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:
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The Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), an organization within the Institute for Water Resources, is the designated Center of Expertise for the US Army Corps of Engineers in the technical areas of surface and groundwater hydrology, river hydraulics and sediment transport, hydrologic statistics and risk analysis, reservoir system analysis, planning analysis, real-time water control management and a number of other closely associated technical subjects. HEC supports Corps field offices, headquarters, and laboratories by providing technical methods and guidance, water resources models and associated utilities, training and workshops, accomplishing research and development, and performing technical assistance and special projects.
Davis is a university-oriented city with a progressive, vigorous community noted for its small-town style, energy conservation, environmental programs, parks, preservation of trees, red double-decker London buses, bicycles, and the quality of its educational institutions.
NOTE: This position is being recruited for at the GS-1599-04 and GS-1599-05 level. Management may select at any grade level. To be considered for the position at that GS-1599-04 level, you must apply to announcement# WTKC13568692 928686P.
FIRST CUTOFF: August 12, 2013
NOTE: Additional certificates will be issued as vacancies become available.
Multiple selections may be made from this vacancy.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Army Pathways Intern Program:
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program.
The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.
Pathways Internship Conversion:
The Department of the Army Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Interns must:
Be a U.S. Citizen
Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
Complete their degree or certificate requirements
Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted (this includes a basic education requirement for the GS-1550 series, Computer Scientist position)
Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and;
Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/interns/ .
Who May Apply:
Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles
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 within the local commuting area of Davis, CA.
Business Travel Required (TDY): 5% Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Moving Expenses NOT authorized. Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentives NOT authorized. Must sign an Army Pathways Intern Participation Agreement Must be able to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization
DUTIES: Back to top The employee provides support to Computer Specialists involving work in computer program preparation, testing and documentation. Using information system studies, analysis, and current computer science technologies, assists in the development of computer program software that considers architecture, feasibility, technical adequacy, standardization, interface, protocol requirements, integration into current and future planning activities, interoperability, networking, expansion potential, and Army Enterprise Strategy. Working with computer specialists, reviews processing failures and corrects program logic and control errors. Codes minor program changes, providing for a summation of figures within an existing capability and others of a relatively routine nature. Maintains program and control languages documentation and guides and ensures preparation and distribution of copies to all appropriate system users.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level including assisting with at least one of the following: basic database management, computer programming, networking, computer security management, systems maintenance, web design, coding, etc.
Applicants may also qualify for this position based on meeting education requirements in one of the following ways:
B. Have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type Transcripts').
C. Have successfully completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type Transcripts')
D. Have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have less than four years of post high school education as described in B and C. You must compute the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total must be at least 100% (determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine the education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type Transcripts'.)
E. Have the experience as described in A AND the education described in B. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type Transcripts'.)
NOTE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:
*Knowledge of Computer Program Perparation
*Ability to Provide Basic Computer Porgramming Support
*Ability to Provide Computer Processing Support
*Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing
In accordance with the Pathways Intern Program required education, applicants must currently be enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate in an accredited college or university on a full or half-time basis, as defined by the educational institution. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your letter of acceptance or transcript/school documentation for verification.)
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.
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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.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the first cutoff date of this announcement.
BENEFITS: Back to top The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
OTHER INFORMATION: The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Multiple selections may be made from this vacancy.
[Agency U.S. Army Corps of Engineers]
About United States Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates Lock and Dams No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 on the Cape Fear River, and these structures are no longer used for navigation, which was their intended purpose. The Corps is interested in "decommissioning" the dams and is currently studying their options as part of a General Reevaluation Report for the Wilmington Harbor Deepening Project. Although the Cape Fear River locks and dams were not designed for water supply, Wilmington, Fayetteville and other local users depend on impounded waters behind these dams for their water supply source. The fishery agencies are committed to working in partnership with these water users and other agencies to find water supply solutions that will satisfy municipal water needs before any of the three Cape Fear River lock and dams are removed.