The position supports the mission and objectives of Mission Support Services AJV-0000.
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The student in this position will be a part of Mission Support Services, working with professionals from various disciplines such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, etc. Mission Support Services is responsible for assisting in the research and development of software useful for establishing and maintaining the efficient, productive, and cost-effective operation of the National Airspace System (NAS). The goal is for the student trainee to become familiar with programs, projects and functions of the organization.
As a trainee, he/she performs a mixture of routine and somewhat complex engineering tasks under the general direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or other more experienced employee. Assists manager and other employees in day-to-day operations, which includes assisting and supporting the following: developing test outlines, approaches and procedures used for documenting test cases and collecting data; developing and modifying code; providing comments for engineering designs and reviews; providing technical support activities for site support, coding, configuring and implementing server web-based software and tools to automate and provide metrics data; investigating and implementing solutions to system, network and process issues; answering help desk calls; identifying, assessing and communicating software changes; developing and executing system outreach activities; migrating users from one system to another; leveraging academic models and creative prospective to suggest ideas and approaches for manager's consideration and communicating information through technical reports, notes, telecons, and briefings.
Trainees are fully immersed in teams working on mission-critical projects while also engaging in meaningful learning and development opportunities. The position offers applied experience, exposure to leaders within mission support, as well as exposure to networking opportunities and professional skills development. Receives detailed instructions from a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced employee.
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. Regularly refers problems and work issues to a manager, program/project manager, team leader or more experienced employee. 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 Student Trainee:
APPOINTMENT - If selected, your appointment may not exceed a total of 120 days after graduation.
AGREEMENT: All participants must sign a written Gateways Internship Agreement with the FAA that clearly identifies expectations of the appointment such as duties, length of appointment, work schedule, training,
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, mentorship, etc.
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.ONSIDERATION.
Not required - The job does not require any travel.
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