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Job Title:PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP (OFFICE AUTOMATION CLERK)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:6Z-Hill-825062-758594-BMJ

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,177.00 to $40,527.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Thursday, January 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Edwards AFB, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

 

A BOLD SPIRIT. A PROUD HISTORY. Ad Inexplorata . It means "Toward The Unexplored." This motto defines the very spirit and history of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. It is where Capt. "Chuck" Yeager became the first human to break the sound barrier, where tomorrow's ambitious aviation breakthroughs continue to become reality and where talented civilian professionals in various walks-of-life experience truly unique careers. Please visit our website http://www.edwards.af.mil/

This is a Pathways Student Internship opportunity. The Internship 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.

*** "Due to the implementation of the Pathways programs, appointments made after 9 July 2012 will be made under the Pathways Internship Program.  More information on the Pathways Programs for students and recent graduates can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways" ***

**Area of Consideration for this Announcement **

Students considered must work and go to school within the local commuting area.

WHO MAY APPLY:   This announcement is open to an  individual enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student and is taking at least a half-time academic/vocational/ or technical course load in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2 year or 4 year college or university.  This announcement is only for students in a bachelors or lower program.  Graduate students will not be refered.

 

FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:

1. Online Application (Occupational Questionnaire)
2. Résumé
, for each block of work experience you must include month/year (starting/ending dates), salary, hours per week, job title, supervisors name/phone number (may we contact statement).
3. Transcripts (unofficial), if qualifying based on education OR if this position has an educational requirement.
4. Veterans, if you are a veteran with preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (a copy stating character of service, Service-2, Service-7, Member-4, or etc.).  If not separated you may provide a memo from your Military Personnel Office that includes your "character of service".  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a current VA letter dated 1991 or later stating your overall/combined percent of disability and a Standard Form (SF) 15 "Application for 10-pont Veterans' Preference".  For more information on veterans' preference see www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not not be paid
  • Must be age 16 or oder at time of appointment
  • Salary includes local market supplement
  • Current transcripts are required (submit with application)

DUTIES:

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As an Office Automation Clerk Student Trainee, GS-0399-04, you will use varied and advanced functions of word processing software to produce a wide range of documents and to perform miscellaneous clerical support.  You will also:

- Create, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other textual documents.
- Prepare a wide variety of recurring correspondence, internal reports, and other documents from information obtained from the staff, files, and other sources.
- Review and process incoming and outgoing correspondence, materials, publications, regulations, and directives.  
- Receives and directs telephone calls or visitors.
- Establishes, updates, and maintains office records of various types that may be needed or will assist in the efficient operation of the office.



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To qualify for a GS-04: Completion of 2 academic years (60 Semester Hours) of post high school study or an associate’s degree in a related field of study. (This required education must lead to a bachelor's degree with specialization in or directly related to the field in which the student trainee will receive training on the job)

-ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Unofficial transcripts on college letterhead are acceptable. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. 

AND PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT:   In addition to meeting experience or education requirements, applicants must possess the skill of a qualified typist, a minimum of 40 WPM proficiency.   Applicants may meet this requirement by passing the appropriate performance test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school of organization authorized to issue such certificates by the Office of Personnel Management local office or by self-certifying their proficiency in the assessment tool.   NOTE: You will be considered INELIGIBLE if you do not provide information concerning your typing speed.)

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


  

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:


KSA 1. 
Knowledge of word processing automation software functions to support office operations and produce a variety of textual documents, such as letters, reports, memos, and form letters.
KSA 2.  Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to accurately prepare and edit written correspondence and reports.
KSA 3.  Knowledge of rules, procedures, or operations applied to clerical assignment to perform the routine, procedural work of the office, such as preparing and editing documents, maintaining files/records, making and preparing travel arrangements, screening telephone calls and visitors, processing mail, planning, organizing, and carrying out assignments, and composing routine, nontechnical information for recurring reports and inquiries.
KSA 4.  Knowledge of filing systems and procedures and the subject matter content of the materials being processed.
KSA 5.  Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. The Human Resource Specialist uses your responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet regulatory eligibilities and appointment authorities listed in this vacancy announcement. 

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. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


BENEFITS:

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This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.  http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

1.  A qualified typist is required.

SECURITY:  Incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain an appropriate level clearance as a condition of employment. 

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is sedentary.  May require some walking, standing, bending, carrying and/or lifting of light items like papers or books.  No special physical demands are required to perform the work.     

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is performed in a typical office setting, requiring the use of normal safety precautions necessary for an office environment.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you are deaf or Hard of Hearing and need assistance, please contact your local Video Relay Service provider to contact Andrea Rathbun at (801) 586-1819 for assistance. 
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.   For more information on this policy please go to:
http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf
MILITARY SPOUSE Appointing Authority allows agencies to appoint a military spouse without competition for a maximum of 2 years from the date on the documents required to prove eligibility.   Additional information regarding this authority can be obtained at:   http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ). 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your resume must reflect the experience identified on the questionnaire.  The Human Resource Specialist uses your responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet regulatory appointment authority and qualifications as listed in this vacancy announcement.  

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section on first page of announcement.)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 17, 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 occupational 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 825062.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf , and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section.  The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1.  Please refer to the “Overview” Section of this announcement for other required documents.
2.  Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
www.sss.gov).

QUESTIONS:  Any questions concerning this announcement may be addressed to  Sebron Farmer  (801)586-6653  SEBRON.FARMER@HILL.AF.MIL The subject line of your email must indicate the announcement number only (i.e., 6Z-Hill-825062-758594-BMJ).  Email inquiries are to address specific questions concerning this announcement.  General inquiries unrelated to a specific announcement will not receive a response.  Responses to inquiries will generally be returned within 2 business days.

COMPLETE APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING ALL ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT,  Thursday, January 17, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sebron Farmer
Phone: (801)586-6653
Email: SEBRON.FARMER@HILL.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Edwards Hill
Air Force Personnel Center
OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276
DO NOT MAIL OR EMAIL CALL ONL, TX
11111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option.   Please ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

(1) Applicants will be notified by USAJOBS when their application has been received. This notification does not imply that you have submitted all the necessary documentation for this announcement, so read the announcement carefully. (2) After the announcement closes, your application will be evaluated. If you are deemed "eligible" or "ineligible", you will receive an appropriate "Notice of Results". (3) If you are referred to the selecting official at this time, you will also receive a "Notice of Referral". If you are deemed eligible, but are not referred to the selecting official at this time, you will receive a "Notice of Non-Referral". (4) If you are referred, but not selected, you will receive a "Disposition Letter" notifying you of the non-selection. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer of employment via email notification.


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Job Announcement Number:

6Z-Hill-825062-758594-BMJ

Control Number:

335640900