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Full time
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Electrical Engineer (Pathways) (Recent Graduate)
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Department of defense | Walla Walla, WA
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Job Description

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:
Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.
As an advanced trainee in the Army Civilian Career Program for Engineers and Scientists, utilizes the basic principles of the applicable engineering discipline to perform the less complex electrical engineering phases of planning, design, and construction of water resource projects.
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army 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.
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.
Demonstrate successful job performance.
Meet the Office of Personnel Managements qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/ .
Note: Students may apply if they are within 3 months of meeting their educational requirements.
Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
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.
Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.


At the full performance level of this position, you will serve as an Electrical Engineer with the responsibility of applying standard engineering methods and techniques in the performance of various phases of electrical engineering, together with all necessary calculations pertaining thereto in connection with designing the electrical features assigned to the section generally appurtenant works such as navigation locks, fish facilities, powerhouses, warehouse, pumping plants, housing and appurtenant structures and recreational facilities. You will prepare preliminary cost estimates to justify decisions in design and selection of equipment. You will also prepare and /or reviews operating manuals covering the technical operation and testing procedures for electrical equipment in the projects assigned to the district. Your responsibilities will additionally include writing and reviewing contract specifications for electrical features of design and for materials and equipment entering into the design. You will check shop drawings submitted by contractors for adequacy and to assure compliance with contract specifications and you will review plans and specifications prepared by architect-engineers for electrical features of district projects to insure adequacy of design and conformance to established standards.

Travel Required

Not Required

Relocation Authorized

Permanent Change of Stration (PSC) MAYBE Authorized IAW JTR, Vol II

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.