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Job Title:Student Trainee (Foreign Disclosure)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Joint Activities

Job Announcement Number:NCFR12197666802394P

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$29,615.00 to $38,497.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Sunday, December 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0199-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships NTE 1 Year

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Miami, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

         GAIN JOINT EXPERIENCE AT THE UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND

 

ABOUT THE POSITION:


Combine unparalleled professional challenge with the legendary South Florida lifestyle-join us at the United States Southern Command. We provide direct support to a four-star unified Combatant Commander, but are compact enough that our staff also works with senior leadership representatives of our inter-service, inter-agency and (public and private) international partner organizations. Our contribution to furthering our country's relationships with South and Central American nations and peoples are substantial. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join the US SOUTHCOM team. 

 

OTHER ADVANTAGES:
The City of Miami, known as the Magic City, is located in Southeast Florida. Miami-Dade County is located on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation, the city has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the world's renowned centers where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life. The City of Miami is known for its diverse culture and ethnicities and is the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County. 

For more information about US SOUTHCOM, please visit the following Site: http://www.southcom.mil/Pages/Default.aspx.

Who May Apply: 

Applications will be accepted from degree seeking students enrolled at least half-time in accredited 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. (Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.)

More information on the Pathways Programs for students and recent graduates can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways 

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clear with potential for TS/SCI.
  • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
  • Must type 40 WPM.
  • Travel Expense not authorized

DUTIES:

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This is a Pathway Intern position which is designed to facilitate transition and development in the field of Foreign Affairs. Perform various assignments learning the substantive work of the occupation. Under close supervision, you will receive on-the-job training in carefully selected assignments to provide experience in the application of concepts, principles, practices and procedures of the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Assignments and training provide the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and actual work experience in specialized functional area of the Foreign Disclosure field. Perform work in accordance with a prescribed agenda of formal/formal classroom training, on–the-job training, and self development as set forth in applicable training plans and as modified, based on unanticipated organizational needs and opportunities for involvement in specialized or unique work associated with the USSOUTHCOM mission. Assists Foreign Disclosure Officer (FDO) and specialists in planning and conducting foreign disclosure and command-wide functions, in disseminating, reviewing, concurring and nonconcurring Traditional Commander Activity (TCA) events on the USSOUTHCOM TCA Management System TIMS. Use different office automation products and established styles of presentation to prepare or create short or simple documents such as reports, staff papers, and memorandums. Assist higher graded employees in the preparation of background materials. Assist new Foreign Disclosure employees and interns with assigned tasks and performs a variety of administrative duties including scheduling, filing, answering phones, identifying and procuring office supplies, tracking purchases, creating award certificates and Foreign Disclosure policy training books, packages, and Foreign Disclosure brochures. Assist with the management of professional execution of Foreign Disclosure training workshops and Newcomer’s courses on a regular basis.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.   

The required education must lead to a bachelor's degree with specialization in or directly related to the field in which the student trainees will receive training on the job. The degree of specialization in this field must satisfy on graduation the specific educational requirements in the qualification standard for the corresponding two-grade interval positions. 

To GS-4: (a) Completion of 1 academic year of study and two periods of student trainee work experience; or (b) completion of 1½ academic years of study and one period of student trainee work experience.

EXPLANATION OF TERMS

 An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.

For purposes of this standard, a period of student trainee work experience is the equivalent of 2 months (320 hours) of full-time work experience. 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

·         Knowledge of training.

·         Ability to use commercially available standard foreign disclosure records management software packages.

·         Knowledge in Written Communication.

·         Knowledge of foreign disclosure regulations


 

 

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.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
•  Position requires incumbent to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance and may be required to obtain a Top Secret clearance with SCI access.
•  Temporary Position Not To Exceed 1 Year.
•  Must Type 40 WPM
•  Must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

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. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

 


BENEFITS:

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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 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.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

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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 http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • 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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    • Travel Expense is not authorized.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    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. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, December 16, 2012.

    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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 802394.  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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    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 accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    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. 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.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable 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:http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   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.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W096AA HQ USSOUTHCOM
    9301 NW 33rd Street
    Doral, FL
    33172
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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.

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCFR12197666802394P

    Control Number:

    333039200