Job Overview

Summary

***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN UPDATED AND REVISED.  THE STATEMENT DESCRIBING CONVERSION ELIGIBILTY FOR PATHWAYS HAS BEEN REMOVED.  THIS IS A TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT NTE 120 DAYS AND DOES NOT CONFER ELIGIBILITY TO A PERMANENT POSITION.

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 is an Pathways Multi Series position which may be filled under any of the following titles and occupational series, depending on the qualifications of the applicant:

Student Trainee (Natural Resources), DB-0499

Student Trainee (Engineering & Architecture), DB-0899

Student Trainee (Physical Scientist), DB-1399

Student Trainee (Computer Science), DB-1599

***This is an open continuous announcement for one year. The open continuous announcement allows acceptance of applicants throughout the year with qualified applicants being referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date for receipt/referrals of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be October 15, 2015. Subsequent cut-off dates will be every two (2) months thereafter.  Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred according to the following cut-off dates:
•December 15, 2015
•February 15, 2016
•April 15, 2016
•June 15, 2016
•August 15, 2016

About the Position:Agency: This position will be filled in the following locations: Vicksburg, MS;  Hanover, NH; Duck, NC; Baton Rouge, LA, Fairbanks, AK; Alexandria, VA.

This is a Pathways Internship with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center

As one of the links in the overall mission of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world consisting of seven specialized laboratories and combining all research and development (R&D) capabilities of USACE into one organization. 

 

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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 enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. 

 

To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/interns/
Who May Apply:  

U.S. Citizens who are Graduate Students enrolled in at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, and seeking a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related degree in a qualifying educational institution; have at least a cumulative (overall) 2.0 grade point average.

 

 

Duties

As a Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture), Student Trainee (Natural Resources), Student Trainee (Physical Science) or Student Trainee (Math and Computer Science) you will serve in a developmental role in a professional discipline under close supervision with a team leader and/or supervisor. Some of the duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting data for research and preparing reports
  • Entering  data into databases
  • Assisting with research projects including the oversight of field data collection
  • Preparing drawings, graphs or charts using project data
  • Performing routine scientific and engineering computations using  academic knowledge
  • Operating or adjusting various types of laboratory equipment
  •  Tracking information to provide recommendations for project execution
  • Overseeing the function of the laboratory operation  

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Fairbanks, AK
    • Baton Rouge, LA
    • Vicksburg, MS
    • Duck, NC
    • Hanover, NH
    • Alexandria, VA