U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide STUDENT TRAINEE (ACCOUNTING & BUDGET) in Goodfellow AFB, Texas

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Goodfellow AFB, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 10-1-2020

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (2 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

This is a Department of the Air Force (AF) Pathways Student Internship Announcement. Students considered must reside within the commuting area where the position is located.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience, an internship with the Department of the Air Force is for you. AF Internships offer challenging work and the opportunity to gain "real world" experience.

The Internship offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study or career goals. As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the US Air Force upon completing your degree, certificate or diploma and meeting conversion eligibility requirements. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.

Internship appointments made under this announcement may be extended or may be non-competitively converted to permanent without further competition.

Applicants May Be Referred For Consideration As Vacancies Occur And Based On The Eligibility Claimed At The Time Of Application And When A Certificate Is Issued.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Students Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program

This is a Term Position NTE 10-1-2020.

  • The primary purpose of this position is: To provide a student trainee who has been appointed to the Pathways Program with on-the-job training and guidance to further student technical development.

  • Performs selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require application of basic occupational field theory and principles in the technical area of accounting and budgeting.

  • Working under the guidance of and in close association with senior personnel performs a variety of work assignments consisting of established, specific, and related tasks that have been selected to orient the employee in the practical application of basic principles, concepts, and techniques of the occupational field.

  • Participates with senior personnel in conducting non-routine projects. Studies Air Force requirements for the projects and researches and studies the current body of precedents and technical knowledges. Provides assistance in planning, monitoring, and conducting special studies, projects, and initiatives.

  • Assists senior personnel in determining the validity, feasibility, achievability, and efficiency of special studies, projects, and initiatives, and participates in planning the studies, projects, and initiatives.


  1. Knowledge of basic occupational theory, principles, concepts, and practices in the technical area of accounting and budgeting.

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

  3. Ability to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks and communicate information to others in oral or written format.

  4. Ability to analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather and interpret pertinent data, and apply established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions.

  5. Ability to learn and apply basic investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field.

  6. Ability to gather and analyze basic facts, information, and data, and draw conclusions.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Students enrolled or accepted for enrollment (see REQUIREMENTS below)
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • You may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Other Information below

To qualify for this position you must have completed 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree. An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university. For purposes of this standard, a period of student trainee work experience is the equivalent of 2 months (320 hours) of full-time work experience.

To view the occupational/education requirements for this position, click on the following link:


This position has an education requirement. You will be required to provide transcripts or proof of enrollment to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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.

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.

You must be:

  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) from an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school
  • Enrolled or attending on at least a half-time basis as defined by the institution

  • Meet the qualification standards of the position

  • A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:

  • Permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act

  • Eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws

NOTE: U.S. citizenship is required for a noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment with the Department of the Air Force.

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.


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

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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, clickhere.*

The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participant's trial period.

You will be in a trial period throughout your entire Pathways appointment.

Interns may work part-time or full-time schedules

Interns may beconsidered for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of educational program requirements, if they meet the following:

  1. U.S. citizenship

  2. Successful completion of academic course of study, degree, diploma, etc.

  3. Completion of a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program

  4. Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to

  5. Maintain acceptable performance

It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee the agency will offer conversion.

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.

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.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Salary Range: $28,886.00 to $37,551.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0599-04/04

Promotion Potential: 04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Student/Internship Program Eligibles

Control Number: 453548100

Job Announcement Number: 5A-AFPC-1826690-781467-ASC