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:
This position is part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as an Engineering Psychologist trainee with the United States Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC).

  • This is a Career Program (CP) #16 position. 
  • Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.
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    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.
  • Duties

    As an Engineering Psychologist (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the design of experiments to plan for human-in-the-loop assessments.
  • Oversee handling of human subjects during test efforts.    
  • Support planning for efforts that rely on the psychophysics of the human to assess performance of sensors and displays.
  • Propose statistical analysis techniques and conduct statistical analyses on data from field and laboratory studies.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports for assigned projects.
  • Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • Up to 10% Business Travel required.

    Relocation Authorized

    • Yes
    • Payment of moving expenses is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.