Student Trainee Clerk Office Automation Clerk Computer Clerk Computer Assistant Job

Vacancy No. AFPC-SUM2020GS039900 Department U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Salary $19,543.00 to $39,149.00 Grade 1 to 5
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/17/2020 Close Date 5/15/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 02/17/2020 to 05/15/2020

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 1 - 5

  • Salary

    $19,543 to $39,149 per year

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - 89 Days

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules


Many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
  • Travis AFB, CA
  • Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Air Force Academy, CO
  • Schriever AFB, CO
  • McConnell AFB, KS
  • Barksdale AFB, LA
  • Hanscom AFB, MA
  • Whiteman AFB, MO
  • Keesler AFB, MS
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • McGuire AFB, NJ
  • Vance AFB, OK
  • Charleston AFB, SC
  • Ellsworth AFB, SD
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Goodfellow AFB, TX
  • Lackland AFB, TX
  • Laughlin AFB, TX
  • Randolph AFB, TX
  • Langley AFB, VA
  • Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties
    Duties Summary


    ***Please go to the How To Apply section of this announcement to view instructions on how to submit your interest email to the Base Point of Contact***

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    • Picks up, receives, opens, sorts, and distributes mail to appropriate individuals following specific instructions.
    • Answers the telephone and refers callers/visitors to appropriate personnel based on specific name or functional area request.
    • Sorts, codes, and files documents in an established alphabetical or simple subject-matter filing system.
    • Reproduces and assembles copies of a variety of correspondence as instructed.
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment
    • Must be at least 16 years of age for positions with the U.S.
    • Must sign a Participant Agreement
    • U.S. citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island)
    • Must be eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws
    • Males 18 years or older must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
    • You must be a student currently enrolled in an educational institution (High School/Equivalent or College)
    • College Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the education institution (typically six hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate)
    • Meet the qualification standards of the position
    • Salary range encompass base salary and does not include locality AND Salary is based on a 40 hr work week

    Qualifications: You Must Be Enrolled In An Educational Institution For All Grades At The Time Of Application Submission

    GS-01: You must be enrolled in an educational institution.

    GS-02: Experience: Three months of general experience for GS-0399-02 level positions. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
    -OR- Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

    GS-03: Experiences: Six months of general experience for GS-0399-03 level positions. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
    -OR- Education: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study.
    -OR- COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You must submit a copy of transcripts.

    GS-04: Education: One year of general experience for GS-0399-03 level positions. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
    -OR- Education: Completion of 2 academic year of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
    -OR- COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You must submit a copy of transcripts.

    GS-05: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-04) or equivalent. Specialized experience must have the skill of using word processing software to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve, and print forms, memos, and letters; uses existing database or spreadsheet software to create, enter, revise, sort or calculate, and retrieve data for reports; and uses graphics software to provide graphs and charts for reports and presentations; preparing a wide variety of recurring correspondence, internal reports, and other documents from information obtained from the staff and files; and processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, materials, publications, regulations, and directives .
    -OR- Education: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or completion of 4 academic years of pre-professional study.
    -OR- COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You must submit a copy of transcripts.


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office operations and produce a variety of documents, such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs.
    2. Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to accurately prepare and edit written correspondence and reports.
    3. Knowledge of rules, procedures, or operations applied to clerical assignment to perform the routine, procedural work of the office, such as preparing and editing documents, maintaining files/records, making and preparing travel arrangements, screening telephone calls and visitors, processing mail, planning, organizing, and carrying out assignments and composing routine, nontechnical information for recurring reports and inquiries.
    4. Knowledge of filing systems and procedures and the subject matter content of the materials being processed.
    5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using tact and courtesy.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    This position has an education requirement. You MUST provide transcripts or Official Letter of Enrollment to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    May work part-time or full-time schedules

    Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act

    NOTE: U.S. citizenship is required for a noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment with the Department of the Air Force.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application package (resume AND supporting documents) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

    1. Application Package
    2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
    3. Transcripts - can be a copy
    4. Proof of enrollment/class registration
    5. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
    6. Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/15/2020

    For more information on how to apply for Summer Hire Position please contact the Point of Contacts below.

    Elmendorf AFB: Richard Bottass ,
    Laughlin AFB: Kelvia Losoya,
    McConnell: Tempest Copeland,
    US Air Force Academy: Tim Countryman,
    Keesler AFB: Darryl Bourne,
    Langley AFB: Rhonda Fulgham,
    McGuire AFB (JB-MDL): Meghan Cushman,
    Davis-Monthan AFB: Gokcan Hart,
    Ellsworth AFB: Kevin Upham,
    Maxwell AFB: Diana Lewis,
    Schriever AFB: Joseph Allen,
    Travis AFB: Josie Tolentino,
    Whiteman AFB, Kimberly Zuniga,
    Barksdale AFB: Shanecer Johnson,
    Goodfellow AFB: Cherokee Chambers,
    Pentagon HAF: Peter Waltz,
    Hickam AFB: Leslie Bryant,
    JB-Charleston: Steven Hanson,
    JBSA - Fort Sam: Ms. Elva Chavez,
    JBSA - Randolph: Sylvia Tompkins-Parker,
    ?JBSA- Lackland: Velia V. Gonzalez,
    Hanscom AFB: Marie Danielson,
    Offutt AFB: Jale Bryant,
    Vance AFB: Katrina Nirider,
    Vandenberg AFB: Allyson Hermosillo,

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."

    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.

    Agency contact information Total Force Service Center Total Force Service Center

    AF Summer Hire Program
    550 C Street W
    JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
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    You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered.

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    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

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