Student Trainee (General Labor Worker)

Chesapeake City, Maryland
Mar 21, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
Full Time

  • As a Student Trainee (General Labor Worker), you will:
  • You will serve as a general labor worker performing a variety of project maintenance tasks which include: picnic table repair, installation of signs, painting, road repair, and repair of charcoal grills.
  • Remove dead trees and brush from recreation areas. Use shovels to dig holes in the ground.
  • Clean outdoor surfaces, such as tables and benches. Use a water hose and soap to wash vehicles. Use brooms, mops, and waxing applicants to clean floors.
  • Follow verbal instructions to complete a job or task, such as gather supplies or tools as instructed or dispose of trash or debris as instructed.
  • Follow written instructions for the proper use of hand tools and follow equipment and tool manuals or safety labels in order to understand safe use requirements.
  • Operate a walking power or riding mower to mow grass and use mower safety procedures to avoid injury. Also operate string trimmers and power blowers.
  • Use simple hand tools to complete jobs or tasks and use hand tools safety procedure to avoid injury.
  • Perform heavy lifting in a safe manner to avoid a strained back to other injury.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must abide by safety rules and wear protective equipment/gear.
  • This position may require you to work in inclement weather.
  • Requirement to lift up to 50 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • Required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement and adhere to conditions of that agreement.
  • Must remain in good academic standing (as defined by the institution) and provide proof upon request.
  • Must currently be a student that has been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, or trade school pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.


Who May Apply: Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program
Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate 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 on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled). Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited education.

For this internship, you must be able to work full time during the summer hours. Although appointment is not to exceed one year, incumbent will be on leave without pay during school.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Student Trainee (General Labor Worker), WG-3501-2 without more than normal supervision. Qualified applicants must show in their resume the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of a Student Trainee (General Labor Worker), WG-3501-2, to include tasks such as: washing vehicles, utilizing simple hand tools, and/or mowing grass using a power or riding mower. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

In addition to the screen-out element, you will be evaluated on the following Job elements on the basis of your level of competency through your resume and responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.

JOB ELEMENTS: The skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal characteristics listed below are important to succeed in the job:

  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision Screen Out
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Dexterity and Safety
  • Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Moderate effort is involved in occasionally lifting and carrying heavy objects (weighing about 50 pounds); frequently lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects (about 40 pounds); frequently moving or pushing trash receptacles, picnic tables, lawn mowers, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is usually performed outdoors with frequent exposure to long periods of hot sun. Subject to cuts, bruises, fumes, burns, etc., in performing maintenance.


This is a student internship opportunity. Your transcripts are a required part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. You must be able to work full-time when not attending classes (i.e. summers, fall and spring breaks, etc).

Education Requirements: Current enrollment or acceptance for enrollment in a qualifying educational institution seeking a degree or certificate on a full or half-time basis, as defined by the educational institution. (NOTE: Attach a copy of your letter of acceptance or transcript/school documentation for verification). Failure to do so will result in your application package being rated as incomplete.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. 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 - and

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:

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 29 - Installation Management position.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .