Student trainee (mechanical engineering)

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Navy
Internship Program Eligibles within the local commuting area of Kittery, Maine and Veterans' preference eligibles. Internships Full Time The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite! This is a Pathway Intern Position. This position is that of a student trainee (Mechanical Engineering) in the Cooperative Education Agreement with an accredited college or university. It is located at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic (MIDLANT) Kittery, Maine at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This position is part of a regionalized command. The program of academic study includes courses in the mechanical engineering discipline as well as related courses in applied mathematics and the physical sciences. The incumbent assists in updating mechanical engineering drawings and collects technical data for inclusion in engineering studies, design and reports. You will be working under the supervision and mentored by highly qualified mechanical engineers with a wealth of experience in the facilities and utilities fields. Our engineering staff provides design and consultation support to highly specialized buildings supporting the submarines overhaul activities. In addition, our engineers support an extensive network of utilities including a central power plant providing support to highly complex industrial operation.
Who May Apply:
All United States Citizens currently residing in the local commuting area of Kittery, Maine AND currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a qualifying educational institution (high school; 4-year college/university; community college; junior college; professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying education institution) on a full or part-time basis and seeking a degree or certificate.
Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in school.
Student Trainee assist in preparing reports, charts, and graphs for presentations of mechanical operational and production characteristics, procedures, efficiencies, conditions, trends and functions. Assist engineers and technicians by developing project scopes and estimate cost from site plans and specifications where the information developed is easily recognized and the features and contents are specific in detail. Analyzes and present data in accordance with established procedures.
You are eligible if you are currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree.
Student Trainees qualify for an initial appointment based on their educational achievements in accordance with Subpart B of 5 CFR Part 362 and the criteria in this standard. Applicants must be current students pursuing a degree or certificate in a qualifying educational institution (See 5 CFR 362.102).
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
To qualify for this position at the GS-03 level, you must meet one of the following:
Have successfully completed 1 academic year of post-high school study as an engineering student at an ABET accredited college or university.
To qualify for this position at the GS-04 level, you must meet one of the following:
Have one full year of general experience; reviewing technical drawings or specifications for accuracy or completeness; preparing reports or documents for technical use; or assisting with non-compliance work on a construction site:
Have completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study leading to a degree in Engineering or an associate's degree (must submit transcripts).
Have a combination of experience and education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:
View Assessment Questions.
1) A high school curriculum approved by a State or local governing body, or a home-school curriculum approved by such a body or a State; and
2) Any of the following educational institutions or curricula accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:
(i) A technical or vocational school; or
(ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university; or
(iii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or
(iv) A home-school curriculum
_Are you using your education to qualify?_ For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements, if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, please
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
You will be rated on the extent and quality of your education and training relevant to the duties of the position based on the information provided in your resume, responses to the _Occupational Questionnaire_ , and your supporting documentation, to determineyour ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. Academics
2. Conscientiousness: Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards performing work; demonstrates responsible behavior.
3. Integrity/Honesty: Displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; chooses an ethical course of action; is trustworthy.
4. Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.
5. Flexibility: Adapts quickly to changes.
NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application package, or that your resume or application package is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Complete Resume.
Complete Assessment Questionnaire. _View Occupational Questionnaire_.
Veterans' Preference Documents
Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the "_REQUIRED DOCUMENTS"_ section and print out the applicant checklist. The applicant checklist will assist you in determining what documents you need submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on _Tuesday, September 16, 2014_. Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.
If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
If you upload your documents, _do not fax_ the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: .
This Vacancy ID is _1205777_.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.
The documents you are required to submit vary for each individual. We recommend that you print a copy of this application checklist for reference while completing your application package. The link to the applicant checklist below will assist you in determining which documents you need to submit for this vacancy:
Application Checklist-External
Please read and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. Missing application information will not be requested.
Failure to submit a complete application package (Current resume, assessment questionnaire and applicable required documents, as noted in applicant checklist)may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
All qualified applicants will be referred to management for selection consideration in Veterans' Preference order, followed by all qualified non-veteran applications. If there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
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This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
Overtime/Shift/Weekend/Holiday work maybe required.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
_Federal Annuitant Information:_
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:
_Veteran's Preference Information:_

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