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    Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.

    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:
    Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).

    Applicants can be selected at the GS-07 or GS-09 level. The target grade of this position is GS-11.

    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Successfully complete all the requirements of the Recent Graduate Program as defined in the Agency Participant Agreement.
    • Demonstrate successful job performance.
    • Meet the Office of Personnel Management qualification standard including any applicable positive education requirements and/or selection placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the position to which being converted.
    To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.

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    Who May Apply:
    Positions are open to:

    • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.
    • Current students who will graduate no later than 9 months from the closing date of announcement.
    • Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.
    As a developmental Civil Engineer, you will assist in performing duties such as:
    • To develop cost models, perform functional analysis, and develop viable alternatives to project features, that enhance the functions and reduce the life cycle costs while maintaining or enhancing the qualify of the project.
    • Prepares the scope of work, assists in the selection, participates in the negotiations, management, and acceptance of the work performed by the Architect-Engineer firms.
    • Meet project schedules and customer requirements, reviewing the completed studies and assuring that all proposals within the study are given complete and unbiased review for Value Engineering studies in-house or Architect-Engineer contracts.
    • Assists in the planning and execution of the District's Value Engineering Program in accordance with appropriate regulatory controls and directives to meet HQ USACE and District goals.
    As a developmental Civil Engineer (Geotechnical), you will assist in performing duties such as:
    • Develops soil load diagrams for pumping plants, retaining walls, floodwalls, flood control dams, navigation locks and other structures.
    • Determines the scope of and the foundation stability of levees and earth dams.
    • Determines the type and thickness of the base special treatment to be given soil bearing the load, thickness of base course or bituminous concrete and the thickness of the wearing surface required to meet existing and expected conditions.
    • Reviews plans and specifications prepared by A.E. and in-house forces covering civilian and military projects for soil and foundation features.
    • Conducts foundation studies involving varying soil conditions.
    As a developmental Civil Engineer (Structural), you will assist in performing duties such as:
    • Designs segments of the plain or reinforced concrete, structural metal, or timber portions for a construction or remedial project.
    • Identifies loading assumptions and problems to be encountered and develops complete design of structure.
    • Works out several solutions depending on the structure and based on varying loading conditions to find the most critical conditions for each portion or all of the structure i.e., seismic conditions, hydrologic velocities, and uplift.
    • Prepares sketches showing all necessary dimensions, steel sizes and spacing, and notes required to prepare contract drawings pertaining to structural design.
    • Prepares or coordinates preparation of finished CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) drawings on structural items for use in contract drawings.
    • Develop preliminary and final designs and plans for structural features.
    As a developmental Civil Engineer (Hydraulics), you will assist in performing duties such as:
    • Performing hydrology and hydraulic (H & H) studies and analysis used in the preparation of H & H design portions of design studies and final detailed design for culverts, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, flood protection, flood control and reservoirs pertaining to civil and military projects.
    • Based on data developed in basic studies and investigations, determines method of approach and makes recommendations as to design characteristics of sanitary sewer and sewer treatment systems of facilities, flood control projects and appurtenant works, and flood protection projects with pumping plants ranging in capacity up to 50 cfs.
    • Performs liaison with facilities engineers, architect engineers, and representatives of other agencies/communities to secure additional data required to accomplish assignments.
    • Provides inputs to PROMIS system, coordinates review comments, assembles complete package of plans and specifications, coordinates with user on technical aspects, and coordinates preparation of amendments.
    • Studies newly developed methods published in technical papers, periodical, and Government publications and reports for the purpose of improving methods currently employed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Recent Graduates

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482464800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.