U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide STUDENT TRAINEE (IT) in Kelly AFB, Texas

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Kelly AFB, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 30 Sep 2018

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.

For additional information on DCIPS click the following link: https://dcips.dtic.mil/

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


This is a GG-04 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-04 duties for the "Technical/Administrative Support" work category are at the "Entry/Developmental" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-04 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

Open to current DCIPS employees located at 67 Network Warfare Wing

*Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement *

The organizational location of this position is: 67 NETWORK WARFARE WG, LACKLAND AFB, TX

This is an AF DCIPS INTERN program position. Successful applicants will be placed on a TERM appointment NTE 13 months, which may be extended up to 5 years. Upon completing your degree and meeting all conversion eligibility requirements, you may be placed in a permanent position without further competition. Permanent employment is not guaranteed and is subject to position availability.

The AF DCIPS INTERN program is open to students currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average to be considered for employment. Interns must also maintain good academic standing, no less than a 2.5 grade point average. Transcripts must be attached to your application.

Interns will be expected to sign a training plan and intern program agreement at time of employment. Interns may work part-time or full-time hours during the school term.

Once employed under this program, the student may be eligible for tuition assistance.


  • Serve in the capacity of student trainee, performing assignments designed to further develop applicable analytical and evaluative skills and techniques in the field of Information Technology.

  • Performs Information Technology assignments of moderate difficulty where work procedures are established and a number of specific guidelines exist. Work assignments consisting of a series of specific and related tasks have been selected to orient the employee in the practical application of basic cyber operations occupational principles, concepts, and techniques.

  • Working in close association with information technology specialists performs selected tasks and assists in phases of routine study that requires basic applications of information technology theory and principles.

  • Participates in special initiatives, studies, and projects.

  • Prepares written correspondence and other documentation.

*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: *This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.

DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will NOT be paid
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn may be subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Prog
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Basic Requirements

You must meet the following qualification requirements and provide documentation to support your qualifications (Using education to qualify for this position, failure to submit the require documentation will result in your being rated ineligible).

  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university (must provide transcripts or proof of enrollment)


  • Must have completed 2 or more academic years of post-high school education or have an associate's degree or higher and at least a 2.5 grade point average (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts)


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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. Basic knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices in the area of information technology.

  2. Skill in applying basic occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices sufficient to perform student trainee assignments.

  3. Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gathers pertinent data, and recognizes solutions.

  4. Skill in communicating factual and procedural information clearly, orally and in writing.

  5. Ability to plan and organize work, and consult effectively with co-workers.

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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? 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.

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.**


  1. This position is covered by the DCIPS, and as such will subject the incumbent to those examinations and or tests that are necessary to obtain and retain a security clearance and any special accesses required by the position in accordance with AFI 36-1101. This position is a testing designated position and as such requires periodic urinalysis testing. Failure to comply with any of the special requirements, when required, will subject the incumbent of this position to reassignment or disciplinary adverse actions, including demotion or removal.

  2. Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.

  3. Drug Testing:This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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.

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Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Salary Range: $25,011.00 to $32,517.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GG-2299-04/04

Promotion Potential: 04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to current DCIPS employees located at 67 Network Warfare Wing

Control Number: 453487100

Job Announcement Number: 8X-DCIPS-1826235-784635-TLW