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Career Success Stories
Career Development Resource Guide
South Pacific Division's 2001 Leadership Development Program Class has created a single source of information and links on training, career opportunities, and employee benefits available to members of the South Pacific Division team. It also consolidates information and links you can use to learn more about our Corps history, mission, and vision for the future. While your CPOC/CPAC may somewhat differ, this offers another avenue for career guidance.
Career Development Trailguide
The Natural Resource Management Career Development Steering Committee has updated EP 690-2-2. This "Trailguide" (currently in draft awaiting final HQ approvals) will provide the NRM employees within the Corps with information designed to let them manage their career during their tenure within the agency.
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness training is available to all DA Civilians at http://www.army.mil/CSF/ It is designed to provide a system to master skills necessary to achieve balance in lives and build resilience in order to thrive in an era of high operational tempo and persistent conflict.
This is required training for all active duty Soldiers. DA Civilians are encouraged, but not required, to conduct the training. An AKO login is required for access to the link, and the training takes about one hour.
Conversion to 0401 Series
Vicksburg District Position Descriptions
Council for Excellence in Government
Internet-based project that provides research data and ideas that commencement speakers at middle schools, high schools and colleges can use to talk about the importance of working in government.
District Training Guidelines
- Nashville District - 2001 Natural Resources Management Ranger Training Program Manual. (PDF format)
- Nashville District (PDF format) - 2013 version of Nashville District's Natural Resources Management Ranger Training Program Manual. The Nashville District is a leader in the fields of land management, recreation, and natural resources management within the Corps of Engineers. The Nashville District's natural resources management program has for years been a model for other districts, divisions, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers.
- Fort Worth District - 2010 Natural Resources Management Ranger Training Program Manual. (PDF format)
- Kansas City District (PDF Format)
- Portland District
- Sacramento District - 1 May 2000 POLICY MEMORANDUM #18, SUBJECT: Park Ranger Training Program 18-1. Purpose, This Policy Memorandum presents Construction Operations Division policy and procedures implementing HQUSACE guidance concerning training for park rangers. The ranger training program is designed to:
- Develop the park ranger as a professional employee through formal courses and on-the-job training concurrent with duties at a Sacramento District Civil Works Project.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of the public need for Civil Works projects and the recreational opportunities and natural resources management required at these areas.
- Prepare the park ranger for advancement to a higher grade or to management positions within Sacramento District or with the Corps of Engineers nationwide. Career options to which park rangers may aspire in Sacramento District.
Employee Handbooks and Guidebooks
The Baltimore District Leadership Development Program develops leaders who advocate cultural change in support of a learning organization in order to help secure the future relevance of the US Army Corps of Engineers. The LDP is a two-tier program that provides employees at all grade levels with leadership potential the opportunity to learn about the Army Leadership Doctrine, the Learning Organization Doctrine, and themselves.
Fort Worth District's Administrative Positions Training Manual
How to Prepare for the Interview, Whether You Are the Interviewer or the Interviewee
LRD Process for MSC-wide Conversion to 401 Series
New NRM Recruitment Flyer
The attached flyer was developed in 2010 as
part of a HQ Human Resources overhaul of the recruitment package from many
years ago. This flyer can be used at job fairs, college/university
recruitment programs or as a way to inform the public what we are looking
for in young men and women looking for careers in the Federal service. The
flyer can be downloaded and reproduced locally. Kudos go to Adam Tarplee
and Renee Stacey for their hard work and dedication in updating this
outstanding recruitment tool.
Recruitment and Hiring Strategies
Elsewhere in this Website we have discussed the value of long-term recruiting strategies to obtain the brightest and the best employees. Recently, South Pacific Division contracted with OPM to analyze their recruitment and hiring strategies. The reports offer recommendations for change and outline good management practices to accomplish that goal.
The first of the reports, the Recruitment Best Practices Report provides a comprehensive Executive Summary and background data focused on methodology, findings, and recommendations.
The second report Corporate Recruitment Image assesses the Corps' corporate image as it relates to recruitment and offers suggestions that would have a positive impact on the Corps' ability to attract quality job applicants.
Recruitment Handbook -- This recruitment handbook provides a good resource for those managers/supervisors on the recruiting trail for the best and brightest employees. This handbook explains hiring authorities, benefits, pay ect.
Management, in conjunction with the Employment Equal Opportunity (EEO) officer, can determine that certain positions within the organization have a good, potential to train current employees in a manner that will enhance the employee's career and earnings. Upward mobility programs have specific training plans that must be fulfilled. These positions may be either one or two grade interval positions.
Summer intern program at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)
The 2009 summer intern program at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) at Lewis and Clark Community College recently concluded with 7th Annual National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Student Symposium held at the USACE Rivers Project's Great River Museum. The Corps of Engineers is a funding parter for this program. The internship program has grown from twelve students in 2003 to 31 in 2008. The 2009 summer intern class included 26 undergraduate and graduate students, five of which were placed with Corps of Engineers mentors.
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