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.

This position is also being announced under the following grades:
GS-2: WTHF149421401083378PI
GS-3: WTHF149405721081397PI
GS-4: WTHF149351091080839PI

Albeni Falls Dam is located on the Pend Oreille river in beautiful northern Idaho about 45 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. Albeni Falls is a multi-purpose project responsible for hydropower generation, flood control, recreation, navigation and wildlife management.  For additional information visit: select 'Locks & Dams' and 'Albeni Falls Dam'.

Advantages: Variety of outdoor activities including hiking, wildlife watching, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, biking, snowmobiling, boating, etc.

About the Position:

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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.

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: the Internship Program page on the Office of Personnel Management's website.

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.


As a student trainee you will assist higher-graded rangers by providing assistance for park activities during the summer season by performing a variety of tasks to promote enjoyment of park facilities by the public. You will perform a variety of support tasks including some or all of, but not limited to:

  • Assist tour guides with public tours.
  • Keep log of visitor counts, collect survey data, inspect equipment for safety.
  • Direct traffic and assist visitors with parking.
  • Work with senior rangers at the Visitor Center and provide assistance to visitors by handing out brochures, and answer visitor questions.
  • Help maintain interpretive exhibits and equipment.
  • Use basic camera skills.
  • Assist Park Ranger with visitor assistance duties at recreation areas and the visitor center.
  • Assist with delivery and tracking of supplies to recreation areas.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No