Job Title:Pathways Program Recruitment Notice
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Natural Resources Conservation Service
Job Announcement Number:ID-13-792542-Pathways Recru
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|$22,851.00 to $27,990.00 / Per Year|
|Monday, September 23, 2013 to Wednesday, October 23, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Multiple Schedules - Internships|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Rexburg, ID United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Student/Internship Program Eligibles|
Be Remarkable, Make a Difference! Join the Natural Resources Conservation Service team and help us conserve our nation's Natural Resources!! Visit our web site http://www.nrcs.usda.gov to learn more.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho State expects to hire up to 2 Student Trainees under the Pathways Internship Program in 2014. Recruitment will be dependent upon Agency Requirements for positions and budget availability.
Please Note: Location listed in this announcement is subject to change. Students must be willing to work in any location in the state of Idaho. Positions will be determined based on Mission requirements of the Agency and budget availability. Each selected student's initial work location will be determined at time of selection, and work locations will vary each summer as students return to work in the program.
The Pathways Internship Program is a planned, progressive education program that provides for the integration of a students academic studies with target positions in the Federal workforce. These internships allow students to gain real, paid work experience while pursuing a college degree in a particular career field. Idaho State NRCS is specifically seeking students who are pursuing at least a 4-year degree in Soil Science, Plant Science, Crop Science, Agronomy, Forestry, Rangeland Management, or other closely-related Agricultural or Natural Resources fields; who are interested in doing professional Soil Conservationist work after graduation from college; and who have at least 2 summers available to work under the Pathways program prior to graduation.
THIS IS A RECRUITMENT NOTIFICATION ONLY, NOT A JOB ANNOUNCEMENT. We are posting this notification to let students learn whether NRCS is a good fit for them, and to notify potential applicants of our upcoming recruitment activities. An actual job announcement will be posted on USAjobs at a later date; we encourage all interested students to apply at that time. Recruitment will be dependent upon Agency Requirements and Budget Availability.
WHAT IS THE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE? The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a Federal agency under the Department of Agriculture. Our mission is to help private landowners conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs. Participation in our programs is voluntary, with cost shares and financial incentives available in some cases. Most work is done with local partners, and our partnership with local conservation districts serves almost every county in the nation, plus the Caribbean and Pacific Basin. Find out more through our website at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/!
HOW DOES THE PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WORK? These positions will provide hands-on experience for students that is in the specific discipline for which hired and is related to the student's academic program and career goals. Most placements will begin in Spring or Summer, 2014 (depending on student availability). Students must complete at least 640 work hours under the internship to be eligible for placement upon graduation, so we will consider only those students who have at least 2 summers available to work with NRCS prior to graduation. At the agencys option, students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered permanent positions with our agency upon graduation.
Students must be willing to work in any location in the state of Idaho. Locations listed in this announcement are subject to change. Position will be determined based on Mission requirements of the Agency. Each selected student's initial work location will be determined at time of selection, and work locations will vary each summer as students return to work in the program. Applicants must be mobile to all locations throughout Idaho for initial placement, for each summer placement, and also for final placement if offered a permanent position upon graduation from college.
Positions are full time in the summer and full-time upon successfully meeting the requirements for graduation and the qualifications for the target position. Students are normally placed into non-pay status when they return to school each fall, then returned to work the following summer. Paid leave, life insurance benefits, health benefits, retirement benefits, and other federal benefits are available depending on work schedule. Housing subsidies and/or transportation costs may be offered on a case-by-case basis. Students pursuing their Bachelor's degree may be promoted up to the GS-4 level as they progress through the program, and may be placed in permanent positions at either the GS-5 or GS-7 level (depending on qualifications) when they graduate. The full performance level for these positions is GS-09. If converted to a permanent position, at managements discretion students may be non-competitively promoted to that level when eligible. However, progression to that level is neither guaranteed nor required. Advancement is dependent upon successful performance in the position and satisfaction of time-in-grade and qualification requirements.
This program is intended for students interested in long-term, permanent employment only. If you are interested in short-term employment or summer employment, please check for other opportunities advertised on the USAjobs website at http://www.usajobs.gov. Because of the 640-hour work requirement, this program is also not appropriate for college juniors or seniors or those who have already graduated.
- U.S. Citizen
- Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by Background Investigation
- Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student
- Student Agreement Required & Mobility is required to all locations in Idaho
- Must have a valid Motor Vehicle Operators License
- Must be available to work 2 summers prior to graduation