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Job Title:  Student Trainee (Administration and Office Support)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Logistics Agency
Job Announcement Number:  DLAPATH-13-794148-STUDENT

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$21,840.00 to $35,657.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012
Multiple Schedules - Internships
Many vacancies in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA United StatesView Map
Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited school AND taking at least a half-time academic course load.


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

Would you like to be part of a team that provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands, and that is a vital contributor to humanitarian relief efforts? The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has positions in exciting locations throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. We offer attractive work environments and alternative work schedules, as well as robust benefits packages that include health and life insurance, and a secure retirement plan. DLA is currently seeking bright and highly-motivated students for the Defense Logistics Agency Pathways Internship Program. The program will offer you the opportunity to pursue valuable experience in career fields such as Contracting, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources while pursuing your education. This paid program includes, informal training, valuable work experience, and challenging work assignments. Individuals who complete the program may transition into Federal positions. If you are searching for an exciting career, want more than just a job, and have a desire to perform civilian public service, we may have a career for you!


  1. DLA Energy, Fort Belvoir, Virginia - Management Analyst, GS-3 or GS-4 Target 12, 3 positions.  2 positions to be filled as Full-Time Permanent or Part-Time Permanent.  1 Part-Time Permanent Position.


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student.
  • Must be taking at least half-time course load, as defined by your school.
  • Remain in good academic standing in accordance with Participant Agreement
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.


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As a Student Trainee, you will actively participate in on-the-job training and progressively challenging assignments that relate to your academic program, career goals, and the needs of the agency. 


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To qualify you must meet the eligibility and education/experience requirements. Your qualifications will be evaluated based upon your total amount of COMPLETED education and experience. 


Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited 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. Students must be taking at least half-time course load, as defined by your school and remain in good academic standing in accordance with the Pathways Participant Agreement.


Qualifying degree or certificate may be in Marketing, Business, Economics, Human Resources.


Students must be a citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.


  • GS-3 Level Qualifications: Successful completion of one academic year of post-high school education. (One academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.)
  • GS-4 Level Qualifications: Successful completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree. (Two academic years of undergraduate education is defined as 60 semester hours, 90 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.)

**Your transcripts must indicate a passing grade to be creditable towards the required hours.


Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Rarely
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Rarely
Security Requirements:  Non-Sensitive
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Preemployment Physical: Not Required
Emergency Essential: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated and reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements outlined above.


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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary Information: The hourly rate range for the positions/grades to be filled are as follows: GS-3: $10.46-$13.60, GS-4: $11.75-$15.27.  (Hourly rates are base pay only and do NOT include locality pay.  Actual rate will depend on the geographical location of the position.)  ** Please note: Most student positions will be filled at the entry level which is represented by the lower end of the rate ranges.


Placement into the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program: Students successfully completing their education and work experience requirements under the DLA Pathways Internship Program will be placed at the GS-7 level in the DLA Corporate Program providing their position is in one of the covered career fields and they meet qualifications. To qualify for the DLA PaCE Program, the student must possess a Bachelor's degree AND meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement; OR possess 1 full year of graduate level education; OR possess 1 year of specialized experience in the career field at the GS-5 grade level.

Please review the applicable corporate career fields at:

Please review the General information and Definitions at:



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

- Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume"   
- Assessment Questionnaire  – (Required)
- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 14, 2012. You will not be able to change anything within your application package (including questionnaire and supporting documentation) after the closing date.

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

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, do not fax the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait at least one hour. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  794148 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  If you are unable to apply online, please follow the directions located at:  (If faxing your application package you MUST indicate the location, specialty, and grade you wish to be considered for.)



  • RESUME: Please ensure to include your anticipated graduation date. You will be required to complete at least 640 hours of career-related work before you complete your degree requirements.
  • TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR PROOF OF ENROLLMENT: Unofficial transcripts are required to verify current degree program, succesfully completed course work, and cumulative GPA. Your transcripts MUST identify your major, earned credit hours, and cumulative GPA. If you are changing schools and only have an acceptance letter from the new school, you will be required to provide transcripts from your previous school along with the acceptance letter from the school you will be attending. If your transcripts do not state your major and degree program, you must submit a letter on school letterhead identifying your major and degree program. If selected, official transcripts will be required.
  • CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE: You must submit your current class schedule to verify you are taking at least half-time course load. If current term has been completed, you must provide your class schedule for the next enrolled term.
  • OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE: This is to be completed online. Make sure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the questionnaire.

NOTE: If you fail to provide the above listed documents, your application package will be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible.

VETERANS: If you are eligible for veterans preference you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans must submit a DD-214 (Member Copy 4). If claiming 10-point preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. **The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies 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 the certification is signed.


Mychal A. Donaldson II
Phone: (614)692-2643
TDD: 800-654-5984
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
3990 E Broad Street
Bldg 11 Section 3
Columbus, OH


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  Applicants that are found qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI)
Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

Due to the high volume of applicants, it may take a week to receive notification of referral. 

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