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Job Title:  DON Pathways Internship Program (Machine Tool Operator Student Trainee)
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Air Systems Command
Job Announcement Number:  NE3340104-1008606NW724162-P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$13.50 to $15.73 / Per Hour
Friday, December 13, 2013 to Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Full Time - Internships
6 vacancies in the following location:
Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL View Map
Current Students residing in Duval, Clay, St. John's or St. Mary's County, Florida or a VETERAN of the Armed Forces who is currently enrolled in school.


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This position is located in the Industrial Production Department, Industrial Manufacturing Branch, FRCSE Jacksonville, Florida.  The purpose of this position is to assist higher level employees in clean-up and daily preventative maintenance on the various machines with the machine shop.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • 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.
  • This position requires passing of physical.


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·         Assist intermediate and journeyman workers in the preventative maintenance on various machines

·         Carry tools, equipment and other materials to and from the work site

·         Prepare sites or areas for work to be done

·         Obtain and prepare tools, equipment, materials and machines



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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.



·       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.


    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:

    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.


    Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.



    You will 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.


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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.


    Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.


    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


    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:


    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 Wednesday, December 18, 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 1008606.


    ** 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. **


    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. 


    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


    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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