Job Overview

Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Amended the first cut off date from April 1, 2013 to April 10, 2013.

About the Position:This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cut-off date for applications will be 04/10/2013. Thereafter applications will be reviewed and referred for selection as vacancies occur. This announcement will be used to fill all similar Intern positions GS-0399-2, 3 or 4 in the various departments of the Walla Walla District Headquarters, Walla Walla, WA.

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program.

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. 

The Department of the Army Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Interns must:

•Be a U.S. Citizen
•Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
•Complete their degree or certificate requirements
•Meet the Office of Personnel Management's 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 as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/interns/.

The Walla Walla District US Army Corps of Engineers is comprised of motivated and talented employees providing the very best engineering services for communities in the Pacific Northwest.  The District's civil works' boundaries generally follow the Snake River drainage basin and includes approximately 107,000 square miles in six states - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and small parts of Nevada and Utah.   A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer commands the District's professional civilian workforce of more than 800 personnel in engineering, scientist, technician, trade/craft, and administrative support staff positions.  The District helps manage local water resources for navigation, flood damage reduction, disaster assistance, hydroelectric power generation, and other natural and heritage areas.

Work Schedule:

Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules. (Flexible hours and days depending on the student's academic schedule)

Positions are temporary and length of appointment will vary based on the need of the agency. Positions may be filled as summer hires (temporary not to exceed 2-5 months) OR as temporary hires not to exceed 1 year.

Who May Apply:

Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles

Positions are open to:

•U.S Citizens within the local commuting area of the position who are currently enrolled, or have been accepted for enrollment, in a qualifying educational program on a full or half-time basis. The local commuting area is the geographic area in which people live and can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily to their usual employment. (You are required to provide documentation to support your eligibility. See “How to Apply.”)
•Students must reside and/or attend school within the local commuting area of Walla Walla, Washington.
•Students should be pursuing a degree directly-related to the duties of the position.  Degrees directly-related to this internship may include Business or Administration.

Duties

•Maintain files
•Operate computers
•Compile data
•Receive visitors and telephone calls
•Compose Correspondence

Travel Required

  • Not Required