U.S Army Engineering and Architecture Student Trainee
The U.S Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. This Engineering and Architecture Student Trainee is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as a GS-12. Interns will be assigned tasks designed to increase familiarity with the target occupation in a real-world work environment. The U.S Army Student Trainee is 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 on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).
Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study. The U.S Army Engineering and Architecture Student Trainee programme 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.
U.S Army Engineering and Architecture Student Trainee Responsibilities
– Extract data from a variety of non-standardized sources
– Resolve design issues by utilizing engineering concepts/principles
– Prepare technical drawings and sketches using methods and procedures
– Operate a variety of laboratory instruments and equipment to obtain experimental data
– Measure, record and assess data
– Assist higher-graded engineers by interpreting technical drawings
– Assemble or disassemble products or system equipment
– Follow oral instructions to complete tasks
Conditions of Employment
– Must maintain at least a half-time course load
– Must be in good academic standing
– Must be at least 16 years of age
– Must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement
– Moving/Relocation Expenses are NOT authorized
– See other requirements below
– Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
– You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
– Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
– Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
– Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
– This is a Career Program (CP) 16 position.
– This is a student internship opportunity. Your transcripts are a required part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
– Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
– Must be at least 16 years of age.
– Must be able to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
– Must be a student in good academic standing.
– Must be enrolled in at least a half-time course load.
U.S Army Engineering and Architecture Student Trainee Qualifications
To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or have an associate’s degree. To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-05, students must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.
Note: Students that are graduating and are not subsequently enrolled in another program may not meet the work-hour requirements prior to graduation and will be at risk for not being able to convert to a term, career or career-conditional appointment!
For qualification purposes, an academic year is computed as follows
– At the undergraduate level, successfully completed education that has not led to possession of a degree is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours. For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meet the degree requirements. Additional credit cannot be given for duplicate course work.
– For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.
– An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
– When academic credit is expressed in contract months, units, or other terms that differ from a conventional semester or quarter hours, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide an interpretation of such credits from the appropriate institution in order to equate them to the semester or quarter hours specified in the standard.
– Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete the qualifying education within 4 months from the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Requirement For Engineering
This occupation has specific educational requirements for entry and applicants must show evidence that their planned academic program will meet those requirements (i.e. transcript reflecting enrollment in applicable programs). Students who graduate without meeting those requirements may not be converted to the target position and could be separated from federal service. Educational requirements for conversion to the target position are:
Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must
– lead to a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR
– include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics:
(a) statics, dynamics;
(b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics;
(e) electrical fields and circuits;
(f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
Eligibility requirements for conversion to a permanent or term position. Interns must
– Be a U.S. Citizen at the time of conversion;
– Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program prior to or concurrent with completion of academic requirements;
– Complete their educational requirements (as specified in the announcement);
– Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualification standard, including any applicable positive education need and/or selective placement factors and any other special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) proper for the specific competitive service position to which the intern will be converted;
– Successfully complete all the requirements of the Internship Program as defined in the agency-participant agreement; and
– Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP).
How to apply: You can ask for a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Interested and qualified candidates should visit the application website for more detailed information
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