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Job Title:  Student Trainee (Finance)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Logistics Agency
Job Announcement Number:  DLAPATH-14-994909-STUDENT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$25,387.00 to $39,590.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 18, 2013 to Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Multiple Schedules - Internships
Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
New Cumberland, PA View Map
Fort Belvoir, VA View Map
Students who have been accepted or are currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

Would you like to be part of a team that provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands, and that is a vital contributor to humanitarian relief efforts? The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has positions in exciting locations throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. We offer attractive work environments and alternative work schedules, as well as robust benefits packages that include health and life insurance, and a secure retirement plan. DLA is currently seeking bright and highly-motivated students for the Defense Logistics Agency Pathways Internship Program. The program will offer you the opportunity to pursue valuable experience in career fields such as Contracting, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources while pursuing your education. This paid program includes, informal training, valuable work experience, and challenging work assignments. Individuals who complete the program may transition into Federal positions. If you are searching for an exciting career, want more than just a job, and have a desire to perform civilian public service, we may have a career for you!


  1. DLA Finance, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH - Student Trainee (Finance), GS-3/GS-4 target GS-11, 1 Full-Time/Part-Time Permanent position.  Mobility agreement required upon conversion to competitive service.
  2. DLA Finance, New Cumberland, PA - Student Trainee (Finance) GS-3/GS-4 target GS-11, 3 Full-Time/Part-Time Permanent positions.  Mobility agreement required upon conversion to competitive service.
  3. DLA Finance, Fort Belvoir, VA - Student Trainee (Finance) GS-3/GS-4 target GS-12, 2 Full-Time/Part-Time Permanent positions.  Mobility agreement required upon conversion to competitive service.


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student.
  • Must be taking at least half-time course load, as defined by your school.
  • Remain in good academic standing in accordance with Participant Agreement
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.


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As a Student Trainee, you will actively participate in on-the-job training and progressively challenging assignments that relate to your academic program, career goals, and the needs of the agency. 


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To qualify you must meet the eligibility and education requirements. Your qualifications are evaluated based upon your total amount of COMPLETED education.


Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment 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. Students must be taking at least half-time course load, as defined by your school and remain in good academic standing in accordance with the Pathways Participant Agreement.

Students must be a citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.

In accordance with the Pathways Participant Agreement, applicants applying for the Student Trainee (Finance), will typically be pursuing a degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or public administration.


  • GS-3 Level Qualifications: Successful completion of one academic year of post-high school education. (One academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.) 
  • GS-4 Level Qualifications: Successful completion of two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree. (Two academic years of undergraduate education is defined as 60 semester hours, 90 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.)


**Your transcripts must indicate a passing grade to be creditable towards the required hours.



Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full-Time or Part-Time, Permanent
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Rarely
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Rarely
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive (NCS) without Access
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Preemployment Physical: Not Required
Emergency Essential: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated and reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements outlined above.


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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary Information: The hourly rate range for the positions/grades to be filled are as follows: GS-3: $10.46-$13.60, GS-4: $11.75-$15.27 (Hourly rates are base pay only and do NOT include locality pay.  Actual rate will depend on the geographical location of the position.)  ** Please note: Most student positions will be filled at the entry level which is represented by the lower end of the rate ranges.


PLACEMENT INTO THE DLA PATHWAYS TO CAREER EXCELLENCE (PaCE) PROGRAM:  Students successfully completing their education and work experience requirements under the DLA Pathways Internship Program will be placed at the GS-7 level in the DLA PaCE Program provided their position is in one of the covered career fields and they meet qualifications. To qualify for the DLA PaCE Program, the student must possess a Bachelor's degree AND meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement; OR possess 1 full year of graduate level education; OR possess 1 year of specialized experience in the career field at the GS-5 grade level.

MOBILITY AGREEMENT:  If non-competitively converted to a permanent position in the competitive service, the permanent position for which the Intern may be considered upon graduation may be in a different element of the organization or at a geographical location other than the one where he or she was employed as an Intern. Depending on the duty location, you may be required to sign a mobility agreement if converted.

Please review the applicable corporate career fields at:

Please review the General information and Definitions at:


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
    - Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume" 
    - Completed Questionnaire  – (Required)
    - Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

    To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into 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 review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

    1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
    2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
    3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
    4. Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
    5. For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.


      If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  994909 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  (If faxing your application package you MUST indicate the location, specialty, and grade you wish to be considered for.) 

      Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:



    • RESUME: Please ensure to include your anticipated graduation date. You are required to complete at least 640 hours of career-related work before you complete your degree requirements.
    • TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR PROOF OF ENROLLMENT: Unofficial transcripts are required to verify current degree program, successfully completed course work, and cumulative GPA. Your transcripts MUST identify your major, earned credit hours, and cumulative GPA. If you are changing schools and only have an acceptance letter from the new school, you are required to provide transcripts from your previous school along with the acceptance letter from the school you will attend. If your transcripts do not state your major and degree program, you must submit a letter on school letterhead identifying your major and degree program. If selected, official transcripts will be required.
    • CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE: You must submit your current class schedule to verify you are taking at least half-time course load. If current term has been completed, you must provide your class schedule for the next enrolled term.
    • OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE: This is to be completed online. Make sure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the questionnaire.

    NOTE: If you fail to provide the above listed documents, your application package will be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible.

    VETERANS: If you are eligible for veterans preference you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans must submit a DD-214 (Member Copy 4). If claiming 10-point preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. **The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.


    Mychal Donaldson
    Phone: (614)692-0300
    TDD: 800-654-5984
    Agency Information:
    DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
    3990 E Broad Street
    Bldg 11 Section 3
    Columbus, OH


    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional supplemental documents.  Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called  Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI).

    Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.  Due to the high volume of applicants, it may take a week to receive notification of referral. 

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