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About the Agency

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: Pine Flat Lake provides recreation opportunities for hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Pine Flat Dam is an impressive structure which impounds the waters of the Kings River. Construction of the 429-foot tall dam was completed in 1954. Today, Pine Flat continues to provide flood control and irrigation benefits to the San Joaquin Valley. A hydroelectric plant was completed in 1984. At maximum capacity, the lake holds 1,000,000 acre feet of water.
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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 currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army.

Who May Apply: Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles
Positions are open to: Current students in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree within 50 miles of Pine Flat Lake, Piedra, California.


Serves as a Student Trainee (Laborer) assisting the maintenance staff with the routine duties required to operate and maintain the recreational and flood control facilities to which the employee is assigned. Employee works under the general supervision of the Park Manager and receives assignments from higher graded Maintenance Workers. Familiar assignments are assigned with general instructions and without explicit detail.  Explicit instructions are provided on special, unfamiliar or unusual assignments.  Independently completes assignments, consulting a higher graded Maintenance Worker when unexpected technical or personal contact problems are encountered.

Performs a variety of routine maintenance and upkeep duties at the project to which assigned.  The following are examples of duties you will be performing in order to maintain the flood control facility in a constant state of readiness and enhance the park’s resources to provide a quality natural environmental experience for the visiting public: mowing lawns, clearing weeds, clearing or pruning trees, moving and arranging outdoor furniture, raking leaves, emptying refuse cans, removing debris from public grounds, and servicing restrooms.  You will also assist maintenance workers with maintenance and repairing boat launching ramps, restroom buildings, water supply systems, exhibits, trails, fences, firebreaks, picnic tables and benches.  You will use a variety of hands tools and power tools to perform these duties.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No