Air Education and Training Command Student Trainee (Sheet Metal Mechanic) in Randolph AFB, Texas

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The Air Force Civilian Service is pleased to announce the Air Force Premier Apprenticeship Program. Students seeking post-secondary education (e.g. vocational schools, trade schools, associate's degree) will be able to apply for a part-time or full-time paid internship lasting about 16 weeks full-time or 32 weeks part-time. Any student who meets the following may apply for the Air Force's Pathways Internship Program:

Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved program at an accredited college or university

  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree or certificate (e.g. associate's, vocational, trade schools)

  • In good academic standing

  • Enrolled at least half-time

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Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to provide a student trainee who has been appointed to an approved Air Force training program with on-the-job training and guidance to further student technical development.

HOURLY RATE FOR THIS POSITION IS $12.90- $15.05

  • Under close supervision of a journeymen learns to perform the simpler and more routine duties of the trade; performs unskilled work for the purpose of obtaining experience and on-the-job training; working under the guidance of and in close association with senior personnel performs a variety of work assignments consisting of established, specific, and related tasks that have been selected to orient the employee in the practical application of basic principles, concepts, and techniques of the occupational field; assigned task are routine, repetitive, easy to learn and can consist of two or more steps that often require simple choices
  • Uses, maintains and accounts for tools and equipment; learns proper tool control measures; ensures tools are properly marked and secured when area is unattended; with supervision, inventories and inspects tools and learns to identify worn or broken tools for replacement. Is taught to ensure the tool inventory log is properly signed off in accordance with established procedures; promptly reports missing, lost, found, or unattended tools to the supervisor
  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment; uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing (e.g., safety gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses, steel -toe shoes, or respirators)
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

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3801 Miscellaneous Metal Work

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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 qualiflying 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
  • 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
  • Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if Permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act
  • Pursuing a post-secondary degree or certificate (e.g. associate's, vocational, trade schools)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required
  • Have a good academic standing. This position has an education requirement. You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.
Qualifications

The Premier Apprentice Intern Program targets individuals who are seeking a dynamic career with the Air Force Civilian Service in a variety of career fields by gaining real-world experience. You will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the Air Force Civilian Service. Upon graduation and program requirement completion, a Premier Apprentice Intern may be converted to a TERM, career or career-conditional appointment into the Air Force Palace Acquire or similar developmental training program without further competition.

To qualify for a WG-03: Currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved program at an accredited college or university, pursuing a post-secondary degree or certificate (e.g. associate's, vocational, trade schools), in good academic standing and enrolled at least half-time at a public or other non-profit institution of higher education. Your degree/certificate must have a completion date no later than Fall semester 2020.

RECRUITMENT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: 1. Basic occupational knowledge of Sheet Metal Mechanics, sufficient to perform student trainee assignments. 2. Ability to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks. 3. Ability to follow safety regulations and procedures. 4. Ability to learn to use and maintain tools and equipment associated with the assigned occupational trade. 5. Ability to learn to read and interpret blue prints, diagrams, sketches, and technical specifications. 6. Ability to independently complete assignments involving a sequence of tasks or processes.

Note: There may be additional conditions and/or requirements as determined by the position being filled.

You may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent appointment within the Technical Training Program or similar. The target grade of the conversion could be up to WG-08. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.

Physical Effort: The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. The work requires frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, crawling and stooping. Climbing and working in high places may be required. Frequently lifts and carries, unassisted, items weighing up to 25 pounds. Sometimes required to lift and carry items weighing more than 25 pounds and over with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers.

Working Conditions: Outside work is usually performed under all kinds of weather conditions. Indoor work is often accomplished in office buildings or in well-lighted, heated, and ventilated areas such as warehouses, loading docks, or trade shops. Frequently exposed to weather and temperature extremes, drafts, noise, dust, and dirt and the possibility of bruises, muscle strains, cuts, scrapes, or more serious injuries. Work requires the employee to follow proper safety procedures and use standard safety equipment such as gloves, ear protectors, safety glasses, and steel-toe shoes to avoid possible hazards in the work area.

Applications will be evaluated against the Air Force unique qualification standard for student employment. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management.

We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire if applicable, to ensure that you meet the requirements to perform in this position satisfactorily.

If qualified, we will then place you in one of the three categories described below:

  1. Best-qualified category: GPA of 2.95 or higher and seeking a degree.
  2. Highly-qualified category: GPA of 2.50 to 2.94 and seeking a degree.
  3. Qualified category: GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 and seeking a degree.

Applicants in the Best-qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for further review. If the Best-qualified category does not contain a sufficient pool of candidates, applicants in the Highly-qualified category may also be referred to the selecting official for further review.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a developmental opportunity, this position will be filled at the WG-03 grade level depending on applicant qualifications and organizational requirements. The individual selected for this position may be considered for promotion to a higher grade without further competition upon meeting all legal and regulatory/program requirements.

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.

Education

Recommend area of Study: It is highly desired students be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an Airframe and Power Plant (A&P;) Program from a qualifying accredited educational institution (approved aviation maintenance school) and upon degree completion obtain the FAA certification.

This position has an education requirement. You* MUST*provide transcripts 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.

Additional information

This is a Pathways Student Internship opportunity managed by the Force Renewal Program and centrally funded by the Air Force's Central Salary Account (CSA). The Internship offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study. This is your opportunity to begin a successful Federal civilian career with the United States Air Force. As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the US Air Force and upon completing your degree and meeting conversion eligibility requirements, be eligible for placement in a permanent position. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position. The length of Internship is normally two years or when you complete your academic program and degree requirements.

This internship is to provide a learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a field of study relating to their career path, to enhance their future goals and improve their knowledge with work experience in a working environment

The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participant's trial period.

Interns 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.

Selective Service:Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

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

Interns may beconsidered for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of degree requirements, IF they:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Successfully complete an academic course of study in good academic standing
  • Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program
  • Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to
  • Maintain acceptable performance It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee the agency will offer conversion.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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.
  1. A complete Application Questionnaire

  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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Required Documents

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

  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
  3. Transcripts - must contain the university logo (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 - 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.
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.

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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.

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How to Apply

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/08/2018

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10212357

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Applicationbutton at the end of the process. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10212357

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. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Human Resources WILL NOTmodify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
Phone

1-800-525-0102

Email

DO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY

Address

JBSA Randolph AFB 550 D Street East JBSA Randolph AFB, TX US

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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.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

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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 and hiring process 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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  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499868700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/17/2018 to 06/08/2018

Salary: $26,922 to $31,409 per year

Pay scale & grade: WG 3

Work schedule: Multiple Schedules

Appointment type: Permanent