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Professional, Administrative, Assistant, Clerical and Technician Student Employment Program (PAACTSEP)

Professional, Administrative, Assistant, Clerical and Technician Student Employment Program (PAACTSEP) direct hire authority provides an opportunity for students to gain practical job skills while working with, or understanding the guidance of, experienced personnel through alternating or parallel periods of academic study and career-oriented employment. These positions focus on Business, Human Resources, Contracting and Finance support for NSWCCD.

Qualifying Requirements:

Must be:

  • Students must be enrolled at least half time, as defined by the institution, to be appointed and remain in the program.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a favorable security clearance or background investigation through Public Trust for interns that are not 18 years of age.
  • Meet the minimum age required by Federal, state or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors
  • In good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Program Requirements:

  • Students must be able to complete 640 hours (16 weeks) work requirement prior to the completion of an academic degree.
  • For students seeking an associate’s degree, academic criteria must be transferable to a four-year college or university, and student must intend to complete the associate’s degree to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.

Program Highlights:

  • Paid internship.
  • Provides an opportunity to gain work experience directly related to an academic field of study.
  • Eligible for tuition assistance (50% tuition and $400 book allowance per semester).
  • Eligible for federal benefits (Annual and Sick Leave, TSP, Life and Health insurance, etc.)
  • Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.

Initial Pay Setting:  Students will be appointed at the grade/band level consistent with their academic progress and will be paid accordingly.

Salary Increases:  Students may receive pay adjustments or be promoted based on academic progress at management discretion.

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted year-round. Interested applicants should submit their resume and transcripts to our Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP): PAACTSEP Application