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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Interdiciplinary (Recent Graduate)
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Department of defense | Portland, OR
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Job Description

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About the Position:

This position works with a group of engineers who are engaged in projects related to mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering design and rehabilitation work for features of hydroelectric powerhouses and auxiliary structures. Applies a specialized practical knowledge of engineering principles, methods and techniques acquired through extensive experience and on-the-job training to plan and develop the more complex features assigned to the subsection.

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program. Click herefor more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (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 completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
* EXCEPTION: Positions in the Instructional Systems (GS-1750) series and all occupations covered by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) require a 24-month appointment period in order to complete the training and/or certification requirements specific to each occupation prior to conversion
* Demonstrate successful job performance.
* Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.

Who May Apply:

Positions are open to:

* Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Students may apply within nine months of meeting their education requirements.
* 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.


At the(GS-07), you will:

* Perform work assignments of limited scope and difficulty designed to provide advanced practical application and experience of theories and principles in the field of specialization.
* Assist higher level professional personnel by carrying out complete projects of limited scope or narrow aspects of broader projects.
* Develop standard detail design for computer networks, software components, hardware components and system architecture.
* Conduct standard tests of software, hardware and communications equipment.
* Perform analyses, computations and calculations of a variety of data and work of a similar degree of difficulty.

After program completion, Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent or term appointment without further competition.

This position is being filled at the GS-07, level with potential conversion to a position with a full performance level at GS-11.

Travel Required

* Occasional Travel
* Occasional travel to training, conferences and job sites.

Relocation Authorized

* No

About Department of defense

The Department of Defense, for one, has made considerable progress since receiving its barely passing grade. MITRE, a Massachusetts-based technology think tank, has completed an evaluation of Defense systems and made a series of recommendations. And according to the Defense Department's Year 2000 program coordinator Carla von Bernewitz, the department is now well into the assessment stage, with "pockets of the DOD already involved in testing." One move toward a more unified federal response has been the establishment of a General Services Administration Web site. The site operates as the government's Year 2000 clearinghouse, with background information, contact names, vendor/contract data and conference schedules available for department and agency use.