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 Regulatory Specialist trainee with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

  • This is a Career Program (CP) #18 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 complete 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 (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 Regulatory Specialist (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Assist in conducting the evaluation of applications for permits, and the modification of permits, for activities or work in waters of the United States within the regulatory authority of the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act.
    • Assist in detailed site evaluations to establish base environmental conditions including delineation of wetlands, characterization of the biological, physical, cultural and social phenomena present at the project site and a determination of the relative quality of waters of the United States.
    • Assist in monitoring compliance with permits and conducting the investigation of unauthorized work, developing and recommending resolution of enforcement actions.
    • Assist in the development of general permits (GP).
    • Assist in the development of procedures to implement directives from higher authority.
    • Serve as a District representative on groups and task forces with missions of interest to the District and/or the regulatory program, and complete assignments related to special regulatory initiatives directed toward effective, efficient, and consistent application of the regulatory program.

    Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • Between 10-25% business travel is required.

    Relocation Authorized

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