From: Wyne, Hannah E CIV USARMY CELRE (USA) <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 9:27 AM
To: Schneider, Jim <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FW: DHA Workforce Announcement - Recent Graduate Biologist GS-0401/0819-7; target GS-11, Michiana Section (South Bend, IN) and Sault Ste. Marie Field Office
Good morning Jim,

Please share the attached recent grad biologist announcements from USACE in South Bend, IN and Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Note, recent grads include current students six months prior to graduation. Applications are due by 5 pm on January 23.

USACE is a great place to work if you are interested in Federal service, continued learning/training, and developing your leadership abilities!


Hannah Wyne
Eastern Section
Regulatory Branch
US Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
OFFICE: (313) 226-6780
CELL: (313) 806-0907
FAX: (313) 226-6763
EMAIL: [log in to unmask]

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From: Reinke, Donald T CIV USARMY CELRE (USA) <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2024 9:33 AM
To: Reinke, Donald T CIV USARMY CELRE (USA) <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: DLL-CELRE-ALLDISTRICT <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: DHA Workforce Announcement - Recent Graduate Biologist GS-0401/0819-7; target GS-11, Michiana Section (South Bend, IN) and Sault Ste. Marie Field Office

Good Morning Team!

Please consider and share this opportunity for a recent graduate Biologist GS-0401-7; target 11 in the Regulatory Branch's Michiana Section in South Bend, Indiana and Sault Ste. Marie Field Office.

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is accepting resumes from recent graduates to serve as a Regulatory project manager Interdisciplinary position Biologist/Environmental Engineer (entry level, GS‐0401/0819‐7; target GS‐11) in the Regulatory Branch: (1) in the Michiana Section - Location: South Bend, IN and (2) in the Compliance and Enforcement Section ‐ Location: Sault Ste. Marie Field Office, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.   This is a permanent appointment, full‐time position in the competitive service. This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce (5 U.S.C, Section 9905) to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. Resumes will be accepted from 8-23 January 2024.  Resumes and transcripts (copies acceptable) must be received by 5pm EST 23 January 2024 in order to be considered.

NATURE OF ASSIGNMENT: Under authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the Regulatory Office carries out the Corps’ Regulatory mission to protect the nation’s aquatic resources and navigation capacity, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible, and balanced permit decisions. The primary duties for this position include: evaluating applications for permits and modification of permits for activities or work in waters of the United States; managing compliance and enforcement actions; performing field site reviews and preparing site evaluations to determine jurisdiction, establish base environmental conditions, and characterize the biological, physical, cultural/social attributes on project sites. Duties require: communication with applicants/permittees, agents/consultants, the general public, and local/ State/Federal government agencies; analysis of public interest factors supporting permit issuance, modification, or denial; and preparation/management of technical documentation supporting permit decisions.

RECENT GRADUATE: To be eligible must be a student six months prior to graduation or currently hold a degree by an institution of higher education not more than 2 years before the date of the appointment (earliest graduation date Dec‐2021), except in the case of a person completing a period of  obligated uniformed service of more than four years, awarded date must be not more than 4 years before the date of the appointment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this position you must meet the minimum education requirements for either series: Biologist (GS‐0401) or Environmental Engineer (GS‐0819). Because this position has basic education requirements, transcripts will be required. OPM basic education and education substitution requirements for each series can be found at the following:

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0819: Environmental Engineer;!!HXCxUKc!yVo_T2XXXKi8ImVJ-OAKKg9-fpUgubfYrOl_aAvXpxM6h51FYSO-kQ0IKL9YdIz4ez5M4Xlj96xvIy1PiDza7qu55BIxJr0$<;!!HXCxUKc!yVo_T2XXXKi8ImVJ-OAKKg9-fpUgubfYrOl_aAvXpxM6h51FYSO-kQ0IKL9YdIz4ez5M4Xlj96xvIy1PiDza7qu55BIxJr0$>

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: US Citizenship is required.

PAY: $49,025 ‐ $ 94,317 Annually, salary for the position will be set by Duty Location of the position using established OPM salary tables:;!!HXCxUKc!yVo_T2XXXKi8ImVJ-OAKKg9-fpUgubfYrOl_aAvXpxM6h51FYSO-kQ0IKL9YdIz4ez5M4Xlj96xvIy1PiDza7qu5DwKDi2I$<;!!HXCxUKc!yVo_T2XXXKi8ImVJ-OAKKg9-fpUgubfYrOl_aAvXpxM6h51FYSO-kQ0IKL9YdIz4ez5M4Xlj96xvIy1PiDza7qu5DwKDi2I$>

Candidate must meet the requirements of 52 weeks experience at the current grade level and successfully perform the duties of that position to be promoted to the next.


*         In order to be considered for these vacancies, interested applicants should submit their resumes and transcripts by 5 pm EST, 23 January 2024 to Aaron Damrill ([log in to unmask]) for the South Bend position or to Don Reinke ([log in to unmask]) for the Sault Ste. Marie position.
*         Applicants can also apply via Handshake:;!!HXCxUKc!yVo_T2XXXKi8ImVJ-OAKKg9-fpUgubfYrOl_aAvXpxM6h51FYSO-kQ0IKL9YdIz4ez5M4Xlj96xvIy1PiDza7qu55B7YXUw$<;!!HXCxUKc!yVo_T2XXXKi8ImVJ-OAKKg9-fpUgubfYrOl_aAvXpxM6h51FYSO-kQ0IKL9YdIz4ez5M4Xlj96xvIy1PiDza7qu55B7YXUw$>

The positions will  be filled through a direct hiring authority for a permanent assignment.

POINTS OF CONTACT FOR THIS ACTION: Aaron W. Damrill, Chief, Michiana Section, Regulatory Branch, Detroit District Office;  574-323-1485 or [log in to unmask] and Donald T. Reinke, Chief, Compliance and Enforcement Section, Regulatory Branch, Detroit District Office; 313-326-1293 or [log in to unmask] .

Donald T. Reinke
Chief, Compliance & Enforcement Section
Regulatory Branch
Detroit District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Office: 313-226-6812
Cell: 313-326-1293