Posted by: National Security Agency on Oct 11, 2017
HIGH SCHOOL WORK STUDY PROGRAM The National Security Agency's (NSA) High School Work Study (HSWS) Program application is open only to high school juniors who are enrolled in either Business or Technical Computer courses, and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored Work Experience Program during their senior year. APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply, students must check with their High School Work Experience Coordinator to determine the school's application process as well as specific course requirements for their school.
- Must be eligible to be granted a Security Clearance. - Must be a U.S Citizen - Unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred - Must be a High School Junior - Must be 16 years of age by 1 February 2018. - Must have reliable transportation - Must complete a minimum of one Business or Technical Computer course prior to the completion of the junior year (preferred Business courses are Microsoft Applications, Keyboarding, Software Applications, Advanced Applications and Computer Skills for Academic Success/preferred Technical Computer courses are Computer Science, Visual Basic, Java, Web Page Design, Intro to Engineering and Programming C++. Applicants who have not completed one of these courses will not be considered for a position in the program. - Office Assistant/Computer Aide positions are available at the following locations: (Ft. Meade, MD, Augusta, GA, San Antonio, TX, Honolulu, HI Colorado Springs, CO or Denver, CO). Students interested in this program must reside within commuting distance of one of these locations. Available Positions within the HSWS Program: Office Assistant- Type, file, maintain records, answer phones and operate business equipment such as word processors and personal computers. Applicant must complete a minimum of one business or non-technical computer course (such as Microsoft Applications, Keyboarding, Software Applications, Advanced Applications, Computer Skills for Academic Success, etc.) prior to the completion of their junior year of high school, or they will not be considered for a position in the HSWS Program. This will be verified on the transcript at the end of the junior year. Computer Aide - Operate our data processing equipment, often the most sophisticated equipment on the market. These positions are geared towards those students who are in STEM focused courses or have completed a minimum of two technical computer courses (such as Computer Science, Visual Basic, Java, Web Page Design, Intro to Engineering and Programming C++, etc.) by the end of their junior year of high school. This will be verified on the transcript at the end of the junior year. Vo-Tech - Printing/Graphic Arts - Use software to create agency brochures, pamphlets, etc. Manufacturing - Use industrial assembly machine. Designed for high school students who are enrolled in either Printing/Graphic Arts or Manufacturing classes at a technical high school. Model Shop - Machining, sheet metal, fabrication, welding, woodworking, injection molding, and painting and plating. Designed for high school students who are enrolled in either Printing/Graphic Arts or Manufacturing classes at a technical high school. **ATTENTION**: Applicants who apply for an Office Assistant or Computer Aide position are not guaranteed to be placed in the area they select. The HSWS Program Manager will review the application materials (to include resume and transcript) and will make the final determination as to which position best utilizes the applicant's skills.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Students will be on a Grade and Step Scale. All work studies are a Grade 01 Step 01. High School Work Study students are on a part-time schedule and make approximately $10.64 per hour (in Maryland). Students will earn Annual Leave and Sick Leave at a rate of one hour of Annual Leave and one hour of Sick Leave for every twenty hours worked. Students are to work a Monday - Friday work schedule. All students must work a minimum of 4 hours each day, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Report times are between the hours of 10:30 am and 12:30 pm with core work hours from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The maximum number of hours a student may work per week is 32 hours.
How To Apply - External
Online applications must be submitted and hardcopy materials postmarked by 31 October . Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered. Students must also mail the following: (1) One Teacher Recommendation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on www.IntelligenceCareers.gov. (2) One Student Evaluation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on www.IntelligenceCareers.gov. (3) Official transcript from High School, which MUST include their junior year work in progress courses for both first and second semester. (4) Resume- Must include the relevant courses completed or in progress as well as the position (Office Assistant, Computer Aide, Vo-Tech or Model Shop) to which you are applying. This information should be mailed to: Office of Recruitment 9800 Savage Road Ft. George Meade, MD 20755-6779 Attn: HSWS, A334 You may call NSA's Recruiting Branch at (410) 854-4592 for specific questions regarding the program. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from email@example.com. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
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