U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture)(Pathways Internship) in Walla Walla, Washington

Job Overview

Job Overview

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.

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army.

This is a temporary intern position not to exceed 6 months and can be extended up to the maximum if two years. The selectee will be responsible for moving expenses and acquiring housing in the general area of Walla Walla, WA, where the position is located by the entrance on duty date.

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.

This intern position is designed to provide real work experience assisting Engineers and Architectures. The appointment is temporary in nature not to exceed 6 months, but may be extended up to the maximum of 2 years.

Who May Apply:

Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program

Positions are open to current students 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 pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

  • Prepare preliminary and final architectural designs, working drawings, specifications and design analysis for all types of structures and facilities.

  • Reviews shop drawings, catalog cuts, and descriptive material submitted by manufacturers and/or contractors against the provisions of the plans and specifications.

  • Serves as Architect Intern. Assist in evaluating design objectives identifying most economical and efficient procedures for project development.

  • Makes field trips to inspect and advise on the scope, extent, and cost of architectural design features involved in the improvement, rehabilitation, modification, alteration, and addition to all types of civil project buildings and structures.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • May travel up to 5%
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Current students in good standing at an accredited educational institution.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will not be authorized
  • ### Qualifications

The selectee will work full time during the summer and highly encouraged to work part time when the new semester begins.

To meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-03 level, applicants must successfully COMPLETED 1 academic year (30 semester hours/45 quarter hours) of post high school education in a field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite AND I am enrolled/or accepted for enrollment for at least a half- time course load at an accredited institution of higher education. (Transcripts must be attached.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Architectural Design.
  • Ability to Perform Basic Engineering Tasks.
  • Knowledge of Safety Protocol in the use of Tools and Equipment.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Other Requirements:

Click here for more information.

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 at the time of your conversion to permanent employment Two Two year trial/probationary period may be required Direct Deposit of Pay is Required

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the program requirements. Your resume, transcripts, and other supporting documents will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the online questionnaire. Eligible applications will be placed in the best qualified, highly qualified, or qualified categories.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL


Department of the Army Pathways Interns receive many of the same benefits as permanent civil service employees. The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance (length of employment and time in pay status conditions apply for interns) Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job

Other Information

Multiple positions maybe filled by this announcement.

This is a Career Program Position (CP) 18.

The duration of the Pathways appointment is a trial period.

Position may require employee to wear protective clothing/gear.

Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472361700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $26,150.00 to $33,999.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0899-03/03

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Student/Internship Program Eligibles

Control Number: 472361700

Job Announcement Number: WTHG171307411975505PI