Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
02/22/2021 to 05/14/2021
Pay scale & grade
GS 1 - 5
$22,886 to $40,271 per year
Temporary - 89 Days
Many vacancies in the following locations:
Eielson AFB, AK
Elmendorf AFB, AK
Maxwell AFB, AL
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Air Force Academy, CO
Peterson AFB, CO
Schriever AFB, CO
MacDill AFB, FL
McConnell AFB, KS
Barksdale AFB, LA
Hanscom AFB, MA
Whiteman AFB, MO
Pope AFB, NC
McGuire AFB, NJ
Vance AFB, OK
Ellsworth AFB, SD
Canyon Lake, TX
Fort Sam Houston, TX
Goodfellow AFB, TX
Lackland AFB, TX
Laughlin AFB, TX
Randolph AFB, TX
Langley AFB, VA
This job is open to
Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
***THIS PUBLIC NOTICE COVERS ALL SUMMER HIRE STUDENT TRAINEE, GS-0399-01/02/03/04/05 POSITIONS FOR ALL TITLES***
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The primary purpose of this position is: To provide a student trainee with on-the-job training and guidance. The student trainee will perform very simple, routine clerical work in office, business, or fiscal operations and to provide training and experience for higher graded work.
- 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.
Conditions Of Employment
- Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment
- Must be at least 16 years of age
- Must be enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying accredited institution
- 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 accredited college or university
- Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved program
- 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.
**YOU MAY BE REQUIRE TO TYPE 45 WORD PER MIN FOR OFFICE AUTOMATION POSITIONS**
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:
- 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.
- Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to accurately prepare and edit written correspondence and reports.
- 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.
- Knowledge of filing systems and procedures and the subject matter content of the materials being processed.
- 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. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.
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.
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
The Vacancy ID is 11042172
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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
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
- Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., 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. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
- Proof of enrollment/class registration
- Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
- Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
- Branch of Armed Forces
- Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
- Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
- Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
- Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
- Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
- Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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 05/14/2021
For more information on how to apply for Summer Hire Position please email the Point of Contact:
Barksdale AFB - Barksdale Staffing, BarksdaleStaffing.Bad@us.af.mil
Davis Monthan AFB - Kimberly Shreve email@example.com
Eielson - RHODES, Meghan Rhodes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellsworth - Christina McCormick, email@example.com
Elmendorf - Richard BOTTASS, firstname.lastname@example.org
JBSA (Fort Sam Houston, Canyon Lake, Randolph AFB,Lackland AFB) Rosanne Z. Guerrero email@example.com
Goodfellow - Cherokee Chambers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanscome - Kim Hogue, email@example.com
JB MDL McGuire - Sarah Medina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lackland - Michelle Thephavithy email@example.com
Langley - Marilyn Winslow, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laughlin - Kelvia Losoya, email@example.com
MacDill - Hope Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxwell - Saundra Brown, email@example.com
McConnell - Debra Kern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peterson -Tyra Hickerson, email@example.com
Pope - Henry L. Dabney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Schriever - Joseph Allen, Joseph.Allen.email@example.com
USAF Academy - Tim Countryman, 10FSS.FSCA.SEEP@us.af.mil
Vance - Lauren Skrapke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vandenberg - Allyson Hermosillo, email@example.com
Whiteman - Kimberly Zuniga, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (if part-time) 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 emailed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted to the point of contact by the closing date.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change documents submitted by an applicant.
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.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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