Biologist wiht US Army Corps of Engineers (Rock Island IL)
Salary: $40,861 to $53,123 per year
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 Biologist trainee with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
- This is a Career Program (CP) #18 position.
- Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program.
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 1 year 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
As a Biologist(INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
- Assist in conducting environmental assessments to achieve agency compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
- Assist in detailed site evaluations to establish base environmental conditions including identification of biota, characterization of the biological, physical, cultural and social phenomena present at the project site.
- Assist in interagency coordination and collaboration on projects that may include field work, meeting participation, data entry, and preparation of correspondence.
- Assist in the preparation of technical reports, maps, and the application of habitat evaluation procedures.
- Assist in the development of procedures to implement directives from higher authority.
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.
Who May Apply:
- 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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