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: Lake Kaweah provides many types of recreation for park visitors. The lake was formed by the construction of Terminus Dam on the Kaweah River. The dam was completed in 1962 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood damage reduction and water conservation.
During the spring run-off season it stores 185,000 acre feet of water. Energy production was added in 1990 with the construction of the Terminus Power Plant. The new hydroelectric plant produces an average of 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, which is equivalent to 67,000 barrels of oil.
As of 2004, the largest fusegates in the country were placed in the Lake Kaweah spillway. You can see the fusegates from our brand new Kaweah Heritage Visitor Center, located atop Lemon Hill.
This position may be filled at the WG-02, or WG-03 level. Additional announcement numbers are below:
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 70 miles of Lake Kaweah, Lemon Cove, 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 parks 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 leave, 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.