Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

Note: Amended vacancy.

This position is being filled in the excepted service under the Pathways Program.  This is a planned and progressive education program that offers valuable work experience directly related to a student’s academic field of study.  After successfully completing your education and meeting agency work requirements, you may be converted to a term, career, or career conditional appointment. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/.

Student Definition:  Students must currently be enrolled in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); or a professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; or an advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualification degree or certificate, and taking at least a half-time course load (as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled) throughout the duration of the appointment.  You must be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale for the most recent grading period and accumulative GPA); be at least 16 years of age; a U.S. citizen or U.S. National; and meet the qualification requirements of the position. You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.

Position(s) will be filled under the BOR Pathways Internship Program.  This will be filled at the GS-04 level only, with no promotion potential, however the BOR Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent or term position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

Conversion potential is dependent on management's discretion based on various factors such as budget, organizational need, student performance, education, etc.  The target grade level for conversion and/or promotion is GS-12. Note: Non-competitive conversion is not guaranteed.  Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.  Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.  Graduated students are not eligible for this position.

This position is located in Grand Coulee, WA.  For more information, click on the following link: http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.

Duties

- Under the direction of the Field Engineer or Resident Engineer, provides engineering support to the oversight team.

- Monitors and records the progress of construction projects on a timely and effective manner.

- Uses industry standard software in the documentation of projects and assist with development of drawing and technical specifications.

- Calculates material quantities and assists with preparation of cost estimates for less complex projects.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training and field visits as needed.

Relocation Authorized

  • No