Job Overview

Summary

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.

Located in the scenic Hudson River Valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the US Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally-renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. The undergraduates, known as cadets, are commissioned as officers in the US Army upon graduation. You can watch them in parades or competing as intercollegiate athletes in a wide range of sporting events. As a military installation, West Point is a small, self-contained city with housing for the military stationed here in support of the Academy, a Department of Public Works to maintain the roads, grounds and facilities, two libraries (Academic and Community), a military hospital, fire department, chapels, restaurants. West Points 3,000 civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valleys premier performing arts center, and recreational facilities such as an 18-hole Golf Course and Ski Slope.

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.

Duties

This position serves as a Student Trainee (Information Receptionist). In a closely supervised learning environment, the student will perform the following duties:

Receives visitors and inquiries at the West Point Visitor Center. 

The incumbent will acquire working knowledge regarding the Academy and the Hudson Valley area.

The incumbent will provide public information materials such as maps, brochures and pamphlets.

Assists in responsibility of front desk operation of the Visitor Center, including opening and closing on schedule.

Makes announcements, open/close exhibit areas, receives telephone calls, refers phone calls to appropriate section and accounts for visitors.

Provides accurate directions and informs visitors of restrictions.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No