Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
02/14/2020 to 05/15/2020
Pay scale & grade
GS 1 - 4
$19,543 to $34,988 per year
Temporary - 89 Days
Many vacancies in the following locations:
Vandenberg AFB, CA
McConnell AFB, KS
Keesler AFB, MS
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Minot AFB, ND
Ellsworth AFB, SD
Dyess AFB, TX
Fort Sam Houston, TX
Laughlin AFB, TX
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.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide a student trainee who has been appointed to the Pathways Summer Program with on-the-job training and guidance to further student technical development.
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*******THIS PUBLIC NOTICE COVERS ALL SUMMER HIRE STUDENT TRAINEE, GS-0199-01/02/03/04 POSITIONS FOR ALL TITLES*******
*******Please go to the Qualifications Section of this announcement to view instructions on how to submit your interest email to the Base Point of Contact***************
- Receives telephone calls and visitors. Answers the telephone and refers callers or visitors to appropriate personnel based on specific name or functional area request.
- Participates in required in-service training and maintains currency, capability, and certification to perform
lifesaving and water rescue, and to administer basic first aid and CPR.
- Leads three or more lifeguards in the performance of lifeguard and related swimming facility duties.
- Provides customer service assistance. Answers telephone, sends and receives FAX transmissions and greets customers.
- 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.
- Rescues and resuscitates individuals in danger of drowning and renders first aid to injuries.
Conditions Of Employment
- Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment
- Must be at least 16 years of age
- Must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying accredited institution (typically six hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate)
- 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.
- Salary range encompass base salary and does not include locality AND Salary is based on a 40 hr work week.
- 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
- Participation required in-service training and maintenance of physical capabilities to perform rescues through the period of employment. All certifications must remain current during the period of employment.
- Position requires pre-employment screening for swimming ability, rescue skills, and CPR skills.
- If positions is identified as having "regular contact with children" (i.e. youth swim lessons instructor) in accordance with public law, a criminal background check must be completed.
- Some physical exertions required in effecting a swimming rescue: Must be able to lift and carry 45lbs and over, much of the time is spent sitting, standing, or walking, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, kneeling and reaching is required.
- May be required to work other normal duty hours such as evening, weekends and/or holidays. May provide advice and guidance, such as orientation, lesson plans etc., to low grade lifeguards.
- May be required to possess a current and valid nationally recognized Water safety Instructor certificate.
- Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized basic first aid certification.
- Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized CPR certification which includes adult, child, and infant procedures.
- Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills, and procedures. Lifeguards on coastal beaches must also have surf-rescue training specified in 34-110.
For more information on how to apply for Summer Hire positions, please contact the following by email:
(DO NOT EMAIL YOUR RESUME PACKAGE)
QUALIFICATIONS: GS-01: Enrolled in an educational institution.
QUALIFICATIONS: GS-02: Three months of general experience for GS-0199-02 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.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
QUALIFICATIONS: GS-03: Six months of general experience for GS-0199-03 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.
Education: Successful completion of 1 year of study.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You must submit a copy of transcripts.
QUALIFICATIONS For GS-04: Six months of general experience for GS-0199-02 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
At least Six months of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-03) or equivalent. Specialized experience must have the ability rrescue and resuscitate individuals in danger of drowning and renders first aid to injuries; clean and maintain the swimming facility; and provide assistance in planning, monitoring, and/or supervising recreation activities.
EDUCATION: For GS-04: Successful completion of two (2) full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You must submit a copy of transcripts.
You will be required to obtain and maintain the following CURRENT Certification if you are selected for Lead Lifeguard/Lifeguard.
1. A current and valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills, and procedures. Lifeguards on coastal beaches must also have surf-rescue training specified in AFI 34-110.
2. A current and valid nationally recognized instructor certification.
3. A current and valid nationally recognized basic first aid certification.
4. A current and valid nationally recognized CPR certification, which includes adult, child, and infant procedures.
5. Some positions may required to maintain a Water Safety Instructor certification.
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 recreation activity rules and procedures.
2. Ability to learn general office administrative and clerical procedures to distribute mail, use copier, and answer telephone.
3. Skill in performing limited aspects of recreation work in accordance with safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.
4. Skill in maintenance and use of recreation materials and equipment used in providing support and assistance to recreation specialist or recreation program manager.
5. Ability to swim to and rescue swimmers of all age groups up to and including adult and to administer CPR to adults, children, and infants.
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. http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills, and procedures. Lifeguards on coastal beaches must also have surf-rescue training specified in AFI 34-110.
2. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized water safety instructor certification.
3. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized basic first aid certification.
4. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized CPR certification which includes adult, child, and infant procedures.
5. Position requires pre-employment screening for swimming ability, rescue skills, and CPR skills.
6. Participation in required in-service training and maintenance of physical capabilities to perform rescues throughout the period of employment are conditions of employment for this position. All certifications must remain current during the period of employment.
7. If position is identified as having "regular contact with children" (e.g., youth swim lessons instructor) in accordance with public law, a criminal background check must be completed.
8. Some physical exertion required in effecting a swimming rescue. Must be able to lift and carry 45 pounds and over. Much of the time is spent sitting, standing, or walking; however, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, or reaching is required. A physical may be required.
9. May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
10. May provide advice and guidance (e.g., orientation, lesson plans, etc.) to lower grade lifeguards.
11. Position requires pre-employment screening for swimming ability, rescue skills, and CPR skills.
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) 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.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:
- Application Package
- Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
- Transcripts - can be a copy
- Proof of enrollment/class registration
- Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
- 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 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 05/15/2020
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10721856
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.
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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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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.
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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.
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