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Job Title:  Agricultural Marketing Clerk - Student Intern Program
Department:  Department Of Agriculture
Agency:  Marketing & Regulatory Programs
Job Announcement Number:  SIPDY-2012-0004

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$13.00 to $16.90 / Per Hour
Monday, March 12, 2012 to Monday, December 3, 2012
Full-Time - TEMPORARY SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM - Summer Months of 2012
1 vacancy - Washington, DC, US  View Map
  • Graduating high-school seniors who will continue their education in the fall of 2012
  • Students enrolled in any of the following educational programs:
    • Vocational/Technical Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Graduate Degree
    • Professional Degree


Relocation expenses will not be paid


This is a temporary summer intern program appointment that begins at the end of the Spring term and concludes on or before 9/30/2012. Starting dates are negotiated with hiring officials and appointments usually end around Labor Day. It does not confer all of the benefits usually associated with the competitive service such as tenure, transfer privileges, and health and life insurance benefits. However, the selectee will be entitled to sick leave and vacation time.

This summer intern position is located in the Market Information Branch of the Economics Division located in Washington, DC. The Dairy programs assist the dairy industry by providing stability and orderliness in the dairy marketplace, while at the same time assuring the availability of an adequate supply of high-quality milk and dairy products for U.S. consumption. This is a position responsible for providing support in computer processing activities and information technology needs. Work assignments will be progressively more complex to provide knowledge and experience, under the mentorship of higher level staff.


You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!



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    The duties may include, but are not limited to:


    Under the guidance of selected Agency specialists, studies and becomes familiar with the programs and operations of Agricultural Marketing Service and the Dairy Programs. Receives on-the-job training in selected areas by working closely with Specialists on tasks in their areas and by assisting in data gathering or preliminary research connected with projects. Intern is responsible for completing the assignments by the end of the Summer Intern Program. The incumbent will provide assistance to higher level administrative and professional staff by performing administrative work as assigned.


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    To qualify, you MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


    Applicants can qualify by meeting the EDUCATION requirements specified below and/or the EXPERIENCE requirements.



    GS-03: Successful completion of college coursework equivalent to one full year.


    TRANSCRIPTS are required:

  • This position requires proof of undergraduate/graduate college enrollment.
  • You are qualifying for the position based on education.
  • You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.
  • This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. For more information on submitting transcripts, click: Transcripts


    EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-03 GRADE LEVEL 6 months of general experience which is progressively responsible clerical, office, administrative, or other that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position.

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-3 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following:

    Combining Education and Experience for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions

    Desired Major/Course Work College students or high school graduates accepted by an accredited college or university who are returning to classes in the fall of 2012.

    Special Conditions

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service
  • DD214 (Member 4 Copy) or other veterans' documents required to receive veterans' preference.
  • Proof of student status: Proof of acceptance or continued enrollment (at least half time) in an accredited educational institution in the fall of 2012 must be submitted. See Required Documents for more information.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated based on the information in your resume and/or the college transcripts submitted with your application package on-line.
    To preview questions please click here.


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    This position does not confer all of the benefits usually associated with the competitive service such as tenure, transfer privileges, and health and life insurance benefits. However, the selectee will be entitled to sick and annual leave accrual. 


    • More than one selection may be made if another vacancy occurs within 90 days of the issuance of the certification of eligibles.
    • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).
    • For information on filing a complaint of discrimination, click: Filing a Complaint


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    A complete on-line application will require the submission of the following:

    • Resume-please list work experience dates (mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy) and number of hours worked per week
    • Responses to the vacancy specific questions
    • Proof of student status
    • Supporting Documentation which may be required (See links under Additional Documents for more information)
      • College Transcripts or List of Coursework - MUST be in English
      • Proof of acceptance or enrollment in an accredited institution
      • DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and other Veterans' documents

    For instructions on using the on-line system click: APPLYING ON-LINE

    For instructions on submitting documents click: SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION


      • A letter of acceptance for fall 2012 to an accredited college or university;OR
      • Transcripts; OR
      • A letter from an accredited college or university certifying enrollment for fall of 2012.
    • Proof of Student Status:
    Click on the following links to see if the supporting documentation is applicable to you:
  • Do I need to submit college transcripts?
  • I attended school at a foreign university. Do I need to submit any additional documents?
  • I am applying for Veterans' Preference. What documents do I need to submit?
  • Critical Submission Requirements and Reminders
    • Help in applying online is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time at the number listed in the Contact information section.
    • All application materials and supplemental documentation will be accepted until midnight Eastern Time on the closing date.
    • Application and supporting documentation will not be accepted via e-mail.
    • Submit documents which are clear and legible. Illegible documents cannot be used for qualification or verification purposes.
    • Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to confirm receipt of supporting documentation. If faxing, you should retain confirmation of a successful fax transmission including the number of pages successfully transmitted as proof of submission.
    • If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the human resources office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must fax and/or upload both the old document and the new document.
    • If you are using the system generated fax cover sheet, please fax to the number listed on the fax cover sheet.
    • Our online application system is 100% compatible with Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6.0 and above and Mozilla Firefox versions 2.0 and above.
    • Applicants who cannot apply on-line must request a hard copy application packet from the Agency Contact listed in the vacancy announcement. Resumes and/or supporting documentation alone will not be considered without the inclusion of a hard copy application packet.


    Phone: 612-336-3366
    Fax: 612-336-3560
    Agency Information:
    Agricultural Marketing Service
    100 N 6th Street, Butler Sq Bldg, 510C
    Minneapolis, MN
    Fax: 612-336-3560


    You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day through USAJOBS. Status updates will be available after 2-3 weeks. For instructions on checking your application status click : Checking My Application Status No additional correspondence will be sent.

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