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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Pathways Recent Graduate Technical Information Specialist

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Technical Information Center

Job Announcement Number:DTIC-843783-13PB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Tuesday, March 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1412-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Individuals who have graduated recently from a qualifying educational institution or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within 2 years of completing their academic requirements for degree or certificate completion, except for Veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to 6 years after completing their academic requirements for degree or certificate completion. Students may apply if they are within 9 months of graduating.

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Are you looking for an inclusive and employee-friendly work environment and a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience?  At DTIC you'll find all this in a progressive organization dedicated to continuous improvement.  DTIC is looking for talented people seeking to apply their creative ideas and enthusiasm while providing a unique service to their country.  Join the elite cadre of professionals who have made DTIC their employer of choice.

 

The Pathways Internship Program provides students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies, gain valuable on-the-job training/experience, and to explore Federal careers while still in school.  Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification required.
  • Must complete a Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.

DUTIES:

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·         Serves as an Information Specialist in the Network Services Division within the DTIC Directorate of User Services.

·         Reviews and analyzes technical reports, theses, journal articles, and conference papers in various formats covering a diverse range of disciplines or areas of Department of Defense research in response to customer inquiries.

·         Determines appropriate databases and/or collaborative tools from which to draw reference materials.

·         Creates content for DTIC's collaborative products.

·         Uses metadata to identify appropriate resources.

·         Ensures that proper security classification, distribution limitations, or government data rights of items are maintained.

·         Provides assistance and training to customers on the operation of DTIC databases and collaborative tools.

·         Provides information products in response to customer inquiries and as part of a proactive knowledge services program.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENT: A full 4 year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree with major study in the subject matter field of the position to be filled. Major field of study may include librarian, archival, Physical or Social Sciences disciplines, or other subject-matter related field. 

OR

Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend non technical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.

OR

A combination of education and experience as described above.

 

 

Specialized Experience:
 

For the GS-07 grade level: you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-05 if outside the Federal service, is required.

 

Specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level is defined as experience searching databases and/or using search engines.

 

For the GS-09 grade level: you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-07 if outside the Federal service, is required.

 

Specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level is defined as experience searching databases in a broad range of  disciplines and experience in using collaborative tools.

 

Education Requirement:

 

Recent Graduate Interns qualify based on their educational achievements.   

For the GS-07 grade level: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a Bachelor's degree.

 

For the GS-09 grade level: Completion of all requirements for a Master's degree or equivalent degree.

 

STUDENTS MAY APPLY IF THEY ARE WITHIN 9 MONTHS OF GRADUATING FROM THE DATE OF APPLICATION.

 

Competencies:

 

·         Ability to use information systems to research and evaluate complex information.

·         Skill in Customer Service.

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·         Ability to analyze a problem.

 


Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-07 grade level: Bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements).  Superior Academic Achievement: S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

 

1. Class standing-Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.<p>

2.Grade-point average (G.P.A)-Applicants must have a grade-point average of:<p>

a. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0(‘B” or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or<p>

b. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B+” or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.<p>

3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society—Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed at  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.htm

 

Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-09 grade level: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or Master’s or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B. or J.D., may be substituted to meet the experience requirement.

 

If using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Failure to provide this documentation, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration.

 

You will be required to submit a copy of your official college transcript if you are selected.

 

Qualifying Education Institution: Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html):

Background or Security Investigation:

The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment.  Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the qualifications for this job. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be interviewed prior to selection. You will be notified of the outcome.

 

1. Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to required assessments.

 

2. Highly Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to required assessments.

 

3. Best Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc. 

 

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible's within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.


BENEFITS:

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These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:

·       The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.  

·       The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.

·       Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.

 

To find out more, go to: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

   ·     U.S. Citizen or U.S. National with the ability to furnish proof of citizenship upon agency request.

·     TDY Travel: OCCASIONAL

·     A one year probationary or trial period may be required.

·     Management has the prerogative to select at either grade level.

·     Applicants selected from this job opportunity announcement may be non-competitively converted to a competitive service appointment after completing all requirements of the Pathways Program.

·     This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.

·     Selectee of this recruitment will be required to sign a Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.

·     Selectee of this recruitment will be required to provide unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification. (You will be required to submit a copy of your official college transcript if you are selected.)

·     We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.

·     Moving costs will NOT be paid.

·     Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are NOT authorized.

·     For more information on veterans' preference click     here   

·     Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click        here).  

·    The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. To view this policy please click      here. 

·        This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.·          For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click     here.

·     You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Resume

NOTE: Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:

Job title; duties (be as detailed as possible); month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); and full- time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other required supporting documents: (SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS)

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

Note: 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.

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 843783. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
3. 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.

4. 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

1. Transcripts - To be eligible for the Recent Graduates Program, you will need to submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating. You will be required to submit a copy of your official college transcript if you are selected.

2. Veterans Preference Documentation (If applicable):

·       For Five Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military.

·       For Ten Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4) and Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with documentary proof as required on the SF-15.  Click here for a copy of the SF-15.  Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.

Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on  TAG:Closing Date.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING AND/OR A LOSS OF CONSIDERATION.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Patricia A. Briggs
Phone: (317)212-7623
Email: PATRICIA.BRIGGS@DFAS.MIL
Agency Information:
DFAS Defense Technical Information Ctr DFAS DTIC
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Indianapolis, IN
46249
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email.  You will subsequently receive an email notice of your rating and whether you were referred to the hiring manager as best qualified. You may be contacted for an interview. You will be notified when the selection process is complete.

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Job Announcement Number:

DTIC-843783-13PB

Control Number:

337908300