Job Title:Student Trainee (Lock and Dam Operator) - Intern
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Job Announcement Number:SWGG13541126871856P
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|$17.02 to $19.84 / Per Hour|
|Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Wednesday, April 17, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Multiple Schedules - Internships NTE One year|
|2 vacancies in the following location(s):|
La Crescent, MN United StatesView Map
Minneapolis, MN United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Students who are currently accepted or enrolled at a qualifying institution pursuing a degree in maintenance, construction field, Building Utilities Program (BUM), Industrial Technology or Fluid Power program|
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.
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of Army Pathways Intern Program. To be eligible for this appointment students must be currently enrolled or accepted at a qualifying institution on at least a half time basis in a degree seeking program and complete at least 640 hours of career related work prior to graduation.
About the Position:
Work performed and observed includes operation and maintenance of electrically/electronically or hydraulically controlled lock gates, control valves, and related equipment such as dam gates, maintenance and repair of other site structures and facilities such as lock buildings and lighting systems; and grounds maintenance. Work is performed under very close supervision. If appropriate, employees may be assigned to shift work; shift schedules vary by work location.
Please only indicate the sites you are interested in. When you apply on-line you will be prompted to select a location you wish to work at. Please do not select a location where you are not willing to accept an offer.
Position One: Official duty station for one position will be at Lock and Dam No. 7, located between La Crescent, MN and La Crosse, WI, which has several colleges and has a small town atmosphere, but with the attractions of a larger city. La Crosse is home to a minor league baseball team, it has a new community theater, daily flights are available at the local air port, and the city has an Amtrak station. Both communities boast of excellent schools. Weather conditions very as the weather truly reflects the four seasons. Winter brings snowmobiling, cross country skiing and well as local downhill skiing is available, and of course ice fishing. Summer finds residents enjoying the many parks, skateboard opportunities, pools, well kept biking and hiking trails, excellent golf courses, and of course boating, fishing and water skiing on the mighty Mississippi. The area is an excellent mixture of old and new.
Position Two: Official duty station for the second position will be Lower St Anthony Falls. Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam are located in the Minneapolis. The lock and dam atmosphere is friendly and high-functioning. Minneapolis is the seat of Hennepin County. Along with St. Paul, it occupies the center of the fifteen-county Twin Cities metropolitan statistical area. The city developed in the late nineteenth century to become the milling capital of the U.S. in addition to being a primary transportation and distribution hub. Minneapolis has gained a national reputation for its effective local government, attractive architecture, rich cultural environment, sport, theater, and quality of life. The combined cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are highly rated for their livability and rank among the country's best places for growing a business.
About the Pathways Internship Program:
The purpose of the Pathways Internship Program is to provide the intern with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and support educational goals. The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic/career goals. Participant completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the program. A written agreement is required between the US Army Corps of Engineers St Paul District and the intern. Within 120 calendar days after completing educational requirements, the employing agency may non-competitively promote and convert an intern to a career/career-conditional or term appointment. The conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the needs of the agency.
Who May Apply:
Current students from accredited educational institutions interested in paid internship opportunities with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District.
- Must be accepted or enrolled as a degree-seeking student in good standing
- Academic course load must be at least half-time
- Pre-employment physical required
- Copies of post high-school transcripts MUST be submitted with application
- If selected, must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
- Must have a valid state drivers license