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United States Air Force | Mtn Home AFB, ID
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The Copper Cap Intern Program offers you a permanent position upon successful completion of your formal training plan. As a Copper Cap Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval.

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Any individual who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than two years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program;


Any individual who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more than four years and was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than four years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program.

For DHA Positions:

These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

* The term "Current post-secondary student" means a person who is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and is making satisfactory progress toward receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.
* The term "recent graduate" means a person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education not more than two years before the date of the appointment of such person, except in the case of a person who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniform service of more than four years

This DHA Recent Graduates position provides a learning opportunity to enhance future goals and improve your knowledge with work experience in a working environment


* Orientation program
* Mentorship throughout the Program
* Individual Training & Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities
* Formal, interactive training each year of the Program
* Opportunity for career advancement

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1102 Contracting

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
* U.S. Citizenship is required
* Total salary varies depending on location of position
* PCS expenses will NOT be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
* Position may be subject to random drug testing
* Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
* Employee must maintain current certifications
* A security clearance may be required
* Disclosure of Political Appointments
* You must meet suitability for Federal employment
* You will be required to serve a two year probationary period
* successful Completion of all training and regulatory requirements as identified in the applicable training plan


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the

terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/

price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and

administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or

managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties performed are

elementary assignments with strict adherence to clearly detailed and specific instructions or guidelines provided by a higher graded employee.

Knowledge required may have been acquired through a pertinent bachelorette educational program or equivalent experience.


EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree with SAA that either includes or has in addition to, 24 semester credit hours, or equivalent, of study

from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law, contracts,

purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management. Note: Superior

Academic Achievement (SAA) based on class standing; grade-point average; or honor society membership. Detailed SAA qualifications

are described in OPM Qualification Standard located at this URL: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.

Or I have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education from an accredited university or college or law school. My

graduate education includes one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts,


COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.

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.

VOLUNTEER WORK 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.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: 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.

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