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.

About the Position:Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.

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 position is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center located in Millington, Tennessee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center (UFC) mission is to provide responsive, professional operational finance & accounting day-to-day support for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worldwide. This includes the full range of customer services, payments, disbursing, accounting, and financial reporting for Civil Works and Military Programs appropriated funds, and Revolving & Trust funds. The UFC is responsible for performing research, analysis, and development, installation and systems maintenance for the Corps of Engineers Financial Management System (CEFMS) and the Corps of Engineers Enterprise Management Information System (CEEMIS). The UFC has the principal responsibility for setting the strategic direction and providing overall operating finance and accounting functions of the USACE. The UFC accomplishes this mission with a dedicated, professional staff of accountants, accounting technicians, information management personnel, and various other support personnel.

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

Who May Apply:

Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles 

Positions are open to:

  • Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Duties

As an intern, you will receive continuing guidance in the methodology and performance of work assignments involving working on and reviewing a wide variety of accounting documents pertaining to purchase orders and requests, invoices, daily activity records and other account data; examining disbursement and collection vouchers to ensure they have necessary approvals and that the data are arithmetically correct; and correcting clerical errors, if necessary; reviewing funding previously committed, by account and appropriation and ensuring that the amount will not cost over-obligation, and that the correct account and appropriation are cited; refer discrepancies to higher level accounting personnel; and post accounting information to data transaction sheets to reflect correct accounting classification and utilization of funds in accordance with detailed specific guidelines.