
10.) Pursuing a qualifying Degree, Graduate or Professional Degree
11.) Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the education institution (typically six hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate)
12.) Meet the qualification standards of the position
13.) Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act (Citizenship is required to convert to a permanent position)
14.) This may be/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.
15.) Appointment may be/is contingent upon passing a physical examination.
16.) Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.
17.) May be required to drive a motor vehicle. A valid driver's license may be required for the position.

PLEASE NOTE: Pathways Internship positions may be filled at the following grade levels depending on the position and 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 levels depending on applicant qualifications and organizational requirements. The individual selected for this position may be considered for promotion to a higher grade without further competition upon meeting all legal and regulatory/program requirements.
GS-0399-03 $26,587/yr-$34,561/yr
GS-0399-04 $29,847/yr-$38,798/yr
GS-0399-05 $33,394/yr-$43,414/yr
GS-0399-07 $41,365/yr-$53,773/yr

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

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.

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.

You MUST provide your resume, copies of your transcripts and a School Enrollment Letter to receive consideration for this position. These documents are used to determine your eligibility and qualifications.

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

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
Graduate with an Associate's Degree with continuing education
Current student seeking a degree, license or certifcate AND have one (1) year or more of general experience as defined below
A combination of education and experience as defined below

Completion of a four (4) year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree or possess a Bachelor's degree, or have completed education beyond the bachelor's degree, e.g., graduate study, master's degree, LL.B., J.D., LL.M., or Ph.D. and be continuing education for a higher degree.
Current student seeking a degree with three (3) years of progressively responsible related work experience as defined below
A combination of education and experience as defined below, in a related field

Graduate with a Bachelor's Degree with Superior Academic Achievement as defined below and be continuing education for a higher degree.
Current student seeking a degree with one full year of graduate level study, or possess a master's 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)
Current student seeking a degree with completion of five (5) academic years of pre-professional study in a related field of study.
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
A combination of education and experience in a related field

Superior Academic Achievement is defined as a Bachelor's 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.

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%).
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts and School Enrollment Letter, which can be requested from your school registration office, to support your educational. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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
This is a Pathways Student Internship opportunity which offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study. This is your opportunity to begin a successful Federal civilian career with the United States Air Force. As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the US Air Force and upon completing your degree and meeting conversion eligibility requirements, be eligible for placement in a permanent position. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position. The length of Internship is normally two years or when you complete your academic program and degree requirements.

This internship is to provide a learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a field of study relating to their career path, to enhance their future goals and improve their knowledge with work experience in a working environment

The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participant's trial period.

Interns may work part-time or full-time schedules

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: U.S. citizenship is required for a noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment with the Department of the Air Force. Additionally, applicants must be a U.S. citizen for positions that require security clearances.

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.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

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

Interns may be considered for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of degree requirements, IF they:

Are a U.S. citizen
Successfully complete an academic course of study with a GPA of at least 2.95 (GPA 3.1 for certain engineer positions)
Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program
Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to
Maintain acceptable performanceIt is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee the agency will offer conversion.

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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.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) 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.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.

Category 3 , Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
Category 2 , Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
Category 1 , Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and 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.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
Transcripts - must contain the university logo (can be a copy)
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission . The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on 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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