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Job Title:  DON Pathways Internship Program (Student Trainee Exhibits Specialist)
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:  NE31099-07-976032NM681805-P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$31,315.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Monday, October 21, 2013
Full Time - Internships
1 vacancy in the following location:
Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL United StatesView Map
Current Students residing in Escambia, Santa Rosa, or Okaloosa County, Florida or a VETERAN of the Armed Forces who is currently enrolled in school


The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

The function of the National Museum of Naval Aviation is to select, collect, preserve, and display appropriate memorabilia representative of the development, growth and historic heritage of Naval Aviation.  This position is located in the Operation/Maintenance Department.  The purpose of this position is to perform work in the restoration and maintenance of aircraft, components and artifacts to be exhibited.



The ideal candidate for this position would be pursuing graduate education with a major study in illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, or other fields related to the position.


  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP).
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in school.


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·         Perform a variety of skilled-craft methods, techniques, and processed to perform actual preservation, restoration, and maintenance of aircraft and their components

·         Take steps to preserve and restore to original design features by following prescribed conservation measures with respect to historic materials

·         Answer visitor's questions, giving general information and directions and provide information concerning phases of historic restoration processes


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To be eligible for the GS-1099-05, you must meet the following level of education requirement:


You must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or completed 4 academic years of pre-professional study.


To be eligible for the GS-1099-07, you must meet the following level of education requirement: 


You must have completed 1 academic year of graduate level education, have a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement, or have completed 5 academic years of pre-professional study.


Superior Academic Achievement is based on:


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.


2)  Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

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

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.

3)  Honor Society Membership 


You are eligible if you are currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities); advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.


As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.



·       Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

·       To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:

o   Be a US Citizen

o   Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program

o   Complete their degree or certificate requirements

o   Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted

o   Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant’s Agreement, and

o   Perform their job successfully




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:

(i) A 4-year college or university;

(ii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school)


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements, if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.  For further information, please visit:

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.


A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.



You will be evaluated on your educational level based on the information provided in your resume, your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire and your supporting documentation.


NOTE: If it is determined that you do not meet program eligibility requirements, you may be removed from consideration.


The ideal candidate for this position would be pursuing graduate education with a major study in illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, or other fields related to the position.


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


May be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent competitive service position. 


Must be a United States citizen to be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.


A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.


The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit


Veteran’s Preference Information:


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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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Transcripts

- Veterans’ Preference Documents

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and print out the applicant checklist.  The applicant checklist will assist you in determining what documents you need submit. 


Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, October 21, 2013.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.


If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

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 or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: 


This Vacancy ID is 976032.


** It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


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

-Complete Resume

-Complete Occupational Questionnaire

Applicants are encouraged to also submit at the time of initial application:


-Veteran’s Preference DocumentsPlease read and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment.  Missing application information will not be requested.


Failure to submit a complete application package (Current resume, assessment questionnaire and applicable required documents) may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. 


DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: 858-577-5723
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA


When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be evaluated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire.


All qualified applicants will be referred to management for selection consideration in Veterans’ Preference order, followed by all qualified non-veteran applications.   If there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


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