<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The General Schedule (GS) basic pay schedule may vary by geographic locality. To view pay rates in a specific location visit the Office of Personnel Management pay tables at https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2019/general-schedule/ <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Participates in concept definition, planning, development, deployment and assessment of prototypes and migration systems to provide asset management tools.</li> <li>Writes statements of work (SOW) to accomplish technical support tasks using industry and Government contracts.</li> <li>Participates in the definition and design of mappings from functional and technical architectures to automated shopping and ordering product suites.</li> <li>Coordinates with contractor technical personnel to ensure that such mappings are properly designed, implemented, and tested.</li> <li>Provides technical planning, assessment, and guidance to project support contractors, in coordinating the development of complementary loosely coupled application software systems.</li> <li>As a participant in the Pathways Student Trainee Program, you will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position less than 25%.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 9 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.</li> <li>Must be at least 16 years of age.</li> <li>Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited school</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Pathways Interns qualify based on their educational achievements. </strong><br /><br /><strong>For the GS-04 grade level: </strong> Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.<br /><br /><strong>For the GS-05 grade level: </strong> Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.<br /><br /><strong>For the GS-07 grade level:</strong> Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a bachelor's degree.<br /><br />In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Initial review of applicants will occur 7 days after the announcement opens.</li> <li>Additional reviews of applicants will occur at the 30 and 60 day cutoff and the closing date of the announcement.</li> <li>This announcement will be used to fill many vacancies.</li> <li>The duration of a Pathways appointment under Sch D is a trial period.</li> <li>Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination</li> <li>Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.</li> <li>Management has the prerogative to select at any grade level.</li> <li>This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.</li> <li>Applicants selected from this job opportunity announcement may be non-competitively converted to a competitive service appointment after completing all requirements of the DFAS Pathways Internship Program.</li> <li>Applicants must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement; be able to furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and be able to provide verification of academic status (official transcript) at the end of each academic term.</li> <li>We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.</li> <li>Moving costs will not be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position.</li> <li>The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .</li> <li>For more information on veterans' preference click here .</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).</li> <li>The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.</li> <li>For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .</li> <li>You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>How You Will Be Evaluated:</strong><br /><br />Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.<br /> The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:<ul><li>Computers and Electronics</li><li>Problem Solving</li><li>Technical Competence</li></ul><br /><br />You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10557317 <br /> Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:<br /><br />1. Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.<br /><br />2. Highly Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.<br /><br />3. Best Qualified Category. Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.<br /><br />Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.</strong><br /><br />1. <strong>Transcripts</strong> ( Required ) – To be eligible for the Pathways Internship Program, you must submit unofficial/official transcripts with the current enrollment period course load. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.<br /><br />2. <strong>Veterans Preference Documentation</strong> (If applicable): <ul> <li>For Five Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military.</li> <li>For Ten Point Veterans Preference: DD-214 (Member Copy 4). Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.</li> </ul> 2.Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a <b>MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST </b>are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .<br /><br />Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on10/16/2019 .<br /><br />WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on ,10/16/2019 or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.