As a trainee he/she performs a mixture of routine and somewhat complex tasks under the general direction of a manger, project/program manager, team leader, or other more experienced employee. Assists manager and other employees in day-to-day operations.
As a student trainee, the incumbent of this position is responsible for assisting in the test and evaluation of, or analysis into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems in the National Airspace System (NAS). Assists in application of the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization to identify problems relating to NAS systems; develops software systems using a knowledge of techniques, procedures, and processes such as operating system theory, data structures, computer systems, system architecture, software engineering, and computer communications.
Applies basic knowledge and limited experience in performing tasks. Regularly coordinates with a manager and/or other more experienced employee to plan time, prioritize assignments, and use assigned resources to accomplish tasks.
Contacts are primarily internal to one organizational unit, with a manager, project/program manager., team leader, or more experienced employee to share basic information and to receive guidance. In some areas, may have limited contacts with external customers.
Established policies/procedures provide detailed guidance for almost all assignments, with little or no room for discretion. Receives detailed instructions from a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee. Regularly refers problems and work issues to a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee for guidance.
Work is reviewed regularly during assignments and at completion to ensure timeliness and all aspects of quality.
Work activities typically support the work of other employees and contribute to the activities of the organizational unit.
Other features of the Pathways Internship Program
APPOINTMENT - If selected, your appointment may not exceed a total of 120 days after graduation.
AGREEMENT: All participants must sign a written Pathways Internship Agreement with the FAA that clearly identifies expectations of the appointment such as duties, length of appointment, work schedule, training, mentorship, etc.
CONVERSION: Although it is not guaranteed, an intern may be converted from the Internship program to a permanent excepted service position without further competition after successful completion of the educational program (awarding of degree), completion of a minimum of 640 hours of career- related work, required training, mentorship, and other requirements in accordance with the intern's participant agreement.
TERMINATION: Participation in this program may be terminated at any time.
TRANSCRIPTS: MUST BE SUBMITTED. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE GIVEN FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
HOUSING: HOUSING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT.
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide
, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.Amendment Date:
This announcement has been extended.
Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system.
AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position.
If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
(In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.)
Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.
Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it.
If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.