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    "These positions are being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions are filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay may vary by geographic location." 

    The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) of 1990, P.L. 101-510, Title XII, imposed qualification requirements for certain acquisition positions.  DAWIA was enacted to improve the effectiveness of the acquisition workforce by establishing minimum qualification standards for each acquisition career field or functional stall.  DoD implemented DAWIA by establishing a certification process.  Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) is Air Force implementation of DAWIA.  Each Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) career field requires specific education, training, and experience as well as defines the certification process for each career field.  Candidates must be able to meet mandatory education, training, and experience requirements of the level of the position to which they are appointed within two years of their reassignment. These requirements are in addition to the qualification requirements established by the Office of Personnel Management.  Certification levels are determined by the level or responsibility of the job, and whether job requires basic, intermediate, or advanced experience and training.

    The PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a  3 year formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.

    NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority. Please do not contact this office for status. If you are selected for this position, you will be contacted.

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    Responsibilities

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS perform advanced intern information technology functions involving the development, implementation, and maintenance of Air-Force wide IT hardware and software requirements. This involves reviewing requirements, planning objectives, managing the acquisition, and coordinating implementation actions to manage IT hardware, software, and operating systems.

    Performs a variety of specific duties designed to develop knowledge and skill in applying IT specialist principles, methods and techniques. Performs routine tasking, or assists others with more complex assignments.  Carries out specific, routine tasks to assist in collecting, compiling, and analyzing a variety of program data used to identify requirements for software and hardware. Assists higher graded specialists in developing portions of IT systems support projects or studies, and in evaluating specific portions of plans or operations to identify needed changes or adjustment. Exchanges routine factual information with senior specialists and interested parties 

    Performs a variety of specific duties designed to develop knowledge and skill in applying program management responsibilities in support of systems acquisition. Performs specific, routine tasks to assist in collecting, compiling, and analyzing a variety of program data for the systems acquisition process. Assists in development of programming and planning projects; or studies, and in evaluating specific portions of program plans or operations.

    Participates in the development of management information. System's (MIS) in support of customer needs. Utilizes technology and management principles to assist in the development or modification of IT methods and capabilities to subject matter requirements and end user abilities. Assists in the development of MIS capabilities which enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes performed by others. Participates in the design and development of IT applications as needed in support of MIS projects. Conducts end user demonstration and orientation upon implementation and as needed to ensure.

    Carries out special projects designed to facilitate the full use of the intern's training and development. Such assignments include the development of written summaries and reports to be used by higher level IT specialists, contractors and/or customers serving as a team member on conventional, standard studies; etc. Uses a wide range of IT systems manuals, standard publications and technical material to obtain information analyze data and prepare reports. Presents briefings or presentations on findings, which may require gaining senior specialists' acceptance of proposed solutions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to Keesler AFB, MS and San Antonio TX for training (approx. 30-120 days) will be required during the three year program

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

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    EHA/ACQ

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