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    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 Computer Scientist trainee with the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC).

    • This is a Career Program (CP) #16 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. 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 or to a term position (i.e. a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).
    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
    • Successfully complete at least 2-years 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.
    To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.

    Who May Apply:
    Positions are open to:
    • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years (or will complete no later than December 2017), a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
    • 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.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Computer Scientist(INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Assist in the development of computer hardware and software for computer based systems.
    • Assist in the development of test programs and diagnostic procedures for computer hardware and software.
    • Assist in identifying host computer requirements to produce or maintain computer command and control systems.
    • Evaluate system security requirements to aid in the design of a system that will resist established or projected threats.
    • Analyze output data to ensure accuracy of computer software and compliance of hardware operations with design specifications.
    Incumbent works under closer supervision and works in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed in preparing the incumbent to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties outlined in the aforementioned job description. The incumbent receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience and training are received to the next higher level position.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 25% business travel required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Recent Graduates

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485329900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.