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 a General Engineer trainee with the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC).

  • 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 have:

  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrated successful job performance.
  • Met the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

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    Who May Apply:

    Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
    Positions are limited to applicants who reside in the local commuting area of Picatinny, NJ and who are:

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years (or will complete no later than June 2014,) 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.
  • Any individual who completed his or her educational requirements between December 27, 2010 and July 10, 2012 will have 2 years from July 10, 2012 to be eligible to apply to the Recent Graduates Program.
  • Duties

    As a General Engineer (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Assist in the design and development of engineering devices, equipment, processes or systems using established criteria or specifications.
    • Assist in the inspection and evaluation of engineering devices, equipment, processes or systems using established criteria.
    • Identify and communicate engineering problems and recommend corrective action.
    • Review technical engineering project design documents, computations, and submittals.
    • Prepare technical engineering reports and studies with completeness, technical adequacy, and adherence to prescribed format of reports.

    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.