STRATEGIC RECRUITING PROGRAMS


DTRA uses a wide variety of federal and agency managed programs to recruit new talent.
 

National Security Educational Program (NSEP)

The National Security Educational Program (NSEP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored program that promotes the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate science, mathematics and engineering students. Students are offered these scholarships and fellowships in exchange for a period of employment of up to four years with DoD.

Learn more about this program by visiting the NSEP web site.


Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Education Program

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Education Program is a DoD sponsored program that promotes the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate science, mathematics and engineering students.  Students are offered scholarships and fellowships in exchange for a period of employment with DoD in the areas specified.

Learn more about this program by visiting the SMART Program web site.

Pathways Program (Intern NTE and Intern)

The former Student Educational Employment Programs (STEP and SCEP) have been replaced with the Pathways Internship Program (Intern NTE and Intern). Currently DTRA is not recruiting for these positions. However, once Pathways positions are available, they will be announced via USAJobs. Please check back for update.

For more information on the Pathways Program, please contact the J1115 Outreach Support Branch.

Disability Programs

DTRA hires people with disabilities, including veterans with thirty percent or more disabilities. The federal government recognizes that people with disabilities have a right to full and fair consideration for any job for which they apply.
 
Applicants can apply to vacancy announcements, which are posted on the USA Jobs web site, or email their resume to the selective placement program coordinator
in DTRA’s Equal Opportunity Office. For additional information regarding special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, please call (703) 767-4451.

Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects Federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace primarily through summer or in some cases permanent jobs. Co-sponsored by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and DoD with the participation of many other Federal agencies, the WRP has provided employment opportunities for nearly 4,500 students since 1995. Students represent all majors and range from college freshmen to graduate and law students. Information from these student interviews is compiled in a searchable database.

Learn more by visiting the WRP web site.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is designed to attract outstanding graduate students and individuals with advanced Degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines to leadership and Management careers in the Federal service. These individuals are hired into Pay Band 1 or GS - 9 with full performance to the Pay Band 2. Participants are required to complete rotational assignments. After successful completion of the 2-year program, DTRA may convert the PMF to a permanent Federal position at the Pay Band 2 or GS-12 equivalent level. This program is managed by the Office of Personnel Management.

Learn more by visiting the Presidential Management Fellows web site.