Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command DON PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (STUDENT TRAINEE - SCIENTIST) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • New Orleans, LA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Internships

Opened Monday 11/28/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 12/5/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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This is a Department of the Navy Pathways Internship Program Opportunity and is located in New Orleans, LA with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN). As a Student Intern/Trainee, you will be responsible for completing assigned work under the guidance of supervisor, team leader, and/or lead engineer.

SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic is now hiring. This opportunity is for an Scientist student intern. We are seeking students working towards a degree in Computer Science.

NOTE: The salary range includes 14.35% locality pay established for this geographical location.

  • Acquire working knowledge of guides, methods, and techniques.

  • Consult with supervisors and/or lead team members to resolve assignment issues.

  • Complete work assignments independently and/or under the guidance of a supervisor.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Must sign an Internship Program Participant Agreement.
  • Must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in school at least half-time.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • The entire period served under the Pathways program is a trial period.
  • You must be a US Citizen.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient education to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your education.

To qualify for this position you must .

This position has a Selective Placement Factor (screen-out) which will also be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing this Selective Placement Factor will be found ineligible for this position. The Selective Placement Factor is either accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in Computer Science.

This position has a Quality Ranking Factor (QRF). This is a quality ranking factor that could be expected to enhance significantly the performance of the applicant in the position.

The QRF is a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better prior to entrance on duty.

You do not have to possess the QRF in order to be rated eligible; however, applicants possessing the factor may be referred ahead of other highly qualified applicants. In order to verify possession of factor, transcripts or an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, degree earned, and cumulative grade point average) must be submitted with one's application to receive credit.


You are eligible if you are currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited high school; college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration.)

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.


  • Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

  • To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:

  • Be a United States Citizen

  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program

  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements

  • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted

  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and

  • Perform their job successfully.

  • Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.

  • In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.

  • Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.


1) A high school whose curriculum has been approved by a State or local governing body, or a home-school curriculum that has been approved by such a body or a State; and

2) Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

(i) A technical or vocational school;

(ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university;

(iii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or

(iv) A home-school curriculum

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements, if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, please visit:


Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report any of the scheduled appointment.

A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Selectee must be willing and able to travel 1-5 nights per month.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:

Other Information

May be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent competitive service position.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

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 had arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, please see:

Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

Veteran's Preference Information:

This position is in the Science & Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Human Resource Management System pay band for Department of Defense laboratories.

The pay schedule and pay band for all Science & Engineering Positions will be ND-1/2/3/4/5

Salary Range: $20,975.00 to $37,551.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: ND-1599-01/01

Promotion Potential: 01

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Student/Internship Program Eligibles

Control Number: 456058200

Job Announcement Number: SW71599-01-1834484NH531950P