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Job opening: Student Trainee (Geology)

Salary: $33 906 - 43 801 per year
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: The Student Intern Program provides selectees an exciting opportunity to embark on a training and development path for a successful career as an Army Civilian employee. Students may also receive payment for tuition/training and potential conversion into full-time positions upon graduation. Don't wait! Apply now to start your Army Civilian internship today! 1st Year Salary $33,906-$41,637 2nd Year Salary $34,584-$43,801


As a Student Trainee (Geology), the incumbent will work under closer supervision performing assignments and completing training. At the full-performance level, you will be expected to: Apply practical principles, techniques, and concepts to geological operations. Assist with geological activities in risk assessment, Geographic Information System (GIS) map preparation, and technical analysis. Assist with data entry, subsurface investigations, laboratory testing, geotechnical sample handling, and design for geological projects or studies. Handle geotechnical samples and assists with logging soils or bedrock materials.


  • A trial or probationary period may be required in accordance with agency policy.
  • A post-secondary student appointment expires 120 days after completion of the designated academic course of study, unless the student is selected for noncompetitive conversion.
  • May be converted to a permanent appointment in the competitive service, to include the conversion out grade at the GS-05 or GS-07 and corresponding full performance grade at the GS-11 or GS-12.
  • If converted to a permanent position, selectee may be required to meet additional conditions of employment.
  • If converted to a permanent position, selectee may be provided relocation assistance subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • A Personnel Security Investigation is required.


This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Student Intern Program offers post-secondary students 12 weeks of full-time employment, up to 480 hours, during the summer months. Employment dates will vary depending on when summer break begins for each college, however, the earliest start date is the end of May. Actual length of employment is contingent upon budget and workload. Employment is intended to continue each subsequent year during the summer months while the student is enrolled in a degree program. MAY be non-competitively converted to a career/career-conditional appointment within 120 days of successful completion of academic program. Pay will vary by grade level and geographic location. Who May Apply: To be eligible for consideration you must meet the definition of post-secondary student as defined below: Post-Secondary Student: a person who, (1) is currently enrolled in, and in good academic standing at, a full-time program at an institution of higher education; and (2) is making satisfactory progress towards receipt of a baccalaureate or graduate degree; and (3) has completed (or will complete by December 2023) at least one year of the program. In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant education and experience.Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-03 Minimum Qualifications: Education: To qualify at the GS-03 level, students must have completed (or will complete by December 2023) 1 academic year of post-high school study (one year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university). GS-04 Minimum Qualifications: Education: To qualify at the GS-04 level, students must have completed (or will complete by December 2023) 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree (one year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Post-secondary students being considered for initial appointments to positions leading to target positions with positive education requirements should be enrolled in directly-related degree programs in order to meet the OPM qualification requirements for the target position upon completion of their academic program.

Must be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average or equivalent, as eligibility criteria.


  • Name: Army Applicant Help Desk