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    Summary

    About the Position:

    Position(s) will be filled under the Pathways Intern Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.  Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

    This intern position is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as a Electronics Engineer-0855-GS-05. Interns will be assigned to one or more higher graded specialists who will assign tasks designed to increase familiarity with the target occupation, in a real world work environment.

    This opportunity follows a standard promotional path:

    1. Internship at the GS-04 (typically college students with Sophomore or Junior standing).
    2. After completion of Internship requirements, conversion to the entry-level for the target occupation. Entry level for Electronics Engineer positions is at the GS-05 grade level. The actual grade level at the time of conversion depends on academic achievement and other factors.
    3. The entry-level position will have a target full performance level to the GS-13. Progression from the entry-level to the full performance level for this occupation will depend on successful completion of all requirements for promotion. Promotions may be considered after a year at each grade level, but are not guaranteed to occur on a specific time schedule.

    See eligibility requirements for conversion to a permanent or term position in the "Other Information" section below.

    Who May Apply:

    Students who are eligible for participation in the Pathways Internship Program

    Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution.

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    Responsibilities

    As an intern, you will be assigned to a senior specialist or group of specialists. You will be assigned tasks designed to familiarize you with different aspects of the occupation. Tasks will vary depending on the senior specialist's current workload, but may include the following:

    • Designs integrated circuit devices, equipment, or systems using established criteria or specifications;
    • Fabricates integrated circuit wafers following established wafer handling procedures and foundry protocols;
    • Tests integrated circuits, materials, equipment, or systems for compliance with specifications or for evaluation in terms of operational use;
    • Reviews technical aspects of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, quality criteria or other requirements;
    • Performs administrative duties such as: gathers and reviews a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to prepare reports;
    • Conducts analyses of data to support conclusions or recommendations for action.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Student/Internship Program Eligibles

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited education

    Other Requirements:

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    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship at the time of your conversion to permanent employment.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Must sign an Internship Program Participant Agreement
    • Must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in school at least half-time
    • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)
    • Required to gain and maintain a Secret security clearance

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate for this internship is enrolled as a Sophomore or Junior in an Engineering program, and has declared a major in Electronics Engineering.  The ideal candidate will have excellent grades, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and participates in extra-curricular activities such as active membership in a nationally recognized professional engineer association.

     

    To qualify for a Pathways Internship at the GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study, or have an associate's degree.  Two full academic years is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university, or school to represent two years of full-time study.

    Education

    This is a student internship opportunity. Your transcripts are a required part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

     

    This internship prepares students for conversion to the Electronics Engineer occupation. This occupation has specific educational requirements for entry, and applicants for the intern program must show evidence their planned academic program will meet those requirements. Students who graduate without meeting those requirements will not be converted to the target position, and will be separated from federal service. Educational requirements for conversion to the target position are:

    Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in engineering.   

     

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

    Additional information

    Eligibility requirements for conversion to a permanent position. Interns must:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program;
    • Complete their degree or certificate requirements
    • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standard, including any applicable positive education requirement and/or selective placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the specific competitive service position to which the Intern will be converted;
    • Successfully complete all the requirements of the Internship Program as defined in the agency-participant agreement; and,
    • Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. If you apply more than once or if you update your original application, only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

    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 individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual's 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.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of two quality categories: Ideal and Eligible. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    • Ideal: This category will be used for those candidates who meet the definition of an ideal candidate as described above. Criteria include related major, grade point average, related coursework, participation in extra-curricular activities related to the target occupation, and related academic, paid, or volunteer experiences.
    • Eligible: This category will be used for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    • All applicants:  Official or unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification for high school, college (including 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 with their application. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to appointment.
    • Applicants claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP): to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies you are 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 you apply to this opportunity. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More information about Veteran's Preference is located on the Feds Hire Vets website.  Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide required documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: All documents submitted as part of the application package may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. You may protect the privacy of others by sanitizing (that is, marking through or over personally identifiable information such as a social security number) to remove such personal information before submitting the application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Department of Defense Pathways Interns receive many of the same benefits as permanent civil service employees.  The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

    • Comprehensive health and life insurance(length of employment and time in pay status conditions apply for interns)
    • Competitive salaries
    • Generous retirement programs (interns are eligible to participate in retirement programs after conversion to permanent or Term employment)
    • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
    • Flexible work environment
    • Paid employment-related training and education
    • Possible student loan repayment
    • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
    • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

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

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Your transcripts
    4. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 08, 2016.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1733629.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3 below.

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX
    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.
    3. On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of "E" ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 
    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    Agency contact information

    Central Resume Processing Center

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    DA WER USACE South Pacific Division
    US Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific
    CPA CENTER ATTN PECH-WER-H
    Sacramento, CA
    USA
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    The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) is composed of specialized microelectronics engineers and support staff working in close partnership with the major defense contractors and the semiconductor industry to rapidly develop advanced technology applications for the warfighter. DMEA's microelectronics specialists produce solutions that support critical active military operations. DMEA's research activities advance microelectronics technologies to support current and future warfighter needs. DMEA's advanced laboratory facilities and a unique flexible semiconductor foundry enable DMEA's professional team to provide trusted high mix, low volume microelectronics. DMEA's small size, responsiveness to customers' needs, and interaction with both the semiconductor and defense industries, make it an exciting and professionally challenging career choice.

     

    The Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Defense Microelectronics Activity.

    Next steps

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the program  requirements. Your resume, transcripts, and other supporting documents will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the online questionnaire.  Eligible applicants will be placed into the ideal, strong, and eligible categories.

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

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443517000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.