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Job Title:DON PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - STUDENT TRAINEE (CHEMICAL ENGINEER)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Sea Systems Command

Job Announcement Number:NW30899-01-1009357L7715678P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$20,324.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Friday, December 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ND-0899-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Crane, IN View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Individuals currently accepted for enrollment OR currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis AND currently residing in OR currently attending school in one of the States listed below. Applicable locality schedules apply, depending on the location.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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!

 

NAVSEA's Warfare Center Enterprise is comprised of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). With eight Surface Warfare and two Undersea Warfare sites across the United States, the Warfare Centers supply the technical operations, people, technology, engineering services and products needed to equip and support the fleet and meet the warfighters' needs. The Warfare Centers are the Navy's principal research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) assessment activity for surface ship and submarine systems and subsystems. In addition, the Warfare Centers provide depot maintenance and in-service engineering support to ensure the systems fielded today perform consistently and reliably in the future.

 

This is a student internship appointment located at Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division.  Upon completion of requirements for graduation and successful completion of the internship, the appointee may become eligible for non-competitive conversion, at the agency’s discretion, to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.

 

This announcement is restricted to individuals currently accepted for enrollment OR currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis AND currently residing in OR currently attending school in one of the following States:

 

·          Indiana

·          Illinois

·          Kentucky

·          Ohio

·          Michigan

·          Tennessee

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in school.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.

DUTIES:

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The Pathways Intern Program is a work experience that provides an opportunity for college students to pursue work that is relevant and beneficial to their academic studies. Trainees will adopt theory and practices of Chemical Engineering to the assignments and justify approaches taken, methodology, and conclusions to other members of the team or the supervisor. Assignments are part of a project and may involve developing information from a variety of sources. 

 

The program is an excellent opportunity for students to get an interesting, real-world experience in the field of engineering while contributing to the defense of our nation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ELIGIBILITY:

You are eligible if you are currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited high school, 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.

 

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To qualify for this position you must have:

Currently enrolled in a high school diploma or post-high school educational program

This position has Selective Placement Factors (screen-outs) which will be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing these Selective Placement Factors will be found ineligible for this position. The Selective Placement Factors are: 

United States citizenship.

 

AND

 

18 years of age or older.

 

AND

 

Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.

 

AND   

           

          Currently residing in OR currently attending school in one of the following States:  Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, or Tennessee.

 

 

This position has a Quality Ranking Factor that will be used to differentiate best qualified candidates. The Quality Ranking Factor is: A cumulative college grade point average of 2.55 or better prior to entrance on duty.

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION:

·       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

·       Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.

·       In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.

Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.


    QUALIFYING EDUCATION:

    1) A high school whose curriculum has been  approved by a State or local governing body, or a home-school curriculum that has been approved by such a body or a State; and

    2) 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 technical or vocational school;

    (ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university;

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

    (iv) A home-school curriculum

     

    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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    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.

     

    Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. 

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be rated on the extent and quality of your education and training relevant to the duties of the position based on the information provided in your resume, responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and your supporting documentation, to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies: 

    1.  Academics

    2.  Conscientiousness:  Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards performing work; demonstrates responsible behavior.

    3.  Integrity/Honesty:  Displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; chooses an ethical course of action; is trustworthy.

    4.  Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.

    5.  Flexibility:  Adapts quickly to changes.

     

    NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application package, or that your resume or application package is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.


    BENEFITS:

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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.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

     

    Under the Pathways Internship program this position has promotion potential to the ND-02 pay band. You may be noncompetitively promoted after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

     

    Upon completion of the Pathways Internship you may be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent competitive service position with promotion potential up to the ND-04 pay band.

    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.

     

    Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

     

    Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

     

    Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

     

    Applicants claiming veteran’s preference must submit a copy of their DD214, Report of Separation for Active Duty.

     

    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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

     

    Federal Annuitant Information:

    The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

     

    Veteran’s Preference Information:

    http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



    HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Friday, December 20, 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:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login 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:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

     

    This Vacancy ID is 1009357.

     

    ** 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. **



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The documents you are required to submit vary for each individual.  We recommend that you print a copy of this application checklist for reference while completing your application package.  The link to the applicant checklist below will assist you in determining which documents you need to submit for this vacancy: 

    Application Checklist-External

     

    Please read and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or 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, as noted in applicant checklist) may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. 

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    DON Employment Info Center EIC
    Phone: (800)378-4559
    TDD: 858-577-5723
    Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
    Agency Information:
    00164 NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CRANE
    300 Highway 361
    Crane, IN
    47522-5001

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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 rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

     

    Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.   Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best 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.

     

     

    Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx

     

    NOTE: Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NW30899-01-1009357L7715678P

    Control Number:

    356937500