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Job Title:Student Trainee (Laborer)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Job Announcement Number:SWEX12350102800198

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

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$14.30 to $18.53 / Per Hour


Friday, December 21, 2012 to Thursday, January 03, 2013




Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE September 30


Few vacancies in the following location:
Fort Leavenworth, KS United StatesView Map


Student/Internship Program Eligibles


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: You will serve as Student Trainee (Laborer) under the Pathways Internship Program for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As Student Trainee (Laborer), you will be responsible for performing manual labor tasks in accomplishing a variety of maintenance work.

Positions may be filled at the WG-02 or WG-03. These positions do not offer promotion potential.


Pathways Internship Program: The Pathways Internship Program is for current students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. It replaces the existing Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The internship program provides students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.


  • Moving expenses are not authorized, based on a determination that a move is not in the Government's interest.
  • This position is temporary and will not exceed 30 September 2012. Extension while still in school may be possible.
  • Veterans Preference applies to selection for positions in the Pathways Program.
  • Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.


About the Surrounding Area:

Fort Leavenworth, also known as "The Best Home town in the Army," is located in the heartland of America.  The historic character of the post is enhanced by its campus setting, open green space, and hometown atmosphere.  Neighboring Kansas City offers the attractions of a major metropolitan area.  For more information, please visit or



Who May Apply:

  • Pathways Internship Program Eligible - Applicants that are a current student in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate on a full or half time basis.


  • See "Other Requirements"


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You will serve as a Student Trainee (Laborer) in the Pathways Internship Program performing the following duties:

  • Using a variety of command hand tools in performing simple maintenance or repair jobs
  • Performing routine maintenance work
  • Moving heavy pieces of machinery and equipment
  • Performing typical janitorial tasks
  • Cleaning snow and ice from building entrances


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To be eligible for the Pathways Internship Program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:


  •  Be enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying education institution on a full or half time basis. Enrollment must be 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.
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).


NOTE: You MUST attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.


Your resume should reflect training and/or experience that reflects the following:


Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Student Trainee (Laborer) without more than normal supervision. Resume will further be evaluated against the following elements:

  • Skill in Work Practices (including keeping work area and equipment neat, clean and in order)
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment to Operate
  • Competency in Dexterity and Safety.


Physical effort: Work requires continuous standing, walking, stooping, bending, etc. Lifts, carries, loads, unloads and moves materials, supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.


Working Conditions: Work is performed either outside in all kinds of weather or inside in office buildings and warehouses. Work is by nature dity, dusty, and may require working around or with noisy equipment. Incumbent is exposed to moving objets and sharp edges with possibility of cuts and bruises and subject to noise and vibration from equipment.

Only degrees from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet the education requirement. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Education websites at - and


Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be substituted for this position. Please include this information in your application package.


Other Requirements:

  • Click here for more information for expanded definitions on "Who May Apply" definitions.
  • 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.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You MUST submit the proper military documentation (DD214, SF-15 & VA letter) if you are applying as a veteran or claiming veteran's preference. 

Conditions of Employment:

  1. Must be able to provide transcripts to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center on a yearly basis
  2. Maintain at least half-time enrollment in an accredited educational institution
  3. Maintain a GPA of 2.0
  4. Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable background check and, if required by organizational assignment, a security clearance



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.


Basis for Rating:  Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at



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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • 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.


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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at
    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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    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.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 03, 2013.

    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 ID800198.  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, from View Occupational Questionnaire: 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, 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 11:59 p.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 accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • 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.
    • You must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.


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


    PLEASE NOTE:  Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, 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.   These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.   Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    Pathways Program
    Internship Program
    Fort Leavenworth, KS


    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 occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive 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.  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:

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