Air Force Personnel Center Air Force Premier College Summer Intern Program (PCIP) in Eielson AFB, Alaska

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The Air Force Civilian Service is pleased to announce the Air Force College Premier Summer Intern Program. Graduate students who have completed at least one year of a full-time graduate program will be able to apply for a full-time paid summer internship lasting 10-12 weeks during the summer session prior to their second year of their graduate program. Any individual who meets the following may apply for the DHA Post-Secondary Student Program:

(1) Currently enrolled, and in good academic standing in a full-time program, at a public or other non-profit institution of higher education; AND

(2) Making satisfactory progress toward receipt of a graduate level degree AND

(3) Completed at least one year of the degree program

You may be non-competitively converted to a permanent appointment within the PALACE Acquire (PAQ)/Copper Cap (COP) or a similar Program. The target grade of the conversion could be above GS-11. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.

General Schedule Salary Table for "Rest of US" (RUS) was used, salaries may vary dependent upon location selected. Please refer to the Salary Tables link for more information:

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This is a Direct-Hire Public Notice: These positons are being filled under the Department of Defense DHA for Post-Secondary Students and are managed by the Force Renewal Program and centrally funded by the Air Force's Central Salary Account. This opportunity offers valuable work experience closely related to your academic field of study.

This is a TERM position Not to Exceed 18 months; the individual selected for this position may be extended without further competition.

The individual series are listed below for your reference and information to include the link to the applicable qualification standard.

0299 - Human Resources Management Student Trainee

0399 - Administration and Office Support Student Trainee Series

0599 - Financial Management Student Trainee Series

1899 - Investigation Student Trainee Series

2099 - Supply Student Trainee Series

2299 – Information Technology Management Student Trainee

0199 - Social Science Student Trainee Series

0499 - Biological Science Student Trainee Series

0899 - Engineering and Architectural Student Trainee Series

1199 - Business and Industry Student Trainee

1399 - Physical Science Student Trainee Series

1599 - Mathematics and Statistics Student Trainee Series

1799 - Education Student Trainee Series;=GS-PROF

Travel Required

Occasional travel - As required for mandatory training requirements

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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0099 General Student Trainee

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • Must meet federal employment suitability
  • Males must register for Selective Service,

You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited public or other non-profit college or university:

  • Enrolled in an approved program

  • Pursing a Graduate Degree

  • Enrollment must be in a full-time program

  • Have a good academic standing

  • Meet the qualification standards of the position

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

  • A U.S. citizen or a national

  • Must sign a Participant Agreement

Applicants must meet requirements by the date they enter on duty.

Other Significant Facts:

1.) Some positions may be deemed drug testing designated positions and require participation in random drug testing.

2.) Incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.

3.) Appointment may be contingent upon passing a physical examination.

4.) Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance.

5.) Employment under this announcement will be full-time during the student's summer session, approximately 10-12 weeks.

Note: There may be additional conditions and/or requirements as determined by the position being filled.


The Premier College Intern Program targets individuals who are seeking a dynamic career with the Air Force Civilian Service in a variety of career fields by gaining real-world experience. You will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the Air Force Civilian Service.

Upon graduation and program requirement completion, a Premier College Intern may be converted to a career, career-conditional appointment into the Air Force Palace Acquire/Copper Cap or similar developmental training program without further competition.

Please note: This is not a developmental opportunity, this position will be filled at the GS-07 grade level.

To qualify for a GS-07: Completion of one full year of graduate level education OR superior academic achievement and currently enrolled in a graduate level program. Must have completed one year of the program.;=GS-ADMIN;=GS-PROF

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.


This position has an education requirement. 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.**

Additional information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the selective service system (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment. For additional information or to register, click here.

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. Click here for more information.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

DHA Post-Secondary Students may work full-time schedules during the student's summer session/break.

DHA Post-Secondary Students may beconsidered for noncompetitive conversion to a permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of degree requirements, if they meet the following:

  1. Successfully complete academic requirements for a graduate degree

  2. Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the target position to which the DHA Post-Secondary Student may be converted.

  3. Maintain acceptable performance

It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion to permanent employment is neither automatic nor guaranteed.

You must upload/submit all required documents in order to be considered, i.e., Resume, All transcripts (we will accept unofficial), DD 214, Veterans Award Letter and SF 15 (if applicable).

90-Day Certificate: This DHA Public Notice may be used to fill like vacancies for 90-days from the closing date. Applicants may receive consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be evaluated against the appropriate qualification standard for the position being filled. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard.

We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire if applicable, to ensure that you meet the requirements to perform in this position satisfactorily.

If qualified, we will then place you in one of the three categories described below:

  1. Best-qualified category: GPA of 2.95 or higher and seeking a degree.

  2. Highly-qualified category: GPA of 2.50 to 2.94 and seeking a degree.

  3. Qualified category: GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 and seeking a degree.

Applicants in the Best-qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Veterans' Preference does not apply in the recruitment and hiring procedures of DHA Post-Secondary Students. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Incomplete applications that do not include supporting documentation may be eliminated from consideration. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, in the occupational questionnaire, will not be evaluated further. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or removal after hiring.

You are applying to a resume database, your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for six months and may be used at any time during this period. When a position is requested to be filled under the Direct Hire Authority, a list of applicants may be provided to management for review and possible selection. You will not receive any notifications and your resume will not be reviewed for qualifications until a position is requested to be filled.

NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants under this authority. Please do not contact this office for status. If you are selected for this position, you will be contacted.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

What documents do I need to submit?

The following documents are Required and Must be provided by the closing date of the announcement:

  • Current Resume - For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

  • Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable; however, if selected, official transcripts are required).

  • Proof of enrollment/class registration

  • Veteran's Preference documentation: DD 214, VA letter, SF 15 if claiming 10 point preference, if applicable

. Online Application (Questionnaire)

ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

To be considered, you must submit all required supporting documentation mentioned in this vacancy announcement, and all vacancy applications submitted electronically or via fax must be submitted and received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this announcement. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are acceptable.

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.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé

  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement Friday, March 30, 2018

Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements. You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list

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 Online Questionnaire

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 2022882. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and

  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE:It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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Agency contact information
Civilian Force Renewal Branch





AF Civilian Force Renewal and Development 550 C Street W JBSA Randolph, TX USA

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Next steps

Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option. Please ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

*Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. *

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 11/29/2017 to 03/30/2018

Salary: $40,684 to $52,893 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 07

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Term - Term NTE 18 Months