US Army Corps of Engineers
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DHA Summer Student

Memphis District
Published March 20, 2020


Are YOU interested in working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?

Do you like to work in a challenging and productive work environment? Would you like to start a meaningful civilian career supporting the U.S. Army?

This position may be for YOU!

Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division Position title: Student Trainee

Series: Engineering & Scientific career fields Grade: GS-03, GS-04

Hourly Pay Range: $13.32 to $19.44 Geographic location: Memphis, TN

Work Schedule: Full-time when not attending classes for 120 days not to exceed 30 September 2020 (i.e., summers and/or co-op semesters). Work hours are flexible and will typically be Monday through Friday.

Eligibility/Type of degree we’re seeking: Students seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, etc) or Scientific areas (Biology, Geology, Environmental, etc)

Typical duties of student position: Performs technical engineering and project management tasks in support of various functions within the assigned District. Functional areas may include, but are not limited to civil, mechanical, environmental, and/or construction engineering technical groups. Performs a variety of tasks involving project management, mathematics, science, and engineering. These tasks may include, but are not limited to: research and data gathering in support of routine agency procedures or reviews; recording and compiling information from field or laboratory instruments or equipment, technical documents, design reports, plans, specifications, publications, and other engineering design documents; extracting and utilizing information from publications and guidance to support group tasks, such as analysis and design; reviewing gathered data or research for accuracy, adequacy, and possible correcting; performing laboratory testing of soil, rock, concrete or aggregate; and data reducing laboratory test results.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, geneticinformation, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly.

Competencies needed for student positions: Knowledge and skills related to: standardized rules, procedures, or operations requiring training and experience related to methods and practices of the field sufficient for operating and adjusting various instruments and equipment; extracting data and measurements from various prescribed but non-standard sources; recognizing and resolving errors readily apparent, yet requiring limited knowledge of subject matter; processing data according to well-defined methods and established formulas using mathematics, such as elementary algebra, geometry, and standard formulas; preparing or summarizing information by graphical means; keeping appropriate records; assisting higher-graded technicians, engineers, and project managers; and performing laboratory testing.

Qualifications/Promotion Requirements while assigned as student: Student trainees qualify as described below.

GS-03 Completion of one academic year of post-high school study (30 credit hour minimum) GS-04 Completion of two academic years of post-high school study (60 credit hour minimum)

*Students must sign a student agreement and maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA How to apply: Please send email with this resumes and transcripts to the Agency POC below.

Deadline for applying: Friday, 3/27/2020

Agency POC: Jacob Storz, phone: (901) 544-0724, Email:,

cc: Elizabeth Burks, email:

Jacob Storz
(901) 544-0724
Elizabeth Burks

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