Engineering and Architectural Student Trainee
Current students can begin their science career at DOI and gain valuable applied experience to pair with their studies. Engineering and architecture student trainees work in a variety of fields, including civil, mechanical, and petroleum engineering.
This position is represented at the following bureaus
The ideal candidate works well with others in a team setting, has a keen attention to detail, and a willingness to learn through experience.
Many specialty areas exist, including architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering.
The work is performed primarily in an office or laboratory setting, with the potential for occasional field work.
Minimum Education Requirements
Please see the Pathways Internship Group Qualification Standard on the OPM website.
Career Level Requirements
Responsibilities by Level
- Assists with making on-site inspections
- Assists in the design of roads, facilities, or other structures
- Collects and analyzes data
- Prepares and administers engineering construction, supply, and service contracts
- Reviews permits for technical adequacy and compliance with policies
- Conducts engineering and economic analyses to determine viability of proposals
- Selects and evaluates data sources and adapts methods in conducting data analysis
Strengths by Level
AccountabilityHolds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
Attention to DetailIs thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
Customer ServiceWorks with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
FlexibilityIs open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
Interpersonal SkillsTreats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
LearningUses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
Problem SolvingIdentifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
ResilienceDeals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
Technical CompetenceUses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
WritingRecognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.Show Tool TipEntry 2-7Mid 9
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