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    About the Position:

    Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.

    For this internship, you must be able to work full-time when not attending classes (i.e. summers, fall and spring breaks, etc.) and as much as feasible when classes are in session.  You must be available to work in the geographic location of the advertised job while still maintaining a student status.

    This intern position is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as an Engineering Technician.  Interns will be assigned tasks designed to increase familiarity with the target occupation in a real world work environment.

    This opportunity follows a standard promotional path:

    1. Internship selections will be made at the GS-02, GS-03 or GS-04 level.

    2. After completion of Internship requirements, you may be eligible for conversion to the entry level for the target occupation.  Entry level for these positions are typically at the GS-GS-05 or GS-07 level.  The actual grade level at the time of conversion depends on academic achievement and other factors.

    3. The full performance level of this occupation will be GS-09 or GS-11, depending on the particular vacancy being filled.  Progression from the entry level to the full performance level fro this occupation will depend on successful completion of all requirements for promotion.  Promotions may be considered after a year at each grade level, but are not guaranteed to occur on a specific time schedule.


    Who May Apply:

    Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate 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.  Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

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    This position provides for development and training under the Pathways Internship Program.  Intern assignments become more responsible as incumbent increases knowledge and skills through work experience and academic training. 

    Engineering technicians work in a variety of unique work situations, often aligned with professional engineering and architecture fields and each with a fairly distinct set of knowledge and skill requirements. The work involves functions such as research, development, design, evaluation, construction, inspection, production, application, standardization, testing, or operation of engineering facilities, structures, systems, processes, equipment, devices, or materials. 

    This announcement covers many Engineering Technician specialties within USACE that are briefly covered below. 

    Engineering Technician (Civil)-
    Work concerned with buildings, structures, dams, soil mechanics, tunnels, highways, water resources, bridges, airports, railways, and other phases of civil engineering.

    Engineering Technician (Electrical)-
    Work concerned with systems, plants, equipment, and materials for the generation, transmission, conversion, distribution, control, measurement, or utilization of electrical energy.

    Engineering Technician (General)-
    Work concerned with construction, application, properties, operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices, and materials.

    Engineering Technician (Mechanical)-
    Work concerned with systems, plants, machines, equipment, and instruments for the generation, transmission, measurement, or utilization of heat or mechanical power.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Student/Internship Program Eligibles

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466247800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.