GATEWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – Recent Graduate (IT Specialist) job with USAJobs

Duties

Summary

Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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Responsibilities

The position will reside within Information and Technology of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We deliver core IT services to keep FAA employees connected and productive. We drive transformative IT efforts that move the FAA enterprise forward. And as a trusted advisor to our business partners, we develop innovative IT solutions to solve their complex challenges.

He/She will administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. The paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods: e.g. data storage, software applications, and networking. Information technology refers to systems and services used in the automated acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, assurance, or reception of information. Information technology includes computers, network components, peripheral equipment, software, firmware, services, and related sources.

He/She will be responsible for:

  • Coding, testing, and maintaining documentation of computer programs that are processed on several computer systems within established procedures, and making adjustments based on experiences and precedent actions.
  • Providing services in association with the installation, movement, maintenance, and accountability of hardware items.
  • Accomplishing recurring software installation and records maintenance requirements.
  • Performing tasks involving control of incoming and outgoing products. Reviews product description on recurring job requests and selects and applies established procedures and methods to satisfy product requirements.
  • Providing guidance and assistance to customers. Assists customers in the effective usage of software packages and equipment.

Other features of the Gateways Recent Graduates Program

  • APPOINTMENT – If selected, your temporary appointment may not exceed a total of two (2) years.

    AGREEMENT : All participants must sign a written Recent Graduates Program Participant Agreement with the FAA that clearly identifies expectations of the appointment such as duties, length of appointment, work schedule, training, mentorship, etc.

    CONVERSION : Although it is not guaranteed, an intern may be converted from the Recent Graduates Program to a permanent excepted service position without further competition after successful completion of the required training, mentorship, and other requirements in accordance with the recent graduates participant agreement.*

    TERMINATION : Participation in this program may be terminated at any time.

    TRANSCRIPTS: Must be submitted. If you do not submit your transcripts, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be given further consideration.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.

Qualifications

To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference – U.S. Office of Personnel Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/

To qualify for the Recent Graduates Program you must apply within two (2) years of having obtained a qualifying degree or certificate beyond the high school level from a qualifying educational institution.

Exception to the 2 year application eligibility requirement: Veterans who have a military service obligation will have up to six years from degree or certificate completion to apply to Recent Graduates job vacancies.

In addition to the qualifications that must be met for the Recent Graduates Program :

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess 3 years of general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least a GS-4 that demonstrates the ability to:

  • Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions;
  • Plan and organize work; and
  • Communicate effectively
  • OR

    4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree.

    Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    Education

    This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

    Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

    Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

    Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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    Additional information

    We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
    Position may be subject to a background investigation.
    A one-year probationary period may be required.
    The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

    As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

    In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

    Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

    Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

    Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran’s documentation will be accepted in combination with your online application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to [email protected] on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

    This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 2210 series.

    College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 2210 series with the FAA.

    College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 2210 series.

    If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

    All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran’s Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

    If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

    Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans’ preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized 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.