Job Overview


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.

About the Position:

The Richard B. Russell Project Office/Dam is located at the Georgia/South Carolina line just off of Hwy 72. It is a large multipurpose project located on the Savannah River in a rural location approximately 18 miles SE of Elberton, GA. Located in NE Georgia, Elberton is approximately 95 miles from Atlanta, GA, and 115 miles from Columbia, SC. Elberton is a prosperous, growing community boasting a solid economy and the area's granite monument production accounts for one-third of total production nationwide. The University of Georgia located in Athens, GA is approx. 50 miles from the project. Clemson University located in Clemson, SC is approx. 60 miles from the project. Elberton and Elbert County comprises a population of about 20,000 people. Housing/rental prices are moderate, usually with good availability.

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Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army  Recent Graduates Program. 


The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.  


After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.


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


· Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·  Demonstrate successful job performance.

· Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

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Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles 

Positions are open to:


  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.


      ** Applicants who have completed the degree requirements and graduation dates between December 27, 2010 and July 10, 2012 are permitted to apply under an exception to the Pathways regulations.  **



    Perform conventional natural resources management tasks that have well-established boundaries or expectations involving aspects of project operations including Recreation, Contract Administration, Environmental Stewardship, and Environmental Compliance.  Ability to patrol, interpret and enforce rules and regulations regarding use of public lands and waters.  Communicate well both orally and written  with team members and the public. Use computer skills for preparation of correspondences, documents and reports.