****This is a posting for the Direct Hire Authority for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. This posting is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection. Please read this posting in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
“The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.”
This opportunity is hosted by the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Human Resources Directorate, Diversity, Disability, and Recruitment Division. The incumbent will be supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) (https://www.acq.osd.mil/).
The purpose of the position is to serve as a Post-Secondary Student or Recent Graduate in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Special Employment Programs. The WHS Special Employment Programs are planned, progressive educational programs that provide for the integration of a student’s academic studies and federal work experience with the potential of noncompetitive conversion into the federal career service. Work assignments are designed to permit the knowledge acquired through education/ training to be applied to particular work situations as set forth in the Participant Agreement and/or Individual Development Plan (IDP). The incumbent completes on-the-job training and/or self-development.
Full-time and part-time opportunities exist. Most positions begin as temporary / seasonal with the intent of growing top performing participants into permanent employees. Opportunities exist from unpaid to GS-7 pay, depending upon the specific opportunity and candidate.
The incumbent is responsible for performing and assisting in management analysis assignments involving problems and issues of a procedural and factual nature. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Identifying all activities that will be involved in providing needed logistical support;
· Integrating the actions required of each activity into a comprehensive logistics plan in support of or to be incorporated into overall program plans;
· Monitoring progress toward meeting the logistics plan and to identify the cause and impact of delays or other problems;
· Adjusting plans and schedules for all related actions as required by delays or changes to logistics requirements;
· Evaluating plans for and provision of logistical support for feasibility, efficiency, and economy, and to develop alternatives when required; and
· Applying new theories, principles, practical concepts, processes, and systems related to logistics programs.
Work consists of performing specific tasks designed to orient the employee in the practical application of theory and basic principles of life cycle logistics management. Work requires actions based on factual differences. Factual differences may involve such matters as the type and kind of information needed, the consistency of various data with original documents, and the portrayal of data in chart, table, or graph format. The employee shall apply basic theories and principles to carry out well-defined acquisition practices.
Basic Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required
Must be determined suitable for federal employment
This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
Successful completion of, or current enrollment in, a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor’s degree, in an accredited college or university.
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements
General Experience: For positions for which individual occupational requirements do not specify otherwise, general experience is 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least 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 orally and in writing.
Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
For more information regarding eligibility, conditions of employment, and requirements, please visit https://www.whs.mil/Directorates/Human-Resources-Directorate-HRD/Careers-with-WHS/Volunteer-Student-Internship-Program/ and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets to rest of info regarding eligibility, conditions of employment, and requirements
How to Apply?
To apply for this position, you are required to submit the following documents prior to the last day of the application period. The following documents must be combined in one PDF file, in the order noted, below.
1. DoD Application Form
2. Current resume
3. Unofficial/official transcripts showing your current semester (or degree conferral date)
NOTE: You need only apply to one Handshake posting, even if applying to multiple postings, as the DoD application form allows for up to three preferences. Incomplete or incorrect application packages and/or late submissions CANNOT be accepted.
Direct questions about this posting may be directed to the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.